Keywords: mechanics

Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It

Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It


Dan Hampton

ISBN: 9780062688743
Year of publication: 2018

Dan Hampton Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It Dedication For Colonel Ken K. O. Chilstrom and his 114 fallen brothers-in-arms Prologue It looked like a crucified man. Stark and lonely, the little aircraft hung in the chill morning air of March 1, 1945, pointed skyward on a seventy-nine-foot latticed launcher. Its stubby wings, nearly twelve feet across, gave a peculiar, truncated appearance compared to the ...

Keywords: Aerodynamics Aviation Biography History Mechanics Military History Non-Fiction Science Sound Barrier Supersonic Transportation