Focke Wulf Fw 190 long Nose

Focke Wulf Fw 190  long Nose
Author: Dietmar Harmann
Publsiher: Schiffer Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780764318764
Category: Focke-Wulf Fw 190 (Fighter plane)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focke Wulf Fw 190 long Nose Book Excerpt:

This book covers the complete development history of those variants of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 powered by inline engines. The first Fw 190 equipped with a Daimler Benz liquid-cooled engine took to the air in early 1942, followed six months later by another powered by a Jumo 213. Production of the Fw 190 C, Fw 190 D and Ta 153 was delayed by the German air ministry. Not until 1944, by which time Germany had lost control of the air, did the Fw 190 D-9, an interim fighter powered by the Jumo 213 A, enter production. The Fw 190 D-9 proved an immediate success, largely due to an excellent prototype test program under Dipl.Ing. Hans Sander. The type quickly entered service with the Luftwaffe and more than 1,700 examples were completed by the end of the war. The Fw 190 D-9 gave rise to a number of improved variants with the more powerful Jumo 213 F engine and a heavier armament, however only a handful of the D-11 and D-13 versions were completed. With a maximum speed of 750 km/h, the Fw 190 D-12 powered by the new Jumo 213 EB would have represented the apex of Fw 190 development. The proposed Fw 190 D-14 and D-15, both powered by improved versions of the dive-bombers 603, came too late to see service with the Luftwaffe.

Focke Wulf Fw 187

Focke Wulf Fw 187
Author: Dietmar Harmann,Peter Petrick
Publsiher: Schiffer Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780764318719
Category: Focke-Wulf Fw 187 (Fighter plane)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focke Wulf Fw 187 Book Excerpt:

The twin-engined Focke-Wulf Fw 187 was a contemporary of the Messerschmitt Bf 110, however production was limited to a handful of prototypes. So far the story of this largely forgotten fighter has been shrouded in darkness. Developed by Professor Kurt Tank, the Fw 187 first flew in the summer of 1937. Not only was it faster than any other German fighter with similar engines, it was also earmarked for record attempts which had to be abandoned with the outbreak of war. The debacle of the Me 210, which was supposed to succeed the Bf 110, revived the Fw 187s fortunes. With a speed of 700 km/h, it was faster than any contemporary fighter and was considered as a replacement for the Me 210. Once again, however, no production contract was forthcoming. The few Fw 187s built served in industry defense and were later operated by the Vaerløse Aerial Gunnery School. This little-known aircraft is documented with numerous photographs and drawings, many of them never before published. This is a book for aviation enthusiasts and modelers, which closes a significant gap in German aviation history.

Focke Wulf Fw 190A

Focke Wulf Fw 190A
Author: Dietmar Harmann,Ulrich Leverenz,Eberhard Weber
Publsiher: Schiffer Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2003-10-30
ISBN: 9780764319402
Category: Focke-Wulf Fw 190 (Fighter plane)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focke Wulf Fw 190A Book Excerpt:

This book deals with the development history and testing of this fighter aircraft and production of the early variants of the Fw 190 A. An interesting comparison between the Bf 109 and the Fw 190 shows the strengths and weaknesses of the two aircraft, and authentic reports by former test pilots of Focke-Wulf and the Rechlin Test Station document the aircrafts performance. Also covered are the later torpedo-carrier and reconnaissance versions of the Fw 190. Together with the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 formed the standard equipment of the German fighter arm in the Second World War and today is considered one of the most capable fighters of that period. Initial flight trials in 1939 revealed a number of shortcomings, nevertheless the basic concept of the Fw 190 proved extremely successful. In contrast to the Bf 109, which was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-vee engine, in developing the Fw 190 Prof. Kurt Tank selected the BMW 801, an air-cooled radial engine that was less sensitive to battle damage. The broad-track undercarriage also gave the Focke-Wulf fighter much superior takeoff and landing characteristics. The Fw 190 entered quantity production by Focke-Wulf and license manufacturers Fieseler, AGO and Arado in 1941. It proved an immediate success in combat operations in 1942, proving itself superior to the Spitfire in some respects. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and drawings, many of which have not been published before, this book provides both aircraft enthusiasts and modelers with a wealth of information, and fills a gap in the history of aircraft design in Germany.

The World s Greatest Military Aircraft

The World   s Greatest Military Aircraft
Author: Thomas Newdick
Publsiher: Amber Books Ltd
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN: 1782742778
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World s Greatest Military Aircraft Book Excerpt:

Ever since man first took to the air, combat aircraft have been at the cutting edge of aviation technology, resulting in some of the greatest and most complex designs ever built. The World’s Greatest Military Aircraft features 52 of the most important military aircraft of the last hundred years. The book includes all the main types, from biplane fighters and carrier aircraft to tactical bombers, transport aircraft, multirole fighters, strategic strike aircraft and stealth bombers. Featured aircraft include: the Fokker Dr.1 triplane, the legendary fighter flown by German flying ace Manfred von Richthofen, ‘the Red Baron’, during World War I; the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Japan’s highly-manoeuvrable fighter that dominated air-to-air combat in the early part of the Pacific War; the tank-busting Il-2 Shturmovik, the most produced aircraft in World War II; the Harrier jump jet, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fighter that has been service for more than 40 years; the B-2 Spirit bomber, an American precision strike aircraft used in recent conflicts in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan; and the F-22 Raptor, an air superiority fighter with state-of-the-art stealth technology that makes it almost invisible to radars. Each entry includes a brief description of the model’s development and history, a profile view, key features and specifications. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World’s Greatest Military Aircraft is a colourful guide for the military aviation enthusiast.

German Fighter Aircraft of World War II

German Fighter Aircraft of World War II
Author: Thomas Newdick
Publsiher: Amber Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN: 9781782749707
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The World s Greatest Aircraft

The World s Greatest Aircraft
Author: Len Cacutt
Publsiher: Exetera
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9780791700112
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World s Greatest Aircraft Book Excerpt:

Covers all the famous aircraft from the Red Baron's World War I Fokker triplane to the European Airbus and Tornado projects of the 1980s

Torpedo Bombers 1900 1950

Torpedo Bombers  1900   1950
Author: Jean-Denis Lepage
Publsiher: Pen and Sword Aviation
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2020-01-27
ISBN: 1526763508
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Torpedo Bombers 1900 1950 Book Excerpt:

The torpedo-bomber was a very short-lived weapon system, operational for scarcely half a century from just prior WWI to the 1960s. Yet during its brief existence it transformed naval warfare, extending the ship-killing range of ships and coastal defences to hundreds of miles. The Royal Navy and Fleet Air Arm led the way, recording the first sinking of a ship by aerial torpedo in August 1915 but all major navies eagerly developed their own torpedo bomber forces. The torpedo-bomber reached its zenith in WWII, particularly from 1940-42, with notable successes at the Battle of Taranto, the sinking of the Bismarck and Pearl Harbor. It was the weapon of choice for both the US and Japanese in the big Pacific battles such as Midway. In the latter stages of the war, increasingly effective anti-aircraft fire and interceptor aircraft started to render it obsolete, a process completed post-war by long-range anti-ship missiles. Jean-Denis Lepage traces the development of torpedo bombers worldwide, describing their tactics, operational history and the aircraft themselves, including such well-loved types as the Swordfish, Beaufighter and Avenger. Over 300 aircraft are beautifully illustrated.

The Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen
Author: Joseph Caver,Jerome A. Ennels,Daniel Lee Haulman
Publsiher: NewSouth Books
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 1588382443
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tuskegee Airmen Book Excerpt:

Many documentaries, articles, museum exhibits, books, and movies have now treated what became known as the Tuskegee Experiment involving the black pilots who gained fame during World War II as the Tuskegee Airmen. Most of these works have focused on the training of Americas first black fighter pilots and their subsequent accomplishments during combat. This publication goes further, using captioned photographs to trace the airmen through the stages of training, deployment, and combat actions in North Africa, Italy, and Germany, in an attractive coffee-table-book format. Included for the first time are depictions of the critical support roles of doctors, nurses, mechanics, navigators, weathermen, parachute riggers, and other personnel, all of whom contributed to the airmens success, and many of whom went on to help complete the establishment of the 477th Composite Group. The authors have told, in pictures and words, the full story of the Tuskegee Airmen and the environments in which they lived, worked, played, fought, and sometimes died.

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books
Author: Rose Arny
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Patton s Third Army in World War II

Patton s Third Army in World War II
Author: Michael Green,James Brown
Publsiher: Zenith Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2010-09-02
ISBN: 1610601130
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patton s Third Army in World War II Book Excerpt:

Patton was champing at the bit to lead the D-Day invasion, but Eisenhower placed him in command of a decoy unit, the First U.S. Army Group. Nearly seven weeks after D-Day, Patton finally got his chance to take Third Army into battle. He began a ten-month rampage across France, driving through Germany and into Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia and Austria. Along the way Third Army forces entered the Battle of the Bulge, breaking the siege of Bastogne. It was a turning point in the war, and afterward the Third Army pushed eastward again. Patton’s Third Army in World War II covers Patton’s command of Third Army with a focus on the armor. It was a new style of fighting, avoiding entrenched infantry warfare by continuously pushing forward, and it appealed to Patton’s hard-charging personality. Archival photos along with frequent quotes complete the portrait of Patton as well as his men as they fight their way across the Third Reich.

Dive Bomber

Dive Bomber
Author: Peter Charles Smith
Publsiher: US Naval Institute Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bombers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1940-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: London (England)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Flight Fantastic

Flight Fantastic
Author: Annette Carson
Publsiher: Haynes Publications
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flight Fantastic Book Excerpt:

Traces the history of acrobatic flying, gives profiles of top pilots from around the world, and discusses individual craft and maneuvers

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bibliography, National
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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RAF

RAF
Author: Roy Conyers Nesbit
Publsiher: Sutton Pub Limited
Total Pages: 274
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

RAF Book Excerpt:

Relates the history of the Royal Air Force (RAF) through some 450 color and bandw photos and paintings, many reproduced here for the first time. Each illustration is accompanied by a detailed caption that supports the main text. Coverage spans its formation in 1918, through the interwar period, WWII, and precarious peace of the nuclear age, and concludes with a look at today's RAF poised on the edge of the millennium. Distributed by Books International. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1164
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Flypast

Flypast
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Flight Through the Ages

Flight Through the Ages
Author: Charles Harvard Gibbs-Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1974
ISBN: 9780690006070
Category: Aeronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Flight

Flight
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1032
Release: 1938
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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