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Miles M.52: Gateway to Supersonic Flight

Miles M.52: Gateway to Supersonic Flight
Autor: Eric Brown
Data publikacji: 2016-03
ISBN: 9780752470146
Wydawca: HISTORY PRESS
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 17 x 2.5 x 22.6 cm
Oprawa: twarda
Liczba stron: 240
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W przypadku braku książki w magazynie, czas realizacji zamówienia może wynieść 3-6 tygodni.
 
Opis produktu:

In December 1943, a top secret contract (E.24/43) was awarded to Miles Aircraft. The contract was to build the world's first supersonic jet capable of 1000mph. However, on 12 February 1946, Miles were ordered to stop production. No plausible explanation was given for the cancellation. This title aims to solve the mystery behind the cancellation.

This has got to be one of the most fascinating and, ultimately, tragic stories of the British Aircraft industry post WW2. One suspects that there were geo-political reasons, such as paying off the War debt and recovering from selling jet engines to the Russians, involving the USA that lead to the cancellation of this project and passing all the information to the US before they went on to break the sound barrier. To think that Britain could have had a jet powered aircraft capable of 1,000 mph and able to take off and land under its own power in 1946/7. We would have been the centre for fighter production and would probably have retained a significant capability today had this project gone ahead.

 

About the Author

Captain Eric Brown, CBE, DSC, AFC, QCUSA, RN, is a former Royal Navy officer and test pilot who is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as holding the record for flying the greatest number of different aircraft. His other books include "Wings on My Sleeve," "Wings of the Luftwaffe," and "Wings of the Weird & Wonderful." Dennis Bancroft C.Eng MRAeS, was the Miles chief aerodynamicist. They are among the last surviving members of the M.52 development team.



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