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  • How to Make a Spaceshipby Julian Guthrie; Richard Branson

    Transworld 2016; US$ 28.19

    Afterword by Professor Stephen Hawking "Reads like a thriller - and reveals many secrets... one of the great entrepreneurial stories of our time" ( Washington Post ) Alone in a spartan black cockpit, test pilot Mike Melvill rocketed toward space. He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed of sound and begin the climb to a target no civilian... more...

  • US Navy Ships vs Kamikazes 1944?45by Mark Stille; Jim Laurier

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    The ineffectiveness of conventional air attacks on US Navy surface ships, particularly heavily defended targets like carrier task groups, forced the Japanese to re-evaluate their tactics in late 1944. The solution they arrived at was simple ? crash their aircraft into American ships. This notion of self-sacrifice fit well within the Japanese warrior... more...

  • Bell X-1by Peter E. Davies; Jim Laurier; Gareth Hector

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    In 1947, no one knew if it was possible to break the 'sound barrier'. The Bell X-1 was the tiny, rocket-powered craft that finally broke it. It was the result of innovative designers and engineers turning their attention from the pioneering jets of World War II to a new task ? an aircraft designed purely to fly faster than sound. Legendary pilots rallied... more...

  • Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika Bomberby Robert Forsyth; Jim Laurier; Gareth Hector

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    As Europe plunged into World War II, Hitler ordered the development of a hi-tech secret weapon capable of taking the war across the Atlantic ? the Messerschmitt Me 264. Chosen from designs for an 'Amerika Bomber' tendered by Messerschmitt, Junkers and Focke-Wulf, this ultra-long-range aircraft would be capable of attacking cities in the United States.... more...

  • Commercial Aircraft Projectsby Hans-Henrich Altfeld

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    When it comes to very highly complex, commercially funded product-development projects it is not sufficient to apply standard project management techniques to manage and keep them under control. Instead, they need a project management approach which is perfectly adapted to their complex nature. This, however, may generate additional cost and a dilemma... more...

  • Histoire de l'aviationby Encyclopædia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    L'histoire de l'aviation prend sa source dans le désir immémorial des hommes de s'élever dans les airs; la légende d'Icare en témoigne. Mais c'est à la Renaissance, avec Léonard de Vinci, que la première étude raisonnée sur le vol humain trouve son expression. On remarque que, si l'art de la naviguer... more...

  • Innovative Design and Development Practices in Aerospace and Automotive Engineeringby Ram P. Bajpai; U. Chandrasekhar

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 223.52

    The book presents the best articles presented by researchers, academicians and industrial experts in the International Conference on ?Innovative Design and Development Practices in Aerospace and Automotive Engineering (I-DAD 2016)?. The book discusses new concept designs, analysis and manufacturing technologies, where more swing is for improved performance... more...

  • Adaptive and Robust Active Vibration Controlby Ioan D. Landau; Tudor-Bogdan Airimi?oaie; Abraham Castellanos-Silva; Aurelian Constantinescu

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 146.01

    This book approaches the design of active vibration control systems from the perspective of today?s ideas of computer control. It formulates the various design problems encountered in the active management of vibration as control problems and searches for the most appropriate tools to solve them. The experimental validation of the solutions proposed... more...

  • Domesticating Dronesby Henry H Jr Perritt; Eliot O Sprague

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The public debate over civilian use of drones is intensifying. Variously called "unmanned aircraft systems", "unmanned aerial vehicles", "remotely piloted aircraft", or simply "drones", they are available for purchase by anyone for a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. They have strikingly useful capabilities. They can carry high-definition video... more...

  • Essentials of Aircraft Armamentsby Mrinal Kaushik; Prashanth Reddy Hanmaiahgari

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 48.29

    This book aims to provide a complete exposure about armaments from their design to launch from the combat aircraft. The book details modern ammunition and their tactical roles in warfare. The proposed book discusses aerodynamics, propulsion, structural as well as navigation, control, and guidance of aircraft armament. It also introduces the various... more...