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  • Author:
    Edward H. Phillips
  • ISBN:
    091113929X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0911139297
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    Flying Books; First Edition edition (September 1, 1999)
  • Pages:
    112 pages
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Phillips' book has added immensely to my admiration of the Model R Mystery Ship. You will not find a better source of info on the Type R than this book. Every plane is historically detailed, with stats and 6-view drawings for each plane.

Phillips' book has added immensely to my admiration of the Model R Mystery Ship. 3 people found this helpful. Well worth the money! An excellent companion piece for this is Phillip's own 'Travel Air: Wings Over the Prairie.

The Type R "Mystery Ships" were a series of wire-braced, low-wing racing airplanes built by the Travel Air company in the late 1920s and early 1930s

The Type R "Mystery Ships" were a series of wire-braced, low-wing racing airplanes built by the Travel Air company in the late 1920s and early 1930s. They were so called, because the first three aircraft of the series (R614K, R613K, B11D) were built entirely in secrecy

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The Type R "Mystery Ships" were a series of wire-braced, low-wing racing airplanes built by the Travel Air company in the late 1920s and early 1930s. They were so called, because the first three aircraft of the series (R614K, R613K, B11D) were built entirely in secrecy. In total, five Type Rs were built and flown by some of the most notable flyers of the day, including Jimmy Doolittle, Doug Davis, Frank Hawks, and Pancho Barnes, not only in races but also at air shows across the United States, and most notably, by Hawks in Europe.

Designed in secret by Clyde Cessna, Walter Beech, and Lloyd Stearman in 1928, the five Travel Air Type R "Mystery Ships," which were faster than any plane the . military possessed, dominated the air racing circuit for several years.

A History Of The Travel Air Type R Monoplanes. Title: Mystery Ship A History Of The Travel Air Type R Monoplanes. Author: Edward H. Series: Historic Aircraft Series . ISBN-10: 091113929X. There are no related books covering the "Travel Air Type R Mystery Ship" on scalemates.

Phillips, Edward H. Mystery Ship: A History of the Travel Air Type R Monoplanes (Historic Aircraft Series). Phillips, Edward H. Travel Air: Wings Over the Prairie. Egan, Minnesota: Flying Books International, 1994. New Brighton, Minnesota: Flying Books International, 1999. Taylor, Michael J. H. Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation.

A History of the Travel Air Type R Monoplanes (Historic Aircraft Series) (Historic Aircraft Series). by Edward H. Published September 1, 1999 by Flying Books International.

History of the Travel Air Type R Monoplanes by Edward H. Phillips. Designed in secret by Clyde Cessna, Walter Beech, and Lloyd Stearman in 1928, the five Travel Air Type R "Mystery Ships," which were faster than any plane the U.S. military possessed, dominated the air racing circuit for several years. This heavily illustrated book examines the history of each of the five models of this wire-braced, low-wing, 235-mph racing airplane - and their colorful pilots, including Jimmy Doolittle, Frank Hawks and "Pancho" Barnes. 112 pages, 135 photographs and illustrations, 8½"x 11", softcover.

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First, I totally agree with the first review here.

Highly detailed book on the full history and accomplishments of the Travel Air Company's five Model R racers, and all the innovative people involved. You don't need to already be a fan of the Model R, to enjoy its story.

The photographs are numerous and clear, within the limits of the original film and prints of the time. The book has many, many more photos than can be found online. I only found one significant photo online that is not in the book; the remains of the first plane, R614K, after its crash at the National Air Races in 1931. Not much to see but the tail section. There is some contradiction between the book and online info, but very minor. The book was written in 1999, and some details will never be settled.

The only definite goof I found in the book is that the first few words of Page 16 were somehow missed by the printer. I believe they should be: (In two photos of the) "actual airplane at the 1929 race....". It's a paragraph on differences in markings that are still not certain.

There is some discussion of the engineering details, but not in such depth that you need a degree to understand. Mr. Phillips has done a nice job of presenting the story in terms the typical airplane buff can enjoy, while not going far above the head of a novice.

For me it was a very enjoyable book, hard to put down once I picked it up. I had studied the Mystery Ship as much as I could online, and I've collected three different diecast models of it. Mr.Phillips' book has added immensely to my admiration of the Model R Mystery Ship.
Gold as Heart
Some essential information about the monoplanes of Travel Air. Great for aviation buffs but of little interest to the general audience.
Akinonris
Great!! On time, perfect condition, as promised. Thank you!!
Agagamand
I found this book to have the most complete information of any source I have yet seen. Well laid out with good quality copies of pictures. Would like more detailed dimensions and uncovered wing photos. Overall very happy with the book. Recomended for fine scale modeler or those interested in the history of this plane.
Dodo
A good historical work, excellent addition to any aviation book collection !
Binar
You will not find a better source of info on the Type R than this book. Every plane is historically detailed, with stats and 6-view drawings for each plane. Well worth the money! An excellent companion piece for this is Phillip's own 'Travel Air: Wings Over the Prairie.'