The Sikorsky Legacy (Images of Aviation) (Paperback)

The Sikorsky Legacy (Images of Aviation) By Sergei I. Sikorsky, Igor I. Sikorsky Historical Archives Cover Image
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Over 200 photographs help paint the picture of the career of Igor I. Sikorsky, one of the most talented and versatile aeronautical pioneers in history.

This book traces the history of Sikorsky aviation and its founder, Igor I. Sikorsky, whose career spanned over 60 years and was highlighted by three major achievements: the creation of the world's first four-engine airliner, the record-breaking Clipper Ships, with which Pan American Airways explored transpacific and transatlantic airline service, and the development of the helicopter. Sikorsky then led his engineers out of the piston-engine era and into the jet age with the design and development of some of the most widely used turbine-powered helicopters in aviation history. Hundreds of photographs, many from the Sikorsky family archives, document the genius of Sikorsky's intuitive engineering, including his lifelong interest in the challenge of the helicopter, which many historians consider to be his crowning achievement.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738549958
ISBN-10: 0738549959
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: April 1st, 2007
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of Aviation