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By Jay Spenser, Joe Sutter

ISBN-10: 0060882417

ISBN-13: 9780060882419

747 is the exciting tale at the back of "the Queen of the Skies"—the Boeing 747—as advised through Joe Sutter, some of the most celebrated engineers of the 20th century, who spearheaded its layout and development. Sutter's vibrant narrative takes us again to a time whilst American know-how used to be state-of-the-art and jet trip was once nonetheless glamorous and new. With wit and heat, he supplies an insider's experience of the bigger than life-size personalities—and the tensions—in the aeronautical global.

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747 is the exciting tale in the back of "the Queen of the Skies"—the Boeing 747—as informed through Joe Sutter, the most celebrated engineers of the 20th century, who spearheaded its layout and development. Sutter's brilliant narrative takes us again to a time while American know-how was once state-of-the-art and jet shuttle used to be nonetheless glamorous and new. With wit and heat, he supplies an insider's experience of the bigger than life-size personalities—and the tensions—in the aeronautical global.

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The underwing 300-litre fuel tanks are hung from simplified Messerschmitt or Focke-Wulf pylons (Focke-Wuff, Bremen) 68 FOCKE-WULF Fw 190 FIGHTER-BOMBERS AND GROUND ATTACK 69 CHAPTER the first of the G-series that did not have a direct link to the original Fw 190A series faho conversions, although it did include some features tried out on the A-5/U13 modification standard. In layout it was based on the A-6 configuration, but was a stand-alone production version, with manufacture commencing during the summer of 1943.

665, possibly meaning 140665, which would make this a Focke-Wulf-built Fw 190A-4 (Focke-Wulf, Bremen) 56 FOCKE-WULF Fw 190 the Fw 190A-4/V1 (some of which featured the BMW 801C-2 engine due to low delivery of the 0-2 model), the V3 (with additional armour for ground attack work, which wa a forerunner of the Fw 190F-1) and the V8 (a longer-range fighterbomber, the forerunner of the Fw 190G-1). An underfu elage ET 501 stores rack was usually fitted, sometime in combination with other store attachments.

Some 13 0-11 production aircraft are thought to have been built, possibly from recycled Fw 190 -8 airframes at Langenhagen. The Fw 1900-12 was the first O-series production model to feature a weapon firing through the propeller spinner, this being a single 30 mm MK 108 cannon. A 20 mm MG 151 cannon was mounted in each wing-root. Three Versuchs aircraft (converted from A-8 airframes) pioneered the series, which was to be powered by a ]umo 213£ or F engine. One of these aircraft reached a very respectable 730 km/h at an altitude of 9150 m.

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