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Osprey Aviation Pioneers (1999 Osprey) comic books

  • Issue #1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. "X-Planes - Research Aircraft 1891-1970!" Written by Hugh W. Cowin. The development of aviation inevitably included not only moments of genius but also blind alleys - some of them deadly. The excitement of manned flight was bound to attract the photographer, exponent of another science still in it's infancy. This collection of photographs, many never before published in book form focuses upon the failures as well as the breakthroughs and as such will delight the aviation enthusiast with its breadth of reference. Softcover, 98 pages, Text (with B&W photos).

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Osprey Aviation Pioneers (1999 Osprey) 2-1ST

    Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Risk Takers - Racing and Record Setting Aircraft 1908-1972!" Written by Hugh W. Cowin. The Risk Takers, with its 180 plus images and in-depth analysis, provides a compelling insight into this motivation for, and measurement of, so many of aviation's major technological breakthroughs during the first seventy years of powered heavier-than-air flight. Softcover, 96 pages, Text (with B&W photos).

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Osprey Aviation Pioneers (1999 Osprey) 3-1ST

    Volume 3 - 1st printing. "German and Austrian Aviation of World War I!" Written by Hugh W. Cowin. A surprising number of aircraft types were developed and deployed by the Germans and the Austrians during the Great War, and this volume analyzes and illustrates every significant type including reconnaissance, training, bomber, and fighter types, underlining the technological advances they each represented. Softcover, 96 pages, Text (with B&W photos).

  • Issue #4-1ST
    Osprey Aviation Pioneers (1999 Osprey) 4-1ST

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    Volume 4 - 1st printing. "Lockheed's Black Skunk Works!" Written by Paul Crickmore. This book considers the work of some of the most brilliant aviation designers and engineers the industry has ever see, and some of the bravest test pilots, focusing on three extraordinary aircraft, The U-2, the SR-71 Blackbird, and F-117.The problems set by the military's desire for stealth were seemingly insuperable, but the answers required were works of genius. Softcover, 112 pages, Text (with B&W photos).

  • Issue #5-1ST
    Osprey Aviation Pioneers (1999 Osprey) 5-1ST

    Volume 5 - 1st printing. "Allied Aviation of World War I!" Written by Hugh W. Cowin. This extremely informative volume focuses on American British, French, Italian, and Russian military aviation developments of World War I. Besides giving interesting new perspectives on both well known and obscure aircraft, detailing both aircraft designers and leading fighting aces of the Allied Powers. Softcover, 96 pages, Text (with B&W photos).