The Secret Horsepower Race

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"Western Front Fighter Engine Development"

The piston engines that powered the fighters of the Second World War, and the secret intelligence work carried out by the combatants would determine the outcome of the first gloval air war. Jet engines were under development, but every significant air battle was fought by piston-engined fighters.

This work concentrates of every aspect of the race to develop more power amonsgt all the combatants, the personalities involved and the methods used, notably supercharging and fuel injection. As one would expect, there is a considerable amount of technical 'meat' here, much of which is still use3d today in the development of Formula One racing engines.

A monumnetral 480 pages hardback, full of diagrams, charts, drawings and photographs, nearly all the latter of engines, and engine parts.