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How To Land A Plane

How To Land A Plane


Category: Aircraft
Description: Written by Mark Vanhoenacker, a senior first officer for British Airways, How to Land a Plane is a book that tells you how to get in the cockpit and take the controls of any aeroplane. Mark invites you to be captain as he talks through the nitty-gritty of an approach and a touchdown. He also explains our understanding of flight from the ground up (or rather, from the sky down) as he reveals all the ins and outs of this incredibly challenging and rewarding achievement of humanity. Short, humorous and spiritual, this book makes flying more fun and accessible before. You'll learn the difference between 'controls' and 'instruments' and be able to notice the breathtaking beauty of amazing cloudscapes and stunning sunsets from up above.
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Author: Mark Vanhoenacker
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Sr-71 Blackbird

Sr-71 Blackbird


Category: Aircraft
Description: Lockheed's SR-71 Blackbird is one of the most iconic and famous jets ever built. Assembled in secret at Lockheed's Skunkworks, the Blackbird's vital statistics remain phenomenal decades later. It holds the airspeed record for a manned jet aircraft, operated at an altitude other aircraft could barely touch and was a marvel of technical engineering. Drawing on declassified material, leading SR-71 expert Paul Crickmore reveals the history of the most fascinating of aircraft, accompanied by a range of fantastic illustrations, photographs and facts about the world's most secret spy plane.
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Author: Paul F. Crickmore
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Product ID: 9781472813152
 
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Teach Yourself To Fly

Teach Yourself To Fly


Category: Aircraft
Description: First published in 1938, Teach Yourself To Fly was not only one of the very first Teach Yourself books to be published but the first to actually change the world. It was used on the eve of the second world war to prepare pilot recruits and conscripts before they were called for service, and as such it was read religiously by thousands of young men, some as young as 17, and directly impacted on the British war effort. This beautiful new printing of the book captures all of the feelings of that extraordinary time - it's nostalgic, understated, inspiring and very British indeed, warning young pilots, amongst other things, not to feel 'too discouraged' in the event of a crash landing. Technology has changed hugely, but the principles of aviation as they were in the middle of the twentieth century are perfectly summarised in this lovely book. Get hold of the right vehicle, and it really can teach you to fly. What happens when you're up there, however, is your responsibility. Since 1938, millions of people have learned to do the things they love with Teach Yourself. Welcome to the how-to guides that changed the modern world.
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Author: Nigel Tangye
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Product ID: 9781473664012
 
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A Week At The Airport

A Week At The Airport


Category: Aircraft
Description: In the summer of 2009, Alain de Botton will be invited by the owners of Heathrow airport to become their first ever Writer in Residence. He will be installed in the middle of Terminal 5 on a raised platform with a laptop connected to screens, enabling passengers to see what he is writing and to come and share their stories. He will meet travellers from around the world, and will be given unprecedented access to wander the airport and speak with everyone from window cleaners and baggage handlers to air traffic controllers and cabin crew. Working with the renowned documentary photographer Richard Baker, de Botton will produce an extraordinary meditation upon the nature of place, time, and our daily lives. He will explore the magical and the mundane, personal and collective experiences and the interactions of travellers and workers all over this familiar but mysterious site. Like all airports, Heathrow (the 15th century village of Heath Row lies beneath the short stay car park) is a 'non-place' that we by definition want to leave, but it also provides a window into many worlds - through the thousands of people it dispatches every day. A Week at the Airport is sure to delight de Botton's large following, and anyone interested in the stories behind the way we live.
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Author: Alain de Botton
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Scale Plans No. 54: Ju 87 B Stuka 1/24

Scale Plans No. 54: Ju 87 B Stuka 1/24


Category: Aircraft
Description: 4 fold-out large-format (650 x 297 mm) scale plans for 1/24 scale modellers for the Junkers Ju 87 B, the German WWII dive bomber and ground-attack aircraft.
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Author: Dariusz Karnas
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Product ID: 9788365958112
 
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Pocket Flyers Paper Airplane Book

Pocket Flyers Paper Airplane Book


Category: Aircraft
Description: This collection of 12 Lilliputian size models for a total of 69 colourful planes includes the Saber, Skyhawk, Talon, Gargoyle, and Dragonfly. The book includes easy to follow folding instructions for each model, as well as tips on how to fly smaller aircraft. The portable package and its planes are perfect for small spaces: the hallway, office, den, or classroom (don't get caught!). The obsessed among us will seek to established a mini plane world record, while the rest will be content to just fly them from one side of the room to the other.
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Author: Ken Blackburn
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Product ID: 9781523502042
 
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Flight School

Flight School


Category: Aircraft
Description: Strap yourself in and prepare for take off! This is a first: a flying course for children who relish the detail of dials, widgets and flight panels, and who dream of one day becoming airborne. Using plenty of photographs, diagrams and illustrations, this book offers children their very own flying lessons. Covering the essential science and technology of flight, it is filled with stacks of stats and facts, and will be essential reading for all turbocharged kids in thrall to the wonder of flight.
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Author: Nick Barnard
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Product ID: 9780500650011
 
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Quicklook At Flying

Quicklook At Flying


Category: Aircraft
Description: In not much more than a century, flying has been transformed from small beginnings into a vast industry that has opened up endless possibilities and affected every human being. How did the Wright brothers first achieve flight? What keeps an aircraft in the air? How safe is flying now? How has the flight industry developed? What does the future hold? Quicklook at Flying takes us back to the pioneers of aviation and explains how the past has helped to shape flying as we know it today. It covers commercial and military aviation and the aircraft manufacturing business, giving an insight into the challenges faced by airlines. It explains how air travel is made safe and what happens when things go wrong. You are taken into the workings of the industry: how pilots train, the world of navigation and air traffic control and the role of engineers and designers. You are talked through your first flight in a light aircraft.
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Author: Paul Smiddy
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Product ID: 9781908926067
 
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The Mammoth Book Of Air Disasters And Near Misses

The Mammoth Book Of Air Disasters And Near Misses


Category: Aircraft
Description: An incredible 30,000 flights - at least - arrive safely at their destinations every day. But a handful don't, while some come terrifyingly close to crashing. When even the smallest thing does go wrong at 35,000 feet, the result is nearly always a fast-unfolding tragedy. This extensive collection of compelling real-life accounts of air disasters and near-disasters provides a sobering, alternative history of the just over 105 years that passengers have been travelling by air, from the very earliest fatality to recent calamities. But there are incredible stories of heroism against the odds, too, such as that of Captain Chesley Sullenberger who successfully landed his aircraft with both engines gone on the Hudson River in New York, saving the lives of everyone aboard, and of the American Airlines crew who prevented terrorist Richard Reid from exploding a bomb hidden in his shoe three months after 9/11. The book also details the often ingenious, always painstaking work done by air-accident investigators, while a glossary helps to clarify the occasional, inevitable bits of jargon.
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Author: Paul Simpson
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Product ID: 9781780338286
 
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The Crash Detectives

The Crash Detectives


Category: Aircraft
Description: What happened to MH370? How did Amelia Earhart disappear? When have quick-thinking pilots averted catastrophe and kept hundreds of people alive? And what, if any, are the lessons we have learned from these accidents? Aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine Negroni uses science, performance psychology, extensive interviews with pilots, and the accounts of crash survivors to answer these questions, and more. Alternately terrifying and inspiring - Negroni might just cure your fear of flying, and will definitely make you a more informed passenger.
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Author: Christine Negroni
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Product ID: 9781782396437
 
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Pws-10  Avia Bh-33 And Pzl P.7

Pws-10 Avia Bh-33 And Pzl P.7


Category: Aircraft
Description: This volume in the ' Polish Wings' series covers three fighter designs, which equipped the Polish Air Force from the late 1920s up to the outbreak of war. The Avia BH.33 was a Czech aircraft brought in to replace the unsatisfactory SPAD 51 & 61, and built under licence by PWS. The same company then designed the PWS 10, which was the first indigenous Polish fighter to enter service. Finally the PZL P.7a was the first of the classic Pu?awski gull-wing monoplane fighters to see service, soldiering on right up until 1939 although it was obsolete by that time. The service use of all three aircraft is described, illustrated with many photos and full color profiles. The PWS 10 also saw service in Spain, and this chapter in the type's history is also described and illustrated. An invaluable guide to three classic inter-war fighters, with complete details of the colors and markings applied during their service.
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Author: Bartlomiej Belcarz
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Product ID: 9788389450890
 
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The F/a18 Hornet Story

The F/a18 Hornet Story


Category: Aircraft
Description: The F/ A-18 evolved from Northrop's YF-17 in the late 1970s. Production aircraft reached the Navy in May 1980 and the Marine Corps two years later. More than 800 examples would eventually be built for US service, with a further 500 aircraft sold to seven export customers. Earning its battle spurs in April 1986 flying strike missions against Libya, the Hornet would subsequently participate in Operation Desert Storm and the various 'policing' operations in Iraq and the Balkans that followed. The 'legacy' Hornet is still very much in frontline use with the US Navy and Marine Corps today. Tony Holmes, author of the F-14 Tomcat Story, has once again collected the most spectacular images to complement the history of this star of carrier-based naval aviation.
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Author: Tony Holmes
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Product ID: 9780752462691
 
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I Had To Survive

I Had To Survive


Category: Aircraft
Description: On 12 October 1972, a Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying members of the ' Old Christians' rugby team (and many of their friends and family members) crashed into the Andes mountains. I Had to Survive offers a gripping and heartrending recollection of the harrowing brink-of-death experience that propelled survivor Roberto Canessa to become one of the world's leading paediatric cardiologists. Canessa, a second-year medical student at the time, tended to his wounded teammates amidst the devastating carnage of the wreck and played a key role in safeguarding his fellow survivors, eventually trekking with a companion across the hostile mountain range for help. This fine line between life and death became the catalyst for the rest of his life. This uplifting tale of hope and determination, solidarity and ingenuity gives vivid insight into a world famous story. Canessa also draws a unique and fascinating parallel between his work as a doctor performing arduous heart surgeries on infants and unborn babies and the difficult life-changing decisions he was forced to make in the Andes. With grace and humanity, Canessa prompts us to ask ourselves: what do you do when all the odds are stacked against you?
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Author: Dr. Roberto Canessa
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Product ID: 9781472124173
 
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Magnify Scale Plans No. 23: Mikoyan Gurevich Mig-17
Scale Plans No. 23: Mikoyan Gurevich Mig-17

Scale Plans No. 23: Mikoyan Gurevich Mig-17


Category: Aircraft
Description: 12 pages of 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale plans for all variants of the Mi G-17, including the Polish-built versions in the Polish Air Force. The Mi G-17 was a subsonic fighter aircraft produced in the USSR from 1952 and operated by numerous air forces in many variants.
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Author: Dariusz Karnas
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Product ID: 9788363678838
 
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British Military Jets

British Military Jets


Category: Aircraft
Description: The end of the Second World War provided little rest for air forces and the aircraft industry. Both sides now had to put enormous energy into research and development to gain an edge. For the British aircraft industry it meant producing aircraft quickly, and on tight budgets: for Bomber Command to carry Britain's new nuclear deterrent, and for Fighter Command to defend the country. This book examines the RAF's British-made combat jet aircraft of this turbulent and frightening period, up to the cancellation of TSR-2 and the end of the British aircraft industry as it then was. The great names, Hunter, Vulcan, Lightning, Harrier, are considered alongside less well known types, and the story of each key aircraft is told from development to operational use. This book is part of the Britain's Heritage series, which provides definitive introductions to the riches of Britain's past, and is the perfect way to get acquainted with British military jets in all their variety.
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Author: Kev Darling
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Product ID: 9781445669328
 
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The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers


Category: Aircraft
Description: On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. Who were these men and how was it that they achieved what they did? David Mc Cullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the surprising, profoundly human story of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Far more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success, they were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity, much of which they attributed to their upbringing. In this thrilling book, Mc Cullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers, including private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers' story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them.
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Author: David McCullough
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Product ID: 9781471150388
 
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The Hurricane Story

The Hurricane Story


Category: Aircraft
Description: The Hawker Hurricane won lasting fame in the service of the RAF during the Battle of Britain. Over 11,700 examples were eventually built of this versatile and deadly combat aircraft, fulfilling an incredible number of contrasting roles. Its design, development and production are described in detail, as are the Hurricane's widely varied operational roles during the Second World War, both at home and overseas. Full details are given of production figures, production variants, and operational service with all RAF and RN squadrons and units.
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Author: Peter R. March
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Product ID: 9780750944533
 
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Daring Women Of History

Daring Women Of History


Category: Aircraft
Description: A pioneering aviator and advocate of women's equality, Amelia Earhart was, and continues to be, an inspiration to people the world over. Her fierce determination to break records and push the boundaries of aviation led her to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932, as well as the first person (man or woman) to fly solo the trans- Pacific flight from Hawaii to California in 1935. Not content to leave it at that, Amelia set her sights on becoming the first woman to circumnavigate the world, but her brave attempt was cut short when she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, vanished over the Pacific Ocean on the final stretch of the challenge in 1937. Eighty years on and our fascination with Amelia Earhart continues. Here, Mike Roussel charts her life and experiences, exploring the investigations and theories surrounding her mysterious disappearance and revealing the naturally courageous spirit that made her one of the most daring of twentieth-century women.
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Author: Mike Roussel
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Product ID: 9780750979481
 
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Tales Of Lancasters And Other Aircraft

Tales Of Lancasters And Other Aircraft


Category: Aircraft
Description: Of every 100 operational airmen in the Second World War, nearly seven were killed flying in England and more than three severely injured in crashes. With a total of 12,398, the number of non-operational casualties was significant. Operational casualties were of course chillingly grim - over 56,000 airmen died in the war. George Culling was a 19-year-old Lancaster navigator whose own experiences often involved battling tricky and dangerous conditions. Fascinated by the ever-present dangers for airmen even well away from combat, he has collated tales from comrades and combined them with his own to preserve some of the unexpected, inconvenient, dangerous, and often downright bizarre experiences that frequently typified daily life for airmen in the Second World War.
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Author: George Culling
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Product ID: 9780750979726
 
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Bradshaws International Air Guide  1934

Bradshaws International Air Guide 1934


Category: Aircraft
Description: As air travel entered its exhilarating golden age, a growing number of Britons were taking to the skies - and what better publisher to help them plan their trips than Bradshaw, already famous for its comprehensive railway handbooks? Published in 1934, this is the very first edition of Bradshaw's Air Guide. Redolent of glamour and adventure, it includes information on international airports, passenger details, fares, timetables and a fantastic vintage double-sided map of flight routes in the UK and around the world.
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Author: George Bradshaw
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Product ID: 9781908402578
 
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The Raf Colouring Book

The Raf Colouring Book


Category: Aircraft
Description: Across 2018, the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary year, looking back over one hundred years of history from its inception following the First World War through to the modern age. This long history has seen operations conducted across greatly varied terrain in vastly different aircraft, from biplanes to bombers, from jet to delta wing, through to the fighter, surveillance, air mobility aircraft and helicopters of today. The illustrations in this book chart the story of the RAF through its aircraft and its most significant events, remembering and highlighting such key milestones as the Battle of Britain and the Dams Raid. Both the perfect gift to educate and entertain children, and to captivate both RAF and colouring enthusiasts for hours.
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Product ID: 9780750988919
 
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The Strangest Aircraft Of All Time

The Strangest Aircraft Of All Time


Category: Aircraft
Description: If your idea of a 'strange' aircraft is the pre-war DH Dragon Rapide, a bloated Boeing Super Guppy or a BA Airbus with an 'ethnic' tail design, then think again. What about Horatio Phillips' Multiplane with its 200 separate wings? Or the Hughes H-4 Hercules, the plane with the longest wingspan ever, which was made entirely from plywood? And who could forget the Caspian Sea Monster - a ten-engine, 550,000kg giant designed to fly at 500kph at a mindboggling altitude of just 4m? Exploring the strangest aircraft ever conceived, Keith Ray reveals the madness of many a designer and marketing guru in this highly entertaining homage to some of the aviation world's more bizarre aircraft.
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Author: Keith Ray
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Product ID: 9780750960977
 
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The Drone Pilots Handbook

The Drone Pilots Handbook


Category: Aircraft
Description: The perfect companion for anyone buying (or thinking of buying) a drone, whether it's just for fun, to race against friends, or to give their to give their photography a whole new angle. The Drone Pilot's Handbook gives you the skills and techniques you need to fly and maintain your multicopter drone, tips for tuning it for maximum performance, and - importantly - a clear graphical guide to where the law will and won't allow you to fly. Meanwhile, spectacular aerial photography from around the world will inspire you to get airborne immediately! Occasional boxouts provide safety tips, handy ideas, and URLs, and flying instructions are presented with attractive original illustrations. This clean approach that makes a welcome contrast to ugly online forums, or the PDFs that drone manufacturers provide, and will have you up and away in no time.
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Author: Adam Juniper
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Product ID: 9781781572986
 
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Mitsubishi A6m Zero

Mitsubishi A6m Zero


Category: Aircraft
Description: Unquestionably the most iconic Japanese fighter of World War II, the Mitsubishi A6 M Rei- Sen, Type Zero fighter was used from the initial raid on Pearl Harbor up to the Kamikaze attacks at the end of the war. Facing off against the likes of the Wildcat, Corsair and even the Spitfire, the Zero gained a legendary reputation amongst Allied pilots due to its incredible manoeuvrability. Detailed analysis of its technical qualities show why the Zero was so feared, but also pinpoints the weaknesses that would eventually be its downfall as Allied pilots learned how to combat it. A selection of historical photographs and unique artwork accompany the analysis as James D' Angina delves into the history of the premier Axis fighter of the Pacific Theatre, exploring the design and combat effectiveness of the Zero as well as the tactics developed by Allied pilots to counter it.
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Author: James D'Angina
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Product ID: 9781472808219
 
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An Illustrated A-z Directory Of Military Helicopters

An Illustrated A-z Directory Of Military Helicopters


Category: Aircraft
Description: Featuring over 80 helicopters shown in more than 300 historical and modern photographs. It includes all the famous manufacturers such as Bristol, Saunders- Roe and Westland from the UK; Bell, Boeing- Vertol, Hiller, Hughes, Kaman, Piasecki, Robinson and Sikorsky from the USA; and Kamov and Mil from Russia. Specification panels provide information detailing each helicopter's name, country of origin, date first flown, power, armament, size, weight and performance. It includes rare images from archives, museums and private collections. The military helicopter is a vital element of the fighting capability of any modern army, with its ability to evacuate and replace wounded troops, and to maintain food, ammunition and other supplies. This expertly written volume covers over 80 production military helicopters in detail. The origins, development and operation of each type are clearly described, and a specification panel gives key performance and dimensional data. Illustrated with over 300 evocative photographs from museums, libraries and private collections showing military helicopters both on the battlefield and in service, the book is an essential A- Z reference for all aviation enthusiasts.
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Author: Francis Crosby
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Product ID: 9781780193717
 
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The Sr-71 Blackbird Story

The Sr-71 Blackbird Story


Category: Aircraft
Description: Perhaps no other aircraft in aviation history has been such a well-kept secret as the United States' Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. This cutting-edge aircraft took the art of aerial spying to an unprecedented level and did it all from highly clandestine high-speed spy missions over Communist nations during the late 1960s and 1970s. With the help of breath-taking photographs, Mark Chambers tells the fascinating story of this truly unique aircraft's design and development as well as its famous and ingenious designer Mr Clarence ' Kelly' Johnson.
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Author: Mark Chambers
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Product ID: 9780750970044
 
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The Wright Brothers Story

The Wright Brothers Story


Category: Aircraft
Description: The creative and technological genius of the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, led to the first powered and controlled flight. Born in Ohio, USA, the brothers' fascination with flight began at an early age. Their first powered aeroplane, ' The Wright Flyer', was tested at Kitty Hawk in 1903. Wilbur's first flight was on 14 December 1903, but quickly stalled and crashed. Three days later, after repairs, Orville flew to 540ft and landed safely after 12 seconds; this was the first powered flight in aviation history. Packed with facts, figures and little-known details, this book charts the triumphs and tragedies of the Wright brothers as they set about making history together.
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Author: Mike Roussel
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Product ID: 9780750970471
 
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Reach For The Skies

Reach For The Skies


Category: Aircraft
Description: As far back as stories go, pioneers have reached for the skies. In the last two hundred years, they have mastered the air and made the modern world possible. Today they are bringing outer space within our reach. They're inventors and toymakers, amateurs and adventurers, visionaries, dreamers and, yes, crackpots. Some have called them irresponsible, even dangerous. But Richard Branson has met many of them. He has worked with them, funded them, and flown with them. He admires them, and trusts them, and thinks they and their kind are our future. In this book Richard Branson looks at the history of flight through the stories and people who have inspired him throughout his life. In these pages you will find tales of miraculous rescues; of records made and broken; of surprising feats of endurance and survival, including some of his own adventures, as well as developments in the future of air (and space) travel. It is a story of pioneers, and of course it includes the world famous Montgolfiers and the Wright brothers, but he also wants to describe some of the lesser-known trailblazers. People like Tony Jannus, who in 1914 created the first scheduled commercial flight in the world, flying his passengers over the waters of Tampa Bay at an altitude of just fifty feet! The 'bird man' Leo Valentin, who in the 1950s jumped from 9,000 feet with wooden wings attached to his shoulders. And Branson's friend Steve Fossett, who dedicated his life to breaking records and having adventures. This is their story. It is also, in a small way, his own.
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Author: Sir Richard Branson
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Product ID: 9780753519875
 
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Planely Schmitz

Planely Schmitz


Category: Aircraft
Description: Schmitz's fascinating essays and articles provide a unique and enthralling perspective on the global commercial aviation scene. Craig West, Airliner World magazine Sebastian Schmitz has been writing for the world's top aviation magazines for many years, including Airliner World, Airways, Air International among others, sharing with readers his tales of flying on some of the world's most colourful and exotic airlines to some of the most remote corners of the globe. For the first time, Astral Horizon Press have brought together the best of his work into an anthology, Planely Schmitz. Fly with him from obscure corners of Congo to islands off the coast of New England, from frozen Mongolia to tropical Caribbean islands, and even to the South Pole; and aboard all kinds of airliners, from Boeing and Airbus to Tupolev and Antonov.
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Author: Sebastian Schmitz
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Product ID: 9780993260414
 
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The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia Of The Lancaster Bomber

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia Of The Lancaster Bomber


Category: Aircraft
Description: This title tells the story of the greatest night bomber of World War II, illustrated with over 275 photographs. It takes you through the design, development, construction and history of the Lancaster, as well as its role in the major battles of the war. It includes first-hand accounts from people who lived through the war in Germany and in Britain, as well as profiles of the pilots who flew and fought over Europe. Stunning photographs of the planes themselves and of the destruction wrought on its target cities bring the devastating power of these machines to life. It features a fascinating and engaging narrative written by a leading military history expert. The Lancaster Bomber led the air offensive in the darkest days of World War II. This book describes how the plane was developed to fit into an entirely new role in warfare, and explains how the Lancaster could take the war to the enemy to devastating effect. Also covered is the production of the plane and the modifications made throughout its lifetime. This book shows what it was like to fly a Lancaster over the flak-filled skies of Nazi Germany, and lists where surviving planes can be seen today. This fascinating text is the ultimate reference for anybody with an interest in military history or aviation.
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Author: Nigel Cawthorne
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