From the primary prototypes of flying machines to these days’s supersonic jets, the historical past and roles of plane are explored on this fantastically illustrated information.

Aviation fanatics of all stripes and a long time will welcome finding out extra approximately key manufacturers and massive avid gamers from the day before today and these days — whether or not it is the marvels of sizzling air balloons or the improbable engines of Boeing, Lockheed, and extra.

Planes are divided similarly among army and industrial plane, and iconic plane of each and every generation, such because the Supermarine Spitfire and Concorde, are showcased in fantastically photographed spreads with “digital excursions” that screen the anatomy of those mythical planes.

Produced in affiliation with the Smithsonian Establishment.