Holden, Henry M.
Title THE BOEING 247: THE FIRST MODERN COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE. THE FLYING CLASSICS SERIES.
Publisher TAB / McGraw-Hill, Blue Ridge Summit, PA, 1991, first edition.
Seller ID 24732
168 pp, 9 3/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0830635939 B&w photographs, drawings. "The introduction of the Boeing 247 in 1933 is widely regarded as the beginning of modern air transport. With an all-metal, stressed-skin design and a cruising speed of 17 0 miles an hour, the 247 marked the end of the slower, flimsy wood-and-dope frame biplanes used by the military and mail service. Though quickly overshadowed by its competitors, the 247 proved to the American public that commercial air travel c o u l d be both safe and efficient. In fact, this innovative airplane determined the direction of aircraft design for nearly the next two decades. (This books) traces the evolution of the 247, describing the technological and social circumstan c es d ur in g and after World War I that led to its development. You'll find fascinating descriptions of William Boeing's struggle to implement his unique designs, the public's reception of the 247, the aircraft's commercial and military uses, an d the 24 7's ul ti mate impact on aviation." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good