Junkers Ju 287 : Germany's Forward Swept Wing Bomber

Ransom, Stephen/ Korrell, Peter/ Evans, Peter D.

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Ransom, Stephen and Korrell, Peter, with Evans, Peter D.
Published by Ian Allan Publishing, UK, (no date but copyright 2008). ISBN 9781903223925. (2008)
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Book Description Ian Allan Publishing, UK, (no date but copyright 2008). ISBN 9781903223925., 2008. Hard cover dust wrapper, folio, 160pp, b&w photos, line drawings/plans. Fine. 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 air forces. 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 book is beautifully illustrated throughout with striking photographs, and contains much new and revised information on the Ju 287. Considered to be the definitive account of this remarkable aircraft. The authors also trace the development of 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. NB customers outside of Australia should email for a postage quote BEFORE ordering. Seller Inventory # 167441

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