Fundamentals of Fighter Design
|PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION):||2004|
|INSIDE:||167 b&w photos 117 line drawings 8 page col section|
This book traces the exciting development of fighter aircraft design over the last ninety years, from World War One to present day. An intriguing aspect of this evolution is the many technological battles, some still being fought, by designers and manufacturers to pursue the goal of air superiority.
Topics covered include: Aerodynamics, stability and control Propulsion, structures and materials Avionics, systems, armament and tactics New design driver: Stealth
The strength of this book is the many clear drawings and informative charts obtained by painstaking research that will interest not only aircraft enthusiasts but those with a professional interest in aircraft design.