aircraft: These data record six characteristics of aircraft designs...



These data record six characteristics of aircraft designs which appeared during the twentieth century.

The variables are:

Yr year of first manufacture
Period a code to indicate one of three broad time periods
Power total engine power (kW)
Span wing span (m)
Length length (m)
Weight maximum take-off weight (kg)
Speed maximum speed (km/h)
Range range (km)

Source: The data were collected by P. Saviotti and are described in detail in Saviotti (1996), "Technological Evolution, Variety and Economy", Edward Elgar: Cheltenham.

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