From Props to Jets: Commercial Aviation's Transition to the Jet Age 1952-1962

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Although the years from 1952 to 1962 saw the rise and dominance of luxurious piston-powered airliners like the Douglas DC-7, Lockheed Constellation, and Boeing Stratocruiser, revolutionary new jet airliners soon rendered them obsolete. Aircraft like the Boeing 707, Douglas DC-8, and Convair 880 quickly shrank travel times around the world in half as the traveling public enthusiastically embraced the new and very futuristic jet age. This book celebrates that exciting time period with an in-depth look at all the aircraft that ...

From Props to Jets: Commercial Aviation's Transition to the Jet Age 1952-1962 2010, Specialty Press (MN)

ISBN-13: 9781580071468

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