Who showed what at Paris? Which new types made their debuts in 1980 - 81? What next for America's manned space programme, following the brilliant success of the first Shuttle flight? Jane's Aviation Annual is your guide to the latest developments in the fast - moving world of aerospace. The events and issues of the year - Space Shuttle, the Paris Show, Stealth aircraft, future fuels, first flights - are recorded and analysed here by some of the world's leading aerospace writers.
Michael John Haddrick Taylor ( 1949 ) is an author who wrote many books about the aviation such as Missiles of the world ( 1972 ), Encyclopedia of the world's air forces ( 1988 ), The world's strangest aircraft ( 2001 ) and The Times aviators : a history in photographs ( 2005 ).
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