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Yakovlev's Yak-140 the true story
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,000. Language: American English. Published: December 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
From 1945 and the end of WW II Yakolev produced a number of prototype single-seat jet fighters. The last was the Yak-140// Had things turned out differently this airplane would probably have usurped Mikoyan's MiG-21 but instead... Much of this information is previously unpublished sourced directly from the former Soviet Union.
SAC vs RAF 'Giant Vioce'
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,550. Language: American English. Published: December 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Post-Vietnam the USAF SAC organised a bombing competition at Nellis AFB Nevada to keep the bomber crews at the top of their game. The RAF were invited to compete and did on one occasion beat the Americans at their own game with its Avro Vulcan strategic bomber. This is a history of 'Giant Voice' as the competition was known,
The Soviet Air Force in Afghanistan
By peter dancey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,030. Language: American English. Published: December 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
As the US and British forces prepared to cease combat operations and leave the country by 2015 it is of interest to compare the Soviet Air force operations in Afghanistan in the 1960's. withdrawal of the soviet forces was instigated by President Gorbochev following similar public anger in Russia to the loss of lide in the conflict.
LM F-16 Fighting Falcons
By peter dancey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: American English. Published: December 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The General dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon that was conceived in the 'Cold War' proved to be superior to its emerging Soviet counterparts of the day. Having achieved this distinction under the Lockheed Martin banner the Falcon remains in the new millennium at the forefront along with its fifth generation counterparts. A true Viper.
US Naval Aviation in the new millennium
By peter dancey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: American English. Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Beginning on 7 October 2001 US Navy aircraft began flying some of the longest strikes ever launched against targets far inside the Asian land-mass. The carrier-borne airplanes relying heavily on USAF and RAF tanker aircraft to complete their missions over Afghanistan. The aircraft carrying precision guided weapons.
The 20th Air force in WW II
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: American English. Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The USAAF 20th Air force was activated on 4 April 1944 with its HQ in Washington until 15 July 1945 when it was transferred to Guam commanded by Maj-Gen Curtiss Lemay. The 20th AF origins lay in 20th Bomber Command in the Far East activated in November 1945...
The Royal Navy - A History
By peter dancey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,610. Language: American English. Published: December 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
the royal navy was the strongest navy in the world for a long period of time but by the end of WW II the royal nany was clearly not as strong as the us navy indeed in the new millennium in 2013 under several uk defence reviews its is struggling to remain afloat as regards to manpower dispite have one of the most up-to-date destroyers in the world.
The Royal Aircraft Establishment - A History
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: American English. Published: December 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
An over view of the UK's Defence Reserch Industry since 1912
Boeing Comanche stealth helicopter
By peter dancey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: American English. Published: December 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In the 1980's he US Army realised what it would need in the new millennium a survivable armed scout helicopter that could fly and fight undetected at night and exploit the 'digital' battlefield. Initial plans called for two prototypes and service entry by 2003. but after a thirty year gestation period, lack of finance saw the Comanche cancelled. Will comanche II live again?
The First Military Aircraft 1914-18
By peter dancey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: American English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
When the First World War broke out in August 1914 the airplane was still in its transition phase as although some people had foreseen its possible use as an effective instrument of war and it had already been used to carry out military missions there was still no clear idea of what its actual tasks would be. This book traces their development and technological advancement 1914-1918
The Era of the V-bombers
By peter dancey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,040. Language: American English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
At the end of WW II in 1947 Britain decided it would produce its own A-bomb in conjunction with this decision it also realised that the RAF Bomber Command would need a new long-range strategic jet bomber to replace the piston-engined Avro Lincoln a WW II Lancaster reivative. This is the story of the 'Cold War ' V-bomber era.
The Enigma Code Breakers
By peter dancey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: American English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Early in WW II using the Enigma machine Britain cracked the secret codes which the Germans used to communicate with their front-line forces especially Adr Doenitz U-boats at sea. This is the complete story of the Bletchley Park Code Breakers. For visitors to and residents of the UK the site is located near Milton Keynes and is a living museum and tribute to those who worked there during WW II.
Tankbusters Warthog vs Frogfoot
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: American English. Published: December 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The use of heavily armoured aircraft to support ground troops was pioneered by Germany in the last year of WW I. However it was not for another twenty years until the Germans again introduced the Stuka dive-bomber. During WW II though it was the Russians with their Ilyusin Il-2 Sthurmovik that came to the fore. In the new millennium it is the US Warthog and the Soviet Frogfoot
The World''s first Jetliner
By peter dancey
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
By Michael P Buckley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: American English. Published: December 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
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
By peter dancey
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
By peter dancey
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
By peter dancey
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
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: American English. Published: December 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
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
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: American English. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
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.