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Fallacies and fantasies of Air Transport History


Cote : 629.133 34 DAV
Auteur : R. E. G. Davies

Editeur : Paladwr Press, Mc Lean Virginie USA
Année de publication : 1994
Mots-clés : histoire transport aérien
ISBN : 0-9626483-5-3
Importance matérielle : 1
Description : 223 pages Résumé : The romance of airships & flying boats is still with us today, but with little reference to their inefficiency. The Dornier Do X & the Mayo composite are still regarded as meritable achievements when, in reality, they were no more than bold experiments. Conversely, aircraft such as the pioneering Il'ya Muromets & the epoch-making de Havilland Comet have been given only grudging acclaim, falling short of the accolades they deserve. Today, supersonic & hypersonic projects are harbingers of technical miracles but economic disasters. This book substitutes fact for wishful thinking.