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New Review: America’s Round-Engine Airliners: Airframes & Powerplants in the Golden Age of Aviation

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This book is an account of the development of the American airliner powered by reciprocating engines, up to their replacement by jet powered aircraft in the 1960's.  The authors are well qualified to trace the advances in both airframes and powerplants.  Craig Kodera has a completely aeronautical background, having experience as both an airline and Air Force pilot, and as an excellent aviation artist.  William Pearce's background is in aviation powerplants, and between them, they are able to trace the technical developments and the developmental histories of each major aircraft and powerplant.




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