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The Curtiss hydroaeroplane; the U.S. Navy's first airplane, 1911-1916.


The Curtiss hydroaeroplane; the U.S. Navy's first airplane, 1911-1916.

Woodling, Bob and Taras Chayka.

Schiffer Publishing Ltd.


173 pages




This book traces the development of the Navy's first airplane, from the early design and development efforts of Glenn Curtiss, to trials that were conducted by Navy and Marine officers, and the plane's use in the Mexican-US conflict in 1914 and in the Imperial Russian Navy in WWI. The book also describes related naval aviation developments during the period, gives background on a commercial version of the plane used by barnstormers, and visits Curtiss hydroaeroplanes and replicas in museums. The book includes b&w historical photos as well as contemporary engineering drawings showing the airplane's engine. Woodling is a commercial jet transport designer. Chayka works in the Russian aviation industry.

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