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Faster Than Sound: The Story of Supersonic Flight
     

Faster Than Sound: The Story of Supersonic Flight

by Bill Gunston
 

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This is the fully revised and updated story of how British and American test pilots pierced the sound barrier in the late 1940s, support with many new photographs. Since then much has happened in the advancement of supersonic flight. As recently as 2003, tens of thousands of fare-paying passengers were routinely enjoying transatlantic intercontinental air travel at

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This is the fully revised and updated story of how British and American test pilots pierced the sound barrier in the late 1940s, support with many new photographs. Since then much has happened in the advancement of supersonic flight. As recently as 2003, tens of thousands of fare-paying passengers were routinely enjoying transatlantic intercontinental air travel at speeds of up to Mach 2 on Concorde. Internationally acclaimed best-selling aviation author Bill Gunston OBE describes in accessible style the rules and technologies of supersonic flight, developments in engine and airframe technology, the age of supersonic passenger transports, and advances in supersonic fighter and bomber design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857331458
Publisher:
Haynes Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2012

Meet the Author

Bill Gunston OBE is a former RAF pilot and the prolific author of more than 350 published books on aspects of aviation. He is among the top ten non-fiction writers in the UK today. He lives in Surrey, England.

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