Aeronautical Engineering — A Practical Guide for Everyone Connected With the Aircraft Industry - R. A. BeaumontOdhams Press, Undated , Hardback.
Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Gently faded at the spine to the extent that the gilt is now illegible. Pages lightly age-tanned. Slightly shaken.
Illustrated with line drawings. From the cover: “THE object of this book is to provide, in an elementary and progressive manner, a general knowledge of the aero-engine and airframe in respect of their construction, functioning and repair. One of the main considerations has been to provide the many thousands who have joined the R.A.F. and the aircraft industry during the past few years, with a broader knowledge of the principles of aircraft construction. In this respect, due to the dispersal of factories, many persons engaged on small detail work or the manufacture of main components seldom have the opportunity to see the complete assembly of the engine and airframe. Indeed, they are unaware of the relationship which their particular component bears to the main assembly. In consequence, many questions associated with an active and intelligent mind remain unanswered, and as a result personal advancement is very often impossible. In this book an endeavour has been made to bridge the gap — the text has been written in a clear and concise manner, and its elucidation has been considerably enhanced by the use of more than 800 diagrams. Thus, even those with no previous technical experience will by careful study acquire the basic knowledge necessary for further progress. Although not primarily intended for the skilled aircraft ground engineer, it is certain that this class will find the book of great use both as a reference and as a means of widening their own specialised knowledge. The aeronautically-minded general public will also find that this book provides that additional information which stimulates the interest in this absorbing subject. They, like others, will appreciate the additional information imparted by the profusion of explanatory diagrams.”
Size: 8½" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 512 pages.