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Aircraft in Warfare: The Dawn of the Fourth Arm

Lanchester, F. W., Lanchester, F.W.

Editore: Lanchester Pr Inc, 1996
ISBN 10: 1573210021 / ISBN 13: 9781573210027
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Titolo: Aircraft in Warfare: The Dawn of the Fourth ...

Casa editrice: Lanchester Pr Inc

Data di pubblicazione: 1996

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Riassunto: The new edition of Lanchester's legendary and pioneering work Aircraft in Warfare was originally published in 1916. It is complete with new photographic material from the Imperial War Museum and the RAF Museum in England. This pioneering work describes the use of aircraft in all aspects of warfare at the time of the Great War. It forms the basis of the science of Operations Research and contains two chapters on Lanchester's Laws of Combat. A must for all aeronautical enthusiasts.

L'autore: Frederick William Lanchester was born in 1968 in London. He studied at the Royal College of science in engineering and mining technology. He began his research in aerodynamics in 1892 and published two definitive works on aerodynamics in 1907. He is co-discoverer with Prandtl of the circulation theory of airfoil lift.

In 1895 he designed and built the first four wheel car in England. He founded the Lanchester car company and consulted with Daimler and Wolseley car firms. He had 256 patents to his name (from over 400 applications). Including disc brakes, four wheel drive, power steering, low voltage ignition, fuel injection and static and dynamic balancing engines.

In 1910 he was elected president of the Institution of Automobile Engineers, and was aearded the Guggenheim gold medal in 1931 for his work in aerodynamics.

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