Navigation in the jet age. by Wells, Robert

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Published by Dodd, Mead in New York .

Written in English

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  • Avionics -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Navigation (Aeronautics) -- Juvenile literature.

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Book details

StatementForeword by Curtis E. LeMay. Illustrated by Jack Coggins.
GenreJuvenile literature.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTL695 .W4
The Physical Object
Pagination117 p.
Number of Pages117
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5826674M
LC Control Number61014347
OCLC/WorldCa1281049

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