Race with the Wind: How Air Racing Advanced Aviation

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MBI Publishing Company, 2001 - 192 стор.
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In the decades leading up to World War II, air races were often the proving grounds for radical new aviation principles and designs. The people and machines of air racing during this period made tremendous strides and contributed incredible new technologies, aerodynamics, powerplants, and airframes. This unique look at the key players and aircraft of the early 20th century's great air races examines and explains how innovative racing technologies found their way into future fighter and passenger aircraft. Coverage of exciting races like the Schneider Trophy, Pulitzer Trophy Race, and the National Air Races, an in-depth look at their contributions to aeronautics, exclusive line drawings illustrating the technologies, and archival photography make this a must for air racing fans and aviation enthusiasts.
 

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Matthews supplies the reader with examples of how the early air racers, and the improvements they made to their planes, influenced the direction of modern aviation. He goes on to share how these refinements also shaped the development of military aircraft that helped win the Second World War. Читати огляд повністю

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Acknowledgments
7
From the Old World to the New
21
The Roaring Twenties
35
The Marathon Races
49
The Crucial Years
65
Performance Appraisal
83
A Desire for Performance
93
LiquidCooled Engines
111
AirCooled Engines
129
Necessities
143
In Closing
159
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