AIRLINERS OF THE WORLD

STEWART WILSON HAS brought together into this one book a very far reaching collection of 300 airliners, each concisely described complete with its history, performance, production and other relevant details.

STEWART WILSON HAS brought together into this one book a very far reaching collection of 300 airliners, each concisely described complete with its history, performance, production and other relevant details. If you want to find out the differences between the Ilyushin Il 12 and 14, you'll find them here. If you are unsure whether the BAe 146 was originally an Avro, de Havilland or Handley Page design, you need look no farther. The book spans the ages, from the time of the Benoist Type XIV, the Vickers Vimy and the Fokker F.II right up to speed and date with the Concorde and the latest production Airbus 340, Boeing 777 and Tupolev Tu 334.

So far as I can see, none of the major airliners from any country of the world has been omitted, and many interesting 'failures' or low production models are also included in this comprehensive reference book. Of the 300 photographs, most of which are of good quality, several look familiar from other aviation publications but many seem to be new, published for the first time here. In addition to these illustrations, there are around 500 words of text, full of facts and figures relating to each airliner, over 150,000 words in all. This is altogether a workmanlike compendium of information on the world's airliners, past and present. James Allan.