Big Wings

Author: Philip Kaplan
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1844151786
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In the history of aviation there have been many attempts to produce aircraft of extraordinary proportions to expand the limits of technology and create new performance standards. With few exceptions, the early attempts did not become the successes envisaged until post-World War II when such aircraft as the Boeing B-52 long-range heavy bomber and the Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' airliner changed the face of aviation in both the military and civil roles. Big Wings is a well-researched, highly informative and sometimes nostalgic look at the sixteen most significant giants of the air. Each chosen aircraft is introduced and its raison d'?tre explained, then follows an in-depth review of the successful and failed technical aspects of the design, its operational history, first-hand accounts from those that had flown the aircraft and finally some startling facts and statistics. The aircraft selected are as follows: Military - Douglas B-19, Boeing B-29, Consolidated B-36, Northrop B-49 and Boeing B-52, Airliners - Bristol Brabazon, Boeing 747 and Airbus A380, Heavy Lifters - Messerschmitt Me323, Consolidated XC-99, Lockheed C5 and Antonov AN-225, Flying Boats - Dornier Do-X, Martin JRM Mars, Hughes HK-1 and Saunders Roe Princess.

Western Flying

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Naval Aviation News

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Life

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Silvered Wings

Author: John Severne
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1844155595
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John Severne joined the RAF in 1944 and gained his wings two months after World War II ended. This book captures the author’s great passion for flying, whether it be in jet-fighters, light aircraft, helicopters or making model planes and gives details of his long a illustrious career. His first posting was to No 264 Night Fighter Squadron flying the de Havilland Mosquito. On a flying instructor’s course at the Central Flying School, he flew a Lancaster, Spitfire and his first jet – the Vampire. Posted to Germany as a flight commander on a Venom squadron, he was awarded an Air Force Cross for landing an aircraft that had caught fire. As a Squadron Leader, he became Equerry to the Duke of Edinburgh. Then followed a period as chief instructor on Britain’s first supersonic fighter, the English Electric Lightning. Later he became ‘Wing Commander Ops’ at the joint HQ of Middle East Command where he was involved in counter-terrorist operations in Aden. As Station Commander of RAF Kinloss, he was responsible for the introduction of the Nimrod in 1971 and at the height of the Cold War when these new anti-submarine aircraft were a vital part of Britain’s defense.

Aviation News

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The Limit

Author: Mike Dash
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Looks at some of the most breathtaking engineering projects around.

San Diego Magazine

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Wings Wheels Sails

Author: Tom Stacy
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780679808633
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Questions and answers address the many ways in which humans move from place to place, examining airplanes, cars, trains, bicycles, and other forms of transportation.

Duxford And The Big Wings 1940 45

Author: Martin W. Bowman
Editor: Pen & Sword
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A pulsating account of the young RAF and American fighter boys who flew Spitfires, Hurricanes, Thunderbolts and Mustangs during 1940-45. It is unique in that the story is told using first person accounts from RAF, German and American 'Eagles' who fought in the skies over England in the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940 and the great air offensives over occupied-Europe from 1942 onwards. The first five and a half chapters cover the Battle of Britain period when the RAF squadrons fought dog fights with the Luftwaffe and then fought them in gathering strength using the 'Big Wings to meet the bomber fleets attacking London. The second part of the book covers the Eagle squadron period, which was expanded with America's entry into the war. The action moves to the USAAF 'Big Wings' of Thunderbolts and Mustang fighters that flew escort missions and duelled with the Luftwaffe over the continent during the massive bomber raids on German targets in France, the Low Countries and the Reich itself. A whole host of incredible first hand accounts by British, Polish, Czech, German and American fighter pilots permeate the action and describe the aerial battles as only they can. This unique book also includes many accounts and photos that have not previously been seen before while the rich mix of combat accounts from all sides are brought together for the first time in one volume. AUTHOR: Martin Bowman is one of Britain's leading aviation authors and has written many books on World War II and post-war aviation history. His previous books published by Pen & Sword include Stratofortress, SEPECAT Jaguar, several guides to WW II wartime airfields in the Aviation Heritage Series and Reich Intruders. He lives in Norwich in Norfolk . ILLUSTRATIONS 60 mono in plates

Aviation Week And Space Technology

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Includes a mid-December issue called Buyer guide edition.

Western Aerospace

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Timeline

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Really Big Things

Author: Michael Teitelbaum
Editor: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780756635183
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Presents information about very large things, including the Empire State Building, the blue whale, the Atlas moth, the Queen Mary 2, and giant sequoias.

Flying

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Vehicles

Author: Nigel Hawkes
Editor: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
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Celebrates the landmark achievements in the technology of transportation-land, sea, air, and space.