Boeing North American B-1 Lancer

Boeing North American B-1 Lancer

by Dennis R. Jenkins
     
 

The fastest operational American bomber on the planet,the B-1 has a startling history,and even more stunning technology. In B-1 Lancer,aerospace engineer Dennis R. Jenkins,gives you a compelling close-up of the most complex,sophisticated war machine ever to fly a tactical bombing run. This book takes you aboard the aircraft and show you how it's complex mechanical…  See more details below

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The fastest operational American bomber on the planet,the B-1 has a startling history,and even more stunning technology. In B-1 Lancer,aerospace engineer Dennis R. Jenkins,gives you a compelling close-up of the most complex,sophisticated war machine ever to fly a tactical bombing run. This book takes you aboard the aircraft and show you how it's complex mechanical and electronic systems work. You'll get an insider's look at the B-1's: Futuristic shape and shape-shifting abilities,which make possible extremely low-altitude high-speed flight; Fearsome array of precision-guided munitions,the highest-technology weapons ever mounted in a mass-produced warplane; Advanced defense avionics and the dauntingly complex integration of all systems. More than a breath-stopping exploration of state-of-the-art armaments and flight,B-1 Lancer is a journey filled with behind-the-scenes political intrigue,a voyage of discovery with the top minds in aviation and munitions design,and a combat tour aboard the B-1's missions for the Strategic Air Command,the Air Combat Command,the Air Force Reserve,and the Air National Guard.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071346948
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Series:
Walter J. Boyne Military Aircraft Series
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.74(d)

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