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A World War I Aviation Staple: The Hispano-Suiza Engine

Vintage Hispano-Suiza Engine manual, World War I

Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation. Instructions for the Care and Operation of Model A-I-E Hispano-Suiza Aeronautical Engines. Birkigt Patents. Instruction Book, November 1918. Series No. 7A. New Brunswick, NJ: Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation, 1918. 240 pp. 7.75″ tall. Hardcover.

Condition: Fair/ no dust jacket. Cracked hinges, sound binding. Clean but age-darkened pages. Cloth over boards is heavily soiled with edge rubbing, bumped corners. Gilt lettering on front is still bright. Fold-out diagrams are generally in good condition except for Plate 28, Oil Circulation System, which is torn along some creases and which also has several closed tears.

A rare operating manual for an important engine in early aviation.

The Hispano-Suiza played an important role in air warfare in World War I, which was ongoing at the time of publication. Illustrated with black and white diagram drawings, some in two-color, and black and white photographic reproductions throughout. Section on World War I flying Aces whose aircraft were powered by the Hispano-Suiza engine.

Price: $450.00.  

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