STOL Progenitors

STOL Progenitors

by Bill Norton, U. S. Air Force B. Norton
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563475766

ISBN-13: 9781563475764

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics

This case study presents the history and technical achievements in developing the Boeing C-17, the largest STOL transport aircraft. It examines STOL technology and predecessor aircraft, but focuses on the U.S. Air Force's Advanced Medium STOL Transport (AMST) program and its YC-14 and YC-15 demonstrators.

The book describes every step of the process

Overview

This case study presents the history and technical achievements in developing the Boeing C-17, the largest STOL transport aircraft. It examines STOL technology and predecessor aircraft, but focuses on the U.S. Air Force's Advanced Medium STOL Transport (AMST) program and its YC-14 and YC-15 demonstrators.

The book describes every step of the process including the needs requirements, technological approaches, design and operation implications, proposals and winning designs, alterations, innovations, cost constraints, construction, and flight testing. STOL aircraft that flew before and after the C-17 are also discussed to illustrate the continuing evolution of the technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563475764
Publisher:
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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