Books tagged: vtol

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Harrier Jump Jet -- A history
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,670. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The book traces the early experiments and develoments associated with VTOL The development of the Pegasus engine to power Sidney Camms P.1127 VTOL fighter. Early interest and acceptance of the type into USMC service ahead of the RAF. RAF and FAA operations in the Falklands War, the first combat operations by a VTOL aircraft. Sea Harrier F/A-2 and MDC/BAe Harrier IIs for the US Marines and RAF.
F-35 Lightning II - Combat aircraft for the future
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 59,310. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Military Science
This book presents to you the history behind the F-35 Lightning II, not to mention revealing previous unknown secrets and some of the technology found in the air fighter that will replace the F-16 and several other fighters. This book is indeed a golden pearl for aircraft enthusiasts!
Russian X-Planes and Prototype Airplanes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,050. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The story that until the demise of the USSR remained the secret origins of Russian aviation. This book details the numerous experimental jet designs some that entered series production and many that were purely for research, development and record-breaking. The production of new aircraft their test and development and the efforts made to produce high-quality airplanes in the 21st Century in Russia
Power to Fly -- Aircraft Propulsion
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This completes the aviationfactfile Smashwords Editions on the Origins of Flight this edition dealing with the development of the aero-engine from the steam engines for the airships the Wright engines the famous French 50hp Antoinette the rotary and in-line piston engines to the turbo-jets turbo-props R-R VTOL 'Flying Bedstead', rocket motors for spacecraft. One the aero-engine buffs GE P&W R-R.
Ba 'Natter' Hitler's Secret Weapon
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Bachems BA 349 Natter (Viper) although not successful with only 50 built was one of Hitler's 'Super Weapons' that would save the Third Reich from defeat albeit it had a tortuous development and little interest was shown by the RLM Bachem approached SS Gen Himmler who supported the project at first but then grew tired of it. Bachem continued and gained Hitler's support to attack Allied bombers
The Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau "Flat Riser"
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The trouble with conventional aircraft is that they need runways, long expensive concrete runways so that they can take-off and land. During times of war, the enemy's airports and their hard-surfaced runways make inviting targets.
Messerschmidts Over America-Part 4
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
On March 30, 1945, the USAAF captures their first flight-worthy Me 262 A-1a and starts the wheels in motion that leads to Colonel Harold Watson to sending ten Me 262s to New York City.
Sack AS 6
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,490. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Much has been written about the alleged existence of Nazi flying saucers or disk-shaped flying machines from World War II, however, despite claims of a few would-be obscure former Nazi aviation designers from about mid-1947 and on, there are no original first-hand historical accounts or documents to support these claims.
Supermarine 4040-United Kingdom 1950's Cold War Era Vertical Take-off & Landing Design Project
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
A VTOL design project by the famous English Supermarine (1913-1960) from the 1950s and time of the "cold war" when everyone thought the USSR would destroy military air bases and commercial runways the world over requiring the need for vertical takeoff and landing flying machines of war. The Supermarine 4040 was never built. Digital images for David Myhra by world class digital artist Jozef Gatial.
Avrocar VZ-9-AW
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Canada's circular winged 3-jet powered saucer prototype