From: email@example.com (RickTarrel) Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364) Date: 31 Mar 94 00:29:49 PST References: 1
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In article <airliners.1994.1055@orchard.Chicago.COM>, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: "I remember reading a very informative book on aircraft engine design and construction...The only thing I remember about the book is that it was published by Pratt & Whitney and is atleast 15 years old." The book you may be thinking of is "The Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine and Its Operation." This is Pratt & Whitney Operating Instruction 200, Part No: P&W 182408, and can be bought directly from Pratt by calling their parts department. The book is a training manual, designed to be used by technicians and mechanics. It gives a non-engineering treatise of how gas turbines operate. It has been revised several times, but originally dates back to 1951. The latest revision was 1988. It is an excellent book--I use it as a text for a class I teach in aircraft propulsion at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA. It is extremely "readable." Since the book is not a regular publication, it has no ISBN number, and can only be obtained through Pratt & Whitney. They'll hit you up for about $25 - $30 for it. Hope this is the one you're looking for. Good luck.