Boeing Aircraft Since 1916 by Peter M. Bowers soon to be presented for sale on the superior BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Putnam Aeronautical Books, 1989, Hardback in dust wrapper.
3rd edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1966] Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Appendices ; Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Tables; Plans;
From the cover: Boeing Aircraft since 1916 was first published in 1966 and an updated edition followed in 1968. At that time only a few Boeing 737s had been produced, the Model 747 had yet to fly and the company was awaiting the go-ahead to build its supersonic airliner.
Since that time the supersonic airliner has been cancelled, Model 737s have been produced in large numbers as numerous versions, and the Model 747 has revolutionised air transport with nearly a thousand ordered and well over 700 in service. Nearly fifty-five of the later Model 757s and 767s are in airline service.
To cover this enormous growth in Boeing activities this book has been virtually rewritten and greatly expanded. New information has been included in the pre-jet sections and the Model 707 and 727 sections have been updated.
The full development histories of the 737, 747, 757 and 767 are included and there are full production lists of well over 6,000 Boeing jet liners.
All the new types are fully illustrated by a superb selection of photographs and the opportunity has been taken to include numerous new views of the older Boeing types a surprise to many will be the photographs of B-47 jet bombers with United States Navy markings.
In addition to the hundreds of photographs this book includes a large number of three-view general arrangement drawings.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly faded otherwise a very well presented copy.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 668 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.