This is the fourth edition of Bill Gunston's definitive book on jet and turbine aero engines – the power behind a broad spectrum of aircraft, from the largest, heaviest transport aircraft to the highest-flying reconnaissance aeroplanes and the fastest, most agile fighters.
It includes details of Boeing's 787 and Rolls-Royce's Trent 1000 power plants. The author also covers the pressure-jet tip-mounted combustion chambers for helicopters.
Using language which will be easily accessible to non-engineers, the author explains the differences between gas-turbine, jet, rocket, ramjet and helicopter turboshaft aero engines. He traces their histories from the early days through to today's complex and powerful units, as used in the latest wide-bodied airliners and high performance military jets.
|Publisher:||History Press Limited, The|
|Product dimensions:||6.94(w) x 9.81(h) x 1.12(d)|
About the Author
Bill Gunston, a former RAF pilot and flying instructor, is perhaps the best-known aviation writer in Britain today, with some 300 books published in a fifty-year writing career. His recent books include Night Fighters: A Development and Combat History (2nd edition, 2003) and World Encyclopedia of Aircraft Manufacturers: From the Pioneers to the Present Day (2nd edition, 2005).