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Supersonic Flight: Breaking the Sound Barrier and Beyond - The Story of the Bell X-1 and Douglas D-558
     

Supersonic Flight: Breaking the Sound Barrier and Beyond - The Story of the Bell X-1 and Douglas D-558

by Richard P. Hallion
 
Updated to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Chuck Yeager's first supersonic flight, Brassey's presents a new edition of Richard P. Hallion's acclaimed history of the struggle to break the sound barrier. The book describes the basic problems of supersonic flight; the story of the Bell X-1 in which Yeager successfully broke the sound barrier in 1947; and the

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Updated to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Chuck Yeager's first supersonic flight, Brassey's presents a new edition of Richard P. Hallion's acclaimed history of the struggle to break the sound barrier. The book describes the basic problems of supersonic flight; the story of the Bell X-1 in which Yeager successfully broke the sound barrier in 1947; and the Douglas D-558, the first aircraft to reach twice the speed of sound. Includes a new introduction cowritten by astronaut Michael Collins.

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Tells the story of technology involved in breaking the sound barrier, focusing on the Bell X-1, in which Chuck Yeager broke the speed of sound, and on the Douglas D-558-2, the first aircraft to reach twice the speed of sound. This updated edition draws on primary research material and interviews with key participants to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first supersonic flight. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781857532531
Publisher:
Brassey's UK, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.90(d)

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