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The History of Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Development in the United States: A Tradition of Excellence

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In this history of aircraft gas turbine engine development in the United States, technologi­cal advancements will be traced through the evolution of specific engines. Each engine examined represents an important advance in this critical technology. Although every model of aircraft gas turbine ever developed represents some technological change, in the opinion of the author, the engines presented here demonstrate clear and significant advances over previous technologies. These American-made turbojets have had a greater impact on U.S. aircraft gas tur­bine usage than any other models we could examine. The four British engines described are ex­ceptions to this all-American discussion. The Whittle engine, introduced into this country during World War II, became the model for the General Electric I-A. The other three engines are the British Derwent and Tay, which introduced Pratt & Whitney into the jet engine business, and the Pegasus. The Pegasus is the only non-U.S. engine to be "featured" as the topic of an entire chap­ter because it not only is representative of the finest in vectored-thrust technology, but also is the standard powerplant for U.S. Marine Corps Harrier aircraft.

Excellent pages, a little edge and board wear.

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Author(s):
St. Peter, James
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1999
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0791800970
ISBN-13:
9780791800973
Number of pages:
591
Publisher:
American Society of Mechanical

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In this history of aircraft gas turbine engine development in the United States, technologi­cal advancements will be traced through the evolution of specific engines. Each engine examined represents an important advance in this critical technology. Although every model of aircraft gas turbine ever developed represents some technological change, in the opinion of the author, the engines presented here demonstrate clear and significant advances over previous technologies. These American-made turbojets have had a greater impact on U.S. aircraft gas tur­bine usage than any other models we could examine. The four British engines described are ex­ceptions to this all-American discussion. The Whittle engine, introduced into this country during World War II, became the model for the General Electric I-A. The other three engines are the British Derwent and Tay, which introduced Pratt & Whitney into the jet engine business, and the Pegasus. The Pegasus is the only non-U.S. engine to be "featured" as the topic of an entire chap­ter because it not only is representative of the finest in vectored-thrust technology, but also is the standard powerplant for U.S. Marine Corps Harrier aircraft.

Excellent pages, a little edge and board wear.

Author(s):
St. Peter, James
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1999
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0791800970
ISBN-13:
9780791800973
Number of pages:
591
Publisher:
American Society of Mechanical

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