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Planning in wartime : aircraft production in Britain, Germany and the USA

Author: Alec Cairncross, Sir; St. Antony's College (University of Oxford)
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan in association with St Antony's College, Oxford, 1991.
Series: St Antony's/Macmillan Series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first study of the Ministry of Aircraft Production, this book examines the war-time policy and operation of the planning department. Topics covered include the organization of the department,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alec Cairncross, Sir; St. Antony's College (University of Oxford)
ISBN: 0333538404 9780333538401
OCLC Number: 28256218
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 197 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Planning and co-ordination. Part 2 Planning in MAP: a planning department?; the heavy bomber programme; putting the statistics in order; production programmes; aircraft components; aero-engines; contracts; the role of production programmes; technical guidance; target or realistic programmes; control over programmes; planning as co-ordination; changes in programme; ministerial changes in programme - the heavy bomber programme, the Super-Wellington, Humpty-Dumpty; the "healthy" aircraft programme. Part 3 Organisation: the planning staff; ministers; relations with top officials; relations with the Air Ministry - in Whitehall, in Harrogate - spare components; relations with firms - aircraft, engines and propellers; MAP and aircraft requirements; labour supply. Part 4 The engine programme: development problems; co-ordination problems; co-ordination with American supplies; sharing out Packard engines; expanding Packard; problems of one - and two-stage engines; Bristol engines; Napier engines. Part 5 Propeller planning: slowness in development; the propeller programme; design changes; the propeller shortage; the rack type propeller.
Series Title: St Antony's/Macmillan Series
Responsibility: Sir Alec Cairncross.

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