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The Resource Stealth : the secret contest to invent invisible aircraft, Peter Westwick

Stealth : the secret contest to invent invisible aircraft, Peter Westwick

Label
Stealth : the secret contest to invent invisible aircraft
Title
Stealth
Title remainder
the secret contest to invent invisible aircraft
Statement of responsibility
Peter Westwick
Title variation
Secret contest to invent invisible aircraft
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"To American planners and strategists at the outset of the Cold War, the ultimate way to gain ascendance over the USSR was only a question. What if the United States could defend its airspace while at the same time send a plane through Soviet skies undetected? A craft with such capacity would have to be essentially invisible to radar - an apparently miraculous feat of physics and engineering. In Stealth, Peter Westwick unveils the process by which the impossible was achieved. Stealth is a tale of two aerospace companies, Lockheed and Northrop, and their fierce competition - with each other and with themselves - to obtain what was estimated one of the largest procurement contracts in history. Westwick's book fully explores the individual and collective ingenuity and determination required to make these planes and in the process provides a fresh view of the period leading up to the end of the Soviet Union. Taking into account the role of technology, as well as the art and science of physics and engineering, Westwick offers an engaging narrative, one that immerses readers in the race to produce a weapon that some thought might save the world, and which certainly changed it."--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Westwick, Peter J
Dewey number
623.74/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UG1242.S73
LC item number
W47 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stealth aircraft
  • Stealth aircraft
  • B-2 bomber
  • F-117 (Jet attack plane)
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • B-2 bomber
  • F-117 (Jet attack plane)
  • Stealth aircraft
  • United States
Label
Stealth : the secret contest to invent invisible aircraft, Peter Westwick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roots of the Revolution -- Tomorrowland -- Breeding Invisible Rabbits -- Lockheed: Tin Shed in a Hurricane -- Northrop: Seeing the Waves -- Showdown at RATSCAT -- Have Blue and the F-117A -- Secrets and Strategies -- The Whale -- Facets versus Curves: The Contest for the B-2 -- Building the B-2 -- From the Shadows to the Spotlight -- Conclusion: The Secret of Stealth
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 251 pages
Isbn
9780190677442
Lccn
2019015749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029734378
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1110674970
Label
Stealth : the secret contest to invent invisible aircraft, Peter Westwick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roots of the Revolution -- Tomorrowland -- Breeding Invisible Rabbits -- Lockheed: Tin Shed in a Hurricane -- Northrop: Seeing the Waves -- Showdown at RATSCAT -- Have Blue and the F-117A -- Secrets and Strategies -- The Whale -- Facets versus Curves: The Contest for the B-2 -- Building the B-2 -- From the Shadows to the Spotlight -- Conclusion: The Secret of Stealth
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 251 pages
Isbn
9780190677442
Lccn
2019015749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029734378
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1110674970

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