Pegasus - The Heart of the Harrier


The History and Development of the World's First Operational Vertical Take-off and Landing Jet Engine - Updated Edition

By: Andrew Dow
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781848840423
Published: 31st August 2009
RRP / Print Price: £35.00

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Pegasus - The Heart of the Harrier

The conception of the Pegasus engine in 1957 upset all the conventions of aircraft design. It was previously usual for aircraft designers to seek a suitable engine, but this was an engine that sought an aircraft. The aircraft that
resulted was the famous Harrier that is still in front-line service with air forces around the world including the RAF and US Marine Corps. This book takes an in-depth look at the engine's original design concept, initial production and flight testing. It then goes on to explain how the developments and improvements have been made over the ensuing years and includes experiences of operational combat flying, both from land and sea.

The book is written in a non technical style that makes comfortable reading for all enthusiasts and historians and is copiously illustrated with many previously unseen photographs and diagrams.

 

 




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