The Immortal Beaver
The World's Gratest [i.e. Greatest] Bush PlaneeBook - 2009
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.
Publisher: [United States] : D & M Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2009
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource