The Art of Drag. A History of U.S. Air Force Parachute Technology Development By Andrew S. Kididis
An insider's story of the development of parachutes at Wright-Patterson AFB and other facilities. This book begins with the lead-up to Leslie Irvin's first freefall jump in 1919 and covers preparations for Joe Kittinger's record jump from 102,800 feet. It also includes the development and testing of personnel, cargo and aircraft recovery parachutes.
"The Art of Drag" is written not only for jumpers and riggers but for anyone interested in the story of the engineers, riggers, test jumpers and pilots who contributed to the development of parachutes in worldwide military, government and civilian use today.
The author has been involved with parachutes from both technical and historical perspectives for over 20 years.
Illustrated with more than 200 historic photographs, charts and diagrams.
Softcover. 200 pages. 8 1/2" x 11"
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