Allied aircraft piston engines of World War II : history and development of frontline aircraft piston engines produced by Great Britain and the United States during World War II (eBook, 1995) [WorldCat.org]
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Allied aircraft piston engines of World War II : history and development of frontline aircraft piston engines produced by Great Britain and the United States during World War II

Author: Graham White
Publisher: Warrendale, Pa. (400 Commonwealth Dr., Wallendale PA USA) : Society of Automotive Engineers, ©1995.
Series: Society of Automotive Engineers.; Electronic publications.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While it took the demands of two World Wars to bring aviation into acceptance by the general public, it was a relative handful of engineers, entrepreneurs, and pilots who positioned the technology and resources necessary to make aviation one of the deciding factors in ending World War II. This book attempts to illuminate some of the historically significant technical developments that were incorporated into World  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 95020100
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Graham White
ISBN: 9780768046410 0768046416
OCLC Number: 810450418
Notes: Title from PDF title page (SAE Web site, 08/03/2012).
Description: 1 electronic text (xvi, 426 pages) : illustrations, digital file.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Requirements --
3. The British Contribution --
4. Rolls-Royce --
5. Bristol --
6. Napier --
7. The U.S. Contribution --
8. General Electric Turbosuperchargers --
9. Pratt & Whitney --
10. Allison --
11. Wright Aeronautical Corporation --
12. Hyper Activity and Other Near Misses --
13. Conclusion.
Series Title: Society of Automotive Engineers.; Electronic publications.
Responsibility: Graham White.
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Illuminates some of the historically significant technical developments that were incorporated into World War II aircraft engines that directly contributed to the execution and tactics of the war.  Read more...

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