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Junkers Ju 287: Germany's Forward Swept Wing Bomber First Edition Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1903223925
ISBN-10: 190322392X
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Stephen Ransom was born in Oxfordshire, England, and studied aeronautical engineering at the University of Salford. He was employed by various companies advanced projects offices in the aircraft industry, and also worked for some time in the space industry. He has a deep interest in the history of British and German aviation.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Classic Publications; First Edition edition (January 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190322392X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903223925
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #641,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By R. Beach on December 3, 2009
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Very enjoyable read. Broad coverage of the history of forward swept wing development provides full context for the Ju-287 story. Great detail and excellent photo-image reproduction makes it a great reference for the aviation buff as well as the model builder - very thorough treatise includes accurate scaled drawings and clear, detailed images. I obtained the book primarily as research for a modeling project but also enjoyed the yarn. Recommended.
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At last I can read about this strange aircraft. I bought the model of of this aircraft a few weeks ago. I always wanted to try making the model as well as possible. Up until now details were rare to find. I didn't know what the chequered squares on the underside of the fuselage were for or the fact the underside of wings weren't painted blue all the way to the fuselage there were in fact black paint.
The book is a fascinating insight to the whole forward wing concept for aircraft.
The book is full of photographs, technical details, data. I don't think there can be much more to be known about this aircraft beyond this book. An absolute treasure trove of information for aviation enthusiasts, Luft"46 nuts and researchers.
One word though: it appears this series of books appears to be somewhat expensive, some eye watering so!
If you want these books I'd get them soon as they will get more expensive rapidly.
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Yet another excellent book in this series by Classic Books. For those interested in German aircraft of World War II, this is well worth the investment.
The Junkers Ju-287 pioneered the use of forward-swept wings. The approach was not tried again until the Grumman X-29 aircraft, which first flew in 1984. The challenge presented by this wing form is the twisting moments exerted on forward-swept wings while the aircraft is in flight. The first two chapters of the book are devoted to the evolution of the forward-swept wing from 1835 through 1945. The remaining chapters are excellent descriptions of the life of these aircraft in the same vein as other books in the series.
The well written text along with numerous photographs and drawings make this a superb resource.
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A publication with lots of good information and fine and mostly unknown pictures of the German long distance jet bomber.
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This was a really great read on a really rare bird. It was worth every cent do not let the price chase you off!
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