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Douglas DC-8: books - history, models and technology

A book on the Douglas DC-8? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Douglas passenger aircraft.

DC-8 and the Flying Tiger Line

This unique book tells the story of the Douglas DC-8 jetliner in the service of air cargo giant Flying Tiger Line, with:
- a detailed individual airframe history of every one of the forty-seven DC-8s that flew for the airline;
- pilot s recollections of their time on type;
- a wealth of photographic, technical and promotional material;
- and a pair of epic historical essays.

The first essay covers the history of the airline, of American Volunteer Group pilots in China in World War 2, evolving into a fly-by-night cargo outfit in the propliner era, growing in size and sophistication until the Flying Tiger Line was a global brand in air cargo in the golden days of the jet age.

The other essay covers the DC-8 from the beginning of the Douglas story in the time of the Wright Bros right up to the last active DC-8 of today including an in-depth look at NASA s DC-8-72 flying laboratory.

Aviation journalist Charles Kennedy (Airliner World, Aviation News, Airways) and historian Guy Van Herbruggen (who led the project to rescue and restore the original Flying Tigers DC-8 simulator) have created an essential addition to every aviation enthusiasts bookshelf.

Author:Charles Kennedy, Guy Van Herbruggen
Specs:156 pages, 23.5 x 24 x 1.9 cm / 9.25 x 9 x 0.75 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Astral Horizon Press (GB, 2015)
EAN:9780993260407
Book: DC-8 and the Flying Tiger Line

DC-8 and the Flying Tiger Line

Language: English

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Last update:15-06-2024