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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: XB-59: US Bomber Projects #20
« Last post by Orionblamblam on Today at 12:27:10 am »
Hmm. Must've been those hidden forces that don't want The Truth About The XB-59 to be made public.

Clearly, the best way to deal with this vile accursed conspiracy is for everyone to buy a copy of USBP #20...

Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: XB-59: US Bomber Projects #20
« Last post by PaulMM (Overscan) on Today at 12:06:56 am »
Wasn't me...
Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: XB-59: US Bomber Projects #20
« Last post by Orionblamblam on Yesterday at 10:24:42 pm »
Anybody know why this topic was locked? I hit "post," and bam, it was auto-locked before I could click on it to take a look at it myself.
Bookshelf & Marketplace / XB-59: US Bomber Projects #20
« Last post by Orionblamblam on Yesterday at 02:27:33 pm »
US Bomber Projects #20 is now available. Issue #20 collects all the previously published articles and diagrams of the XB-59 antecedent designs and updates them. Additionally, more antecedent designs have been included as well as several designs that followed along after the XB-59. The biggest USXP publication yet! Cover art was provided by Rob Parthoens,

USBP 20 includes twenty nine unique aircraft concepts (the usual issue of USXP has eight designs) from Boeing Models 484 and 701 showing how Boeing evolved the XB-59, their competitor to the Convair B-58 “Hustler.” Beginning with subsonic flying wings, the concept saw concepts both conventional and unconventional before eventually settling on Model 701-299-1, the final XB-59 design. This issue includes a half dozen Model 701 designs that followed along after the cancellation of the XB-59 program.

USBP #20 can be previewed and purchased here:

The publisher always makes more money if you buy direct from the publisher. Whether the author gets more money depends on their deal with the publisher. As Steve Ginter is the publisher, it is always best to buy his books direct to maximise his revenue. Whether that means his authors get more money on books he didn't write himself - no idea.

So in this instance Fonthill get more money. Justo might or might not, but he will also benefit indirectly if his publisher makes more from his book in terms of future commissions.
Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: New book 'Focke-Wulf Jet Fighters' by Justo Miranda
« Last post by Justo Miranda on September 20, 2017, 10:54:41 am »
I am afraid the books can only be ordered from Fonthill.

Best regards,
Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: Schneider Trophy books
« Last post by Schneiderman on September 20, 2017, 04:17:03 am »
I find that the law of diminishing returns comes into play eventually.  While there is always going to be room for more research knowledge of your subject makes it fairly clear when the narrative has reached the point where it is ready to be written-up. Even then, during the writing process it is all-but inevitable that some hard-won material will end up being excluded as it is judged to be peripheral to the story. A good sources and reference section will cover most of that. External funding for research is not something to be sniffed at but it will not necessarily result in greater depth or even greater quantity of material, that depends on the subject matter and the sources of data.
Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: Schneider Trophy books
« Last post by PaulMM (Overscan) on September 20, 2017, 01:38:42 am »
The Kursk book benefitted from US Army funding and much of the primary research was done by paid Russian and German researchers. Even at $195 a copy it wouldn't cover the costs, by a long way.

Not sure this a useful benchmark to hold others to.

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