The Immortal Beaver

The World's Greatest Bush Plane
Product Number: EB00652284
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781926685830
Publisher: D & M Publishers
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Developed soon after World War II, the de Havilland Beaver has become one of the most successful and long-lived designs in aviation history. The Beaver was conceived as a "half-ton flying pickup truck" capable of setting down on land, water, and snow. Since its conception the Beaver has been adopted worldwide, becoming the floatplane of choice for island-hopping along the Pacific Northwest, flying into the Arctic, transporting missionaries and doctors into remote spots in Africa, and serving as a support aircraft in Antarctic expeditions. The Beaver also became "the generals' Jeep" during the Korean War-and the generals' favorite transport to fishing spots in peacetime.

Author(s): Sean Rossiter
Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2009

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