Today we think of all aircraft as having the same basic form, consisting of monoplane wings with engines attached and with fuselage and tail. But, it was not always so. In fact, man's bid to emulate the birds and conquer the air resulted in a variety of machines, ranging from the weird to the wonderful to the fantastical and wildly inept. Here one can read of planes with wings that flapped; those that were stacked in several layers, piggyback fashion; and other that flew by steam or diesel power. Also featured is Howard ...

Weird Aircraft 2009, Chartwell Books

ISBN-13: 9780785824046

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