Quest for Performance : the Evolution of Modern Aircraft
- Loftin, Lawrence K., Jr.
- JAN 1, 1985.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
- The technical evolution of the subsonic airplane is traced from a curiosity at the beginning of World War I to the highly useful machine of today. Included are descriptions of significant aircraft which incorporated important technical innovations and served to shape the future course of aeronautical development, as well as aircraft which represented the state-of-art in a particular time frame or were much used or liked. The discussion is related primarily to aircraft configuration evolution and associated aerodynamic characteristics and, to a lesser extent, to developments in aircraft construction and propulsion. The material is presented in a manner designed to appeal to the nontechnical reader who is interested in the evolution of the airplane, as well as to students of aeronautical engineering and others with an aeronautical background.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19850023776., Accession ID: 85N32089., NAS 1.21:468., and NASA-SP-468.
- No Copyright.
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