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American Secret Projects 3: U.S. Airlifters since 1962

George Cox Craig Kaston



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Crecy Publishing
01 October 2019
History; Travel & Lifestyle; Aircraft: general interest
This brings the story of the U.S. airlifter from the early 1960s to today's transport giants and tomorrow's stealth assault aircraft; revealing numerous designs which never saw the light of day, examining the thinking behind them and giving insights into why they did, or did not, succeed. This untold story of aviation history also has a major bearing on the development of civil aviation. The book, and its companion volume, American Secret Projects 2, covers airlifter designs from WWII to the start of the 1960s, and has been made possible by the authors being given unprecedented access to major aerospace company archives, uncovering scores of design proposals which have never previously been revealed. As well as describing how airlifters were progressively developed to meet evermore demanding military transport requirements, the book looks at their other roles, from nuclear testbeds to Space Shuttle carriers. Describing over 100 unknown, or little known, designs, including all the competitors to the C-5 and entries for the Tri-Service V/STOL transport competition, the book has over 400 illustrations, the majority of which have never previously been published, detailing some of the largest and most incredible aircraft ever conceived.
By:   George Cox, Craig Kaston
Imprint:   Crecy Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   3
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 210mm, 
ISBN:   9781910809334
ISBN 10:   1910809330
Series:   American Secret Projects
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sir George Cox BScAeEng, CRAeS initially worked as an engineer in the Flight Test Department of Vickers Armstrongs, before moving to a wider career in industry that led to heading up several companies. He later became the Director General of the UK's Institute of Directors, and has also sat on boards of major corporations in the UK, USA and continental Europe.Other roles included Chair of the Design Council, President of the Institution of Engineering Designers, and Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council of the University of Warwick. He has spoken on design, technology and related issues in some twenty countries as well as at the World Economic Forum in Davos.Sir George is an Honorary Fellow of Queen Mary University of London and holds honorary doctorates from five other universities. He was knighted by the Queen for services to business in 2006. Craig Kaston initially worked as an Engineering Analyst specialising in threat systems analysis at SETAC Inc, where he later managed the company publications department. He later moved to Northrop Electronics Division as a Technical Representative and later Senior Field Engineer specialising in engine monitoring systems on the A-10, KC-135R, F-14B/D and F-117A. He later became a Senior Software Engineer supporting various ground-based and embedded avionics systems on the F-14 Tomcat.He has provided photographs and graphics to a number of publications since his first article in 1976. These include the 'Detail & Scale Colors & Markings' series, Steve Ginter's 'Naval Fighters and Air Force Legends' series, and a number of books including Tom Clancy's Fighter Wing: A Guided Tour of an Air Force Combat Wing.

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