Quest for Performance: The Evolution of Modern Aircraft
by Laurence K. Loftin, Jr.
Publisher: United States Government Printing 1985
Number of pages: 547
This volume traces the technical development of the airplane from a curiosity at the beginning of World War I to the highly useful machine of today. Included are significant aircraft that incorporated important technical innovations and served to shape the future course aeronautical development, as well as aircraft that represented the state of the art of aeronautical technology in a particular time frame or that were very popular and produced in great numbers.
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by Dave Doody - NASA
This tutorial is designed to help operations people identify the range of concepts associated with deep space missions, and grasp the relationships among them. It also enjoys popularity with people interested in interplanetary space flight.
by Emile Auguste Duchene - Longmans, Green and co.
The book is written in the simplest possible language, and contains not a single formula. It treats the principles of flight and the problems involved in the mechanics of the aeroplane, demanding only the most elementary knowledge of arithmetic.
by Richard W. Orloff - NASA History Division
With the passage of time there are opportunities to reconsider Project Apollo anew. This book draws out the statistical information about each of the flights that have been long buried in numerous technical memoranda and historical studies.
- Federal Aviation Administration
Weight and balance, two of the most important factors affecting flight safety, are thoroughly discussed in this handbook. Indispensable for those responsible for aircraft weight distribution - the engineers, designers, and pilots.