Follow Bill Boeing as he gathered men with vision around him in a remote, primitive corner of the United States in 1916- passing a legacy of dedication to excellence to nine subsequent presidents.
Fly with the B&W, the Peashooter, the Pioneer Pullman of the Air, and many other early Boeing airplanes. Follow the evolution of the big bombers, from the B-17 Flying Fortress to the eight jet-swept wing B 52. Blast off with BOMARC, Minuteman and mighty Saturn. Re-love the $15 Million Dollar Gamble, the Impossible Airplane, the Seventeen-Inch and the 22-Inch decisions, the awesome 747 Jumbo program, the magnificent 777 Twin and the 787 Dreamliner.
Consider the array of products brought into the fold by the acquisition of Rockwell and McDonnell Douglas in 1996 and 1997- the C-17 Globemaster III military transport, the F-15 Eagle and F/A-18 Hornet fighters, the Apache attack helicopter, the Delta series launch vehicles and the Space Shuttle. Finally, the acquisition of Hughes Electronics in 2000: vaulting Boeing into first place in the manufacture of satellites.
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 1st July 2006
Publisher: TABA PUB INC
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 16.3 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.735