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Title:
World encyclopaedia of aero engines : all major aircraft power plants, from the Wright brothers to the present day
Author:
Gunston, Bill.
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Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Sparkford, Nr Yeovil, Somerset, [England] : P. Stephens ; Newbury Park, Calif. : Haynes North America, 1998.
Physical Description:
208 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781852605971
Format :
Book

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This new edition of the landmark aviation reference is updated to describe the history and wares of every airplane engine manufacturer in the world, past and present. Renowned aviation writer Bill Gunston places each engine in its historical and technological contexts, while presenting the human elements of each story -- for example the personal struggles that resulted in such notable engines as the Rolls-Royce Merlin and the Pratt & Whitney P6.