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Concorde : a designer's life : the journey to mach 2

Author: Ted Talbot, (Chief design engineer)
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Concorde flew for 34 years and is still unmatched. Much has been written about the aeroplane itself, but relatively little about the people who designed it. This book is partly an autobiography and encompasses some of the team, several technicalities and a good measure of the lighter side of the job, especially during the period of actual design. Ted Talbot, who began his career at BAC as an aerodynamicist and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Autobiographies
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Talbot, Ted.
Concorde, A Designer's Life : The Journey to Mach 2.
New York : The History Press, ©2013
Named Person: Ted Talbot, (Chief design engineer)
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Talbot, (Chief design engineer)
ISBN: 9780752496320 0752496328
OCLC Number: 876508207
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title; Dedication; Contents; Author's Note; Prologue; Chapter 1 Propositions; Chapter 2 Early Warnings; Chapter 3 Help from External Sources; Chapter 4 Early Pastoral Scenes; Chapter 5 Enter the Power Plant; Chapter 6 Grammar in Several Languages; Chapter 7 Two Wrongs Eventually Righted; Chapter 8 Connoisseurship under Test; Chapter 9 Arrival of the Vulcans; Chapter 10 Search for a Permanent Base; Chapter 11 Comrades v. Narrowboats; Chapter 12 The North African Campaign --
Part 1; Chapter 13 Excursion in a Foreign Land; Chapter 14 Success (or nearly so); Chapter 15 Exit from Tangier. Chapter 16 The North African Campaign --
Part 2Chapter 17 Patently Obvious --
to us; Chapter 18 Small Talk in Simulators; Chapter 19 Encounters in Transit; Chapter 20 Electricians Then and Now; Chapter 21 Little 'Uns with Big Backgrounds; Chapter 22 Agony Incorporated by Design; Chapter 23 Relaxation; Chapter 24 A Very Bumpy Road; Chapter 25 One-Upmanship in Design; Chapter 26 Two-Upmanship, or Game, Set and Match; EPILOGUE; POSTSCRIPT; VALEDICTION; Chapter Appendix Principal Power plant Variations; Plates; Copyright.
Responsibility: Ted Talbot.

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Ted Talbot, who began his career at BAC as an aerodynamicist and became chief design engineer, has combined the technical narrative with personal and family reminiscences to remind the reader that  Read more...

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