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Old 9th May 2016, 14:19
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Making Jet Engines in World War II -- announced

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Making Jet Engines in World War II

BRITAIN, GERMANY, AND THE UNITED STATES

Making Jet Engines in World War II
HERMIONE GIFFARD

336 pages | 34 halftones, 2 line drawings, 3 tables | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Our stories of industrial innovation tend to focus on individual initiative and lone breakthroughs. With Making Jet Engines, Hermione Giffard uses the case of the development of jet engines during World War II to offer a different way of understanding technological innovation, revealing the… Read More
CONTENTS
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Chapter 1. Turbojet Production during World War II
Britain’s Turbojet Engines
Competition in Britain
Abandoning the W.2B
United States (American Turbojet Engines)
Production and Improvement in the United States
Prospects for the H.1
Turbojet Engine Production in Germany
Production Underground
The Remarkable Production of Ersatz Aero-Engines
Conclusion
Chapter 2. The Aero-Engine Industry and Turbojet Development
Rolls-Royce and the Turbojet
Rolls-Royce’s First Internal Combustion Turbine
The Whittle-Rolls-Royce Engine
Rolls-Royce at Barnoldswick
Back at Derby
The British Aero-Engine Industry
De Havilland’s New Engine
Armstrong Siddeley Motors Changes Course
Bristol Aircraft Company Is of Two Minds
D. Napier and Son
The German Aero-Engine Industry
Junkers Motorenwerke
Bramo and BMW: A Good Team
Daimler-Benz Makes Time for Turbojets
Development in the United States
The NACA Starts Work
The Air Force Pushes Development
General Electric
Conclusion
Chapter 3. Inventive Institutions
Inventors
Power Jets
Small Beginnings
The Contradiction of Power Jets
Rapid Growth
A National Resource
The Royal Aircraft Establishment
The End: Government Company and Back Again
The Ernst Heinkel Flugzeug Werke
The Beginning of EHFW’s Turbojet Work
The Inexorable Expansion of EHFW’s Turbojet Program
New Prospects for von Ohain
Conclusion
Chapter 4. The Construction of a Hero
The Jet Story Enters the Public Domain
Publicity after the First Press Release
Relations between the British Government and Its Inventor-Hero
New Medium, Old Story
The First Academic Histories
Historiographical Success
The German Challenge
Birth of the Dual-Inventor Narrative in the United States
The Jet and the Rebirth of the History of German Aviation
Professionals Borrow the Tale
Conclusion
Conclusion. The Jet Engine and Innovation
Appendix A. Power Jets Ltd., Schedule of Shareholders, November 1, 1943
Appendix B. Air Ministry Jet Publicity (1944–45)
First press release, January 6, 1944
Second press release, September 27, 1944
Third press release, February 28, 1945
Appendix C. Engine Comparison Table
Acknowledgments
Archives Consulted
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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Re: Making Jet Engines in World War II -- announced

Thank you.





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Re: Making Jet Engines in World War II -- announced

Nothing on Metrovick? IMHO it'd be interesting to compare the first British attempt to produce an axial-flow jet engine to German experience.

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It would be far more interesting to have a book comparing the respective piston aero engine industries.
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Re: Making Jet Engines in World War II -- announced

No single book like this exists, only "overview" books. Of course, there are books about individual manufacturers but that would be expensive.






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Old 14th May 2016, 22:36
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Re: Making Jet Engines in World War II -- announced

For alternatives, try these 2 books by Antony L. Kay:

Turbojet: History and Development 1930-1960 Volume 1 - Great Britain and Germany

Aug 1, 2007


Turbojet: History And Development 1930-1960 Volume 2: USSR, USA, Japan, France, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy...

Nov 15, 2007

Cut and pasted from Amazon.com.

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Old 9th September 2016, 19:34
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This book is scheduled for release on 7 October in the US.






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