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Air‐Cooled Engine Cowling: A Historical Survey with an Account of the Latest Work on the Townend Ring

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Publication date: 1 April 1934

Abstract

IN the earliest stages of the development of the aeroplane the speed range obtainable was small, flight occurred only at fairly high lift coefficients, and induced drag was the predominant component of total resistance, hence successful flight depended on the achievement rather of minimum weight, minimum wing loading and maximum engine power than on the achievement of minimum possible parasite resistance.

Citation

North, J.D. (1934), "Air‐Cooled Engine Cowling: A Historical Survey with an Account of the Latest Work on the Townend Ring", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 6 No. 4, pp. 100-110. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029793

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MCB UP Ltd

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