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Cockpit: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Interiors Donald Nijboer

Cockpit: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Interiors

Donald Nijboer

Published September 12th 2006
ISBN : 9781550464887
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Creature comforts were non-existent. The only thing that seperated the pilot from the hostile environments at 30,000 feet was a thin sheet of aluminum and glass, and for many, the cold steel that surrounded them became a fiery coffin. CockpitsMoreCreature comforts were non-existent. The only thing that seperated the pilot from the hostile environments at 30,000 feet was a thin sheet of aluminum and glass, and for many, the cold steel that surrounded them became a fiery coffin. Cockpits shows us what we cannot see. The cluttered, claustrophobic cockpit was not designed for comfort. Riding behind an ear-shattering engine, with the power of a locomotive, proved to be an exhilirating and frightening experience. In contrast to the romantic image of the pilot, the cockpit was a cold and lonely place...