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Some comparisons of US and USSR aircraft design developmentsA review is given of the design and development of some US and USSR aircraft. The emphasis is on the historical development of large aircraft-civil and military transports and bombers. Design trends are somewhat similar for the two countries and indications are that some fundamental characteristics are dictated more by ideological differences rather than technological differences. A brief description is given in a more or less chronological order of the major bomber aircraft, major civil and military transport aircraft, and the development of the air transport systems.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Spearman, M. L.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1985
Subject Category
Air Transportation And Safety
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:87611
Accession Number
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 505-69-41-01
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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