Ed heinemann combat aircraft designer
Combat Aircraft Designer: The Ed Heinemann Story by Edward H. Heinemann
ISBN 13: 9780870217975
In a world where the focus seems to shift daily from one technological wonder to another, the value of solid engineering—a design well thought-out and well executed—is too often overlooked. This is as true in jet aviation as it is anywhere else. He had learned engineering on the job, hands-on, and was widely recognized for his natural talent. An XA4D-1 set a world speed record of John Gray.
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Heinemann was born in Saginaw, Michigan , but moved to California as a boy and was raised in Los Angeles. A self-taught engineer , he joined Douglas Aircraft as a draftsman in , but was laid off within a year. Heinemann became Douglas's Chief Engineer in He remained with the company through , when he left to join Guidance Technology. In this position he oversaw the development of the F
Dust jacket notes: "Ed Heinemann has been the guiding force behind a remarkably successful series of combat aircraft, from the Dauntless dive bomber to the A-4 Skyhawk jet. In this comprehensive autobiographical record of his achievements, Ed Heinemann and coauthor, Rosario 'Zip' Rausa, have tried to tell it like it was, including the lows as well as the highs. Despite tragedies in his personal life and a formal education limited to high school, Ed Heinemann became one of the legendary stalwarts in the golden age of aviation. Here is the story behind some of the world's most successful aircraft, including the Dauntless, the Skyraider affectionately known as the 'Ford' , the Skystreak and Skyrocket research planes, and the Skywarrior and Skyhawk, as well as many others. The text is amply augmented with detailed line drawings, photos, and performance data. At one time or another Ed Heinemann worked with many of the men whose contributions have made aviation what it is today.