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  • Title: Quest for Performance: The Evolution of Modern Aircraft
  • Author(s) Laurence K. Loftin, Jr.
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (November 5, 2014); eBook (Creative Commons Licensed)
  • License(s): CC BY 4.0
  • Hardcover/Paperback: 564 pages
  • eBook: HTML and PDF (559 pages)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10/ASIN: 1503105024
  • ISBN-13: 978-1503105027
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Book Description

This book 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 of 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.

About the Authors
  • Reiner Decher is ​Professor Emeritus at University of Washington, Seattle WA USA (Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics).
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