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   Here is a short bibliography of books dealing with flying wings. A short description is given, when I know the book personnaly. For further information, contact the writter !


Title
Les ailes volantes
Histoire mondiale des ailes volantes
et des avions sans queue
Author
Alain Pelletier
Publisher
E.T.A.I
Language
french

   So the title : Flying wings - History of flying wing and tailless aircraft all over the world.
   A wonderfull sight to all flying wings from oldtimers to the B-2.
   For french reader, but there is a lot of photographs and 3-views plan.


Title
Nurflügel
Writter
Reimar Horten
& Peter F. Selinger
Publisher
Weishaupt Verlag - Graz
Language
english - german

   This book is electronically displayed on the site "Nurflügel" (see links). To put it in a nutshell, it is an historical record of all planes designed by horten brothers, with a particular concern on sailplanes. The technical side is quite widly exposed, too. With 3-views drawing.
   According to me, it is the best balanced book between photographs and full text. The english text is only a summary of german text.

Contact : P. Selinger


Title
The Horten brothers
and their all-wing aicraft
Writter
David Myhra
Publisher
Schiffer
Language
english

   This book would be a great complement to the last one, it is the book of an historian. The sight at horten flying wing is then not the same, since the life of horten brothers is more widely exposed, and it is more focused on the powered planes. Gliders seem sometimes to be only a small hobby the two brothers used to practise !


Title
Northrop Flying wings
Writter
Garry R. Pape
& John M. Campbell
Publisher
Schiffer
Language
english

   It display all the flying wings created by the american aircraft builder. Wonderfull photographs and interesting "appendice".


Title
Pilot's handbook
the flying wings of Northrop
Author
Northrop Aircraft
Publisher
Aviation publication
language
englih

   To put it in a nutshell, all you need to know before sitting in a Northrop's wing


Title
La saga des ailes volantes Northrop
Author
Yves Candal
Publisher
Air-fan N°spécial
language
french

   The french magazine "Air fan" made a nice summary of the northrop's wings history.


Title
Schwanzlose Flugzeuge
/Tailless aircraft
Writter
Karl Nickel
& Michael Wohlfahrt
Publisher
Birkäuser
/ ???
Language
german
/english

   It is as far as I know one of the only books to expose the theory of flying wing.
   According to me, writers succeded in presenting both theorical aspect and its direct application to the harsh reality of flight...
   The book every wing addict should own !

contact : Prof. Dr. Karl Nickel
Schlierbergstrasse 88
D-79100 Freiburg/Br., Allemagne.



Title
An extensive bibliography
on tailless aircraft
writer
Serge Krauss
Publisher
Contact the writer
Language
english

   More than 5000 citations (books, magazine...) on flying wings.
   At this time, not available...

contact : Serge Krauss



Title
Experiment in Flying Wing Sailplanes
writer
Jim Marske
Publisher
Contact the writer
Language
english

   Mr Marske is a home made flying builder. ? My work is a continuation of Fauvels work carried one step further. His work is a continuation of Fauvels work carried one step further.

contact : Jim Marske
975 Loire Valley Drive
Marion, Ohio 43302


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