Northrop F-5 case study in aircraft design
Northrop Corporation, 01.06.1978 - 219 Seiten
This case study describes the overall development of the T-38/F-5 family of fighter/trainer aircraft in terms of configuration development motivation and constraints. Selected systems are examined in detail, including the constraints, specifications, and trade-offs that led to important design decisions.
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