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Convair Advanced Designs - Secret Projects from San Diego 1923-62

by Robert Bradley Code: 23026 Format: Hardback / 228 pages Publication date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days Price: AU $59.95
Publisher's notes: Consolidated Vultee, which later became Convair, built some of the world's best flying boats in the 1930s, and the world's best bombers during World War II. Convair's six-engine B-36 strategic bomber was credited with keeping the world safe during the early throes of the Cold War. But before all these great aircraft took to the skies, scores of ideas and concepts were proposed and analyzed by company management to determine if production would even be feasible. Convair Advanced Designs brings these futuristic, but stillborn, concepts to life for the very first time. This book features many never-before-published company photographs, models, and drawings of such futuristic concepts as a folding-rotor anti-submarine patrol bomber and a giant seaplane passenger transport launched from a high-speed rail car! You will be fascinated to see how certain seemingly unbelievable designs evolved into actual production airplanes years later, such as the giant Convair Tradewind seaplane transport.
Format: Hardback
Pages: 228
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher: DLS AUSTRALIA
Publication date: 01/07/2010
Country of publication: AUSTRALIA
Weight: 956 g
Dimensions: 285mm X 216mm
Code: 23026