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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

The engines discussed in this book were deployed in legendary combat aircraft, which were flown by the best pilots that the world has ever seen. In order to reach the ‘ace’ status, a combat pilot has to score five (5) confirmed (not claimed) aerial victories1. A full victory required total loss of the enemy aircraft (not ‘killing’ the pilot, by the way; that is why the correct term is ‘victories’ and not ‘kills’ as in some references). In some cases, a single victory was claimed by two pilots simultaneously, i.e., the two of them contributed to the loss of the enemy aircraft. In that case, each was awarded by a half (0.5) victory (except the Luftwaffe).

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