One of four books in the Megafast series that brings together the top 40 fastest machines ever invented, with statistics on maximum speeds, facts about engineering and anecdotes about the journey from factory to road, race track or air. A dynamic way to discover how powerful vehicles and their drivers or pilots work together…
In Planes, discover the ultimate in supersonic aircraft with the NASA's X-43A scramjet, the X-15 rocket plane, the Lockheed SR-71 and more. Learn about pilot daring and breaking the sound barrier.
• Superb artwork, key facts and features, and a ‘dashboard’ of stats showing why these machines are so special.
• Bite-sized facts to encourage even the most reluctant reader.
• The top 10 fastest ever aircraft.
• Essential reading for those who are fascinated by speed.
Acceleration: Concorde: supersonic: sound barrier: scramjets: Mach numbers: Eurocopter X3: MiG-25