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The World''s first Jetliner
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: American English. Published: December 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Post-WW II the British aircraft industry realised their best hope of survival was to develop the civil side of the business. Bristol produced the Britannia and Vickers the highly successful Viscount. De Havillands at Hatfield were to produce the world's first jettliner - the Comet. Unfortunately the company carried over piston-engined technology to the new plane losing out to Boeing.707.
Spandau Prison
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Brief Article I wrote on my time spent on guard duty at spandau prison and my thoughts on Rudolf Hess and his death. I go over weapons for self defense as well.
Second Generation AC-8 Harrier
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: American English. Published: December 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The evolution of the Harrier took 36yrs to reach maturity. The types first flight as the P.1127 was made on 21 October 1960. The first AV-8A Harrier taking to the skies in August 1966. This book deals mainly with the AV-8B second generation airplane when the type a joint MDC/BAe venture finally came of age, with a real stores load. Though the GR.3 and FRS.1 had served Britain well in 1982 Falklan
Flying the Atlantic
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,880. Language: American English. Published: December 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Every day more than 400 aircraft make scheduled flights across the Atlantic carrying about 90,000 passengers in addition there are some 150 non-scheduled charter flights.private jets and military aircraft engaged on transportation and freighting as well as high-speed combat planes. Less than 100yrs ago no one had managed to make a successful crossing but that all changed with the Vickers Vimy
Flying Saucers and UFO's
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: American English. Published: December 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In 1953 Avro-Canada built the Toronto Star flying suacer interceptor 'Project Y for the USAF but the project was cancelled due to unresolved problems with the undercarriage.even so in the USAF opened a new project office in Ohio under English aeronautical engineer and scientist Jotn Frost - to work on two new aircraft Project y2 silver Bug. Later Project 1974 and PV.704 - VTOL WS606A. Read on....
Sikorsky's R-4 Hoverfly
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The US Army Air Corps showed much interest in rotary-winged craft as early as the 1920's especially the Kellett YG- series.giroplanes. After two attempts at helicopter design in his native Russia Sikorski began design of his first helicopter with two-blade main rotor and tail rotor in December 1930 and by the end of WW II had his R-4 in service with the USAAF and RAF. This the origins of Sikorsky.
NA F-51 Mustangs in Korea
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Whilst the NA F-86 Sabre jets replaced the F-80 Shooting stars in the US FIS in Korea for the fighter-bomber units it was the upgraded NA F-51 Mustangs that came to the fore.. This is their story.
Lockheed's TR-1 Spyplane
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Sensitive to the U-2 CIA apyplane image when Lockheed re-opened their production lines to build the new tactical reconnaissance version the USAF insisted it should be designed TR.1. but this does not alter the fact its origins lay in the U-2 Dragon Lady this is the story of these high altitude spyplanes..
Lockheed Famous Airplanes
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Founded by Allan Loughead who later changed his name to Lockheed the company remains in existence some 100yrs later albeit under the Lockheed Martin banner this is the complete history of the Lockheed Company and its famous airplanes including those produced by its Top Secret 'Skunk Works'. aircraft such as the A-12/SR-71, F-117 and CIA sponsored U-2 spyplane.
LM F-35 Lightning II
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In 2013 the LM JSF officially named Lightning II is nearing IOC planned for 2015 with the aircraft entering service with the USMC. Many coalition partners across the world have placed orders for the new stealth plane for the 21st Century. Including the UK that is one of the few to order the STVOL version for the RN's two new CVN, the RAF will receive the coventional teke-off and landing variant
Korean War 'Aces'
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Until the introduction of the NA F-86 Sabre with the 25th FIS on 2 December 1951 the USAF air force were having a hard time combating the swept wing MiG-15 the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star proving not up to the job. But the introduction of the Sabre especially the E-model turned the tables and almost all the US 'aces' flew the Sabre. This is their story
Jet Fighters - A History
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Today's modern jet fighters such as the delta-winged Sukhoi Su-27 Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum, Rafale, Raptor, Eurofighter Typnoon owe their heritage to the German and British technological advancements during WW II and subsequently post-war via the second, third fourth and fitfh generation machines, This is the history and evolution of the jet fighter
Israeli F-15 MiG Killers
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In the mid-1980s MDC released details of the operational use of its F-15 Eagle interceptors. The report claimed that since 1983 the f-15 was accredited with 54.5 confirmed ''kills' most of them Soviet-built Mikoyan types and two helicopters plus two Mikoyan MiG-21 probables. It was Friday 10 December when the first 3 F-15A Baz arrived in Israel as a protection against the Mikoyan MiG-25 Foxbat.
In Search of Stealth to Evade Detection
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It is generally assumed that 'stealth' is new in warfare but it has its origins in WW I when the Germans covered their aircraft with transparent celon. An aircraft specially designed for low RCS incorporates many features which transforms it into a local stealth system. This book tells the full story of stealth and desire for it though some air forces are loathe to accept it is a necessity.
HSA and BAe Hawk
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One of the few post-WW II airplanes to be ordered straight off the drawing board. There were no prototypes of the HSA 1150 *BAe Hawk T.!. That is still in production in the new millennium as an Lead-in Fighter Trainer (LIFT) and with the USN as a on-board carrier trainer the Goshawk, now in its Boeing T.2 form with full digital cockpit. NATO Trainnig in Canada uses the 127 type.with combat wing.
Hi-lo-lo-Hi Boeing Strike Eagle night attack
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Even with the new 5th generation delta-winged stealth planes such as the Boeing Raptor in front-line USAF service the Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle remains an important airplane for the air arms all-weather night attack missions.
Hawker Hunter A Thoroughbred
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Sidney Camm's Hawker Hunter is a classic among combat planes like the same designers WW II Hurricane before it. It was the UK's first indigenous swept-wing design and briefly held the world FIA speed record. Though this particular airplane was specially-prepared version. The definitive fighter was the F.6 that was later upgraded to FGA.9. The Hunter was a prolific export success for Britain
Europe's Super Jumbo the A380
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EADS Airbus A380 Super Jumbo has its origins in the A3XX which led to the formation of the A3XX Integration Team in October 1993. Now in regular airline route service this book tells the full story of Airbuses challenge to Boeing's 747X Jumbo Jet. As might be expected the launch of the A380 was not without problems the main associated with the airplanes cabling to meet customer requirements
European Rapid Reaction Force
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In the new millennium the EU decided to forge ahead with the formation of a Rapid Reaction Force as the USA asked for European nations to lighten the burden on the United States and NATO. The book gives the composition of the projected air power of this force and the participating nations contribution by way of equipment and availability. .
Europe on the Brink - When the Iron Curtain Fell
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: American English. Published: December 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
By the end of WW II Stalin had his own aspirations as to European expansion under the Communist regime and following the humiliation and climb down over the Soviets blockade of Berlin it was not long before the Russians withdrew behind the Iron Curtain.