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STRANGE BUT THEY FLEW by Gerald Pollinger



Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1967
Publisher: Putnam

An album of winged weirdies--thirty unconventional planes, some significant primarily as experimental prototypes and soon superseded, some designed to meet a particular need, some flying--now--into the future. Among the latter are the Hiller X-18, the first vertical tilt-wing transport, the vertical climb Kestrel, and the tandem engine Skymaster. Mostly these represent technical thrusts of one sort or another, but there are a few playthings like the Aerocar, the automobile that flies, and Little Toot, a sixteen-foot biplane built by amateurs from sets of plans. The format resembles the Cooke series, and you can anticipate the same audience.