Hero of the Air: Glenn Curtiss and the Birth of Naval Aviation

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This book focuses on the role of Glenn H. Curtiss in the origins of aviation in the United States Navy. A self-taught mechanic and inventor, Curtiss was a key figure in the development of the airplane during the early part of the century. His contributions are generally well known, among them a control system using the aileron instead of the Wrights' wing-warping, the first successful hydro-airplane and flying boat, among other developments. Curtiss's links to the Navy came as result of advocates of aviation in the Navy, ...

Hero of the Air: Glenn Curtiss and the Birth of Naval Aviation 2010, US Naval Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9781591148791

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