Jet Blast and the Hand of Fate.

Ackroyd, John.

Published by CarTech, 2007
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228 pages, 300 illustrations. John Ackroyd, design engineer extraordinaire, has been a key man in a mad mix of land speed auto racing and long distance balloon record attempts, including the first supersonic land speed record. This book gives a fantastic insight into the frustrations, tragedies, and triumphs of record breaking. It describes battles against the odds, the whims of the weather, the constraints of time and money, and the often strange intervention of fate. Project Thrust, Virgin Atlantic, Pacific and global balloons, Earthwinds, Thrust SSC, Spirit of American, rocket motorcycle, rocket dragster, wheel-driven record breakers, and waterspeed attempts are all here. The story is told by the man who provided solutions, innovations, design, and real problem solving, which were major contributions to the record breaking achievements on land, sea, and air in the last quarter of the 20th Century. 36326 A. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: John Ackroyd, design engineer extraordinaire, has been a key man in a mad mix of land speed and long distance balloon record attempts, including the first supersonic land speed record. This book gives a fantastic insight into the frustrations, tragedies and triumphs of record breaking. It describes battles against the odds, the whims of the weather, the constraints of time and money, and the often strange intervention of fate.  Project Thrust, Virgin Atlantic, Pacific and global balloons, Earthwinds, Thrust SSC, Spirit of American, rocket motorcycle, rocket dragster, wheel-driven record breakers and waterspeed attempts are all here.  The story is told by the man who provided solutions, innovations, design and real problem solving which were major contributions to the record breaking achievements on land, sea and air in the last quarter of the 20th Century.

About the Author: John Ackroyd, design engineer extraordinaire, has been a key man in a mad mix of land speed and long distance balloon record attempts, including the first supersonic land speed record.

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Title: Jet Blast and the Hand of Fate.
Publisher: CarTech
Publication Date: 2007
Book Condition: Brand new 9 x 11 hardback.

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