Aircraft Propulsion : a review of the evolution of aircraft piston engines by C. Fayette Taylor is based on the author's personal connection with the development of aircraft engines during the period 1917-1950. The illustrations include a number of engines, aircraft, and the materials in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum.

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EARLY ATTEMPTS AT PROPULSION

EARLY INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINES

ENGINES 1903-1909

ENGINES 1910-1918

PISTON ENGINES AFTER 1918

UNCONVENTIONAL ENGINES

RELATED TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENTS

SUMMARY OF PISTON-ENGINE DEVELOPMENT

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