Don Berliner, a prolific aviation author, puts pen to paper once again to provide us with a definitive overview of the most important, influential, and iconic racing aircraft of the last century. The book looks at the incredible variety, growth, and rapid expansion of this area of aviation design and production. Individual events are relayed which deal with teams of designers, often equipped with a lot more ideas than money, making wild dashes for the checkered flag and fame. The excitement of this endeavor is translated here into vivid prose. Supplemented throughout by extensive illustrations (over 200 images) this piece of work is sure to appeal to enthusiasts of the genre interested in seeing the most select racing aircraft of all time consolidated into one volume.
Aircraft featured include the Schneider Cup winning 1919 Supermarine Sealion, the iconic De Havilland Comet, post-war jet racers such as the Lockheed P-80A and the North American F-86A as well as a whole host of Formula One, Sport Biplane and Jet Class racers. Details of the current status of each racer is given, indicating whether the craft is still active or whether preserved models are available for viewing.
Berliner continues with characteristic style and ease of delivery, adding to his expanding library of acclaimed Pen and Sword publications.
Aircraft modelers! Take a break from camouflage paint schemes and drab military liveries and let this cool compendium inspire your next model project. Recommended!cybermodeler.com
This delightful and informative book will appeal to aviation enthusiasts and all who enjoy racing and competitive activity in what are audible and visual spectator events.Firetrench Reviews