Frank Whittle

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Andrew Nahum considers the invention of the jet engine, from Frank Whittle’s first drawings of a gas turbine and his troubled attempts at jet manufacture during the war, through to the post-war development of the first commercial jet airliner, the de Havilland Comet. Nahum also re-examines Whittle’s relationship with government agencies: far from struggling against unsupportive officialdom, the charismatic inventor benefited from a creative collaboration with the state and British industry.

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Frank Whittle

Frank Whittle

The Invention of the Jet

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Paperback188pp Illustrated195x128mm

9781785782411     Product Code: 506291

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Andrew Nahum considers the invention of the jet engine, from Frank Whittle’s first drawings of a gas turbine and his troubled attempts at jet manufacture during the war, through to the post-war development of the first commercial jet airliner, the de Havilland Comet. Nahum also re-examines Whittle’s relationship with government agencies: far from struggling against unsupportive officialdom, the charismatic inventor benefited from a creative collaboration with the state and British industry.

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