New York. Henry Publishing Company. 12- 1946.
Complete December 1946 issue of magazine, black and white photo illustrations with a few color pages, 196pp, 11 x 8 1/2 inches, color pictorial wrappers as issued. Covers a trifle worn; very good condition, bright and clean. The December 1946 National Aircraft Show issue; The issue features written profiles of the newest post-war military, commercial, and private aircraft. The primary focus of the issue is found in the five well-illustrated sections devoted to the National Aircraft Show; these are: a 14 page Army Air Force Research and Development chapter introduced by General Curtis E. LeMay (21 of the AAF’s newest fighting planes); a 6 pp Experimental Jet Air Force chapter introduced by Nathaniel F. Silsbee (trends in jet, plus 8 jet plane designs off drawing boards); a 12 pp U.S. Naval Aviation chapter introduced by Admiral A. W. Radford (15 of the Navy's newest planes); a 14 pp Future Air Transport chapter introduced by Admiral Emory S. Land (18 of the latest U.S. Airliners); a 28 pp U.S. Civilian Aviation chapter introduced by Henry A. Wallace (42 of the aircraft industry's newest personal planes). Specifications are provided for the various aircraft which are pictured both in black and white diagrammatic studies (from above and in profile) and in photographs. This issue offers a most interesting and detailed examination of post World War II aviation with emphasis on innovation, including jet aircraft, the peacetime conversion of military aircraft to commercial use, and the extraordinary variety of private aircraft crowding the market following the war. There is considerable interesting advertising, much of it devoted to personal aircraft. Item #47185