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Roskam's Airplane War Stories: An Account of the Professional Life and Work of Dr. Jan Roskam, Airplane Designer and Teacher Paperback – January 31, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-1884885570 ISBN-10: 1884885578
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Darcorporation (January 31, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1884885578
  • ISBN-13: 978-1884885570
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,824,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Engineerer on February 20, 2007
This book is great if you have taken any of Jan Roskam's courses or know of Jan Roskam. Also, if you are a design engineer you will appreciate the content of this book.

I own the book and have taken Roskams courses at KU. Often in a lecture, Dr. Roskam would set the dry erase marker down and recant a personal experience or two that applied to the lesson. The stories contained in this book are the type of knowledge that is learned through real world experience, often in the company of reknowned aircraft designers or high profile aerospace giants.

The majority of the "War" stories contain some engineering humor or lessons learned by Jan Roskam in his celebrated Aerospace career. Many readers might find the book a little dry, but if you are an engineer or happen to have heard of Jan Roskam this will be amusing reading, especially compared to the volumes of Roskam Textbooks.

These "War Stories" are a good collection to preserve the legacy of Jan Roskam, an outstanding educator and one of the great minds of the aerospace industry in the late 20th century.
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