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Test Pilots: The Frontiersmen of Flight, Revised Edition / Edition 2

Test Pilots: The Frontiersmen of Flight, Revised Edition / Edition 2

by Richard P. Hallion, Michael Collins


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ISBN-13: 9780874745498
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 05/17/1988
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 347
Product dimensions: 5.87(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Richard P. Hallion, Air Force Historian, directs the worldwide Air Force historical and museum programs. An internationally recognized aerospace historian, he has written or edited thirteen other books.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 1. Harbingers Chapter 4 2. The Awakening Chapter 5 3. The Great War Chapter 6 4. Flight Testing in the Jazz Age Chapter 7 5. New Directions in the Thirties Chapter 8 6. Combat on the Technology Front Chapter 9 7. The Supersonic Breakthrough and the Era of the Jet Chapter 10 8. From Air to Space Chapter 11 9. Today and Tomorrow Chapter 12 Appendix Chapter 13 Sources Chapter 14 Acknowledgements Chapter 15 Bibliographical Note Chapter 16 Selected Bibliography 17 Index

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