Fighting Cockpits 1914-2000: Design and Development of Military Aircraft Cockpits -::- L. F. E. Coombes

Fighting Cockpits 1914-2000: Design and Development of Military Aircraft Cockpits -::- L. F. E. Coombes lands on the shelves of my shop.

Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Ltd., 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Diagrams; Glossary; Cutaways; Title page vignette; 2-column text;

From the cover: This major treatise explores the history, development and future design of the cockpit of the military aeroplane. It studies the evolution of how a pilot controls the flight of an aircraft from the first early days of World War I, when 100 mph was a barely attainable speed and bombs were often dropped by hand, to current designs that incorporate fly-by-wire systems and laser directed weapons. It studies how parachutes and then ejector seats became incorporated into cockpit desig…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 185 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10″ x 7¾”.

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