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Bouncing-bomb man : the science of Sir Barnes Wallis / Iain Murray.

By: Murray, Iain Robert.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sparkford : Haynes, 2009Description: 288 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781844255887 :; 1844255883 :.Subject(s): Wallis, Barnes, 1887-1979 | Aeronautical engineers -- Great Britain -- Biography | Aerospace engineering -- Great Britain -- History | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British | Operation Chastise, 1943DDC classification: 629.130092
Contents:
Wallis, the man -- Airships -- Geodette aircraft -- Towards the 'bouncing bomb' -- Highball: the anti-ship bomb -- The earthquake bombs -- Early supersonics and wild goose -- Swallow -- Towards the universal aircraft -- Wallis's miscellaneous aircraft -- Wallis with hindsight.
Summary: Barnes Wallis's work covers far more than just basketwork bombers and bouncing bombs. So how did his engineering genius take ideas from airships and push them forward to aircraft faster than Concorde? Barnes Wallis is best known as the' boffin' behind the famous bouncing bomb used by 617 Squadron to breach the Ruhr dams in 1943, but his work covers a far wider canvas. It ranges from airships, through novel aircraft structures and special weapons to long-range supersonic aircraft, and an extensive patent portfolio. This book describes the huge breadth of Wallis's work. It shows why his genius brought totally new ideas into these fields, and reveals the science and engineering expertise that he deployed to make them work.
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Barnes Wallis is best known as the 'boffin' behind the famous bouncing bomb used by 617 Squadron to breach the Ruhr dams in 1943. This text describes the huge breadth of Wallis's work, showing how his genius brought totally new ideas into fields such as airships and long-range supersonic aircraft.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Wallis, the man -- Airships -- Geodette aircraft -- Towards the 'bouncing bomb' -- Highball: the anti-ship bomb -- The earthquake bombs -- Early supersonics and wild goose -- Swallow -- Towards the universal aircraft -- Wallis's miscellaneous aircraft -- Wallis with hindsight.

Barnes Wallis's work covers far more than just basketwork bombers and bouncing bombs. So how did his engineering genius take ideas from airships and push them forward to aircraft faster than Concorde? Barnes Wallis is best known as the' boffin' behind the famous bouncing bomb used by 617 Squadron to breach the Ruhr dams in 1943, but his work covers a far wider canvas. It ranges from airships, through novel aircraft structures and special weapons to long-range supersonic aircraft, and an extensive patent portfolio. This book describes the huge breadth of Wallis's work. It shows why his genius brought totally new ideas into these fields, and reveals the science and engineering expertise that he deployed to make them work.

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