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Airlifters: American Secret Projects V2

Airlifters: American Secret Projects V2

ISBN: 9781910809167

Author: George Cox

Publisher: Crecy Publishing

Format: Hardback

Price: AUD $52.95
RRP: AUD $69.95

This book charts the history of the US airlifter from its origins in World War II to today's transport giants. In doing so, it reveals and describes numerous designs which never saw the light of day, examining the thinking behind them and giving insights into why they did, or did not, succeed. In many ways, this untold story of aviation history reflects both the changing face of conflict and the exercise of geo-political power; it has also had a major bearing on the development of civil aviation. The book has been made possible by the authors being given unprecedented access to major aerospace company archives, uncovering scores of design proposals which have never previously been revealed. It is profusely illustrated, much in full color, with artwork and three-view drawings extracted from manufacturers' archives and with photographs of original project models. As well as describing how airlifters were progressively developed to meet ever-more demanding military transport requirements, the book looks at other roles for which they were adapted, from nuclear test-beds to Space-Shuttle carriers. This previously untold story describes more than 200 unknown, or little known, designs, and contains more than 400 illustrations detailing some of the largest and most incredible aircraft ever conceived.

Book Title: Airlifters: American Secret Projects V2
Publisher: Crecy Publishing
Title Release: Jul-19
ISBN: 9781910809167
Author: George Cox
Format: Hardback
About the Author: Craig Kaston initially worked as an Engineering Analyst specialising in threat systems analysis at SETAC Inc, where he later managed the company publications department. He later moved to Northrop Electronics Division as a Technical Representative and later Senior Field Engineer specialising in engine monitoring systems on the A-10, KC-135R, F-14B/D and F-117A. He later became a Senior Software Engineer supporting various ground-based and embedded avionics systems on the F-14 Tomcat.He has provided photographs and graphics to a number of publications since his first article in 1976. These include the 'Detail & Scale Colors & Markings' series, Steve Ginter's 'Naval Fighters and Air Force Legends' series, and a number of books including Tom Clancy's Fighter Wing: A Guided Tour of an Air Force Combat Wing. Sir George Cox BScAeEng, CRAeS initially worked as an engineer in the Flight Test Department of Vickers Armstrongs, before moving to a wider career in industry that led to heading up several companies. He later became the Director General of the UK's Institute of Directors, and has also sat on boards of major corporations in the UK, USA and continental Europe.Other roles included Chair of the Design Council, President of the Institution of Engineering Designers, and Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council of the University of Warwick. He has spoken on design, technology and related issues in some twenty countries as well as at the World Economic Forum in Davos.Sir George is an Honorary Fellow of Queen Mary University of London and holds honorary doctorates from five other universities. He was knighted by the Queen for services to business in 2006.

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