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  • Book
  • R-173
Published October 01, 1996 by SAE International in United States
  • English
  • 236 pages

This interesting book focuses on the aircraft designs of the man often referred to as the father of Russian aviation, Andrei Nikolaevich Tupolev. Born in Russia in 1888, Tupolev went on to design aircraft that earned Russia worldwide acclaim for their pioneering contributions to aviation in the 1920s, '30s, and '40s. Tupolev - The Man and His Aircraft begins with a short biography of Tupolev, then quickly moves on to covering the historical and engineering details of his aircraft designs.

In addition to describing Tupolev's designs, the book looks at the designs developed by Tupolev's bureau after his death in 1972. Various specs and production lists for Tupolev's aircraft are also included. A must-read book for aircraft enthusiasts, historians, and WWII buffs.

Co-published by SAE and Airlife Publishing Ltd.