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The Air Force and the great engine war

Author: Robert W Drewes
Publisher: Washington, DC : National Defense University Press : Sold by the US G.P.O., 1987.
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Genre/Form: History
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Drewes, Robert W., 1942-
Air Force and the great engine war.
Washington, DC : National Defense University Press : Sold by the US G.P.O., 1987
(OCoLC)568749121
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Drewes
OCLC Number: 13670546
Description: xiii, 179 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Getting off the ground. The threat ; Internal debates ; Pressure to succeed ; Program Office principal ; Joining with the Navy. --
Engine development programs. The early contracts ; Another round with the Navy ; Strong arguments on each side ; Qualification problems ; Business problems ; The Component Improvement Program. --
Problems with the engine. Stall stagnations ; Thermal cycles ; Turbine failures ; Other problems ; Intangibles. --
The battle lines. Pratt and Whitney ; General Electric ; GE prospects on the rise ; Subcontractor strikes. --
The biggest battle of all. Engine Model Derivative Program ; Skirmishes in Congress ; Getting the formal competition started ; Spare parts problem ; The request for proposal ; The unsolicited proposal and other tactics ; The Air Force's decision ; Reactions ; The watershed effect. --
Overall assessment. F100 development ; Mid and late 1970s ; Early 1980s ; Source selection ; People and commitment ; Future concerns ; Lessons learned.
Responsibility: Robert W. Drewes.

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