R. E. G. Davies, Mike Machat - Aeroflot: An Airline and Its Aircraft: An Illustrated History of the World's Largest Airline
Paladwr Press | 1992 | ISBN: 0962648310 | 98 pages | PDF | 61.59 MB
This book captures both the mundane and the historical. Aeroflot, at the height, was remarkable due to "its vast and complex domestic network, many of whose subdivisions alone would equate in size to a very large airline." This provided millions of travelers basic air transport over huge stretches of land at bargain prices. Milestones celebrated here include the Polar Division affiliate with historical trans-polar flights, the world's first transport aircraft in 1913, the first bomber/transport, the world's largest helicopters, and the world's largest turboprop airliner. About 250 color illustrations: maps, tables, charts, photographs, profiles of over 25 aircraft.