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The bird is on the wing : aerodynamics and the progress of the American airplane

Author: James R Hansen
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2004.
Series: Centennial of flight series, no. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Providing an easily understandable introduction to the role of aerodynamics in the design of such historic American aircraft as the DC-3, X-1, and 747, James Hansen presents a history of aircraft  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hansen, James R.
Bird is on the wing.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607045140
Online version:
Hansen, James R.
Bird is on the wing.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607705479
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James R Hansen
ISBN: 1585442887 9781585442881 1585442437 9781585442430
OCLC Number: 52251147
Description: xi, 273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The defining element of a defining technology --
The winding path to the Wright brothers --
Reinventing the airplane --
Breaking the sound barrier --
The supersonic design revolution --
The rise and fall of the SST --
The progress of the jetliner --
The future of flight.
Series Title: Centennial of flight series, no. 6.
Responsibility: James R. Hansen.
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