Cambridge Centennial of Flight : Reinventing the Propeller: Aeronautical Specialty and the Triumph of the Modern Airplane Hardback
An international community of specialists reinvented the propeller during the Aeronautical Revolution, a vibrant period of innovation in North America and Europe from World War I to the end of World War II.
They experienced both success and failure as they created competing designs that enabled increasingly sophisticated and 'modern' commercial and military aircraft to climb quicker and cruise faster using less power.
Reinventing the Propeller nimbly moves from the minds of these inventors to their drawing boards, workshops, research and development facilities, and factories, and then shows us how their work performed in the air, both commercially and militarily.
Reinventing the Propeller documents this story of a forgotten technology to reveal new perspectives on engineering, research and development, design, and the multi-layered social, cultural, financial, commercial, industrial, and military infrastructure of aviation.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 386 pages, 4 Tables, black and white; 25 Halftones, black and white
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 24/03/2017
- Category: Aerospace & air transport industries
- ISBN: 9781107142862