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(1985) NASA - The Evolution of Modern Aircraft

(1985) NASA - The Evolution of Modern Aircraft

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Office of Policy and Plans
NASA History Office
NASA SP\u2212468
Quest for Performance
The Evolution of Modern Aircraft
Laurence K. Loftin, Jr.
NASA Scientific and Technical Information Branch
Washington, D.C. 1985
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Table of Contents
Updated: November 30, 1998.
For further information contact:

Roger D.Launius, NASA Chief Historian
roger.launius@hq.nasa.gov
Steve Garber, NASA History Office
steve.garber@hq.nasa.gov

HTML work: Chris Gamble
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Quest for Performance: The Evolution of Modern Aircraft
\u2212[v\u2212vii] Table of Contents \u2212
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Part I \u2212 The Age of Propellers.
Chapter 1.
Introduction.

Chapter 2 \u2212 Design Exploration, 1914\u221218.
Background.
Fighter Aircraft.
Heavy Bombers.
Army Cooperation Aircraft.
The Heritage of World War I.

Chapter 3 \u2212 The Lean Years, 1918\u221226.
Background.
Transport Developments in Europe.
High\u2212Speed Racing Aircraft.

Chapter 4 \u2212 Design Revolution, 1926\u221239.
Background.
Record Flights.
Monoplanes and Biplanes.
Synergistic Developments.
General Aviation at End of Decade.

Chapter 5 \u2212 Design Refinement, 1939\u221245.
Background.
Aerodynamic Problems and Refinements.
Examples of World War II Aircraft.

Chapter 6 \u2212 Design Maturity, 1945\u221280.
Background.
Transport Aircraft.
General Aviation Aircraft.

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