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Experimental Aircraft 1980-1989 - British Experimental Aircraft 1980-1989, Soviet Experimental Aircraft 1980-1989 (Paperback) Loot Price: R272
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: British Experimental Aircraft 1980-1989, Soviet Experimental Aircraft 1980-1989, United States Experimental Aircraft 1980-1989, Boeing Skyfox, Grumman X-29, Rockwell X-30, Rutan Voyager, Solar Challenger, British Aerospace Eap, Northrop Tacit Blue, Sikorsky S-72, Sikorsky S-75, Piasecki Pa-97, Bell D-292, Boeing Condor, Mit Daedalus, Scaled Composites Ares, High Alpha Research Vehicle, Gossamer Penguin, Tupolev Tu-155, Scaled Composites Attt. Excerpt: The Boeing Skyfox was a program to modify the aging Lockheed T-33 jet trainers into a modernized, twin-engine aircraft. It was made as a primary trainer to compete and replace the Cessna T-37 Tweety Bird. Besides its primary role as a trainer, the aircraft was envisioned to have other roles as well, including ground attack. The program was started by the Skyfox Corporation in 1983, and was acquired by Boeing in 1986. The program included the replacement of the Allison J33-A-35 turbojet by two Garrett TFE731-3A turbofans, the same that are on the Dassault Falcon 10, 20, 50, 900, IAI Astra, IAI Westwind, and Learjet 40. It also included an extensive redesign of the airframe. Only one prototype aircraft was built, and the program was later canceled due to lack of customers. Over 6,500 Lockheed T-33 trainers were built, making it one of the most successful jet trainer programs in history. However, technology passed the "T-Bird" by, and by the 1980s, it was clear that the world's air forces needed a more modern training aircraft. The "Skyfox" was conceived and developed by Russell O'Quinn. The modification designs were led by T-33 designer Irvin Culver and a number of other former Lockheed employees formed Flight Concepts Incorporated in 1982, with the intent of modernizing the T-33 design. The com... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=7956533

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2010
First published: June 2010
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-82866-2
Barcode: 9781157828662
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-157-82866-3

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