Schneider Trophy Racers History of the Schneider Trophy International Speed Contests 1913-1931

By: Hirsch, Robert S.

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This book I s in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has a coupleof small spots of bumping an beginning rubbing, and some beginning ground-in dirt. "The Coupe d'Aviation Maritime Jacques Schneider, commonly called the Schneider Trophy or Schneider Prize (sometimes incorrectly referred to as the Schneider Cup, a different prize) , was a trophy awarded annually (and later, biennially) to the winner of a race for seaplanes and flying boats. The Schneider Trophy is now held at the Science Museum, South Kensington, London. Announced in 1912 by Jacques Schneider, a French financier, balloonist and aircraft enthusiast, the competition offered a prize of approximately £1,000. The race was held twelve times between 1913 and 1931. It was intended to encourage technical advances in civil aviation but became a contest for pure speed with laps over a (usually) triangular course (initially 280 km, later 350 km). " (from Wikipedia)

Title: Schneider Trophy Racers History of the Schneider Trophy International Speed Contests 1913-1931

Author Name: Hirsch, Robert S.

Categories: Aeronautics / Astronautics,

Edition: Trade Edition

Publisher: Osceola, WI, Motorbooks International: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: A39758

Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Robert S. Hirsch Schneider Trophy Race Aviation Speed Race Aeronautics / Astronautics,