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The Dream Machine Book

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ID: 201400012035
The Dream Machine Book: When the Marines decided to buy a helicopter-airplane hybrid "tiltrotor" called the V-22 Osprey, they saw it as their dream machine. The tiltrotor was the aviation equivalent of finding the Northwest Passage: an aircraft able to take off, land, and hover with the agility of a helicopter yet fly as fast and as far as an airplane. Based on in-depth research and hundreds of interviews, The Dream Machine recounts the Marines quarter-century struggle to get the Osprey into combat. Richard Whittle takes the reader from the halls of the Pentagon and Congress to the war zone of Iraq, from the engineer's drafting table to the cockpits of the civilian and Marine pilots who risked their lives flying the Osprey and sometimes lost them. These stories not only chronicle an extraordinary chapter in Marine Corps history, but also provide a fascinating look at a machine that could still revolutionize air travel. Paperback. ISBN: 1416562966 EAN: 9781416562962
Format: Books
Size Closed: 8.44" x  5.5 "
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Product ID: 201400012035
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