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X-Planes – From The X-1 To The X-60 – An Illustrated History

AUTHOR – Gorn/De Chiara

PUBLISHER – Praxis Publishing

FORMAT – Hardback

PAGES – 160

PUBLISHED – 2021

ISBN – 978 3 030 86397 5

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Categories: , Product ID: 14898

Description

For the past 75 years, the U.S. government has invested significant time and money into advanced aerospace research, as evidenced by its many experimental X-plane aircraft and rockets. NASA’s X-Planes asks a simple question: What have we gained from it all?

To answer this question, the authors provide a comprehensive overview of the X-plane’s long history, from the 1946 X-1 to the modern X-60. The chapters describe not just the technological evolution of these models, but also the wider story of politics, federal budgets, and inter-agency rivalries surrounding them. The book is organized into two sections, with the first covering the operational X-planes that symbolized the Cold War struggle between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R, and the second section surveying post-Cold War aircraft and spacecraft.

Featuring dozens of original illustrations of X-plane cross-sections, in-flight profiles, close-ups, and more, this book will educate general readers and specialists alike.

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Weight1.00 kg

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