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Douglas DC-4, DC-6 and DC-7: books - history and technology

A book on the Douglas DC-4, DC-6 or DC-7? Here are books on the history, models and technology of Douglas passenger aircraft.

The ATL-98 Carvair : A Comprehensive History of the Aircraft and All 21 Airframes

The ATL-98 Carvair is a truly unusual aircraft. Converted from 19 C-54 World War II transport planes and two DC-4 airliners into a small fleet of air ferries by Aviation Traders of Southend, England, the Carvair allowed commercial air passengers to accompany their automobiles onboard the aircraft. The planes were dispersed throughout the world, operating for 75 airlines and transporting cars, royalty, rock groups, refugees, whales, rockets, military vehicles, gold, and even nuclear material. After more than 45 years, two Carvairs were in 2008 still in service.

This comprehensive history of the ATL-98 Carvair, begins with corporate histories and profiles of key players, including William Patterson, Donald Douglas, and Freddie Laker. Four chapters illustrate the evolution of the car-ferry as a viable aircraft, the history of Aviation Traders, engineering details incorporated into the Carvair's production, and major Carvair operators. Chapters on each of the fleet's 21 planes provide individual histories and anecdotes. Seven appendices provide several kinds of data and the book is fully indexed.

Author:William Patrick Dean
Specs:415 pages, 25.5 x 18 x 2.5 cm / 10 x 7.1 x 0.98 in, paperback
Illustrations:178 photographs
Publisher:McFarland & Co Inc (USA, 2015)
EAN:9781476662800
Book: The ATL-98 Carvair : A Comprehensive History of the Aircraft and All 21 Airframes

The ATL-98 Carvair : A Comprehensive History of the Aircraft and All 21 Airframes

Language: English

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Douglas DC-6 and DC-7 (AirlinerTech)

One of the most knowledgeable authorities on Douglas commercial aircraft, Harry Gann provides an enthusiast-level technical look at the design, evolution, and growth of the famous DC-6 and DC-7 series of aircraft.

He takes a look into the design philosophy as well as the technical aspects of the aircraft, and provides a detailed look into the background of the company that built it. Includes engineering, drawings, production line photos, performance figures, power plant details, and close-ups of aircraft structures.

Contains a survey of preceeding Douglas aircraft, factory serial numbers of all delivered aircraft, listings of original customers, varied usage, specifications, records and awards, and selling prices.

Author:Harry Gann
Specs:102 pages, 27.5 x 21.5 x 0.6 cm / 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.24 in, paperback
Illustrations:150 b&w photographs
Publisher:Specialty Press (USA, 1999)
Series:AirlinerTech (4)
EAN:9781580071826
Book: Douglas DC-6 and DC-7 (AirlinerTech)

Douglas DC-6 and DC-7

Language: English

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Last update:15-06-2024