9781902109305-1902109309-Early US Jet Fighters: Proposals, Projects and Prototypes

Early US Jet Fighters: Proposals, Projects and Prototypes

ISBN-13: 9781902109305
ISBN-10: 1902109309
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Buttler, Tony
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Hikoki Publications
Format: Hardcover 176 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781902109305
ISBN-10: 1902109309
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Buttler, Tony
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Hikoki Publications
Format: Hardcover 176 pages

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Acknowledged authors Buttler, Tony wrote Early US Jet Fighters: Proposals, Projects and Prototypes comprising 176 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1902109309 and 9781902109305. Since then Early US Jet Fighters: Proposals, Projects and Prototypes textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In the aftermath of World War II the development of military fighter aircraft in the USA continued apace to take advantage of a new form of propulsion - the jet engine. With incredibly swift progress, post-war fighter design embraced supersonic types and the early development of the American jet fighter reached its maturity.

Design competitions were held which led to the F-87 to F-93 series of fighters and, not to be outdone, the US Navy ran competitions for carrier-based jets which resulted in the Douglas Skyknight, Grumman Panther and Vought Cutlass.

All projects resulted in a large number of design studies and proposals including plans for a Navy Long Range Escort Fighter (the abandoned OS-112). Some are quite well known but, following recent access to the papers in the Sarah Clark and George Spangenberg document collections in the US National Archives, many further previously unknown or unseen designs have come to light including new information on the types that were flown.

Competitions for, amongst others, the McDonnell Demon carrier based jet fighter together with flying boat fighters culminated in the first full supersonic design competitions held for each Service including the MX1554 (Convair F-102 Delta Dagger) and OS-130 (Vought F8U Crusader) programs.

Early US Jet Fighter, Proposals, Projects and Prototypes tells the story of these developments backed up with three-view drawings, manufacturer’s models and rare photographs.

Appendices illustrate the effort being put into this work during the 1940s and 1950s, by detailing American research establishments and test facilities, chief designers, flight characteristics and a curious one-off study of an in-flight refuelling concept.

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