Hypersonic Thunder

Hypersonic Thunder

The jet age began in 1939 with the brief hop of a secret German airplane. Seventy years later, the entire world depends upon the jet engine in every sphere - political, military, economic, and social. In Hypersonic Thunder, Walter Boyne weaves an intricate story of how the jet engine changed aeronautics and astronautics, pushing the frontiers of flight forward and permitting humankind to enter the space age.

Drawing on his knowledge of the period, Boyne paints a… (more)

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Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates (April 14, 2009)

Collection: Forge Books

File size: 369.5 KB

Language: English


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