Aircraft Propulsion : a review of the evolution of aircraft piston engines
by C. Fayette Taylor
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press 1971
Number of pages: 148
This publication is based chiefly on the author's close personal connection with the development of aircraft engines during the period 1917-1950. The illustrations include a number of engines, aircraft, and the materials in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum.
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