A monography dedicated to the troubled projects related to the realization of the ducted propeller vehicle. Luigi Stipa was in fact one of the first engineers to study the application of Venturi duct as the base of the development of the future jet aircrfat. Stipa then collaborated with the famous aeronautical draftsman Caproni, creating then the Stipa-Caproni. This volume deals with all the back stories bond to the Stipa-Caproni and the men that in some way were related to this particular vehicle. The volume is bilingual (Italian and English) and it contains many photos and illustrations: 4 colour; 48 b&w (including three-views and profiles).
Marco Mattioli was born on 1966 in Rome. Since youth he always showed a deep interest in military history. In 1992 he entered the Italian National Association of Journalists and started working as a contributor to some important Italian magazines specialized in defence and military history.