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Wright aircraft: books - history and technology

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

The Wright Flyers 1899-1916 : The kites, gliders, and aircraft of a revolutionary decade (Osprey)

Orville and Wilbur Wright, two bicycle-making brothers from Dayton, Ohio, secured their place as the most famous names in aviation history when, on December 17, 1903, they made the first powered, controlled, and sustained heavier-than-air flight.
But their success over the cold and windswept Carolina dunes that day has overshadowed their many other accomplishments before and after that historic flight.

The Wrights' progression from theory to analysis to ground-testing components and wing shapes, and then to flight-testing kites, gliders, and their first powered aeroplane, marked the world's first successful 'X-Plane' research and development programme.
They established a template all subsequent aircraft have followed, one still relevant in the era of hypersonic flight and drone research.

This book traces the Wright Brothers' story, from their first success on that cold December day throughout their glory years to their eventual eclipse by other aviators. It explores in detail the process that lead them to their pioneering craft and their many subsequent achievements over the following years, and highlights their enduring importance in the age of modern flight.

Author:Richard P. Hallion
Specs:80 pages, 24.5 x 17 x 0.6 cm / 9.7 x 6.7 x 0.24 in, paperback
Illustrations:50 b&w photographs, 5 pages in colour
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2019)
Series:X-Planes (13)
EAN:9781472837776
Book: The Wright Flyers 1899-1916 : The kites, gliders, and aircraft of a revolutionary decade (Osprey)

The Wright Flyers 1899-1916 : The kites, gliders, and aircraft of a revolutionary decade

Language: English

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Wilbur and Orville - A Biography of the Wright Brothers

Definitive, highly regarded study tells the full story of the Wright brothers' lives and work - before, during and after the historic flight at Kitty Hawk: early experiments and glider flights on Indiana sand dunes, exhilarating days on North Carolina's Outer Banks, the bitter patent fight that followed, Wilbur's untimely death, and more.

Author:Fred Howard
Specs:576 pages, 23.5 x 15.5 x 2.6 cm / 9.25 x 6.1 x 1.02 in, paperback
Illustrations:53 illustrations
Publisher:Dover Publications Inc. (USA, 1998)
EAN:9780486402970
Book: Wilbur and Orville - A Biography of the Wright Brothers

Wilbur and Orville - A Biography of the Wright Brothers

Language: English

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