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German Jet Engine and Gas Turbine Development 1930-1945

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German Jet Engine and Gas Turbine Development 1930-1945 by Anthony L. Kay
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The pioneering days of jet propulsion in Hitler's Germany led to some of the most advanced engine designs of the era, many features of which are still incorporated in current power-plants. During this period much was achieved, including the flight of the world's first turbojet-powered aircraft, pulsejet and ramjet-powered missiles and other first-time applications of the gas turbine. The latter years of World War II also saw the introduction into production and service of the first jet aircraft and missiles, despite a background of material shortages, Allied bombing and the peculiarities of the Nazi regime. This book commences with an introduction to the research and early ideas of German inventors before 1934. The main thrust of the book concerns the development work for aviation and covers turbojet, turboprop, ducted fan and hybrid types of engine. Much of the text is concerned with the design of the aircraft that were to be powered by the new engines. Also included are chapters on pure gas turbines designed to power the Panther tank and other military land vehicles, naval applications for fast patrol and torpedo boats and, finally, the industrial application of the new inventions.

Author Biography

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 run his own optical instrument business for decades. Antony is also an avid pilot. He is the author of German Jet Engine and Gas Turbine Development 1930-45 and Junkers Airfcraft and Engines, 1913-1945.
Release date Australia
April 29th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
237 b&w illustrations
Imprint
The Crowood Press Ltd
Pages
320
Dimensions
218x276x25
ISBN-13
9781840372946
Product ID
1934931

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