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Iroquois Rollout, July 22, 1957 : 45 Year Memorial Photo Album (edition 2002)

by Peter Zuuring (Author)

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Title:Iroquois Rollout, July 22, 1957 : 45 Year Memorial Photo Album
Authors:Peter Zuuring (Author)
Info:Arrow Alliance Press (2002), Edition: 1st Edition, 6 pages
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There is so little in print on Orenda that even just a limited pictorial history titled after an essentially singular event makes a book that would normally be of little interest suddenly more relevant.
Fortunately, only 27% of the 94 pages cover the roll-out ceremony with the rest providing some exploded drawings, vertical build-up of the major engine sections, and even a few showing the engine dressed with instrumentation harnesses for flight test on the B-47. There’s a handful of pages that have roll-out speech transcripts and that’s about it. Aside from claiming first variable stator vane status (Not true the GE GOL-1590 the first run by a year.
This book is as about as good as it gets as there so little on Orenda, it’s engines, how it came to be formed and what it was doing before it got merged with Magellan.
The book itself? There’s plenty to be gleaned from the photos as well as the speech transcripts. The photographs are all nicely reproduced and show a fair amount of detail if the photograph was taken with out the heat shield. One interesting picture caption mentions an O2 bottle being used to pressurize the ignition system for high altitude. One picture illustrates the “walking stick” style vaporizers in the combustion section.
Overall? This is a quick read as the book is very easy to peruse. For the engine geeks? There’s also a few pic’s of the then new test cells, and an interesting shot of the pressure altitude test cell which is a close as any of us will ever get to the exotic test facilities like Arnold AFB.
I’m going five star because of my own interests, but, this really is a limited interest book which can really only be recommended for narrow those with a narrow focus in Canadian aviation, the Orenda company, the CF-105, early turbine engines, or modelers who scratch build. ( )
  jetcal1 | Jul 12, 2020 |
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