By Jeffery Cook
Jeff Cook, an engineer with the former Naval Airship Program, examines the great “Flying Carriers” and their controversial design, long believed to have lead to their loss. A detailed study of the engineering philosophy based on previous practice is shown to be inaccurate. Previously unpublished documentation from the National Archives reveals political decisions prevented required improvements. A thorough examination of the airship’s operations expose warning signs that were ignored. Lessons most useful to the new airships coming into being today.
100 ppg. 50 rare photos; charts, diagrams. Softcover (only) 10016s