Jet Prototypes of World War II

Gloster, Heinkel, and Caproni Campini's wartime jet programmes

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Jet Prototypes of World War II

Gloster, Heinkel, and Caproni Campini's wartime jet programmes

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From the Heinkel He 178 to the Caproni Camini N.1, this is the authoritative illustrated guide to the revolutionary aircraft that led to start of the military jet age.

While World War II raged, pioneering aircraft and engine designers were busy developing the world's first practical jet-powered research aircraft to test and prove the new technology. This book examines the aircraft that paved the way for Germany's Me 262 and Britain's Meteor - the world's first jet fighters.

Throughout the war, Germany, Italy, and Britain engaged in top-secret jet programs as they raced to develop the airpower of the future. Various experimental aircraft were trialed in order to achieve the goal of producing an effective engine and fighter that could harness the potential of the jet power. These included the German Heinkel He 178 research aircraft and Heinkel He 280 jet fighter prototype, the famed British E.28/39 research aircraft built by Gloster Aircraft as well as the stillborn E.5/42 fighter and E.1/44 Ace fighter prototype, and finally the remarkable Italian Caproni-Campini N.1/CC 2 research aircraft.

Illustrated throughout with full-color artwork and rare photographs, this fascinating study examines the fore-runners to the military jet age.

Table of Contents

Introduction /The Heinkels/The Glosters/The Caproni Campini /Conclusion /Further Reading /Index

Product details

Published Sep 17 2019
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472835987
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series X-Planes
Short code XPL 11
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Tony Buttler

Tony Buttler joined High Duty Alloys in 1974 as a…

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Adam Tooby

Adam Tooby is an internationally renowned digital…

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