Reinventing the propeller aeronautical specialty and the triumph of the modern airplane

An international community of specialists reinvented the propeller during the Aeronautical Revolution, a vibrant period of innovation in North America and Europe from World War I to the end of World War II. They experienced both success and failure as they created competing designs that enabled incr...

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Main Author: Kinney, Jeremy R.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2017
Series:Cambridge centennial of flight
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:An international community of specialists reinvented the propeller during the Aeronautical Revolution, a vibrant period of innovation in North America and Europe from World War I to the end of World War II. They experienced both success and failure as they created competing designs that enabled increasingly sophisticated and 'modern' commercial and military aircraft to climb quicker and cruise faster using less power. Reinventing the Propeller nimbly moves from the minds of these inventors to their drawing boards, workshops, research and development facilities, and factories, and then shows us how their work performed in the air, both commercially and militarily. Reinventing the Propeller documents this story of a forgotten technology to reveal new perspectives on engineering, research and development, design, and the multi-layered social, cultural, financial, commercial, industrial, and military infrastructure of aviation
Physical Description:xxii, 368 pages digital
ISBN:9781316529744