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t he text.
5. Difficulty of providing a closed exhaust system.
93 I n spite of these disadvantages, however, the rotary engine was an excellent
design for the state of the art during the two decades after 1900. It was
p roduced in large quantities during 1914-1918, a nd powered many successful fighter planes. 94 Bibliography
Expanded and Arranged by Dr. Richard K. Smith
From Material Furnished by G. Fayette Taylor
T his bibliography is limited to material, mostly in the English language,
w hich the author considers important in connection with the history of
aircraft propulsion, and with which he is familiar. An exhaustive bibliography including all important foreign references would be a desirable
p roject for some future historian.
T he first section of the bibliography contains books and periodical
a rticles in which the emphasis is on the historical aspects of engine development. The second and third sections, comprised mainly of references to
t opical articles in the periodical literature, is arranged chronologically by
d ate of publication. This was done on the assumption that anyone using
this bibliography is more likely to be familiar with the time period in which
a d evelopment has occurred that with an author's name.
N ACA (National Advisory Committee for A eronautics—later t he
N ational Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, Washington,
D .C.) c arried out, and also sponsored, exhaustive and important research
i n airplane engine technology. For a complete list of its publications in
this field, see the index of NACA publications, listed in the first section
of this bibliography. Especially relevant NACA reports are included on
p ages 123 t o 134, a nd are referenced under the appropriate headings. Bibliographies and Indexes
B ROCKET, PAUL, e d. Bibliography of aeronautics of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics [now NASA]. Washington, D . C : U.S. Government Printing Office.
P ublished during the years 1910 through 1932, when further work on it was unfortunately abandoned, this valuable source had its inception when the editor was
a ssistant librarian at the Smithsonian Institution, and the first volume appeared as
v olume 35 of the Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections.
G AMBLE, WILLIAM BURT, e d. History of aeronautics. A selected list of references to material in
the New York Public Library, 1938. N ew York Public Library publication, 1 938.
325 pp. Originally published as a series in the New York Public Library Bulletin
( January 1936 to September 1937). See especially "Engines," 122-128. 95 N ational Advisory Committee for A eronautics. Index of NACA technical publications,
1 915-1949. 1950. 605 pp. See also bibliography of N ACA Reports, p . 1 23. History a nd Technology of Aircraft a nd Flight
C ertain aspects of t he h istory of a ircraft propulsion a re also treated in p ublications listed
u nder Aircraft Powerplants: Aircraft Power Before 1900 ( VILLENEUVE, 1...
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