Northrop S Yf 17 Cobra

Autore: Don Logan
Editore: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780887409103
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The Northrop YF-17 holds a special place in aircraft history. The YF-17 was one of the two prototypes tested in the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Fighter competition, a program which attempted to reverse the trend of increasing cost and complexity of new fighter aircraft, and which resulted in the selection and manufacture of the F-16 as the next generation free world fighter. Even though the YF-17 lost the USAF competition, it was the prototype for the U.S. Navy's F/A-18 aircraft. Don Logan is also the author of Rockwell B-1B: SAC's Last Bomber, The 388th Tactical Fighter Wing: At Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base 1972, and Northrop's T-38 Talon: A Pictorial History(all three available from Schiffer Publishing Ltd.).

Complete History Of U S Combat Aircraft

Autore: Erik Simonsen
Editore: Specialty Press
ISBN: 1580072275
Grandezza: 79,39 MB
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Since the first days of rivalry between the Wright Brothers and Glenn Curtiss, aircraft manufacturers have been vying for lucrative military aircraft contracts and competing for prized long-term production runs. As a result, many advanced and now legendary aircraft have been designed, built, and flown in every generation of aviation development. Focusing on the Cold War era, this book shows readers how crucial fly-off competitions have been to the development of America's military air arsenal. This book not only explains in detail how fly-off competitions are conducted, it shows the reader what both competing aircraft designs looked like during their trials, and then what the losing aircraft would have looked like in operational markings had it actually won. Described in vivid detail are the specific aircraft and how they fared, as well as the inside political maneuvering and subterfuge involved in often-controversial aircraft contract awards. Beginning with the Boeing B-47 Stratojet's decisive victory over rival Convair and Martin designs and ending with today's advanced unmanned aerial marvels, this book covers every era of Post-World War II aviation. Author Erik Simonsen uses the wonders of modern digital photography to create highly believable images of aviation's most tantalizing 'might have beens.'

Flying Wings Radical Things

Autore: Anthony Chong
Editore: Specialty Press
ISBN: 1580072291
Grandezza: 77,13 MB
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John K. "Jack" Northrop and the company he founded in 1939, Northrop Aircraft, Inc., will be forever linked with the giant futuristic Flying Wings of the 1940s. But those iconic designs were not the only ideas to spring from the mind of this pioneering visionary and the innovative engineers who followed him. Many piston-powered and turbojet concepts, both conventional and radical in shape and purpose, were proposed and developed over the company's proud fifty-five year history. This book unveils Northrop's once-secret radical designs, many for the first time, with never-before-published drawings, models, and photos of such novel concepts as a ship-based vertical take-off and landing fighter, a supersonic intercontinental cruise missile, a rocket-boosted jet spaceplane trainer, and a radical combination truck/aircraft/boat cargo vehicle. Much of this material has only recently been declassified. Here for the first time is the untold story of Northrop's rare, unique, and formerly super-secret aircraft and spacecraft of the future. Featuring stunning original factory artwork, technical drawings, and never-before-seen photographs, this book shows an amazing array of radical high-performance aircraft concepts from Jack Northrop and his team of brilliant and innovative engineers.

The Airforces Monthly Book Of The F A 18 Hornet

Autore: Tim Senior
Editore: Zenith Press
ISBN: 0946219699
Grandezza: 47,21 MB
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The F/A-18 Hornet has been in service over 20 years and has developed into and effective multi-role combat aircraft. With its array of weapon options the Hornet is capable of engaging targets on land, sea, and in the air and its ability to "swing-role" from one target type to another is impressive. The aircraft is in service with a number of air arms worldwide in both carrier-based and land-based variants.

Kites Birds Stuff Northrop Aircraft

Autore: P.D. Stemp
Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 024479832X
Grandezza: 79,97 MB
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The aviation history of Northrop aircraft. From their very beginnings up to their later years. Their products over numerous years. Types with their performance, construction, weights, dimensions, first flights, power plants, plans in in some cases their demise, plus many other hard to find details. Around 495 aircraft details - 202 pictures and 73 plan diagrams.

California Warplanes

Autore: Harold Skaarup
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475901445
Grandezza: 50,48 MB
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This aviation handbook is designed to be used as a quick reference to the classic military heritage aircraft that have been restored and preserved in the state of California. The aircraft include those flown by members of the US Air Force, the US Navy, the US Army, the US Marine Corps, the US Coast Guard, the Air and Army National Guard units, and by various NATO and allied nations as well as a number of aircraft previously operated by opposition forces in peace and war. The interested reader will find useful information and a few technical details on most of the military aircraft that have been in service with active flying squadrons both at home and overseas. 150 selected photographs have been included to illustrate a few of the major examples in addition to the serial numbers assigned to American military aircraft. For those who would like to actually see the aircraft concerned, aviation museum locations, addresses and contact phone numbers, websites and email addresses have been included, along with a list of aircraft held in each museum's current inventory or that on display as gate guardians throughout the state of California. The aircraft presented in this edition are listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. Although many of California's heritage warplanes have completely disappeared, a few have been carefully collected, restored and preserved, and a good number have been restored to flying condition. This guide-book should help you to find and view California's Warplane survivors.

The F A 18 Hornet

Autore: David Seidman
Editore: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823938742
Grandezza: 38,95 MB
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Discusses the history of the F/A-18C Hornet jet fighter plane and its use in various missions in battle, from the Vietnamese Conflict to the war against terrorism in Afghanistan.

Aviation Week Space Technology

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Includes a mid-December issue called Buyer guide edition.

Air Force Magazine

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Lost Fighters

Autore: William G. Holder
Editore: SAE International
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Grandezza: 28,10 MB
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Vista: 1267
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This book, by Bill Holder, discusses the ""Lost Fighter"" turbojet and turboprop propulsion systems of the exciting jet fighter era in the United States since the mid-1940s. Until now, very little has been published about these fascinating fighter activities that, for a variety of reasons, did not reach fruition. Covering fighters that did not reach beyond an artist's concept stage, to those that were cancelled after an evaluation of flight capabilities, to others that were cast aside after losing a fly-off competition, this book makes use of previously unpublished, primary-source material. It provides a coherent picture of U.S. jet fighter development and evolution. This book also includes hundreds of photos, drawings, and illustrations of the many ""Lost Fighters.

Air Power History

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F 18 Hornet In Detail Scale

Autore: Don Linn
Editore: T A B-Aero
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Grandezza: 58,39 MB
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GlobalSecurity.org, located in Alexandria, Virginia, offers a profile about the F/A-18 Hornet, a supersonic fighter aircraft used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The aircraft can operate from aircraft carriers or land bases and carry out air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. GlobalSecurity.org describes the operations, variations, specifications, history, and design of the F/A-18 Hornet. Images of the aircraft are available.

Aircraft

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The Boeing C 135 Series

Autore: Don Logan
Editore: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764302862
Grandezza: 16,24 MB
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Vista: 3931
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Though the C-135 was originally designed over forty years ago as an aerial refueling tanker, (749 of the 820 were built as tankers), more than 600 of all types of C-135s are still flying. Boeing's C-135 series has been the most successful military jet ever built. This book, Don Logan's sixth, tells the story of the Boeing C-135 series including: tankers, reconnaissance, airborne command post, weather, test, and special purpose models. All C-135 aircraft types, along with their operating units are covered. Tables and serial number lists are included listing all C-135 configurations by serial number. Re-engine programs and facts including serial numbers of the C-135s and the identity of the donor aircraft in the airline re-engine program (E-model types). Also included: a listing of all C-135 losses, including date and reason for loss; three views of C-135 major configurations; selected aircraft nose art; and all USAF, ARFES, and Air National Guard unit markings. Don Logan is also the author of Rockwell B-1B: SAC's Last Bomber, The 388th Tactical Fighter Wing; At Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base 1972, Northrop's T-38 Talon, Northrop's YF-17 Cobra, and Republic's A-10 Thunderbolt II. (all available from Schiffer Publishing Ltd.)

Flying The Frontiers

Autore: Arthur Pearcy
Editore: Naval Inst Press
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Grandezza: 34,32 MB
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Looks at the history of research done by NASA and its predecessor, NACA, and describes the Bell XS-1 rocket plane, VTOL aircraft, the YF-12 high-altitude aircraft, and space shuttle prototypes

Business Week

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Flight International

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The Lightweight Fighter Program

Autore: David C. Aronstein
Editore: AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics)
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This case study outlines the development of the Lightweight Fighter program, including the development, technology, and flight test history of the YF-16 and YF-17. The streamlined and highly successful Lightweight Fighter program effectively used experimental prototypes to introduce a set of new and advanced technologies to fighter aircraft, and serves as an excellent example of technology management, risk reduction in the development process, and acquisition philosophy.

Air Pictorial

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Encyclopedia Of Flight Guidance Systems Sputnik

Autore: Tracy Irons-Georges
Editore: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587650482
Grandezza: 51,94 MB
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... The 'Encyclopedia of Flight' bridges the gap between theoretical concepts and practical applications, between scientific information and historical issues ... This ... three-volume work provides information about animal and human-made flight in a way that is accessible to high school and undergraduate students, general readers, and aviation enthusiasts. It examines a wide range of topics, from birds and balloons to jets and spacecraft ...