Hydroracers book

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Hydroracers

Hydroracers is a splendid book dedicated to the seaplanes that competed between 1913 and 1931. Aircraft that skimmed the waves of the seas trying to exceed speed limits, putting their pilots’ lives at stake to win victory and the glory of a nation.

A tribute to the Schneider Cup that brings together the history, data and curiosities about these beautiful machines that took part.

A bilingual book, English and Italian.

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Overview

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overview

120 large-format panoramic pages

(42×28 cm / 16.5” x 11”)

Printed on papers:

Arena Natural Rough, GSK

Fedrigoni paper mills

FSC certified

25 highly detailed and accurate digital reconstructions of seaplanes with tricycles (1:72 scale) and three-quarter views.

Oversize infographics recounting the evolution of the machines, race tracks, performances, accompanied by exciting original period photos.

Bilingual texts and captions (English/Italian).

IIDEATION AND DESIGN

RESEARCH, DOCUMENTATION AND 3D MODELLING

Hideaki Ozawa

Scientific advisor AND EDITORIAL COORDINATION

Stefano Cosci

HISTORICAL ADVICE

Gregory Alegi

TECHNICAL CONSULTANCY

Rosario D’Auria

Autors

Gregory Alegi
Luigino Caliaro
Stefano Cosci
Pino Di Feo
Basilio Di Martino
Vincenzo Grienti
Luca Ocretti
Max Pinucci

PREFACE

Basilio Di Martino

This book is the result of a meeting between Max Pinucci (Italian designer working on modern seaplanes) and Hideaki Ozawa (Japanese 3D artist and researcher) with the Air Force and aviation experts Stefano Cosci (scientific advice and editorial coordination) and Gregory Alegi (historical advice).

Just over a decade ago, industrialist Jacques Schneider, almost as a wager, proposed a challenge between seaplanes. Slowly but surely, the race came to the world’s attention not only for its technical and competitive challenges: the myth of speed and flying mechanics of incomparable elegance, in which form and function are integrated, reached heights that are still unmatched today. Realised over twenty years of work between a team of artists and authors, narrated through meticulous digital reconstructions, this volume is a tribute to the racing cars that challenged each other, between 1913 and 1931, skimming the waves of the seas.

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