The Secret Horsepower Race

The Secret Horsepower Race

Using the fruits of extensive research in archives around the world together with the previously unpublished memoirs of fighter engine designers, author Calum E. Douglas tells the story of a desperate contest between the world's best ...

Author: Calum E. Douglas

Publisher: HarperTempest

ISBN: 1911658506

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The piston engines that powered Second World War fighters, the men who designed them, and the secret intelligence work carried out by both Britain and Germany would determine the outcome of the first global air war. Advanced jet engines may have been in development but every militarily significant air battle was fought by piston-engined fighters. Whoever designed the most powerful piston engines would win air superiority and with it the ability to dictate the course of the war as a whole. This is the never-before-told story of a high-tech race, hidden behind the closed doors of design offices and intelligence agencies, to create the war's best fighter engine. Using the fruits of extensive research in archives around the world together with the previously unpublished memoirs of fighter engine designers, author Calum E. Douglas tells the story of a desperate contest between the world's best engineers - the Secret Horsepower Race.
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The Secret Horsepower Race Western Front Fighter Engine Development Special Edition DB 601

The Secret Horsepower Race  Western Front Fighter Engine Development   Special Edition DB 601

This is the never before told story of a high-tech race, hidden behind the closed doors of design offices and intelligence agencies, to create the war's best fighter engine.

Author: Calum E. Douglas

Publisher: HarperTempest

ISBN: 1911658867

Category: History

Page: 480

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The piston engines that powered Second World War fighters, the men who designed them, and the secret intelligence work carried out by both Britain and Germany would determine the outcome of the first global air war. Advanced jet engines may have been in development but every militarily significant air battle was fought by piston-engined fighters. Whoever designed the most powerful piston engines would win air superiority and with it the ability to dictate the course of the war as a whole. This is the never before told story of a high-tech race, hidden behind the closed doors of design offices and intelligence agencies, to create the war's best fighter engine. Using the fruits of extensive research in archives around the world together with the previously unpublished memoirs of fighter engine designers, author Calum E. Douglas tells the story of a desperate contest between the world's best engineers - the Secret Horsepower Race.
Categories: History

The Secret Horsepower Race Western Front Fighter Engine Development Special Edition Merlin

The Secret Horsepower Race  Western Front Fighter Engine Development   Special Edition Merlin

This is the never before told story of a high-tech race, hidden behind the closed doors of design offices and intelligence agencies, to create the war's best fighter engine.

Author: Calum E. Douglas

Publisher: HarperTempest

ISBN: 1911658875

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 453

The piston engines that powered Second World War fighters, the men who designed them, and the secret intelligence work carried out by both Britain and Germany would determine the outcome of the first global air war. Advanced jet engines may have been in development but every militarily significant air battle was fought by piston-engined fighters. Whoever designed the most powerful piston engines would win air superiority and with it the ability to dictate the course of the war as a whole. This is the never before told story of a high-tech race, hidden behind the closed doors of design offices and intelligence agencies, to create the war's best fighter engine. Using the fruits of extensive research in archives around the world together with the previously unpublished memoirs of fighter engine designers, author Calum E. Douglas tells the story of a desperate contest between the world's best engineers - the Secret Horsepower Race.
Categories: History

The Spitfire Kids

The Spitfire Kids

3 The Secret Horsepower Race, p. 37. 4 Ibid, p. 40. 5 Ibid, p. 41. 6 Ibid, p. 441. 12. Data and Danger 1 Spitfire, BBC, 6 March 1976. 2 Ibid. 3 Spitfire, Leo McKinstry, p. 44. 4 The Twentieth Century House in Britain: From the Archives ...

Author: Alasdair Cross

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472281975

Category: History

Page: 368

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'An inspirational read celebrating the incredible young people who gave so much for this iconic British aircraft'. John Nichol, bestselling author of Spitfire: A Very British Love Story Despite the many films and television programmes over the decades since the end of the Second World War that portrays our allied heroes as grown-up men and women, the Battle of Britain was in the main actually fought and won by teenagers. The average age of an RAF fighter pilot was just twenty years old. Many of the men and women who designed and built their planes were even younger. Based on the hit BBC World Service podcast Spitfire: The People's Story, we use contemporary diaries and memoirs, many of them previously unpublished, to tell the story of the Spitfire through the voices of the teenagers who risked everything to design, build and fly her. This isn't a story of stiff-upper lips, stoical moustaches and aerial heroics; it's a story of love and loss, a story of young people tested to the very limits of their endurance. Young people who won a battle that turned a war.
Categories: History

Racing Toward Zero

Racing Toward Zero

If engine nostalgia is your thing, we recommend the books The Romance of Engines by Takashi Suzuki [8] and The Secret Horsepower Race by Calum Douglas [9] (the latter focuses on airplane engines, but they're equally as huggable).

Author: Kelly Senecal

Publisher: SAE International

ISBN: 9781468601473

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 298

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In Racing Toward Zero, the authors explore the issues inherent in developing sustainable transportation. They review the types of propulsion systems and vehicle options, discuss low-carbon fuels and alternative energy sources, and examine the role of regulation in curbing emissions.All technologies have an impact on the environment, from internal combustion engine vehicles to battery electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles, and hybrids-there is no silver bullet. The battery electric vehicle may seem the obvious path to a sustainable, carbon-free transportation future, but its not the only, nor necessarily the best, path forward. The vast majority of vehicles today use the internal combustion engine (ICE), and this is unlikely to change anytime soon. Improving the ICE and its fuels-entering a new ICE age-must be a main route on the road to zero emissions.How do we go green? The future requires a balanced approach to transportation. Its not a matter of choosing between combustion or electrification; its combustion and electrification. As the authors say, "e;The future is eclectic."e; By harnessing the best qualities of both technologies, we will be in the best position to address our transportation future as quickly as possible.
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The Secret Race

The Secret Race

We werejohn Henry against the steam engine; our legs against the horsepower of that big spinning motor. And so we raced: up, up, up, one step at a time. ... That day awakened something in me. I discovered when I l8 THE SECRET RACE.

Author: Daniel Coyle

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448167159

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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WINNER OF THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD On a fateful night in 2009, Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle met for dinner in Boulder, Colorado. Over the next eighteen months, Hamilton would tell Coyle his story, and his sport's story, in explosive detail, never sparing himself in the process. In a way, he became as obsessed with telling the truth as he had been with winning the Tour de France just a few years before. The truth would set Tyler free, but would also be the most damning indictment yet of teammates like Lance Armstrong. The result of this determination is The Secret Race, a book that pulls back the curtain and takes us into the secret world of professional cycling like never before. A world populated by unbelievably driven – and some flawed – characters. A world where the competition used every means to get an edge, and the options were stark. A world where it often felt like there was no choice.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Business of Winning

The Business of Winning

... Formula One engineer and author Calum Douglas was invited to give a lecture on the battle between Allied and Axis engineers to achieve air supremacy during the Second World War, as detailed in his book The Secret Horsepower Race.

Author: Mark Gallagher

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9781398602717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Have you ever wondered what has made Mercedes the undisputed kings of Formula One? Do you want to know how Lewis Hamilton has managed to exceed legendary driver Michael Schumacher's record of winning races? And most of all, do you want to find out how to inject that winning streak to your business strategy? In this riveting insider's account of nearly 40 years in the Formula One industry, Mark Gallagher explains what it takes to succeed in a competitive business with high technology, high finance and immensely high stakes. Like any global business, Formula One demands the best from its people. To thrive within it requires impeccable leadership and communications skills. You also need to bring in the ability to design, manufacture, develop and launch a constantly improving high-technology product, constantly working to immoveable deadlines with an immense supply chain and tight regulations. The Business of Winning sets out a one-stop management guide for business leaders keen to emulate this high-speed, high-impact approach to business. This entirely revised new edition unveils how Formula One is using new technologies to finesse the most minute of details, whilst reaching new audiences, playing its part in sustainability with the aim of being carbon neutral by 2030 and showing the way to diversity and inclusion.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Secret of Success

The Secret of Success

Near the end of the race I would end up running with people who were pretty good runners and would even notice a few ... go faster with less power; thereby conserving their fuel and increasing their horsepower when they want to pass.

Author: Phillip Crone

Publisher: Phillip Crone Publishing

ISBN: 9780977447305

Category: Attitude (Psychology)

Page: 119

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The author shares his secret to success in life and businesss - a life of practicing preventative health techniques.
Categories: Attitude (Psychology)

Stronger Than Spinach The Secret Appeal of the Famous Studios Popeye Cartoons

Stronger Than Spinach  The Secret Appeal of the Famous Studios Popeye Cartoons

Popeye, in a jalopy that barely makes it to the starting line with its one-half horsepower engine, versus Count Noah Count, in his powerful, aerodynamic super-car, in a race across America. The Count is handsome and well-built.

Author: Steve R. Bierly

Publisher: BearManor Media

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Category: Performing Arts

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Until now, the Famous Studios Popeye cartoons have never really been given a fair treatment by animation writers and historians. Authors have concentrated on the earliest Popeye cartoons from Fleischer Studios because those films broke new ground in technique and humor, and on the made-for-TV cartoons of the 1960s because many of them are so awful. The Famous Studios cartoons are often just mentioned in passing. But from 1942-1957, Famous Studios, a division of Paramount Pictures, produced Popeye cartoons that have a fan-following to this day. These cartoons were shown on TV during the Baby Boomers' formative years and continue to be shown on cable and satellite channels today. In fact, they are the longest running cartoons in television syndication. Many of the kids through the years who grew up watching the Famous Studios films have found that the films grew up with them because these cartoons were originally made to entertain adult movie-going audiences, before they were sold to TV and broadcast as kiddie fare. So, they contain adult themes, humor that uses verbal and visual double entendres, and mature sensibilities. They also, of course, are full of slapstick and are just plain fun. So, unlike some childhood joys that are left behind, the pleasure of the Famous Studios Popeye cartoons gets even stronger the older one gets. The Secret Appeal of the Famous Studios Popeye Cartoons explores the reasons for that. It sets Famous Studios in historical context and explains why the creators working there made the films they did. Then the changes the creators made to the three main characters - Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Bluto are examined, along with Famous Studios' emphasis on sex and romance, tension and suspense and violence, and moral confusion - it's often hard to know who to root for in the cartoons, Popeye or Bluto! Amid the puns and the slapstick, there was a lot more going on. And it's the "more" which makes the films endlessly fascinating. Eleven cartoons are explained in depth, and then all the Famous Studios cartoons are scanned to uncover the magic elements they each contain. The The Secret Appeal of the Famous Studios Popeye Cartoons ends by exploring the ways the films could have influenced other cartoons, comic books, and even feature length movies. The Secret Appeal of the Famous Studios Popeye Cartoons is a must read for anyone who has ever enjoyed Popeye cartoons and/or is interested in the character's history. And, perhaps even more importantly, it's a lot of fun, too!
Categories: Performing Arts

The Secret of the Swordfish

The Secret of the Swordfish

Now, his life centered around getting drunk every night, cruising the streets, racing. He knew it wasn't the life his mother ... was nothing like the feel of steering a three hundred horsepower vehicle down the road in a quarter mile. 14.

Author: Joel Tuggle

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438901411

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

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Categories: Fiction