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Flying Cars By Patrick J. Gyger

Flying Cars by Patrick J. Gyger

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Summary

Cars designed to be flown and aircraft designed to be driven have been created surprisingly often, particularly in the United States, where the unfettered optimism of the 1930s and 1950s allowed such fanciful ideas to flourish from time to time. This book covers the subject, revealing the stories of many doomed ventures.

Flying Cars Summary

Flying Cars: The Extraordinary History of Cars Designed for Tomorrow's World by Patrick J. Gyger

This book may sound like a work of science fiction, but it's all true. Cars designed to be flown and aircraft designed to be driven have been created surprisingly often, particularly in the United States, where the unfettered optimism of the 1930s and 1950s allowed such fanciful ideas to flourish from time to time. This handsome book covers the subject in depth for the first time, revealing the stories of many doomed ventures, supported by a wealth of intriguing photographs together with wonderful artwork from comics, popular science magazines and science-fiction novels.

About Patrick J. Gyger

Patrick J. Gyger is a Swiss historian and writer. From 1999 to 2010 he was the director of Maison d'Ailleurs, a Swiss museum housing one of the world's largest collections of literature relating to science fiction, utopia and extraordinary journeys. He is now director of Le Lieu Unique, a national cultural centre in Nantes, France.

Table of Contents

Waldo Waterman's various car/aeroplane designs of the 1930s: 'Whatsit', 'Arrowbile' and 'Aerobile'. The Roadable Airplane built by Theodore P. Hall in 1939. The Convair Model 103 developed in 1944 by William B. Stout and George G. Spratt, and the Model 118 that followed post-war. The Southern Aircraft Corporation's Aerocar of 1946. Robert Fulton's Airphibian, which was advertised with the slogan: 'From aircraft to car - and vice versa - in seven minutes!' The Aerocar, designed by Moulton Taylor in 1950: 'First in autonautics - the car with the built-in freeway!' Frenchman Robert Lebouder's transformation of a Vespa 400 into the Autoplane, which he homologated in 1976 and used principally for travelling off on his summer holidays. Paul Moller's Skycar design of the 1990s, with vertical take-off capability. The Volante, first flown in 2003 by K.P. Rice. Fictional flying cars aren't forgotten: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Joe 90, Harry Potter, Flubber.

Additional information

GOR007059162
9780857330918
0857330918
Flying Cars: The Extraordinary History of Cars Designed for Tomorrow's World by Patrick J. Gyger
Used - Very Good
Hardback
J H Haynes & Co Ltd
2011-05-26
192
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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