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Boeing aircraft: books - history and technology

A book on Boeing aircraft? Explore here our selection of illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Boeing aircraft.

Boeing in Photographs : A Century of Flight

Founded in 1916 by William E. Boeing, a wealthy timber merchant, the mighty Boeing Company's 100-year history spans decades of rich achievement and technological development.
Beginning with the manufacture of seaplanes, fighters and, from the 1930s onwards, huge bombers, Boeing pioneered innovative transports - gigantic airliners, missiles, rockets and most recently vehicles for space exploration and satellites.

Constantly evolving, Boeing set out to develop an entirely new jet transport, and in 1954 the innovative 707 appeared. The 727 and 737 airliners quickly followed and in 1969 the revolutionary 747. By 1975 the 'Jumbo Jet' was being produced in seven different models and new versions continue to be developed to this day.

Aviation author and historian Martin Bowman marks the centenary of Boeing's incorporation in July 1916 with this glorious photographic history, detailing the story of the company from its humble side-project beginnings to its ascent into being one of the world's largest aircraft manufacturers.

Author:Martin Bowman
Specs:168 pages, 22.5 x 25 cm / 8.9 x 9.8 in, hardback
Illustrations:220 b&w and 115 colour photographs
Publisher:The History Press Ltd (GB, 2016)
Book: Boeing in Photographs : A Century of Flight

Boeing in Photographs : A Century of Flight

Language: English

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Boeing, géant de l'aéronautique de 1916 à nos jours

Aujourd'hui, Boeing est devenu le premier constructeur aéronautique américain, et même le plus grand constructeur mondial. Pour le commun des mortels, le nom de Boeing fait depuis longtemps partie du langage courant. Il est devenu synonyme d'avion de ligne à réaction.
Toutefois, cette renommée ne s'est pas construite en un jour. Pour en arriver là, les hommes qui se sont succédé à la tête de l'entreprise de Seattle ont dû relever des défis, dont certains mirent en jeu jusqu'à l'existence de l'entreprise.

Des origines à nos jours, cet ouvrage retrace la fantastique aventure technologique et humaine de ce très grand constructeur.
Illustré de près de 600 photographies et agrémenté de nombreux hors-texte et annexes, il dresse un panorama complet des créations de la Boeing Company dans le domaine aéronautique et astronautique.

Author:A. Pelletier
Specs:268 pages, 31 x 23.5 cm / 12.2 x 9.25 in, hardback
Illustrations:534 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:ETAI (F, 2008)
Book: Boeing, géant de l'aéronautique de 1916 à nos jours

Boeing, géant de l'aéronautique de 1916 à nos jours

Language: French

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Boeing Verkehrsflugzeuge - seit 1919 (Typenkompass)

Ce livre de référence présente chronologiquement tous les modèles d'avions de ligne fabriqués par Boeing depuis 1919.

Chaque type est présenté à l'aide d'une photo, d'une description historique et d'une fiche technique.

Author:Jochen K. Beeck
Specs:112 pages, 20.5 x 14 cm / 8.1 x 5.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:7 b&w and 59 colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2009)
Book: Boeing Verkehrsflugzeuge - seit 1919 (Typenkompass)

Boeing Verkehrsflugzeuge - seit 1919

Language: German

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Boeing Commerical Aircraft (Fact File)

With their pioneering designs, the Boeing Company has paved the way for the commercial aviation in its present form. In this Fact File edition, all civil aircraft are featured with all the relevant data and images.

Author:Jo Beeck
Specs:111 pages, 21.5 x 13.5 x 0.8 cm / 8.5 x 5.3 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:7 b&w and 59 colour photographs
Publisher:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2014)
Series:Fact File
Book: Boeing Commerical Aircraft (Fact File)

Boeing Commerical Aircraft

Language: English

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Boeing Field

Even before there were runways, the area south of the city of Seattle was Washington's aviation hub. Charles Hamilton, a daredevil dubbed "Crazy Man of the Air," became the first flyer in the state when he coaxed his Curtiss biplane into the sky over Meadows Racetrack in 1910. He promptly crashed.

With the help of William Boeing and his growing aviation company, Boeing Field opened in 1928. In those early days, brave air travelers could hitch a ride along with bags of mail in cold, noisy biplanes. Bigger, better aircraft soon followed, but wartime intervened.
Thousands of Flying Fortress bombers emerged from Boeing's Plant 2 at the edge of the airfield and winged off to war. In the years after, Boeing Field served a dazzling array of winged machines - from the smallest Piper Cub to Air Force One.

Author:Cory Graff
Specs:128 pages, 24.5 x 17 x 1 cm / 9.7 x 6.7 x 0.39 in, hardback
Illustrations:200 b&w photographs
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing (USA, 2008)

C-17 Globemaster


Die Boeing C-17 Globemaster III ist der modernste schwere Militärtransporter des Westens. Sie verfügt über Kurzstart- und -landeeigenschaften und kann von unbefestigten Pisten aus operieren. Die im Flug einsetzbare Schubumkehr erlaubt steile Landeanflüge, um die Gefahr von Feindbeschuss zu minimieren. Zudem kann sie aus jeder Höhe im Flug Lasten und Soldaten absetzen.

All das macht sie enorm vielseitig. Seit Indienststellung bei der US Air Force 1993 hat sich die Maschine in nahezu jedem Konflikt mit US-Beteiligung bewährt - zuletzt im August 2021, als mit einem einzigen Flugzeug 823 Personen aus Kabul evakuiert wurden.

Author:Wolfgang Borgmann
Specs:224 pages, 27 x 23.5 x 2 cm / 10.6 x 9.25 x 0.79 in, hardback
Illustrations:220 photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2023)
Book: C-17 Globemaster

C-17 Globemaster

Language: German

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Last of the Flying Clippers - The Boeing B-314 Story

Last of the Flying Clippers - The Boeing B-314 Story

M. D. Klaas

English | hardback | 320 p. | 2004

Boeing 377 Stratocruiser (AirlinerTech 9)

Boeing 377 Stratocruiser

Nicholas A. Veronico

English | paperback | 106 p. | 2001

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