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Quest for performance : the evolution of modern aircraft

Author: Laurence K Loftin; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Branch.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Scientific and Technical Information Branch, National Aeronautics and Space Administration : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1985.
Series: NASA SP (Series), 468.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This provides access to a NASA History Office publication, NASA SP-468, by Laurence K. Loftin, Jr, NASA Scientific and Technical Information Branch, Washington, D.C. 1985. It traces the technical development of the airplane since World War I. It describes significant aircraft that incorporated important technical innovations and served to shape the future course of aeronautical development, as well as aircraft that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Loftin, Laurence K.
Quest for performance : the evolution of modern aircraft
1 electronic text
(OCoLC)68624059
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence K Loftin; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Branch.
OCLC Number: 9828630
Description: xiii, 547 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Series Title: NASA SP (Series), 468.
Responsibility: Laurence K. Loftin, Jr.

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This provides access to a NASA History Office publication, NASA SP-468, by Laurence K. Loftin, Jr, NASA Scientific and Technical Information Branch, Washington, D.C. 1985. It traces the technical development of the airplane since World War I. It describes significant aircraft that incorporated important technical innovations and served to shape the future course of aeronautical development, as well as aircraft that represented the state of the art of aeronautical technology in a particular time frame or that were very popular and produced in great numbers. Primary emphasis has been placed on aircraft originating in the United States. The discussion is related primarily to aircraft configuration evolution and associated aerodynamic characteristics and, to a lesser extent, to developments in aircraft construction and propulsion. The material is presented in a manner designed to appeal to the nontechnical reader who is interested in the evolution of the airplane, as well as to students of aeronautical engineering or others with an aeronautical background.

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