This is the first of two volumes that describe and illustrate the development of the America and Felixstowe flying boats of WWI with text, 745 photos and drawings, color profiles, and aircraft production and technical specifications. An overview of their operational use is included. These volumes are of interest to aviation historians, enthusiasts, and modelers alike. Volume 1 has 355 photos and drawings, 27 color profiles, a color cutaway drawing of the H-16, and scale drawings of the F.1 and F.3. The book has 272 pages.