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Test Pilots by  Editor Lt.Col. Gene Gurney - 1st Edition - 1962 - from Walnut Valley Books/Books by White (SKU: 010931)

Test Pilots

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Test Pilots

by Lt.Col. Gene Gurney, Editor

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  • hardcover
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New York, NY : Franklin Watts, 1962 Franklin Watts, New York. 1962. Hardcover. 2nd Printing by Line Number. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Very Good; lightly bumped head and tail; light shelfwear to top and bottom boards. DJ: Good; NOT Price Clipped ($5.95); closed tears at head, tail, and top of front panel; suntanned spine; wear at tips. Light green cloth boards and spine with bright black lettering on the spine and front board. Tinted text block top. 256 pp 8vo. This is a collection of dramatic, exciting stories about the work of test pilots whose work goes back to the beginnings of aviation. The stories of the men who tested the planes of World War II and those who were the fly the new jets when the war was over are all here. There is also the new breed of test pilot who are aeronautical engineers and skillful pilots who do their work high above the earth or in space itself. A clean very presentable copy in a Brodart mylar jacket.


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Walnut Valley Books/Books by White US (US)
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Test Pilots
Lt.Col. Gene Gurney, Editor
Book condition
Used - Very Good
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1st Edition
Franklin Watts
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Date published
test pilots, aviation, airplanes, military airplanes, jet aircraft, United States Air Force, sound barrier, sonic booms, World War II, Korean War, space race, espionage planes, spy planes, experimental aircraft,
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Aviation/Aircraft; Cold War;
8vo - over 7� - 9�" tall

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About Walnut Valley Books/Books by White

Our SUMMER SALE is on through May 28, 2021 with 20% discounts on all books in our inventory. Walnut Valley Books is a small independent home-based business with the bulk of my holdings being of an American military nature covering everything from the Revolutionary War to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I also have holdings of books on the Middle East, the southwestern United States (New Mexico especially, Kansas related titles, Oklahoma related titles, and other regionally specialized books. All of my holdings are hand-selected to be good quality books of interest to the reader, historian, or the collector. In addition to the above, you will also find a wide range of other topics such as Medical, US History, autobiographical, biographical, sports, women's studies, and many other eclectic topics.


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Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.
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