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Supersonic Flight: Breaking the Sound Barrier and Beyond - Story of the Bell X-1 and Douglas D-558

Supersonic Flight: Breaking the Sound Barrier and Beyond - Story of the Bell X-1 and Douglas D-558 (Hardback)

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Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Chuck Yeager's first supersonic flight, this edition includes a new introduction and new photographs. The book is a history of the struggle to break the sound barrier. Starting with an introduction co-written by astronaut Michael Collins and a prologue relating the fatal attempt by Britain's Geoffrey de Havilland to break the sound barrier in 1946, the book describes: the basic problems of supersonic flight; the story of the Bell X-1 in which "Chuck" Yeager successfully broke the sound barrier in 1947; and the Douglas D-558, the first aircraft to reach twice the speed of sound.

TechnicalMechanical engineering & materialsMaterials scienceMechanics of fluidsTransportAircraft: general interest Publisher: Pavilion Books Publication Date: 31/12/1997 ISBN-13: 9781857532531  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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