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Supersonic Fighter Development

Supersonic Fighter Development

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{detailed description}The development of combat aircraft may be regarded with some justification as the cutting-edge of aviation technology, for it is here that the stakes and budgets are highest, and the only lives that are at risk are those of the professional military pilots.
The advent of the turbojet marked a watershed in fighter progress, opening the door to dramatic speed increases and the prospect of supersonic flight, yet at the same time presenting the designers and operators with a whole new set of challenges to meet.
In Supersonic Fighter Development, Roy Braybrook traces the lineage of these aircraft from the 'transonic' era of the Hawker Hunter, F-86 Sabre and the MiG-15, through the 'obsolescent' generation, the Teen-series and contemporaries, to the future generation currently in progress.
For the first time the subject is considered in its entirety, the author explaining by example the pressures, both technical and tactical, which have gone towards moulding the aircraft produced in three very different generations of technical advance.
Every key fighter is discussed, consideration being given to its design requirements and overall success, and its technical relevance both in the context of its peers and its effect on future design trends.
The text is accompanied by 180 colour and black and white photographs, highlighting the chief characteristics of each aircraft mentioned.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Roy Braybrook
published by Haynes/Foulis 1987 1st edn. 208pp profusely illustrated, some colour, index 21x26
{condition}good in slightly worn d/j.
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