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2016-09-29 By James Bennett

The book includes all the main types, from biplane fighters and carrier aircraft to tactical bombers, transport aircraft, multirole fighters, strategic strike aircraft and stealth bombers.

Author: Thomas Newdick

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782742777

Category: History

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Ever since man first took to the air, combat aircraft have been at the cutting edge of aviation technology, resulting in some of the greatest and most complex designs ever built. The World’s Greatest Military Aircraft features 52 of the most important military aircraft of the last hundred years. The book includes all the main types, from biplane fighters and carrier aircraft to tactical bombers, transport aircraft, multirole fighters, strategic strike aircraft and stealth bombers. Featured aircraft include: the Fokker Dr.1 triplane, the legendary fighter flown by German flying ace Manfred von Richthofen, ‘the Red Baron’, during World War I; the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Japan’s highly-manoeuvrable fighter that dominated air-to-air combat in the early part of the Pacific War; the tank-busting Il-2 Shturmovik, the most produced aircraft in World War II; the Harrier jump jet, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fighter that has been service for more than 40 years; the B-2 Spirit bomber, an American precision strike aircraft used in recent conflicts in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan; and the F-22 Raptor, an air superiority fighter with state-of-the-art stealth technology that makes it almost invisible to radars. Each entry includes a brief description of the model’s development and history, a profile view, key features and specifications. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World’s Greatest Military Aircraft is a colourful guide for the military aviation enthusiast.
2015-12-22 By Thomas Newdick

A celebration of the experience of flying some of aviation's most spectacular, powerful and dangerous machines, packed with first-hand interviews with test and combat pilots from the world's air forces.

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ISBN: 1906626189

Category: Aircraft

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A celebration of the experience of flying some of aviation's most spectacular, powerful and dangerous machines, packed with first-hand interviews with test and combat pilots from the world's air forces.
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This book answers these questions comprehensively, and with photographs and illustrations which help convey just what is so special about each aircraft.

Author: Christopher Chant

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785820108

Category: Transportation

Page: 448

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Which are the finest aircraft ever to have flown? The finest military aircraft, the finest airliners, the finest planes of today, and yesterday? This book answers these questions comprehensively, and with photographs and illustrations which help convey just what is so special about each aircraft. Over 250 of the world's most important, influential aircraft, from the first powered aircraft, the Wright Brother's 'Flyer' to Northrop's highly advanced B-2 stealth bomber. Commercial aircraft such as the Douglas DC-3 Dakota and the new A380 double decker Airbus, are detailed as are many of the classic fighters and bombers from World War II, such as the Supermarine Spitfire, North American P-51 Mustang and Boeing B-17 Fortress. All the essential detail is here. Fascinating histories of the design, development, manufacture, and service life of each aircraft are accompanied by a technical specification highlighting on its most important variants. Each is illustrated by a large and detailed color side view artwork, a three-view general arrangement line drawing, and supported with additional photographs.
2008-05-15 By Christopher Chant

A celebration of the experience of flying some of aviation's most spectacular, powerful, and dangerous machines, from early jet fighters such as the F-86 Sabre and MiG-15 to today's F-22 Raptor and Eurofighter Typhoon.

Author: James Bennett

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ISBN: 1435112180

Category: Airplanes, Military

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A celebration of the experience of flying some of aviation's most spectacular, powerful, and dangerous machines, from early jet fighters such as the F-86 Sabre and MiG-15 to today's F-22 Raptor and Eurofighter Typhoon.
2009 By James Bennett

Featuring first-hand accounts of combat over Korea in the MiG-15, endurance missions in the B-2, and bombing Iraqi targets in the Tornado, this book puts the reader directly in the pilot's seat, and will appeal to aviation enthusiasts of ...

Author: James Bennet

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785834991

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Read what military pilots have to say about flying some of the most incredible fighting aircraft ever built. "It's like a $20 million strap on carnival ride," - AH-64 Apache Pilot "I had high expectations, and it's beat eery one of those. The whole jet is awesome." - F/A-18F Super Hornet pilot. The role of the pilot has changed hugely in the last sixty years of military aviation. Jet pilots in the 1960s, flying types such as the Harrier and F-102, would have spent a huge portion of their concentration just keeping the aircraft under control. That left little spare mental capacity to locate and engage the enemy. Today, the opposite is true. Computers have made flying so simple that it is now considered very easy to fly the SAAB Gripen or Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, allowing the pilot to focus fully on his or her mission. G-Force Flying the World's Greatest Aircraft is a celebration of the experience of flying some of aviation's most spectacular, powerful, and dangerous machines, from early jet fighters such as the F-86 Sabre and MiG-15 to today's F-22 Raptor and Eurofighter Typhoon. Packed with first-hand interviews with test and combat pilots from the world's air forces, and illustrated with extensively researched and striking imagery, G-Force Flying the World's Greatest Aircraft is thrilling ride alongside the pilots who fly the aircraft every day. Featuring first-hand accounts of combat over Korea in the MiG-15, endurance missions in the B-2, and bombing Iraqi targets in the Tornado, this book puts the reader directly in the pilot's seat, and will appeal to aviation enthusiasts of all ages.
2016-10-01 By James Bennet

Covers all the famous aircraft from the Red Baron's World War I Fokker triplane to the European Airbus and Tornado projects of the 1980s

Author: Len Cacutt

Publisher: Exetera

ISBN: 0791700119

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Covers all the famous aircraft from the Red Baron's World War I Fokker triplane to the European Airbus and Tornado projects of the 1980s
1988 By Len Cacutt

Not only are the great airplanes depicted in great detail in this luxurious volume, inside you will also find scenes of them in live combat. Flying Legends is the perfect gift for the history buff in your life.

Author: John M. Dibbs

Publisher: Crestline Books

ISBN: 0785832416

Category: History

Page: 256

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The Second World War triggered the greatest technological leap in aviation since manned flight began. In the short space of six years, military aircraft were taken from open cockpit biplanes on a summer's day to fighters that were encountering the compressibility problems associated with the sound barrier, while conquering the skies of 40,000 + feet. The necessitudes of the conflict focused the industries of the global powers, which achieved dazzling results. Represented in this splendid volume are images of these aircraft-the last of the gladiatorial steeds. The award winning air to air photography of John Dibbs is complemented by a selection of breathtaking archives from the conflict, which can only truly illustrate the spirit and humanity beind these "Flying Legends."
2015-04-15 By John M. Dibbs

Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, this is a colorful guide for the military aviation enthusiast.

Author: Thomas Newdick

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781499465914

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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Ever since man first took to the air, combat aircraft have been at the cutting edge of aviation technology, resulting in some of the greatest and most complex designs ever built. The World’s Greatest Military Aircraft features 52 of the most important military aircraft of the last hundred years, including everything from biplane fighters and carrier aircraft to tactical bombers, transport aircraft, multirole fighters, strategic strike aircraft, and stealth bombers. Each entry includes a brief description of the model’s development and history, a profile view, key features, and specifications. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, this is a colorful guide for the military aviation enthusiast.
2016-12-15 By Thomas Newdick

This book recreates the experiences of many distinguished aviators, using detailed diagrams and color illustrations, and the words of the pilots themselves, to capture the excitement of flight.

Author: Anthony Robinson

Publisher: Wellfleet

ISBN: 1555217435

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Handling the controls of an aircraft has set hearts racing since the days of the earliest open cockpits in the pioneering era of flight. This book recreates the experiences of many distinguished aviators, using detailed diagrams and color illustrations, and the words of the pilots themselves, to capture the excitement of flight. Includes the F117A Lockheed Stealth Fighter and the Space Shuttle. Over 350 color and 100 black-and-white illustrations.

A mock-up board met and gave its recommendations, and work began on the new airplanes—the XP-51Bs. In late 1942 they were completed and testing began, closely monitored by Washington. A series of speed points was flown, and the top ...

Author: Robin Higham

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780811770118

Category: History

Page: 368

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Riveting, first-person accounts that put the reader in the cockpit. Dozens of photographs of the planes and the pilots that flew and fought in the skies from Tokyo to Berlin. Find out what it was like to fly some of the all-time classic aircraft of World War II, including the P-51 Mustang, B-17 Flying Fortress, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-38 Lightning, P-40 Kittyhawk, and many more!
2021-08-01 By Robin Higham

The book includes all the main types, from biplane fighters and carrier aircraft to tactical bombers, transport aircraft, multirole fighters, strategic strike aircraft, and stealth bombers.

Author: Thomas Newdick

Publisher: Amber Books

ISBN: 1838861289

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Military Aircraft features 52 of the most important military aircraft of the last hundred years. The book includes all the main types, from biplane fighters and carrier aircraft to tactical bombers, transport aircraft, multirole fighters, strategic strike aircraft, and stealth bombers. Featured aircraft include: the Fokker Dr.1 triplane, the legendary fighter flown by German flying ace Manfred von Richthofen, the "Red Baron," during World War I; the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Japan's highly maneuverable fighter that dominated air-to-air combat in the early part of the Pacific War; the tank-busting Il-2 Shturmovik, the most produced aircraft in World War II; the Harrier jump jet, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fighter that has been in service for more than 40 years; the B-2 Spirit bomber, an American precision strike aircraft used in recent conflicts in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan; and the F-22 Raptor, an air superiority fighter with state-of-the-art stealth technology that makes it almost invisible to radars. Each entry includes a brief description of the model's development and history, a profile view, key features, and specifications. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, Military Aircraft is a colorful guide for the military aviation enthusiast.
2021-11-02 By Thomas Newdick

With its spectacular full-color photographs, fascinating and informative text, and a detailed specifications section, Flight is the essential book for pilots and plane-lovers everywhere.

Author: Mark Phelps

Publisher: WeldonOwn+ORM

ISBN: 9781681886367

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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Facts, photos, stories, and specs of one hundred remarkable flying machines, from the Sopwith Camel to the 747 to the supersonic F-22 Raptor. Of all humanity’s dazzling innovations, perhaps none captures our imaginations or fuels our inventive spirits as much as flight. In our quest to soar higher, faster, and farther, we’ve dreamed up airborne wonders that are a sight to behold—like the supersonic F-22 Raptor, stealthily soaring above the clouds, or the Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Biplane, the beautiful starter model that helped a generation earn their wings, or the deluxe Concorde—the first passenger jet to cruise at the speed of sound. These iconic aircraft—and ninety-seven more stunning feats of aeronautical engineering—make up the world’s most groundbreaking contributions to flight, all curated and collected here by the experts at Flying magazine. In Flight: 100 Greatest Aircraft, there’s something for every aviation aficionado—from brazen stunt planes to far-from-pedestrian commercial jets, from military marvels to spacecraft that reached dazzling new heights. With its spectacular full-color photographs, fascinating and informative text, and a detailed specifications section, Flight is the essential book for pilots and plane-lovers everywhere.
2013-12-13 By Mark Phelps

Jump into the cockpits of fighter aircraft from WWI to modern day. Incredible photography of the MiG, Messerschmitt, Tomcat, and many more.

Author: Donald Nijboer

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9780760349564

Category: History

Page: 224

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Climb inside the cockpits of the world's most famous military aircraft from World War I, World War II to the present day! What was it like to sit in the pilot's seat and take control of a P-51 Mustang in World War II? What about an F-14 Tomcat at the height of the Cold War? Or a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor today? The cockpits of these fighter and bomber aircraft are revealed in Fighting Cockpits. Showcasing more than 50 of the world's most famous combat cockpits from early World War I aircraft to present-day fighters, this book includes more than 200 rich color photos from photographer Dan Patterson, as well as detailed history about combat cockpit development from aviation expert and historian Donald Nijboer. In the beginning of the twentieth century, aircraft had open cockpits. Pilots during World War I had to bundle up with fleece-lined leather coats, sheepskin thigh boots, and woolen underclothing to avoid freezing in the cold air four miles up. There was no heating, no oxygen for high flying, no retractable undercarriage, no engine starter, no radio links with air or ground, no brakes to help with landing, and no parachutes. The pilot was afforded merely left and right foot pedals to control the rudder and a single central control stick to cause the nose of the plane to pitch up or down. Since then, the cockpits of fighters and bombers have seen quite an evolution, and the chronology is represented in Fighting Cockpits. Presented in large-format volume, this book will complete any history buff or aviation enthusiast's library. Aircraft includes... Wind in the Wires: Nieuport 28, Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5, Bristol F.2, Fokker Dr.I, Sopwith Camel, Sopwith Triplane, AEG G.IV, SPAD VII, Halberstadt CL.IV, Fokker D.VII The Rise of the Monoplane: Martin MB-2, Hawker Hind, Fiat CR.32, Boeing P-26 Peashooter, Curtiss F9C, Sparrowhawk, Vought SB2U Vindicator, Westland Lysander, PZL P.11 World War II: Supermarine Spitfire, Messerschmitt Bf 109, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, North American P-51 Mustang, Handley Page Halifax, Vickers Wellington, Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Wurger, Fairey Firefly, Fiat CR.42, Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik, Heinkel He 219 Uhu, Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu, Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, Northrop P-61 Black Widow, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Dornier Do 335 Pfeil, Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe, Arado Ar 234 Blitz Cold War to the Present: North American F-86 Sabre, Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, Grumman A-6 Intruder, General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark, Hawker Siddeley Harrier, McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F-15 Eagle, Grumman F-14 Tomcat, Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, Mikoyan MiG-29, Rockwell B-1 Lancer, Lockheed Martin F-117 Nighthawk, Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter
2016-06-01 By Donald Nijboer

This spectacularly illustrated volume follows the design, manufacture, and performance of the F-15 from its first appearance in 1972 through its service today.

Author: Tyson Rininger

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 0760333505

Category: History

Page: 159

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This spectacularly illustrated volume follows the design, manufacture, and performance of the F-15 from its first appearance in 1972 through its service today.
2009-01-18 By Tyson Rininger

It is doubtful if any aircraft design has ever had such impact on the aviation community as did the Rainbow . ... World War II pointed up the paramount importance of aerial intelligence gathering ; with the very best efforts of the ...

Author: Robin Higham

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081173238X

Category: History

Page: 432

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Riveting accounts from the pilots who flew such planes as the F-15, B-52, C-130, and many more Dozens of in-the-cockpit photos This sequel to Flying American Combat Aircraft of World War II spans the Cold War, taking a look at the planes that defined the era and fought in places like Korea and Vietnam. Covering all manner of aircraft-including fighters, bombers, and transports-seasoned pilots tell what it was really like to be in the cockpit of some of the world's classic planes.
2005 By Robin Higham

He flew the suicidally dangerous Me 163 rocket plane, and tested the first British jets. WINGS ON MY SLEEVE is 'Winkle' Brown's incredible story.

Author: Eric Brown

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297856900

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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The autobiography of one of the greatest pilots in history. In 1939 Eric Brown was on a University of Edinburgh exchange course in Germany, and the first he knew of the war was when the Gestapo came to arrest him. They released him, not realising he was a pilot in the RAF volunteer reserve: and the rest is history. Eric Brown joined the Fleet Air Arm and went on to be the greatest test pilot in history, flying more different aircraft types than anyone else. During his lifetime he made a record-breaking 2,407 aircraft carrier landings and survived eleven plane crashes. One of Britain's few German-speaking airmen, he went to Germany in 1945 to test the Nazi jets, interviewing (among others) Hermann Goering and Hanna Reitsch. He flew the suicidally dangerous Me 163 rocket plane, and tested the first British jets. WINGS ON MY SLEEVE is 'Winkle' Brown's incredible story.
2008-09-18 By Eric Brown

Through the work of Air Force historian Frederick A. Johnsen, one of the world's greatest living experts on the B-17, you'll stand on airfields in wartime England beside Fortresses insouciantly named "Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby," "Egg Haid," "Mon ...

Author: Frederick A. Johnsen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015050044489

Category: History

Page: 159

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Rare vignettes and little-known facts punctuate this fond look back at the symbol of American victory in World War II Europe. Features 150 black and white photos, including some that have never been seen before--until now. Gorgeous 8-page color photo insert complements eye-opening details about the people, the missions, the production, and the development of the B-17.

Represented in this exceptional volume are images of these legendary aircraft.

Author: Tony Holmes

Publisher:

ISBN: 0681074825

Category: Airplanes, Military

Page: 243

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The award winning air to air photography of John Dibbs captures immaculately restored World War II aircraft complemented by a selection of archival, frontline images. Flying legends Dibbs and Holmes subtitled: a photographic study of the great piston combat aircraft of WWII. The Second World War triggered the greatest technological leap in aviation since manned flight began. In the short space of six years, military aircraft were taken from open cockpit biplanes to fighters that were encountering compressibility problems associated with the sound barrier. Represented in this exceptional volume are images of these legendary aircraft. The award winning air to air photography of John Dibbs is complimented by a selection of breathtaking archive shots from the conflict, which truly illustrate the spirit behind these Flying Legends.
1997 By Tony Holmes

RICHARD A. DAVIDSON , USAF , MC Wright - Patterson AFB , Ohio CAF Flying Museum Gentlemen : The Confederate Air Force is a patriotic organization dedi . cated to the preservation of the world's greatest combat aircraft , 1939-1945 .

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ISBN: OSU:32435062368121

Category: Aeronautics

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