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C-130 Hercules In The Raf

C-130 Hercules In The Raf


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Description: This book tells the full story of one of the most important aircraft in RAF service over the last fifty years. A work horse that is also astonishingly adaptable for a range of specialised operations, the Hercules is capable of carrying troops as well as vehicles, moving men from one location to another in peacetime training or inserting special forces teams on clandestine operations in time of war. The book covers the first delivery to the RAF to the C-130 C Mk. 1 Hercules in 1967 to the introduction of new versions, including the C-130 K C1/ C3 and C-130 J C4/ C5, through its myriad deployments in training, war and humanitarian operations. The book provides details of the special equipment fitted to some aircraft, including defensive infra-red countermeasures equipment and the Skyguardian radar-warning system.
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Bristol And Gloucestershire Aviation Industry

Bristol And Gloucestershire Aviation Industry


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Description: The British & Colonial Aeroplane Company was established in 1910 at Filton on a site that is now an Airbus design and engineering centre. BAE Systems also have facilities at Filton. Bristol aircraft engines were first built at the nearby Patchway site in the 1920s, part of which Rolls- Royce uses to manufacture aero engines. From Boxkite to Concorde many famous aircraft were built at Bristol. Beginning with fighter aircraft manufactured during World War One, Gloster Aircraft went on to produce aircraft until closure in 1964, including the RAF's last biplane and its first jet fighter. Dowty developed landing gear and fuel control systems and acquired Rotol Airscrews. Parnall constructed aircraft and gun turrets at sites in Bristol and Yate. This book covers the wider aspects of the aerospace industry, including its industrial heritage, social impacts, technological developments, and continuing significance, utilising a number of archives to create a unique and well-illustrated view of aviation around Bristol and Gloucestershire.
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Author: Steph Gillett
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The Merlin Eh(aw) 101

The Merlin Eh(aw) 101


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Description: Designed by the European Helicopter Industries ( EHI) partnership during the 1980s, initially as a naval helicopter to help combat the threat of an attack from Soviet missile submarines, the Merlin has evolved into a multi-role helicopter today. The AW101 combines the most advanced technologies, safety by design, mission systems and leading-edge manufacturing to provide a proven platform for long-range Search and Rescue ( SAR) operations in certain countries. With a typical range of 750 nm (over 1,300 km) in standard configuration, the AW101 is the most capable SAR helicopter in the world today. Other roles include transportation for Heads of State and VVIP operators; Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance ( ISR); Maritime Interdiction Operations ( MIO); Anti- Surface Warfare ( ASu W); Airborne Surveillance and Control ( ASa C); Airborne Mine Countermeasures ( AMCM); troop transport; utility support, CASEVAC/ MEDEVAC; and Combat Search and Rescue ( CSAR). Lavishly illustrated throughout, Rich Pittman offers a fascinating portrait of an enduring and popular vehicle and traces its journey from design to the front line.
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Author: Rich Pittman
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Firsts In Flight

Firsts In Flight


Category: Aircraft
Description: Alexander Graham Bell and his team of innovative young engineers created groundbreaking new technologies during three years of furious activity in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, in the early 1900s. The knowledge and skills of this group allowed them to innovate flight technologies which have continued to be fundamental to aircraft design. In this book, aviation author Terrance Mac Donald puts together, for the first time, the full story of their achievements. Bell's unique group of engineers, a mechanical specialist and a military officer, built over twenty airplanes, which incorporated many new sophisticated technological developments. Bell's well-known Silver Dart was only one of a long line of his team's experimental airplanes. This book describes the aircraft, the people, and the communities who participated with Bell in his mission to construct a reliable and secure flying machine. Over the years the group started to lose members, and when the Canadian government refused to purchase aircraft based on Bell's experiments the reconfigured group folded. Meanwhile, one group member left to found a major aircraft manufacturing operation in the US. Bell's team carefully documented all their work, and as a consequence there are hundreds of compelling photos from this era. The book includes 60+ of these images, and offers links to early movies documenting these aircraft and their flights.
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Flight Craft 7: V Bombers

Flight Craft 7: V Bombers


Category: Aircraft
Description: Britain's desire to stay at the leading edge in the design and development of modern jet powered aircraft was born in the later stages of the Second World War. The Royal Air Force sent requests to the leading aircraft manufactures for a variety of specifications, amongst which was one for a long-range heavy bomber. Three designs were accepted and eventually went into production - these became the V- Bomber Force. The Vickers Valiant, Vulcan and Victor saw prolific and varied service during the course of their careers. This book contains fabulous colour profiles (created by Dave Windle) of all three types in different operational modes, configurations and colour schemes. Martin Bowman has written detailed descriptions and photographs to create the perfect enthusiasts reference. This enhanced and revised edition (the book was initially published in 2009) comes complete with model-making content as well as a host of brand new design features, making for a lively new addition to our esteemed Flight Craft series.
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Author: Martin Bowman
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Boeing 747 Manual

Boeing 747 Manual


Category: Aircraft
Description: When the Boeing 747 first flew commercially in 1970 it ushered in a new era of affordable air travel. Often referred to by the nickname ' Jumbo Jet', the 747 was the world's first wide-body commercial airliner and its advent has proved to be one of the major milestones in aviation history. The centrepiece of this Haynes Manual is the 747-400, which is the most numerous version. As well as being the highest-selling model in the 747 family, there are more 400s currently in service than any other version.
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Author: Chris Wood
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Polish Wings 21: Mig-29

Polish Wings 21: Mig-29


Category: Aircraft
Description: This new book in the popular Polish Wings series tells the story of the famous Mi G-29 jet fighter in the Polish Air Force's 1 ELT Fighter Squadron which has inherited the traditions and legacy of the original Kosciuszko and 303 Squadron. It covers the new Kosciuszko Squadron commemorative schemes in the finest detail. Legendary Polish pilots are honoured in the decorative markings created for the squadron: Feric, Pisarek, Krasnodebski, Urbanowicz, Zumbach and Merian Cooper. Features over 200 colour photographs, mostly previously unpublished, and many newly created colour profiles by Marek Radomski. This is a rarely documented aspect of post-war aviation history. Essential reading for aviation enthusiasts and scale aero-modellers.
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Author: Wojtek Matusiak
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De Havilland Tiger Moth Manual

De Havilland Tiger Moth Manual


Category: Aircraft
Description: The de Havilland Tiger Moth biplane is an iconic and instantly recognisable aircraft. It is also one of a handful of planes that attracts the widest possible recognition outside the specialist group. Of nearly 10,000 built, it is thought that more than 1,000 Tiger Moths still survive over six decades on, and over half remain airworthy. They are also affordable classic aircraft at GBP40-50,000 for an airworthy example. The author takes a close look at the construction of the Tiger Moth, acquiring and restoring an example, owning and flying one, and the engineer's view of keeping it all running and airworthy.
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Author: Stephen Slater
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Hawker Siddeley / Bae Harrier Owners Workshop Manual

Hawker Siddeley / Bae Harrier Owners Workshop Manual


Category: Aircraft
Description: NEW IN PAPERBACK. The revolutionary British-designed Harrier or ' Jump Jet' combat aircraft is capable of Vertical/ Short Take-off and Landing ( V/ STOL). During the Falklands War in 1982 RAF and Fleet Air Arm Harriers and Sea Harriers flew in action against the invading Argentinean forces. RAF Harriers have also seen active service over Bosnia, in Desert Storm 1 and 2, and most recently in Afghanistan. The authors give detailed insights into the construction, operation and maintenance of the entire Harrier family, but with a particular focus on the RAF's GR3 Cold War warrior.
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Author: Denis Calvert
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The Crash Detectives

The Crash Detectives


Category: Aircraft
Description: In The Crash Detectives, veteran aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine Negroni takes the reader inside crash investigations from the early days of the jet age to the present, including the search for answers about what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. As Negroni dissects each accident, she explores the common themes and, most importantly, what has been learned from them to make planes safer. Indeed, as Negroni shows, virtually every aspect of modern pilot training, airline operation and aircraft design has been shaped by lessons learned from disaster. Along the way, she also details some miraculous saves, when quick-thinking pilots averted catastrophe and kept hundreds of people alive. Tying in aviation science, performance psychology and extensive interviews with pilots, engineers, human factors specialists, crash survivors and others involved in accidents all over the world, The Crash Detectives is an alternately terrifying and inspiring book that 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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Boeing Commerical Aircraft

Boeing Commerical Aircraft


Category: Aircraft
Description: With their pioneering designs, the Boeing Company has paved the way for the commercial aviation in its present form. In this Fact File edition, all civil aircraft are featured with all the relevant data and images.
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Author: Jo Beeck
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Flying The Airbus A380

Flying The Airbus A380


Category: Aircraft
Description: Since its first flight on 27 April, 2005, the Airbus A380 has been the largest passenger airliner in the world. Instantly recognizable with its full-length upper deck, it represents the pinnacle of modern airliner design.
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Author: Gib Captain Vobel
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The Royal Flying

The Royal Flying


Category: Aircraft
Description: When the King's Flight was officially formed in 1936, passenger flying was very much in its infancy. Creating the Royal Flight under the Master of Horses Department was a most innovative action by King Edward VIII, although members of the Royal Family had enjoyed a passion for flying over many years, almost since the dawn of aviation. During a visit to Paris in 1909, King Edward VII met the Wright Brothers and watched them demonstrate their new ' Flying Aircraft'. In order to facilitate flying members of the Royal Family, the Royal Air Force officially allocated a series of specific aircraft for these duties. The very first was Bristol Fighter J8430, which in 1928 was fitted with a specially modified rear cockpit for VVIP flying, although the cockpit was still very much open to the elements. Later, a special ' Flight' was established with five Bristol Fighters, two Avro 504s and two de Havilland Moths - all annotated ' For Special Service'. Over the years of operations, the King's and Queen's Flight have operated an interesting variety of aircraft and helicopters, many of them of British design and manufacture. Their visits to a wide number of locations provided an excellent opportunity to promote British aviation, and a number of orders were received from airlines around the globe as an indirect result of their usage with the Royal Flight. This book covers a pictorial history of royal flying - not just the King's and Queen's Flight, but also the much wider subject of royal flying, including the Duke of Edinburgh's, Prince Charles's and Prince William's military and civilian flying activities. The book is profusely illustrated with images from a variety of sources, many of them previously unpublished, all supported with a concise but thorough text.
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Author: Keith Wilson
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Airbus

Airbus


Category: Aircraft
Description: Airbus is a leading manufacturer on the world market for large civil aircraft, with a product range extended to include military variants. Highly innovative concepts distinguish aircraft from Airbus, and most recently the development of the impressive giant A380 put these claims to the test. All aircraft and developments of the manufacturer are presented and described in this Fact File edition - complete with performance tables and a good mix of contemporary and modern photographs.
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Author: Gerhard Lang
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North Wales Airfields  In The Second World War

North Wales Airfields In The Second World War


Category: Aircraft
Description: The contribution of the airfields of North Wales to the national war effort was significant. Wales was not directly facing the hostile continent, but its long coastline was not far from neutral Eire and it presented a potential backdoor opportunity for an Axis invasion fleet. Liverpool and Machester, just to the North, were cities of huge importance and they had to be defended at all costs; the former especially once America entered the war and a colossal supply train of ships, aircraft, men and equipment moved through it. Airfields in North Wales were quickly built and developed. Some were fighter stations such as Valley and Mona on Anglesey and Llanbedr. Training in gunnery and bombing, as well as flying itself, took place at airfields such as Penrhos, Hells Mouth, Wrexham, Bodorgan and Landwrog. Hawarden, now Chester Airport, became the airfield for the huge Vickers shadow factory at Broughton which maintained the output of Wellington Bombers. Local civilians played a vital role too. In addition to their jobs at the airbases they also worked at an Ordnance factory near Wrexham and built Mulberry Harbours at Conway.
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Author: David Berryman
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Nimrod

Nimrod


Category: Aircraft
Description: The scrapping of the Nimrod programme has been one of the most controversial events in the military aviation world for many a year. For most of its operational life, from 1969 to date, its contribution to the defence of the realm and its role in offensive duties was, of necessity, often shrouded in secrecy. It was the 'eye in the sky' which was absolutely vital to a host of activities - from anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, to support of land battles throughout the world, to the Falklands campaign, to combating drug-running, the Nimrod's unsung role was paramount. And now the UK is bereft of such a multi-tasking reconnaissance aircraft. The full story of the Nimrod, and its significance, has now been told. Tony Blackman, who was there at the beginning, test-flew nearly every aircraft and was at Kinloss on the very day the project was cancelled, has written this timely book, covering every facet of its history, its weapons system developments and its tragic accidents. He writes in an approachable way, making technical subjects understandable but his conclusions will, inevitably, not be welcomed by everyone.
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Author: Tony Blackman
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The Vickers Viscount

The Vickers Viscount


Category: Aircraft
Description: By some margin the most successful British medium-range airliner ever produced, the world-beating Viscount was a sublime combination of Vickers' state-of-the-art postwar design and Rolls- Royce's cutting-edge power-plant technology, both companies being at the very peak of their powers during the type's genesis and evolution. Tracing its origins back to the wartime Brabazon Committee, the Viscount was one of several designs from various British aircraft manufacturers produced to fulfill the committee's specifications for a fast, economical short- to medium-range airliner to satisfy the demands of the burgeoning postwar civil aviation market, which was predicted to grow at a healthy rate over the following decades. Vickers' chief designer and Managing Director George Edwards was quick to respond, the result being the Dart turboprop-powered Vickers V.630, which made its first flight in July 1948, despite its future looking uncertain after British European Airways having twenty examples of ordered its chief rival, Airspeed's Ambassador, six months before. The Viscount nevertheless entered full service with BEA in 1953, much to the relief of its manufacturer, orders flooding in thereafter from numerous airlines -- and air forces -- all over the world. Ultimately, some 200 individual airlines, companies and organizations in more than eighty countries operated the dependable and, crucially, development-friendly Viscount over its long and distinguished career. This book tells the full story of the world's first turboprop airliner, from its Brabazon Committee beginnings, through its early flight trials program and entry into service, to its almost unassailable position as the world's number one medium-haul turboprop, including its astonishing breakthrough in the USA, where it single-handedly broke the big American manufacturers' stranglehold on the airliner market. The type's military career is also covered, as is its construction; also included in this volume are details of the numerous variants produced and those of the 444 built still surviving as exhibits today, along with twenty-four superb artworks by world-renowned aviation illustrator Juanita Franzi.
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Author: Nick Stroud
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Flight Craft 12: The Junkers Ju87

Flight Craft 12: The Junkers Ju87


Category: Aircraft
Description: The Junkers Ju 87 Stuka (a contraction of the German word Sturzkampfflugzeug, ie dive bomber) was arguably the Luftwaffe s most recognisable aeroplane, with its inverted gull wings and fixed spatted undercarriage. Designed by Hermann Pohlmann as a dedicated dive bomber and ground-attack aircraft, the prototype first flew in 1935, and made its combat debut in 1937 with the Luftwaffe's Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War. After several design changes in the light of operational experiences, the Stuka went on to serve the Luftwaffe and Axis forces, from the invasion of Poland in 1939, through the Battles of France and Britain in 1940, over the North African desert and the across Mediterranean, the invasion of Russia and the subsequent bitter fighting in that vast area, and following several more design changes and upgrades, continued to serve through to the end of World War Two. This latest addition to the growing Flight Craft range, follows the previous well established format, in that it is split in to three main sections. The first section, after offering a concise design and development history, continues with coverage of the various sub-types, from Anton to Gustav and their operational use from the Spanish Civil War to the end of World War Two. This is followed by a 16-page full colour illustration section featuring detailed profiles and 2-views of the colour schemes and markings carried by the type in Luftwaffe and Axis service. The final section lists as many of the injection-moulded plastic model kits produced of the Junkers Ju 87 in all the major scales that the authors could find details of, including the brand new Airfix 1/72 and 1/48 scale kits which were released while this book was being written, with photos of many finished models made by some of the world s best modellers. As with all the other books in the Flight Craft range, whilst published primarily with the scale aircraft modeller in mind, it is hoped that those readers who might perhaps describe themselves as 'occasional' modellers, or even simply aviation enthusiasts, may also find that this colourful and informative work offers something to provoke their interests too.
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Author: Martin Derry
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The Complete Guide To Drones Extended 2nd Edition

The Complete Guide To Drones Extended 2nd Edition


Category: Aircraft
Description: If you think you need a boarding pass to fly, you're really missing out... Today, drones are everywhere. From film studios to farms, they're in the hands of photographers, commercial surveyors and racers alike. This fully illustrated book explains how drones developed, where they're going and which one you should choose. It even includes complete instructions to build both a simple drone and a super-fast FPV racer yourself. Whether you're flying indoors or out, buying or building, this book covers everything:
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Aircraft Wrecks: A Walkers Guide

Aircraft Wrecks: A Walkers Guide


Category: Aircraft
Description: Originally published to acclaim in 2009, this paperback re-issue aims to give readers access to the tangible remains of hundreds of historic aircraft that still lie at crash sites on the moors and mountains of the British Isles, all of which can be visited. It covers almost 500 selected sites, with emphasis placed on those located within open access land. The book includes accurate verified grid references, up-to-date site descriptions and recent photographs. Arranged geographically, each chapter features details of all major recorded air crashes to have occurred in that particular region. Areas covered include: South-west Moors - 15 entries. ~ Wales - 93 entries. ~ Peak District - 82 entries. Pennines - 76 Entries. ~ Lake District - 32 entries. ~ North Yorkshire Moors - 23 entries. Isle of Man - 18 entries. ~ Scotland: Lowlands - 47 entries. ~ Highlands and Islands - 85 entries. ~ Ireland - 19 entries. Representing the main upland areas of the British Isles, each of these sections is introduced with a brief narrative describing its geographical characteristics and aviation background, discussing the factors and trends lying behind the concentration of losses within each area and noting any especially significant incidents. Individual site entries include precise location details including, where required, additional references for scattered major items of wreckage and any relevant notes to aid finding or interpreting the crash site, together with details of the aircraft, names and fates of those onboard and the circumstances of the loss.
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Author: CN Wotherspoon
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I Have Control

I Have Control


Category: Aircraft
Description: Between 1967 and 1997 Keith Spragg progressed from the greenest new co-pilot on a piston-engined Vickers Viking to a fully qualified jet captain. He then went on to become an experienced pilot trainer and examiner, ultimately flying ten different types with nine different airlines. The story of that journey, told in I Have Control, is a personal one but is also part of the wider story of airline development. Keith witnessed many changes and it was not only the aircraft that changed; the training, attitudes and culture of airline pilots themselves were transformed over that period. Under the day-to-day demands of disrupted rosters and unsociable hours, the moments of humour and the need to squeeze as much fun as possible out of every day, the significance of these changes was not always obvious. Now, with time to reflect, the small boy's fascination with flight lives on. While the job changed, the rewards, the comradeship and the sense of privilege continued. But now Keith asks tough questions about the application of technology. Is the modern flight deck fit for purpose? Have we sacrificed skill on the altar of technology? How should the industry respond to the prospect of artificial intelligence and pilotless airliners?
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Better By Design

Better By Design


Category: Aircraft
Description: Airlines are competitive and complex businesses and great airlines don't just happen. In British Airways' case it has been a long journey - in fact, it has been many millions of journeys of customer expectations, experiences and emotions, connected by tradition, innovation and service. From advertising to airports, from first impressions to final destination, every detail informs and shapes the customer experience and shapes those journeys. Using an incredible wealth of material from the British Airways archive, curator Paul Jarvis takes us through the decades from the 1940s to the present, exploring the evolution of advertising, interiors, on-board experience and crew uniform fashions, and how these have come together to shape not only the internationally renowned British Airways brand but the way we view commercial aviation.
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Mapping The Airways

Mapping The Airways


Category: Aircraft
Description: Maps have long held a fascination for travellers and would-be travellers alike. Drawing on fascinating and unique material from the BA archive, curator Paul Jarvis focusses on the beautiful map artworks used over nearly 100 years of history to promote the airline's services - from early adverts to twenty-first-century on-board moving maps - and the vital maps and charts used by pilots and navigators. The progression of artistic styles used through the decades and the use of maps, actual or stylised, to present factual information or to encourage the use of air services is presented in striking full colour. Authorised by British Airways and with a foreword by Keith Williams, the Executive Chairman of British Airways, this book shows how we have charted our voyages through the skies and the enduring power of maps to spark our imagination.
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Ultimate Book Of Airplanes And Airports

Ultimate Book Of Airplanes And Airports


Category: Aircraft
Description: The Ultimate series is a worldwide success because it offers readers an intriguing close-up view of their subject with lots of opportunity for hands-on interaction with flaps, tabs, pop-ups, and more! What better subject than airplanes and airports, endlessly fascinating to children of all ages-from the detailed instruments of a Boeing 747 cockpit to the mysterious innards of a baggage carousel, The Ultimate Book of Airports delivers absorbing information and hours of fun. It's the perfect book to prepare young readers for a first flight!
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The World Encyclopedia Of Military Helicopters

The World Encyclopedia Of Military Helicopters


Category: Aircraft
Description: This is a complete reference guide to over 65 years of military helicopters, from the first types deployed in World War II to the specialized aircraft in service today. 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; Kamov and Mil from Russia; and manufacturers from around the world, such as Aerospatiale, Agusta, Denel, Eurocopter, HAL and PZL. It features cutaway drawings, an A- Z directory and over 500 photographs, including rare images from archives, museums and private collections. Specification panels provide information detailing each helicopter's name, country of origin, date first flown, power, armament, size, weight and performance. This substantial reference book provides an authoritative and highly illustrated overview of the military helicopter. It begins with a detailed history, from the ideas of Leonardo da Vinci through to the tilt-rotor aircraft that have operated with coalition forces in Afghanistan. The book contains an A- Z directory covering 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. This informative book is superbly illustrated with cutaway drawings and over 500 photographs showing helicopters both on the battlefield and in service.
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Author: Francis Crosby
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Raf Transport Command

Raf Transport Command


Category: Aircraft
Description: When RAF Transport Command was created in March 1943, it was formed by the renaming of Ferry Command. The delivery of aircraft from manufacturers to operational units had been ongoing since the start of the Second World War; but was significantly intensified by the supply of American machines flown across the Atlantic from 1940. Later, Transport Command took over the role of dropping paratroops. It even undertook the ferrying of mail from the UK to troops fighting across Europe, using specially modified Spitfires and Hurricanes for the role. After 1945 and the conclusion of the Second World War, Transport Command grew considerably in size. In 1948, it was at the forefront of the Berlin Airlift. It would later serve the RAF particularly well during the Suez Crisis, the Malayan Emergency, the nuclear trial on Christmas Island, and the British North Greenland Expedition. Perhaps not so well-known is its role in Operation Becher's Brook when 430 Canadair Sabre F.1 and F.4 aircraft were ferried to the UK from Labrador via Greenland and Iceland by crews of 147 Squadron. Transport Command's mainstay would be the venerable Handley Page Hastings, which served through to the early 1970s. Other long-range types included the Bristol Britannia and the de Havilland Comet, the world's first jet-powered passenger transport aircraft. Heavy lifters included the Blackburn Beverley and Shorts Belfast while the Scottish Aviation Pioneer and Twin Pioneer featured at the lighter, tactical end. Later the VC10 C.1 and Lockheed Hercules came into service. This book covers a pictorial history of Transport Command operations from 1943 through to 1967, when RAF Transport Command was renamed Support Command. It is profusely illustrated with images from the Air Historical Branch - many of which have never previously been published; all supported with a concise but thorough text.
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Author: Keith Wilson
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Product ID: 9781445665986
 
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Blackbird


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Description: The American 'spy' aircraft, the SR-71 ' Blackbird' was deliberately designed to be the world's fastest and highest-flying aircraft and has never been approached since. It was conceived in the late 1950s by Lockheed Martin's highly secret ' Skunk Works' team under one of the most (possibly the most) brilliant aero designers of all time, Clarence ' Kelly' Johnson. Once fully developed in around 1963/4 the Blackbird represented the apogee of jet-powered flight. It could fly at well over three times the speed of sound above 85,000 feet and had an unrefuelled range of 3,200 nautical miles. It flew with great success until 1998 (with NASA 1999). Despite extensive use over Vietnam and later battlefields none was ever shot down (unlike the U2 in the Gary Powers incident). The Blackbird's capabilities seem unlikely ever to be exceeded. It was retired because its job could be done by satellites, and in today's steady trend towards unmanned military aircraft it is improbable that anyone will ever again need to design a jet aircraft capable of such speed.
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Author: James Hamilton-Paterson
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Product ID: 9781786691200
 
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F4u Corsair

F4u Corsair


Category: Aircraft
Description: This book is the latest in a new reference series for aircraft modellers called ' Spotlight On' and presents detailed illustrations of the celebrated Chance Vought F4 U Corsair - the American fighter aircraft that saw service (primarily naval and marine) in World War II and the Korean War. The book contains 45 colour plan and profile views of the Corsair in the camouflage, colours and markings of different users in different theatres of war. A rarely documented aspect of World War Two aviation history, providing brand new reference material for aviation modellers and collectors. Excellent new information about and illustrations of this famous fighter plane's camouflage.
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Author: Zbgniew Kolacha
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Product ID: 9788365281173
 
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North American P-51d Mustang

North American P-51d Mustang


Category: Aircraft
Description: This detailed monograph covers the design and development of the P-51 D Mustang family, the main wartime production variant of this classic American fighter aircraft. The P-51 D model introduced the definitive 'bubble' canopy and heavier armament, and was the mount of many aces. After WWII the Mustang saw action again in Korea, and also served with many other air forces around the world. * Comprehensive technical details of the American built P-51 D, P-51 K and the Australian CAC Mustangs. * Numerous specially selected original NAA technical photographs. * Production and service photos. * A wide range of colour profiles. * Rare WWII colour photographs. * Detailed photographs featuring modern highly accurate restorations, inside and out, and including under rebuild and servicing details. * Full plans in 1/72 scale. * Profusely illustrated with photos, including a comprehensive walk-around section showing all aspects of the airframe, and diagrams from official manuals. * This book provides all the core technical details of the P-51 D family in one compact, economical volume.
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Author: Robert Peczkowski
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Product ID: 9788365281234
 
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Pan American Clippers

Pan American Clippers


Category: Aircraft
Description: For a world coming out of economic depression in the 1930s, the Pan American Airways Clipper flying boats symbolized elegance and luxury, adventure and romance. Illustrated with rare period photographs, vintage travel posters, magazine ads and colourful company brochures, this fascinating book covers every aspect of the fabulous era of Pan American's graceful clippers. Like their maritime namesakes, the Clippers used the oceans to form a vast global network of travel routes. Pan Am founder Juan Trippe was a visionary who saw the importance of international travel to a changing world. His Clippers would play a key role in the evolution of transoceanic flight, setting time and distance records over the Atlantic and Pacific, providing airmail delivery between continents and eventually serving the Allies as troop and cargo transports during World War II. Pan Am Clippers permanently changed the world's concept of time and space by dramatically reducing travel time and opening up international air travel to the general public. This fascinating, informative and richly illustrated book brings back another time and way of life.
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Author: James Trautman
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Product ID: 9781554078943
 
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