Boeing P-26 Peashooter - Mini in action No. 2 by Larry Davis

By Larry Davis

;P-26 [Mini in motion sequence 1602] КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Автор: Larry Davis: Название: P-26 [Mini in motion sequence 1602]:Серия: Mini in motion sequence 1602:Издательство: Squadron/Signal publications:Страниц: 50:Язык: Английский:Год: 1994:Формат: pdf в rar:Размер: 4,7 Mb:Для сайта: www.mirknig.comОписание (About this book): The diminutive "Peashooter" because it turned affectionately identified via provider pilots, used to be quicker than earlier American strive against plane, however it used to be additionally an anachronism. even if the P-26 brought a contemporary monoplane layout, around the world fighter airplane advancements quickly outstripped the P-26. In Europe the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and Hawker storm with closed cockpits and which either flew for the 1st time in 1935 have been extra consultant of up to date monoplane fighter designs. even if, the P-26 was once effortless to fly and remained in lively provider for a few years till the USA entered international conflict II. eighty five

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While the opportunity to use twist more freely as a design variable could improve performance, the significant differences in blade loading (both in distribution and level) and in the distribution of air inflow to the proprotor between the hover- and airplane-mode conditions provided a challenging problem for the design engineers. Furthermore, the large diameter (low disc loading) proprotor which allowed the tilt rotor aircraft to hover at helicopter-like low levels of horsepower, results in a proprotor that is much larger than is required for maximum efficiency in the airplane mode.

Ames Photograph AC82-0089-17) Dr. Irving C. S. Army AMRDL in September 1974 and became an enthusiastic and effective supporter of the tilt rotor research aircraft project. In 1975 the tilt rotor project acquired another important advocate when Dr. Richard (Dick) Carlson became the Director of the Army AMRDL. Project Advocacy By late 1972, the Director of Ames Research Center, Dr. Hans Mark, recognized that the technical “homework” had been done and done well, and that the tilt rotor aircraft was a unique utility that could well serve the civil and military user.

Thomason left the project in 1981 to lead the new JVX military transport aircraft project (later called the V-22 Osprey), and Lovette Coulter was appointed as program manager. When Coulter became deputy V-22 program manager in 1984, Ron Reber was assigned as XV-15 program manager. In 1999, after serving in senior management posts at Bell and Rolls Royce Allison, Thomason became vice president of civil programs at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation under President Dean Borgman. In 1994, the XV-15 test activity at Bell was placed under the technical direction of Colby Nicks.

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