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Inhaltsangabe: Still the fastest multi-engine piston aircraft ever flown, the Republic XR-12 and its competitor, the Hughes XF-11, were well ahead of their time in 1946. Envisioned as a long-range photo-reconnaissance aircraft with a top speed of more than 450 mph, the Republic XR-12 also offered near jet-like performance for the world's airlines with a 44-passenger commercial version named the Rainbow. Using original Republic photos, data, and artwork, the author reveals never-before-published information about the Rainbow airliner. While the clear emphasis of this book is on the Republic airplane, the Hughes XF-11 is also covered and compared in its role as a twin-engine competitor to the more advanced four-engine Republic airplane. Although the XR-12 and XF-11 were among the most elegant-looking aircraft ever built, the Rainbow was considered to be Republic chief designer Alexander Kartveli's ultimate masterpiece. Conversely, the more cantankerous XF-11 almost took the life of its designer and chief test pilot, Howard Hughes.
About the Author: Mike Machat is a former aviation artist and staff illustrator for the Douglas Aircraft Company, and served as editor of Wings & Airpower Magazine. He was elected first president of the American Society of Aviation Artists, and is a former member of the U.S. Air Force Documentary Art Program. An avid pilot, Machat has flown in more than 200 different types of aircraft. He coauthored From Props to Jets, published by Specialty Press.
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Buchbeschreibung Specialty Press, North Branch, MN, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First Edition. Laminated b&w pictorial paper covered boards. Slight binding lean original to issue, otherwise "as new." Pictorial dust jacket shows light shelf wear, now in archival mylar. 144 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs, diagrams. Scarce. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 035486