By Bill Gunston

Featuring new entries and up to date all through, this 5th variation of invoice Gunston’s hugely profitable reference paintings describes and lists each significant aircraft engine producer in the course of the international. From the earliest piston engines of the Wright brothers from Dayton, Ohio, in 1903 to the newest multinational collaborative initiatives, each major engine producer is incorporated, comfortably prepared in alphabetical order. Engine improvement has been serious to the evolution of airplane and every engine is put in its old context. the writer discusses all of the vital layout good points, incorporating the newest learn into engines constructed internationally during the last hundred years. With the layout of whatever as complicated as an aero engine, there's scope for triumph and disaster, violent argument, crises and nagging doubt. the writer has now not neglected the human aspect, and a few of the private struggles that ended in world-beating strength crops corresponding to the Rolls-Royce Merlin and the Pratt & Whitney PT6 are to be came upon less than the suitable corporation entries. Incorporating an informative word list and illustrated with diagrams, charts and images, a few formerly unpublished, this indispensible advisor to the world’s aero engines can be of curiosity to all aviation enthusiasts.

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