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Consolidated aircraft: books - history and technology

A book on Consolidated aircraft? Here are books on the history, types and technology of Consolidated aircraft, including the B-24 Liberator.

Consolidated Aircraft Corporation

Founded by Reuben H. Fleet in 1923, Consolidated Aircraft Corporation (later Convair) became one of the most significant aircraft manufacturers in American history.
For roughly 60 years, this prolific company was synonymous with San Diego. In fact, whole sections of the city were designed to provide homes for the Convair workers and their families. These men and women were responsible for building some of the most significant aircraft in aviation history, including the PBY Catalina, B-24 Liberator, F-102 Delta Dagger, as well as the reliable Atlas missile, which was vital in launching America into space.

To this day, more than a decade after the company passed from the San Diego scene, tens of thousands of San Diegans still celebrate a seminal connection with Reuben Fleet, his company, and his popular slogan, "Nothing short of right is right."

Author:Katrina Pescador, Prof. Mark Aldrich
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)
EAN:9781531638313
Book: Consolidated Aircraft Corporation

Consolidated Aircraft Corporation

Language: English

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Consolidated B-32 Dominator - The Ultimate Look: From Drawing Board to Scrapyard

Over the years the B-32 has been described only in a small number of magazine articles and in a booklet that have generally given a superficial and incomplete account, maligning the bomber, fairly or not, as a mediocre design besieged with developmental problems and a lackluster combat record.

"Consolidated B-32 Dominator - The Ultimate Look: from Drawing Board to Scrapyard" is the definitive description and appraisal of this neglected bomber's development, testing, manufacture, and combat experience.
The author used company design and production information, flight and test evaluations, along with previously unexplored Flight Manuals and Consolidated-Vultee Erection and Maintenance Manuals.
From rare microfilm of original material and insights and personal narratives of the personnel involved, Wolf has gathered information on the pre-combat testing and all the combat missions of the bomber in the Pacific.

Author:William Wolf
Specs:272 pages, 29 x 22.5 x 2.6 cm / 11.4 x 8.9 x 1.02 in, hardback
Illustrations:400 b&w photographs, drawings
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2006)
EAN:9780764324512
Book: Consolidated B-32 Dominator - The Ultimate Look: From Drawing Board to Scrapyard

Consolidated B-32 Dominator - The Ultimate Look: From Drawing Board to Scrapyard

Language: English

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