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Title:
Eject! : the complete history of U.S. aircraft escape systems
Author:
Tuttle, Jim.
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Publication Information:
St. Paul, Minn. : MBI Publishing Company, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780760311851
Format :
Book

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Central Library TL553.5 .T88 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

From the first parachutes developed in 1797 to modern gyro-stabilized, vectorable rocket capsules capable of deployment at Mach 3 and at the edge of space, this chronology covers the complete history of aircraft escape systems used in the United States. Detailed descriptions of the technologies behind each ejection systems development and use are accompanied by photographs, diagrams, and fascinating firsthand accounts from pilots and crewmembers who have used escape systems. Jim Tuttle spent 33 years as an aerospace engineer with North American Aviation and Rockwell, working on the design of legendary aircraft like the F-86 Sabre, Apollo Command Module, and XB-70 Valkyrie.


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