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    Killer Rays: The Story of the Douglas F4D Skyray & F5D Skylancer (Specialty Press) (Hardback) By (author) Mark Frankel

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    DescriptionKiller Rays is the definitive work on the history of the U.S. Navy's only operational delta-wing aircraft, the revolutionary Douglas F4D Skyray and its more advanced variant, the F5D Skylancer. Author Mark Frankel unlocks secrets of delta-wing design and covers the intense rivalry between the Navy's F4D and Air Force F-102 in the 1950s. This book chronicles the development of the Skyray from concept to first prototype, flight testing, carrier qualifications, and operational history. It also explains how initial engine problems nearly caused the failure of the F4D, and how it was ultimately saved. The author accessed a wealth of Douglas Aircraft photos, models, artwork, engineering drawings, and related material including transcripts of conversations with Chief Designer, Ed Heinemann and Configuration Engineer, R.G. Smith. As a result, Killer Rays covers in vivid detail all aspects of F4D production, flight testing, world speed and time-to-climb records, plus new, never-before-seen aspects of NASA F5D operations, giving the reader the inside story on two significant Cold War U.S. Navy interceptor designs.


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    Title
    Killer Rays
    Subtitle
    The Story of the Douglas F4D Skyray & F5D Skylancer
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Frankel
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 221 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 1,066 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781580071550
    ISBN 10: 1580071554
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3, BTM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.2
    BIC subject category V2: JWG, JWT, TRP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17470
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS, KNDV, BTH, JWMV3
    DC22: 623.7464, 359.94834
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JWCM, NHWR, NHWL, KND, NHWR9, JWT, DNXM, JWMV, TRP, DNXH
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    350 Black and White, 50 Colour
    Publisher
    Specialty Press
    Imprint name
    Specialty Press
    Publication date
    01 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    North Branch