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FARNBOROUGH AND THE FLEET AIR ARM Geoffrey Cooper

FARNBOROUGH AND THE FLEET AIR ARM

Geoffrey Cooper

Published February 1st 2010
ISBN : 9781857803068
Hardcover
296 pages
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 About the Book 

This is a companion volume to Farnborough: 100 Years of British Aviation, by Peter Cooper, which was published in the summer of 2006. This book, however, concentrates on the activities of the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Aircraft/AerospaceMoreThis is a companion volume to Farnborough: 100 Years of British Aviation, by Peter Cooper, which was published in the summer of 2006. This book, however, concentrates on the activities of the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Aircraft/Aerospace Establishment at Farnborough. The author, a chartered engineer employed at RAE during 1936-46, has recorded the research activities of RAE as a center of worldwide aviation expertise. This comprehensive account covers the activities of the Naval Aircraft Department, previously the Catapult Section of the RAE, together with an overview of subsequent developments in the art and practice of Flying Navy. It covers the invention and development of ship-borne catapults, accelerators, arrester gears, safety barriers, the angled deck, and visual landing aids all British inventions, and adopted by foreign navies who currently operate fleet carriers. The book also includes details of experimental work in mechanically assisted launching of heavy bombers, flexible landing decks for undercarriageless aircraft, and arrester gear in the event of overshoot of airfields, including proposals for the Concorde.