By Frederick A. Johnsen

ISBN-10: 1782003681

ISBN-13: 9781782003687

the expansion in dimension, lethality, and expertise of the German Luftwaffe was once of shock to a few security planners within the usa sooner than American access into the battle. studying in regards to the Luftwaffe turned an important attempt as soon as the clash broke out in Europe. From defectors with German plane to battlefield trophies and wrestle group stories, the race to appreciate German aero know-how took on occasionally heroic proportions. After the warfare, German know-how infused American aerospace advancements in lots of methods: German ribbon parachutes have been evaluated for high-speed bailouts; sweptwing innovative slat know-how benefited the F-86 Sabre; total comprehension of sweptwing advantages to quickly jet plane used to be confirmed; pulse jet V1s and supersonic V2 rockets boosted American drone weapon, ballistic missile, and house exploration efforts. during this quantity Frederick A. Johnsen strains that direction of discovery.

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