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Fundamentals of Fighter Design
     

Fundamentals of Fighter Design

by Ray Whitford
 

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Fundamentals of Fighter Design traces the exciting development of fighter aircraft design over the last ninety years, from World War One to the present day. An intriguing aspect of this evolution are the many technological battles, some still being fought, by designers and manufacturers to pursue the goal of air superiority. Ray Whitford examines present and future

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Fundamentals of Fighter Design traces the exciting development of fighter aircraft design over the last ninety years, from World War One to the present day. An intriguing aspect of this evolution are the many technological battles, some still being fought, by designers and manufacturers to pursue the goal of air superiority. Ray Whitford examines present and future design solutions against the historical background of fighter evolution that occurred whenever science and engineering increased the aircraft designer's parameters. The book includes many clear drawings and informative charts obtained by painstaking research, which will interest not only aircraft enthusiasts, but also those with a professional interest in aircraft design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840371123
Publisher:
Airlife Publishing Limited
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 12.05(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Ray Whitford is a chartered engineer and has been Senior Lecturer in Aerodynamics and Aircraft Design with Cranfield University at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom for twenty years. He won the Rolls-Royce Award for Best Propulsion Submission in the Royal Aeronautical Society's 1997 Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards and a similar prize in 2005 for Best Technology Submission. He is the author of over sixty papers and articles on aircraft design.

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