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by M. Scott Carpenter

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  • ISBN 0671673130
  • ISBN13 978-0831776084
  • Language English
  • Author M. Scott Carpenter
  • Publisher Pocket Books; First Edition edition (January 1, 1991)
  • Pages 371
  • Formats rtf lit mbr txt
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Thrillers and Suspense
  • Size ePub 1234 kb
  • Size Fb2 1839 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 327

As the Soviets rush to activate their secret underwater power plant, hot-shot fighter pilot Rick Tallman is given command of the unproven Steel Albatross, the U.S. underwater glider

The Steel Albatross Hardcover – January 1, 1991. by M. Scott Carpenter (Author)

The Steel Albatross Hardcover – January 1, 1991. Scott Carpenter (Author).

Malcolm Scott Carpenter (May 1, 1925 – October 10, 2013) was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, astronaut, and aquanaut. He was one of the Mercury Seven astronauts selected for NASA's Project Mercury in April 1959. Carpenter was the second American (after John Glenn) to orbit the Earth and the fourth American in space, after Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, and Glenn.

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A 'technothriller set around the life of a fighter pilot in the US Navy's Top Gun school. Astronaut and SEALAB aquanaut Carpenter is the only human ever to penetrate both inner and outer space. Now he draws on his incomparable experience to write a debut thriller of men and technology pushed to their limits, in a nerve-wracking duel beneath the sea. Carpenter flies airplanes and spaceships, writes novels-is there anything this guy can't do?-Stephen Coonts.

ISBN 10: 0671673130 ISBN 13: 9780671673130. Publisher: Pocket Books, 1991. As the Soviets rush to activate their secret underwater power plant, hot-shot fighter pilot Rick Tallman is given command of the unproven Steel Albatross, the .

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Malcolm Scott Carpenter (May 1, 1925 – October 10, 2013) was an American test pilot, astronaut, and aquanaut. He was one of the original seven astronauts selected for NASA's Project Mercury in April 1959. Carpenter was the second American to orbit the Earth and the fourth American in space, following Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, and John Glenn

Talk about The Steel Albatross


Zamo
Story is good, but it bogs down somewhat with repeated technical detail and numerous characters. These issues make for a very long read.
Dusho
Well, Scott Carpenter is certainly an interesting guy: experience in the worlds of air and space and deep under the sea - and pretty competent at turning out a thriller based on a bizarre but plausible technological idea.

The book was written, it seems, just as the Soviet Union was disintegrating but maintains fundamentally a Cold War mentality. Actually, his extrapolations about the likely relationships inside the Kremlin sound pretty good today in the world of Putin, though the wild scheme for inducing an American attack to justify a nuclear response is hopefully way out in the realm of fantasy!

The story is well crafted and makes very productive use of the in-depth knowledge acquired in his many careers. And Mike's difficult father-son relationship that runs through the book may well be based on personal history. Nothing wrong with that, except that it necessarily has to bring us to the slightly saccharine ending. Another area that shows a slightly less certain touch is Mike's relationship with the lovely "Dr. Samantha."

Overall, well worth a read.
Phain
I read this book years ago and it stuck with me. The story is fine but what I really liked was the submarine. the propulsion was entirely different. the sub was basically an underwater airfoil that glided either up or down by alternately blowing and filling the ballast tanks. Anyone who has played with a swimming pool kickboard knows what I'm talking about. You hold the kickboard under the water at just a slight angle and when you release it, it glides forwards to the surface. Since there is little need for an engine except for maneuvering, the sub is nearly silent.

I've always wondered if such a submarine could really be built.
Yadon
Carpenter writes a techno thriller that just keeps you reading.
I like intelligent characters. Quite often I read books where the characters are so clueless that I just want to smack them.
Carpenter's protagonist has wit and heart and enough tenacity to see him (and you) through.
I purchased this book in 1993 and enjoyed it enough that I have reread it till the book simply wore out.
My only dissappointment is that I cann't get a Kindle version.
Well worth your time and money.