Aircraft Design


    IT is difficult to assess the value of these two books without understanding to whom they are addressed. The author's treatment of his subject is more applied than academic, making it appear to be a designer's handbook rather than a student's text-book. Even then “he falls between two stools”, giving neither enough facts and figures for the one, nor fundamental proofs for the other. Nevertheless the subject matter, so far as it goes, is useful and logically treated, and the volume should find a place in any library of aeronautical literature.

    Aircraft Design

    Vol. 1: Aerodynamics. Pp. xii + 215 + 8 plates. 13s. 6d. net. Vol. 2: Aerostructures. Pp. xiii + 308 + 10 plates. 16s. net. By C. H. Latimer Needham. (London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1939.)

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    Aircraft Design. Nature 145, 368–369 (1940).

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