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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good., 13 Mar 2012
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L. Brennan "technophobe" (Sydney, Australia) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Development of Jet and Turbine Aero Engines (Paperback)
After reading far too many books on aero engines and their history, I came across this one. I must say I am surprised and pleased at the skill shown by the author in leading us through the history, the components, the metallurgy, etc.

He does this in a surprisingly easy read that covers the JET engine without boring the average reader, without burying us in math and without using deep technical terms. Starting with principles, he leads you into compressors, combustion, turbines, jetpipes, fans, systems, construction and installation.

Most pleasing was his inclusion in the second half (the history side) of some of the fascinating engine designs done within the Soviet Union and the later updates that include excellent discussion on the very latest engines like the GE90 and Trent 1000.

An excellent read.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awaiting 5th Update, 3 May 2008
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J3Rivers (CRAWLEY, West Sussex United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Development of Jet and Turbine Aero Engines (Paperback)
I'm no engineer but cannot wait for a possible future'5th Update'.
Gunston really does make it factual, readable and interesting. worth every penny.
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The Development of Jet and Turbine Aero Engines by Bill Gunston (Paperback - 20 July 2006)
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