Turbojet (Hardcover)

History And Development 1930-1960 Volume 2: USSR, USA, Japan, France, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy and H

By Antony Kay

The Crowood Press UK, 9781861269393, 240pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (8/1/2007)

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In the second and final volume of this complete history of the early years of the jet engine, Antony L. Kay covers all the countries to embark on jet engine development after the leads established by Great Britain and Germany before World War Two.

Most important among these countries, in terms of turbojet development, are the United States, France and the USSR, but the book also covers the engines produced by Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, Hungary, Japan and Italy.

Superby illustrated with hundreds of photographs of engines - turbojet, turboprop, turboshaft and turbofan - and the aircraft that they powered.

About the Author

Antony L. Kay has written widely on aeronautics and technical subjects. His engineering and technical background ranges from instruments to heavy engineering and he has, for decades, run his own optical instrument business. Antony is also an avid pilot. He is the author of German Jet Engine and Gas Turbine Development 1930-45 and Turbojet History and Development 1930-1960 [Crowood 2007].