American Secret Projects Fighters and Bombers of World War

Filename: american-secret-projects-fighters-and-bombers-of-world-war.pdf
ISBN: 1906537488
Release Date: 2014-11-13
Number of pages: 192
Author: Tony Buttler
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Download and read online American Secret Projects Fighters and Bombers of World War in PDF and EPUB This volume describes the major fighter and bomber proposals from the American aircraft industry for the period roughly 1937-1945.


U S Experimental Prototype Aircraft Projects

Filename: u-s-experimental-prototype-aircraft-projects.pdf
ISBN: 9781580071093
Release Date: 2008-09-30
Number of pages: 264
Author: William Norton
Publisher: Specialty Press

Download and read online U S Experimental Prototype Aircraft Projects in PDF and EPUB This book focuses on those American fighter projects of WWII that never reached combat forces, or only in a very limited manner. The book illuminates little known or minimally documented aircraft and projects that significantly advanced fighter design that never went into full-rate production and deployment.


Luftwaffe Secret Projects

Filename: luftwaffe-secret-projects.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105029448920
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 144
Author: Dieter Herwig
Publisher: Midland Pub Limited

Download and read online Luftwaffe Secret Projects in PDF and EPUB This volume looks at the "might-have-been" strategic bombers. Includes trans-atlantic jets and projects that were on the drawing board or in prototype form at the war's end.


Luftwaffe secret projects

Filename: luftwaffe-secret-projects.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105023478287
Release Date: 1997-08
Number of pages: 176
Author: Walter Schick
Publisher: Midland

Download and read online Luftwaffe secret projects in PDF and EPUB Designs from Germany's aerodynamics engineers detail proposed military aircraft, including wing span and area, aspect ratio, length, height, weight, speed, and armament


British Secret Projects

Filename: british-secret-projects.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105026576780
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 224
Author: Tony Buttler
Publisher: Ian Allen Pub

Download and read online British Secret Projects in PDF and EPUB Describes the design, development, and usage of British jet bombers since 1949.


Soviet Secret Projects

Filename: soviet-secret-projects.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105119823743
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 176
Author: Tony Buttler
Publisher: Ian Allen Pub

Download and read online Soviet Secret Projects in PDF and EPUB Among the best-selling aviation titles of recent years have been Midland's Lutwaffe and British Secret Projects series. Soviet secret projects now come under the spotlight. This first volume covers bomber concepts from the various design bureaus from the 1940s onwards. Many unusual and sophisticated aircraft are featured in these pages, allowing comparisons between what the Soviets were working on and what was being produced in the West during that period.


Japanese Secret Projects

Filename: japanese-secret-projects.pdf
ISBN: 1857803175
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 160
Author: Edwin M. Dyer
Publisher: Crecy Pub

Download and read online Japanese Secret Projects in PDF and EPUB A fascinating insight into the largely untouched world of Japanese secret projects, many of which actually took to the skies in amidst the chaos of World War II.


American Secret Projects

Filename: american-secret-projects.pdf
ISBN: 1857802640
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 240
Author: Tony Buttler
Publisher: Ian Allen Pub

Download and read online American Secret Projects in PDF and EPUB Throughout aviation history there have been many aircraft designs that have failed to progress beyond the drawing board for a variety of reasons. The aircraft that have taken to the skies represent only a small percentage of those that were planned. This latest title in the highly successful 'Secret Projects' series is also the first to deal with United States aircraft. Compiled by Tony Buttler, who has been researching the subject for many years, this book examines the great variety of U.S. fighter designs between the end of World War II and the period immediately after the USA's withdrawal from Vietnam.


French Secret Projects 1 Post War Fighters

Filename: french-secret-projects-1-post-war-fighters.pdf
ISBN: 1910809004
Release Date: 2016-06-15
Number of pages: 256
Author: Jean-Chrisophe Carbonel
Publisher:

Download and read online French Secret Projects 1 Post War Fighters in PDF and EPUB Following World War II France made determined efforts to catch-up with other countries in developing high-performance aircraft and designed successful machines to fulfil the needs of the Armee de l'Air, the Marine Nationale and compete in export markets. For the next twenty years they were the only aircraft manufacturers to investigate with equal effort, turbojet, ramjet and rocket propulsion for manned fighters, either taking advantage of German 'war-booty' technology or using national pre-war research. A few, such as the Leduc and Griffon ramjet-powered fighters, reached prototype form, the Trident rocket-interceptor advanced to the experimental series (pre-production) stage and the Ouragan, Mystere, Super-Mystere, Mirage III and Etendard were produced in quantity and went on to win export orders. Later, when the turbojet had won the race for the optimal propulsion system, many attempts were made to design variable-geometry aircraft (including the Mirage G series) and VTOL types (the SNECMA Coleoptere and Dassault Mirage IIIV), and there were even a few flying boat interceptor studies. In the late sixties, in the pursuit of ever-higher speeds, Nord Aviation, Sud Aviation and primarily Avions Marcel Dassault also produced many Mach 3+ proposals. Period drawings, promotional art, photographs of prototype aircraft, mock-ups, wind tunnel and promotional models are all combined to present, for the first time in the English language, a complete view of French military aircraft design from the Liberation of France to the late twentieth-century.


American Aircraft Development of WWII

Filename: american-aircraft-development-of-wwii.pdf
ISBN: 0859791882
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Number of pages: 272
Author: Professor Department of Geography William Norton
Publisher:

Download and read online American Aircraft Development of WWII in PDF and EPUB Focusing almost exclusively on official programs and aircraft that entered development, this book shows how U.S. aviation weapons progressed under the pressure of war. From the state of the art at the beginning of the war, to the advances during the conflict, armed photo reconnaissance, catapult launched seaplanes, autogyros and, amongst others, armed drones are covered in detail. Often described as less glamorous than fighters and bombers, these special types offer a unique contribution to aeronautical advancement.


French Secret Projects 2 Bombers Patrol and Assault Aircraft

Filename: french-secret-projects-2-bombers-patrol-and-assault-aircraft.pdf
ISBN: 1910809063
Release Date: 2017-06-15
Number of pages: 256
Author: Jean-Christophe Carbonel
Publisher:

Download and read online French Secret Projects 2 Bombers Patrol and Assault Aircraft in PDF and EPUB As early as 1944 France began the task of re-building its military aircraft industry and developing high performance aircraft for its armed forces. In doing so, French aircraft manufacturers produced some of the most innovative and outlandish bomber projects, proposals, designs and prototypes of the Cold War era. Many French bomber projects started life in response to proposals from the French armed forces. Others were originated by the industry itself, it was also not unusual for rejected fighter designs to be entered in bomber competitions. Furthermore, if national organizations were not convinced of the validity of the industry proposals, or if the military still could not find any use for the technology being proposed, or if the budget was cut, manufacturers might modify their proposals in an attempt to obtain alternative funding from America (Mutual Defense Assistance Act), Germany or NATO. The result was a huge variety of bomber aircraft designs. In some cases a machine rejected for one specific military role could be modified with new avionics, engine or armament and reappear to succeed in another role. As France became a nuclear power, its requirement for nuclear strike aircraft (such as the Dassault Minerve V) grew, and many projects for advanced strike aircraft, including Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) designs, followed. Turbojet, ramjet and rocket propulsion and supersonic designs were all researched, sometimes taking advantage of captured German wartime technology or using national pre-war research. Companion volume to the acclaimed French Secret Projects 1; period drawings, promotional art, photographs of prototype aircraft, mock-ups, wind tunnel and promotional models are all combined to present, in French Secret Projects 2, a comprehensive view of French military bomber and strike aircraft designs from the Liberation of France to the late twentieth-century.


British Secret Projects

Filename: british-secret-projects.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105119430960
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 240
Author: Tony Buttler
Publisher: Midland Pub Limited

Download and read online British Secret Projects in PDF and EPUB Provides descriptions, data, models, and photographs of British prototype military airplanes, from 1935 to 1950.


The Big Book of X Bombers X Fighters

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ISBN: 9780760351420
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Number of pages: 360
Author: Steve Pace
Publisher: Zenith Press

Download and read online The Big Book of X Bombers X Fighters in PDF and EPUB They're all here--every X-bomber and X-fighter since 1942. On October 2, 1942, the Bell XP-59 Airacomet soared up and away from present-day Edwards AFB, launching the US Army Air Forces into the Jet Age. In the several decades since, hundreds of new variations of experimental and test turbojet-powered bombers and fighters--X-bombers and X-fighters--have taken explosive flight. These aircraft blazed a trail leading to today's B-2 Stealth Bomber and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The Big Book of X-Bombers & X-Fighters showcases all of the USAF jet-powered X-bombers and X-fighters that have flown since 1942--more than 90 in all, including the alphabet soup of their variants. From experimental to prototype service bombers and fighters--from the XB-43 to the B-2A and the XP-59A to the F-35A--they're all here, with their inside stories revealed. Some of these aircraft were further developed. Others were canceled. All stretched the performance and design envelopes. More than 250 photos illustrate all of these experimental aircrafts' cutting-edge features and zeroes in on histories of their design, flight testing, and weapons testing. Specification tables detailing performance, design, and armaments help round out this compendium of information on truly groundbreaking aviation designs. X-bombers and X-fighters in The Big Book of X-Bombers & X-Fighters include: Bell P-59 Airacomet Republic P/F-84 Thunderjet Douglas B-43 Jetmaster North American B-45 Tornado Boeing B-47 Stratojet Curtiss P/F-87 Blackhawk McDonnell P/F-85 Goblin Convair P/F-92 "Dart" Northrop F-17 Cobra Boeing B-1 Lancer And all the rest! Specifications included for each aircraft include: Length Height Wingspan Empty weight Gross weight Maximum range Ceiling Maximum speed Armament In addition, veteran aviation author Steve Pace shows readers some of the designs that could have been and offers a peek into what might be lurking in the future, making this the definitive guide to USAF jet-powered experimental aircraft!


The Ultimate Piston Fighters of the Luftwaffe

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ISBN: 1781552495
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 256
Author: Justo Miranda
Publisher:

Download and read online The Ultimate Piston Fighters of the Luftwaffe in PDF and EPUB The extreme designs of German piston fighters which were left on the drawing board as soon as the first jet engines were available for the mass manufacture of the Messerschmitt Me 262


Air Space Smithsonian

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ISBN: UOM:39015058759013
Release Date: 1998
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