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Turbo/Supercharger Compressors and Turbines for Aircraft Propulsion in WWII: Theory, History and Practice—Guidance from the Past for Modern Engineers and Students

By
Karl Kollmann
Karl Kollmann
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Calum E. Douglas
Calum E. Douglas
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S. Can Gülen
S. Can Gülen
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ISBN:
9780791884676
No. of Pages:
382
Publisher:
ASME
Publication date:
2021

Dr. Kollmann (and his colleagues) were keenly aware that the jet engine was the powerplant of future. They clearly stated this when interrogated by the British intelligence agents in June 1945 (from Report POW/ENG/6, Evaluation Report No. 539, 16 Apr 46). They thought that the piston engine would still be used for some time to come for transport purposes, but they did not think that it had much application in war time. They anticipated that the jet engines would constitute the bulk of the fleet, to the tune of 60-70%. However, they did not foresee a full demise of...

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