An Illustrated History
Lüdeke. Some of the most unique aircraft operating today, tilt rotors use proprotors mounted on nacelles (at the end of a fixed wing) that rotate forward as the aircraft gains speed. This heavily illustrated volume examines the history of tilt rotors as it takes you through the decades-long struggle to conquer their complex mechanics and create the V-22 Osprey, which is capable of both Vertical and Short Take-Off and Landing (VTOL and STOL). 288 pages, 330+ B&W and color photographs, 8½"x 11", hardcover.