Infamous Aircraft

Author: Robert Jackson
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 184468752X
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Many aircraft, some famous and some rare, gained a reputation for being difficult to fly and sometimes downright dangerous. This book looks at some of the worst culprits over a period spanning World War One to the age of supersonic flight. The following aircraft are included. BE.2 - The RFC went to war in it in 1914. The BE was easy to fly and very stable - but it was difficult to maneuver and very easy to shoot down. Tarrant Tabor - The Tabor was grotesque, a massive misfit of an experimental bomber that predictably came to grief on its first flight. Avro Manchester - The twin-engined Manchester would fly all the way to Berlin and back - only to burst into flames over its own base. Messerschmitt Me 210 - The Me 210 was developed as a successor to Goering's Destroyer, the Bf110. It was a disaster with a phenomenal accident rate. Martin B-26 Marauder - They called the B-26 the Widow-maker, fast and powerful, with some savage characteristics. Reichenberg IV - a manned version of the V-1 flying bomb, was a desperation weapon, its pilots intended to fly suicide missions against Allied shipping. Tu-144 - Rushed prematurely into its test program to beat the Anglo-French Concorde, the TU-144 was intended to be Russia's supersonic dream.

Fold Fly Paper Airplanes

Author: Mark Zagaeski
Editor: Race Point Pub
ISBN: 1631060384
Size: 16,82 MB
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Learn to build the perfect paper airplane in no time! Fold & Fly Paper Airplanes includes a full color book full of history, stories and science celebrating paper airplanes. With instructions to create 12 different styles of planes, you'll be soaring. This kit also includes over 140 sheets of paper printed in free-form patterns and fold-specific art. The designs are patterned with 'starter' guidelines so you can master the art of paper flying, and advance to more complex patterns. Fly higher, fly further with Fold & Fly Paper Airplanes.

Popular Mechanics

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Fortress Malta

Author: James Holland
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780225970
Size: 17,39 MB
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The extraordinary drama of Malta's WWII victory against impossible odds told through the eyes of the people who were there. In March and April 1942, more explosives were dropped on the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta - smaller than the Isle of Wight - than on the whole of Britain during the first year of the Blitz. Malta had become one of the most strategically important places in the world. From there, the Allies could attack Axis supply lines to North Africa; without it, Rommel would be able to march unchecked into Egypt, Suez and the Middle East. For the Allies this would have been catastrophic. As Churchill said, Malta had to be held 'at all costs'. FORTRESS MALTA follows the story through the eyes of those who were there: young men such as twenty-year-old fighter pilot Raoul Daddo-Langlois, anti-aircraft gunner Ken Griffiths, American Art Roscoe and submariner Tubby Crawford - who served on the most successful Allied submarine of the Second World War; cabaret dancer-turned RAF plotter Christina Ratcliffe, and her lover, the brilliant and irrepressible reconnaissance pilot, Adrian Warburton. Their stories and others provide extraordinary first-hand accounts of heroism, resilience, love, and loss, highlighting one of the most remarkable stories of World War II.

The Aircraft Spotter S Film And Television Companion

Author: Simon D. Beck
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476663491
Size: 12,59 MB
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Ever wondered how many aircraft were converted into Japanese Zeroes and torpedo bombers for Tora! Tora! Tora! or how French Gazelle helicopters were modified for the title role in Blue Thunder? This first of its kind reference book lists aircraft featured in 350 films and television shows, providing brief individual histories, film locations, serial numbers and registrations. Aircraft are also cross-referenced by manufacturer. Appendices provide brief bios on pilots and technicians, information on aircraft collections owned by Tallmantz Aviation and Blue Max Aviation and film credits for U.S. aircraft carriers.

Aircraft Annual 1987

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ISBN: 9780711016323
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Af indholdet: Mirage III's udviklingshistorie. Harrier Profile. Airbus-projektet. Grublerier over Meteor. Franske hjemmebyggede fly.

The China Pakistan Axis

Author: Andrew Small
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190257571
Size: 11,90 MB
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The Beijing-Islamabad axis plays a central role in Asia's geopolitics, from India's rise to the prospects for a post-American Afghanistan, from the threat of nuclear terrorism to the continent's new map of mines, ports and pipelines. China is Pakistan's great economic hope and its most trusted military partner; Pakistan is the battleground for China's encounters with Islamic militancy and the heart of its efforts to counter-balance the emerging US-India partnership. For decades, each country has been the other's only 'all-weather' friend. Yet the relationship is still little understood. The wildest claims about it are widely believed, while many of its most dramatic developments are hid- den from the public eye. This book sets out the recent history of Sino-Pakistani ties and their ramifications for the West, for India, for Afghanistan, and for Asia as a whole. It tells the stories behind some of its most sensitive aspects, including Beijing's support for Pakistan's nuclear program, China's dealings with the Taliban, and the Chinese military's planning for crises in Pakistan. It describes a relationship increasingly shaped by Pakistan's internal strife, and the dilemmas China faces between the need for regional stability and the imperative for strategic competition with India and the USA.

Aircraft Identification For Fighting Airmen

Author: George Everett Wilson
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Aviation News

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Collision Course

Author: Raymond Derek Lygo
Editor: Book Guild Publishing
ISBN:
Size: 15,58 MB
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From printer's apprentice to Admiral of the Fleet to Managing Director of one of the UK's leading companies, Sir Raymond Lygo's autobiography reflects his personal dedication and perseverance in both the armed services and in industry.