From how an ejection seat rockets a pilot to safety to the amazing changes in engine design, this fascinating book shows how modern planes work by cutting away their outside to reveal their inner workings. Produced with the help of many of the world's leading aerospace companies, this book will explain clearly in simple, no-nonsense text, many of the principles behind how planes fly and what their various components are designed to do. Stunning photography and artwork bring to life many interesting planes from the world's biggest cargo plane to the fastest jet fighter. The latest developments in aerospace technology, from stealth to HUD computer screens on pilots' helmets, are also considered in detail making this book a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in the world of flight.
- Paperback | 32 pages
- 223.52 x 299.72 x 7.62mm | 68.04g
- 01 Feb 1996
- Usborne Publishing Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- cut-away illustrations, photographs