Clean dust jacket, cover and text. Partial contents: Forwar Sweep 1857-1935; Junkers EF 116 and EF 122; 'Very Easy to Fly'. --- We are a Benedictine Monastery / Seminary library; thank you for your support. Size: 31 Cm. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The extraordinary Junkers Ju 287, the first truly swept-winged, jet-powered aircraft, took to the sky in August 1944, at a time when Germany was suffering sustained round-the-clock bombing by the Allied forces. Despite such adverse development conditions, this large and futuristic aircraft represented a remarkable accomplishment in aeronautical design. It was a flying test bed built to develop the technology required for a multi-engined jet bomber aircraft and was powered by four Junkers Jumo 004 engines.
Featuring a revolutionary swept-forward wing and built largely from scavenged components from other aircraft, it was designed and came to fruition very quickly, using parts of a Heinkel He 177 and a Junkers Ju 88 bomber. The project was considered top secret and evaded Allied intelligence for many months.
This exciting new book is beautifully illustrated throughout with striking photographs, several of which are previously unpublished, and contains much new and revised information on the Ju 287. It is certain to become the definitive account of this remarkable aircraft. The authors also trace the development of the forward swept-winged aircraft prior to its appearance, the aircraft's subsequent history in the Soviet Union, its post-war influence on aircraft projects, and designs produced in Germany.
About the Author: Stephen Ransom was born in Oxfordshire, England, and studied aeronautical engineering at the University of Salford. He was employed by various companies advanced projects offices in the aircraft industry, and also worked for some time in the space industry. He has a deep interest in the history of British and German aviation.
Title: Junkers Ju 287: Germany's Forward Swept Wing...
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hard Back
Book Condition: Good+
Book Description Ian Allan 1st printing, Hersham, 2008. 160 p., color/bw photos, color illus, line drawings, chapter notes, appendices, biblio, index, 4to; Near Fine/Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 63541
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Book Description Classic Publications, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P02190322392X
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Book Description Classic Publications, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. A few small marks to the page edges and dust jacket. Slight shelfwear to the dust jacket. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0007825743
Book Description Classic Publications, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11190322392X