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Airplane radial engine textbook 1946

Sold ! This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-25)
Price : US $31.00

Airplane radial engine textbook  1946 Airplane radial engine textbook  1946 Airplane radial engine textbook  1946

A small book, 188 pages, that details & describes all
parts of the radial airplane engine: carburetion, ignition, propeller types,
cam timing, etc. There are 8 to 10 questions at the end of every chapter to
insure the student grasps the material. There are half line drawings detailing
the topic being discussed as well as photos of airplane assemblies relevant to
the topic.

I’m not sure if it was an early textbook, or perhaps a study
guide for a persons wishing to obtain their Airframe & Mechanics
certification. In any case, it is well written, easy to read, has lots of
formulas, simply explained, that are used in practical examples.

It has a table of contents & an index.

The authors were both heavily involved in the post war
aviation industry: one was a senior pilot for Transcontinental & Western
Airlines (the predecessor of TWA), the other worked at Lockheed & also
taught at a local college.

There is one page that had stuck together (perhaps because
of getting wet?), all other pages turn freely & are quite readable. A
couple of the pages have penciled in calculations by the formulas. The
hardcover is in good condition & the binding is tight & firm.

It is a very interesting book for collectors & students
of early airplane history.


Sold ! This book is sold (sold on 2008-08-25)

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