This book traces the exciting development of fighter aircraft design over the last ninety years, from World War One to present day. An intriguing aspect of this evolution is the many technological battles, some still being fought, by designers and manufacturers to pursue the goal of air superiority. Topics covered include: Aerodynamics, stability and control; Propulsion, structures and materials; Avionics, systems, armament and tactics; New design driver: Stealth The strength of this book is the many clear drawings and informative charts obtained by painstaking research that will interest not only aircraft enthusiasts but those with a professional interest in aircraft design.
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Ray Whitford is a chartered engineer and has been Senior Lecturer in Aerodynamics and Aircraft Design with Cranfield University at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom for twenty years. He won the Rolls-Royce Award for Best Propulsion Submission in the Royal Aeronautical Society's 1997 Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards and a similar prize in 2005 for Best Technology Submission. He is the author of over sixty papers and articles on aircraft design.
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Book Description Crowood, 2000., 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. 1st ed. 205p. Photos. Line drawings. Chapters: Requirements Aerodynamics, Stability & Control, Propulsion, Structures & Materials, Avionics, Stealth, Systems, Armament & tactics. ( from WW I). Oversize. Wraps. Fine copy. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 75-552
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