Airliner Tech

Airliner Tech is a series of books designed for the layman, looking at various commercial airliners from a technical point of view. Special emphasis is placed on the design and performance aspects of the aircraft and detailed technical specifications are included. Relatively little space is devoted to in-service use of the subject aircraft. However, much use is made of excerpts from official technical manuals for the aircraft.

The text is written in a clear and informative manner. The history of the aircraft is described with a strong emphasis on the technical aspects. Modifications, variants and experimental prototypes are well covered. Aircraft systems, the cockpit or crew positions, the undercarriage, engines etc. are fully described and illustrated.

Each book is generously illustrated with black and white photographs and line drawings of each variant. Also included are cutaways, exploded views and technical-manual drawings. The photographs are not just of in-service aircraft, but also include aircraft on the production line, and during depot-level repair, revealing the internal structure of the aircraft.

Publisher: Specialty Press, USA Language: English
100-104 pages, Softback, 10.8 x 8.3 inches, 145-250 b+w photos, 4-8 pages of colour photos.


Quick jump:
1 5 10




‘Volume 1 – Lockheed Constellation & Super Constellation’
by Scott E. Germain
[ISBN 1 58007 000 0, First published: Oct 1998]

100 pages, 150 b+w illust, 12 col illust.

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‘Volume 2 – Boeing 777’
by Jim Upton
[ISBN 1 58007 001 9, First published: Apr 1998]

100 pages, 150 b+w illust, 13 col illust.

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‘Volume 3 – Airbus Industrie Airbus A340’
by Scott E. Germain
[ISBN 1 58007 002 7, First published: Apr 1998]

100 pages, 150 b+w illust, col illust.

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‘Volume 4 – Douglas DC-6 and DC-7’
by Harry Gann
[ISBN 1 58007 017 5, First published: Aug 1999]

100 pages, 145 b+w illust, 10 col illust.

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‘Volume 5 – Lockheed L-188 Electra’
by Jim Upton
[ISBN 1 58007 025 6, First published: Jan 2000]

100 pages, 160 b+w illust, 4 pages colour.

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‘Volume 6 – Boeing 747-100/200/300/SP’
by Dennis R. Jenkins
[ISBN 1 58007 026 4, First published: Apr 2000]

100 pages, 160 b+w illust, 4 pages colour.

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‘Volume 7 – De Havilland Comet’
by Kev Darling
[ISBN 1 58007 036 1, First published: Nov 2001]

100 pages.

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‘Volume 8 – Lockheed L-1011 Tristar’
by Jim Upton
[ISBN 1 58007 037 X, First published: Jan 2002]

104 pages, 150 b+w photos, 8 pages colour.

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‘Volume 9 – Boeing 377 Stratocruiser’
by Nicholas A. Veronico
[ISBN 1 58007 047 7, First published: Jan 2002]

100 pages.

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‘Volume 10 – Jumbo Jet: Boeing 747-400’
by Robert F. Dorr
[ISBN 1 58007 055 8, First published: Dec 2002]

100 pages, 200 b+w illust, 4 pages colour.

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‘Volume 11 – Vickers Viscount’
by Robin Macrae Dunn
[ISBN 1 58007 065 5, First published: Feb 2004]

104 pages, 250 b+w photos, 40 col photos.

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‘Volume 12 – Convair Twins: Piston Convair-Liners, Prop-Jet Turbo-Liners’
by Nicholas A. Veronico and William T. Larkins
[ISBN 1 58007 073 6, First published: Nov 2005]

104 pages, 200+ b+w photos, 8 pages colour.

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