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PROFESSOR PORSCHE'S WARS

THE SECRET LIFE OF FERDINAND PORSCHE, THE LEGENDARY ENGINEER WHO ARMED TWO BELLIGERENTS THROUGH FOUR DECADES


Regarded as one of the great automotive engineers of the twentieth century, Ferdinand Porsche is well remembered today for his remarkable automotive designs, including the Volkswagen Beetle and... Read more
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Regarded as one of the great automotive engineers of the twentieth century, Ferdinand Porsche is well remembered today for his remarkable automotive designs, including the Volkswagen Beetle and Auto Union Grand Prix cars.

Yet there is another side to his extraordinary career, for he was an equally inventive designer of military vehicles and machinery. In this field too he excelled. Indeed, the sheer versatility of his contribution is astonishing.

Karl Ludvigsen’s study is the definitive guide. He tells the complete story, focusing on Porsche’s relations with the German armed forces and on the stream of advanced designs he was responsible for.

Included are Austro Daimler’s pioneering aero engines, the Kübelwagen, Schwimmwagen, Type 100 Leopard tank, Ferdinand or Elefant tank destroyer and the astounding Type 205 Maus tank.

He also describes Porsche’s creative work on aero engines, tank engines and even a turbojet for the V-1 flying bomb.

Karl Ludvigsen’s account confirms the preeminence of Ferdinand Porsche as a brilliant and prolific engineer, one of the most remarkable of his generation.

Contents :

  • Chapter 1 Porsche Meets the Military
  • Chapter 2 Power to the Dual Monarchy
  • Chapter 3 Austria in the Air
  • Chapter 4 Land Trains and Mortar Movers
  • Chapter 5 Advancing Aviation Power
  • Chapter 6 Mercedes Makes Military
  • Chapter 7 Army Tanks and Navy Twelves
  • Chapter 8 Porsche and Hitler Meet
  • Chapter 9 Third Reich Assignements
  • Chapter 10 Kübelwagen Takes the Road
  • Chapter 11 Masterpiece Schwimmwagen
  • Chapter 12 Leopards at Nibelung
  • Chapter 13 Fate of the Ferdinands
  • Chapter 14 Versatility and Variety
  • Chapter 15 The Mouse that Roared
  • Chapter 16 Cherrystone in Production
  • Chapter 17 Dispersal Under Pressure
  • Chapter 18 Occupation and Resolution

Product specification

Binding
In paperback
Pages
286
ISBN / EAN
9781526726797
Languages
English
Publication date
05/2018
Dimensions
28 x 22 x 2 cm

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