Technology and the Air Force: A Retrospective Assessment

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Page 5 - I had visualised for the pistonengined scheme. In short, I was back to the gas turbine, but this time of a type which produced a propelling jet instead of driving a propeller. Once this idea had taken shape, it seemed rather odd that I had taken so long to arrive at a concept which had become very obvious and of extraordinary simplicity. My calculations satisfied me that it was far superior to any earlier proposals.
Page 101 - What, sir, would you make a ship sail against the wind and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck? I pray you excuse me. I have no time to listen to such nonsense.
Page 33 - Industry is always looking over its shoulder at its competitors. If their research is one step ahead of their competitors they are satisfied. It has always been apparent they are not interested in the general progress of the art.
Page 71 - Lippisch, Gluhareff, and Jones: The Emergence of the Delta Planform and the Origins of the Sweptwing in the United States," Aerospace Historian, 26 (March 1979): 1-10.
Page 318 - The men in charge of the future Air Forces should always remember that problems never have final or universal solutions, and only a constant inquisitive attitude toward science and a ceaseless and swift adaptation to new developments can maintain the security of this nation through world air supremacy.
Page 33 - Holley, Jr., Buying Aircraft: Materiel Procurement for the Army Air Forces (Washington, DC: Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army, 1964); Constance McLaughlin Green, Harry C.
Page 324 - And I think I speak for all of us when I say that present need is something we have no interest in getting past.
Page 298 - Engineering, and a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics, the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and Sigma Gamma Tau.
Page 11 - propulsion by the reaction of a simple jet cannot compete, in any respect, with airscrew propulsion at such flying speeds as are now in prospect.
Page 230 - Federation, the International Academy of Astronautics and the International Institute of Space Law, Bremen, Germany, 29 September-3 October 2003.

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