Convair Deltas - Paper Edition: From Seadart to Hustler
ISBN: 1580072313
EAN13: 9781580072311
Language: English
Pages: 216
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 9.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Convair Deltas - Paper Edition: From Seadart to Hustler

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Book Overview
Convair Deltas: From SeaDart to Hustler tells the compelling story of America's aerospace industry in its heyday, when manufacturers boldly took the initiative to explore futuristic new designs by actually building and test flying airplanes to determine how well they would work, if at all. Convair led the way in this area with America's only complete family of delta-wing aircraft that included America's first delta-wing jet, the one-of-a-kind XF-92 experimental prototype, the XF2Y-1 jet-powered seaplane, the XFY-1 Pogo turboprop vertical takeoff and landing fighter, the F-102 Delta Dagger and F-106 Delta Dart supersonic missile-firing interceptors, and the revolutionary record-breaking four-engine B-58 Hustler - the world's first Mach 2 strategic bomber. Noted aviation author Bill Yenne thoroughly documents Convair's quest to conquer the aerodynamic mysteries of the delta wing with stories of the dramatic struggles and technological breakthroughs that gave the world some of its greatest fighter and bomber aircraft.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Convair Deltas: From SeaDart to Hustler tells the compelling story of America's aerospace industry in its heyday. It was a time when manufacturers boldly took the initiative to explore futuristic designs by actually building and flying airplanes to determine how well they worked, if at all. Convair led the way with a complete family of aircraft that included America's first delta-wing jet, the revolutionary XF-92A, and the world's first jet-powered seaplane, the XF2Y-1 SeaDart. Added to that list were the XFY-1 Pogo turboprop vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) fighter and the F-102A Delta Dagger and F-106A Delta Dart supersonic missile-firing interceptors. As a fitting finale, Convair also produced the record-breaking four-engine B-58 Hustler--the world's first Mach 2 strategic bomber. Noted aviation author Bill Yenne thoroughly documents Convair's quest to conquer the aerodynamic mysteries of the delta wing. His stories explain the dramatic struggles and technological triumphs that gave the world some of its greatest fighter and bomber aircraft. While a number of these individual aircraft have been covered in other books over the years, there has never been a major work featuring the detailed developmental history of all six together. Plus, this book shows them in the proper historical context of U.S. aircraft designed for frontline operation during the Cold War.