Faster Than Sound: The Story of Supersonic Flight : This is the fully revised and updated story of how British and American test pilots pierced the sound barrier in the late 1940s, supported with many new photographs. Since then much has happened in the advancement of supersonic flight. As recently as 2003, tens of thousands of fare-paying passengers were routinely enjoying transatlantic intercontinental air travel at speeds of up to Mach 2 on Concorde. Internationally acclaimed best-selling aviation author Bill Gunston OBE describes in accessible style the rules and technologies of supersonic flight, developments in engine and airframe technology, the age of supersonic passenger transports, and advances in supersonic fighter and bomber design. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent version and accordingly MAY NOT have a dust jacket.