223 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, 3-view drawings. "(Sikorsky's Russian years began in Kiev in 1910) when as a young inventor he designed his first airplane. For the next decade, spanning the turbulent years of World War I and the Russian Revolution, Sikorsky designed a series of aircraft. By the time he emigrated to the West in 1918, he had established himself as one of Europe's preeminent aircraft designers. K.N. Finne's memoir provides the most comprehensive and authoritative documentation to date of this obscure period. Drawings, maps original photographs, appendices, and an epilogue by Sikorsky's son Sergei bring to light significant information about the development of the world's first heavy bomber - the Il'ya Muromets." Dust jacket has light wear on the rear flap-fold, minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds.


Author Name: Finne, K.N. Edited by Carl J. Bobrow and Von Hardesty. Translated and adapted by Von Hardesty. Epilogue by Sergei Sikorsky.

Categories: Civil Aircraft & Aviation, Military - Aviation, Military - First World War, Science & Technology, Transportation,

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press: 1987

ISBN Number: 087474279

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 24894

Keywords: Aeronautical engineers, Engineering, Soviet Union, EVK, Il'ya, Muromets, Aircraft, R-BVZ, Lavrov, First World War, Igor Sikorsky, Inventors, Inventions, Aircraft Design, Early 20th Century, Aircraft Designers, Russian Revolution, heavy Bombers, Bombing Aircraft, Biography.,