A 20th Century Epic
||(Win95/Win98) (Retail) (AVIATIONPR)
Publisher: Viva! Productions /
A 20th Century Epic
Relive humanity's most exciting achievement and the major
industrial triumph of the 20th century.
Review a century of exploits and discoveries. Dive
into the heart of a remarkable adventure based on courage, talent and personal
success, but one also plagued by failures and disappointments. A full-screen
video documentary explores this fabulous epic, from the first flights of
aviation's pioneers to tomorrow's superplanes. You will meet the
larger-than-life personalities who created a modern legend, pilots, aircraft
builders, and inventors: Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, Howard Hughes,
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Donald Douglas, Andreï Tupolev, etc.
Experience their adventures: crossing the English Channel and the Atlantic, the
first round-the-world flight, breaking the sound barrier, etc.
More than 200 legendary airplanes. Admire the DC3,
the Superconstellation, the Spitfire, the Mirage fighter jet, the Russian MiG
21, the Concorde, etc. You will learn all about their technical
characteristics, their performance, and the technological advances achieved
from one generation of aircraft to another. You will compare their vital
statistics, cruising altitudes, and speeds. These flying machines will keep you
fascinated for hours.
In interactive workshops, conduct your own
experiments. The principles of flight, propulsion and piloting, as well as
the principal features of an airplane. By performing these experiments
yourself, you will discover how speed affects the various control surfaces, how
an airplane stays aloft, and the role of aerodynamics and air resistance...
This CD-ROM contains:
- A full-screen video documentary
- More than 200 airplanes and their profiles
- More than 2,000 photographs
- 13 interactive workshops
- 60 biographies of pilots, inventors, engineers and
- 80 monographs on firms and airline carriers
- 160 thematic and historical files
- A Panorama allowing a comparison of the speed and
cruising altitude of various airplanes
- An animated chronology, illustrated by 1,790 key
- A powerful search engine: the Navigator
- A direct Internet access
- The possibility to print files and airplane data
Windows 95/98: Pentium 133 (P166 recommended), 16 Mb
of RAM (32Mb recommended), thousands of colors, a 4x CD-ROM drive.
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