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Testbeds Motherships & Parasites

Testbeds Motherships & Parasites

ISBN: 9781580072410

Author: Frederick Johnsen

Publisher: Specialty Press

Format: Paperback

Price: AUD $41.95
RRP: AUD $54.95

Filling a void in major works about rare and exotic flight test aircraft, this book is the definitive work on the converted bombers and transports that served as the critically important launch vehicles to the headline-grabbing X-Planes. Covered are scores of aircraft of all types converted for use as "flying laboratories" to test engines, wings, cockpits, and aerodynamic devices all in the name of aviation progress, including the "parasite" aircraft carried aloft to be launched and recovered by their motherships.

This book thoroughly covers every aspect of mothership, testbed, and parasite aircraft, featuring detailed appendices containing extensive reference material for modellers, historians, and enthusiasts, including a complete listing of known engine testbeds; a complete listing of known airframe mods and systems-test aircraft; and all combinations of U.S. and foreign motherships and parasite-carrying aircraft.

Aviation history is filled with legendary aircraft, but in many cases, the design and development of these brilliant machines were dependent on significant inflight testing of new engines, advanced airframe structures, and the latest in flight control and flight-related systems. The availability of already flying airframes that could easily be modified for specific airborne test work saved years of engineering time, not to mention countless lives of the test pilots who did not have to face airborne risks of the unknown.

 

Book Title: Testbeds Motherships & Parasites
Author: Frederick Johnsen
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781580072410
About the Author: Frederick A. Johnsen recently retired from a lengthy career at the U.S. Air Force Flight Test Center and NASA's famed Dryden Flight Research Center, both located on the historic desert site known as Edwards Air Force Base. During his time there, Johnsen amassed a wealth of knowledge related to the Golden Age of Flight Test Research at Edwards. He has written numerous books about aircraft and aviation history.
Publisher: Specialty Press
Title Release: Jun-18

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