Aircraft: The Definitive Visual History

Aircraft: The Definitive Visual

From the first prototypes of flying machines to today's supersonic jets, the history and roles of aircraft are explored in this beautifully illustrated guide. Aviation enthusiasts of all stripes and ages will welcome learning more about key brands and big players from yesterday and today — whether it's the marvels of hot air balloons or the fantastic engines of Boeing, Lockheed, and more. Planes are divided equally between military and commercial aircraft, and iconic aircraft of each era, such as the Supermarine Spitfire and Concorde, are showcased in beautifully photographed spreads with "virtual tours" that reveal the anatomy of these legendary planes. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

  • Brand: DK Publishing Dorling Kindersley
  • ASIN: 1465402128

Flight: The Complete History of Aviation

Flight: The Complete History of

A visual guide to aviation and man's conquest of the skies, covering the earliest pioneers of flight to modern-day space technology. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution and now in paperback.Over 100 years ago, the Wright brothers flew in a shaky plane for the first time. Today, pilots can fly faster than the speed of sound, creating a sonic boom.Filled with thousands of full-color photographs and fact-filled profiles on 300 aircrafts, Flight follows the history of mankind taking to the skies. From Da Vinci's drawings of flying machines to Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight in The Spirit of Saint Louis to the Boeing 767, this reference guide breaks down the complete story of aviation into easy-to-read facts and sidebar pullouts.Study the advances in aircraft design, compare the times of record-breaking flights, see how airplanes became weapons of war, and follow the timeline of the space race.Discover how we claimed the skies in Flight, from aviation pioneers of the past to astronauts of the future.

  • Brand: DK
  • ASIN: 1465463275

Flight: 100 Greatest Aircraft

Flight: 100 Greatest

A comprehensive look at the worlds great aircraft from the experts at Flying magazine featuring spectacular full-color photographs fascinating and informative text and detailed specifications that will delight die-hard data fans Of all humanitys dazzling innovations perhaps none capture our imaginations or fuel our inventive spirits as much as flight In our quest to soar higher faster and farther weve dreamed up airborne wonders that are a sight to behold-like the supersonic F-22 Raptor stealthily soaring above the clouds or the Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Biplane the beautiful starter model that helped a generation earn their wings Thats not even to mention the deluxe Concorde-the first passenger jet to cruise at the speed of sound These iconic aircraft-and 97 more stunning feats of aeronautical engineering-make up the worlds most groundbreaking contributions to flight all curated and collected here by the experts at Flying magazine In Flight 100 Greatest Aircraft theres something for every

  • Brand: Weldon Owen
  • ASIN: 1616286067

The Big Book of Airplanes

The Big Book of

From military planes to the commercial jumbo jet to space shuttles, the Big Book of Airplanes is a spectacular look at a subject that fascinates kids. Find out how farmers use planes to help manage their crops and get a look at the brightly colored planes at an airshow and find out how their designs help them pull off exciting stunts and acrobatics.Each type of plane gets its own spread and features multiple images to give kids a look inside. Captions and text on the page go into detail about how each plane operates and the different tasks it performs from the ultralight planes that are used for sport to the seaplanes that can land on water.With striking images and informative text, Big Book of Airplanes is the perfect guide for young readers who want to learn more about different aircrafts used around the world.

  • ASIN: 1465445072

LVG Aircraft of WWI Volume 1: B-Types & C.I: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes (Great War Aviation Centennial Series)

LVG Aircraft of WWI Volume 1: B-Types &

LVG Aircraft of WWI documents all LVG-designed aircraft of the Great War in three volumes totaling 993 photos, 105 color profiles, and 11 scale drawings in its 552 pages. Volume 1 covers B-types and the C.I in its 156 pages and has 303 photos and 32 color profiles. Volume 2 covers the C.II to C.V in its 234 pages and has 443 photos and 44 color profiles. Volume 3 covers the C.VI and later C-types and the fighter and bomber prototypes in its 162 pages and 247 photos. Volume 3 also has 29 color profiles and 11 scale drawings.

  • ASIN: 1935881728

Mike Busch on Airplane Ownership (Volume 1): What every aircraft owner needs to know about selecting, purchasing, insuring, maintaining, troubleshooting, modifying, and flying light airplanes

Mike Busch on Airplane Ownership (Volume 1): What

Mike Busch on Airplane Ownership is the much-awaited sequel to his previous books Manifesto and Engines. In this two-volume set, Busch distills his wisdom from his more than 50 years as an aircraft owner. He brings his refreshingly commonsense and often outside-the-box approach to every aspect of owning and operating a general aviation aircraft.Volume 1 covers selecting, purchasing, insuring, and maintaining an aircraft. Busch emphasizes that it is the aircraft owner—not his mechanics—who bears the regulatory responsibility for airworthiness. He discusses how to choose the right mechanic or shop and how to manage the maintenance they perform. Busch dissects the much-dreaded annual inspection, and how owners can keep it from spiraling out of control. He offers guidance about the all-important post-maintenance test flight, and how to deal with an owner’s worst nightmare: a mechanical breakdown far from home.Volume 2 (publication date Christmas 2019) covers the rules and regulations that every aircraft owner needs to know but is often not taught. It discusses owner-performed maintenance, troubleshooting techniques, aircraft modifications, twins, and resolving owner/mechanic disputes. It takes the reader on a guided tour through the various aircraft systems, discussing the oper...

  • ASIN: 1073748952

Aircraft Structures (Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering)

Aircraft Structures (Dover Books on Aeronautical

Still relevant decades after its 1950 publication, this legendary reference text on aircraft stress analysis is considered the best book on the subject. It emphasizes basic structural theory, which remains unchanged with the development of new materials and construction methods, and the application of the elementary principles of mechanics to the analysis of aircraft structures. Suitable for undergraduate students, this volume covers equilibrium of forces, space structures, inertia forces and load factors, shear and bending stresses, and beams with unsymmetrical cross sections. Additional topics include spanwise air-load distribution, external loads on the airplane, joints and fittings, deflections of structures, and special methods of analysis. Topics involving a knowledge of aerodynamics appear in final chapters, allowing students to study the prerequisite aerodynamics topics in concurrent courses.

  • ASIN: 0486485803
  • UPC: 000486485803

Military Aircraft Visual Encyclopedia

Military Aircraft Visual

A highly illustrated guide to military aircraft from WWI to the present day.

  • ASIN: 1782744878

Military Jet Aircraft: 300 of the World's Greatest Military Aircraft (Mini Encyclopedia)

Military Jet Aircraft: 300 of the World's Greatest

Discover the 300 most important and influential military jet aircraft that have flown since World War II.   From the Messerschmitt Me 262 and the English Electric Lightning to the North American F-86 Sabre, these are the 300 most significant examples of post-World War II military aircraft. Each one appears in a superb full-color illustration, along with a summary of its design, development, and service history, and a detailed specifications table that includes dimensions, powerplant, armament, performance, and weights.

  • ASIN: 1782747052

LVG Aircraft of WWI Volume 3: C.VI - C.XI & Fighters: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes (Great War Aviation Centennial Series)

LVG Aircraft of WWI Volume 3: C.VI -

LVG Aircraft of WWI documents all LVG-designed aircraft of the Great War in three volumes totaling 993 photos, 105 color profiles, and 11 scale drawings in its 552 pages. Volume 1 covers B-types and the C.I in its 156 pages and has 303 photos and 32 color profiles. Volume 2 covers the C.II to C.V in its 234 pages and has 443 photos and 44 color profiles. Volume 3 covers the C.VI and later C-types and the fighter and bomber prototypes in its 162 pages and 247 photos. Volume 3 also has 29 color profiles and 11 scale drawings.

  • ASIN: 1935881744

The Standard Aircraft Log: ASA-SA-1

The Standard Aircraft Log:

Designed to help keep records of entire aircraft in order: inspections, tests, repairs, alterations, ADs, service bulletins, and equipment additions, removals or exchanges. Includes sections for major alterations and altimeter/static system checks.

  • Brand: ASA
  • ASIN: 1560274190

Aircraft of World War I 1914-1918 (Essential Identification Guide)

Aircraft of World War I 1914-1918 (Essential Identification

Illustrated with detailed artworks of combat aircraft and their markings, Aircraft of World War I: The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide is a comprehensive study of the aircraft that fought in the Great War of 1914–18. Arranged chronologically by theatre of war and campaign, this book offers a complete organizational breakdown of the units on all the fronts, including the Eastern and Italian Fronts. Each campaign includes a compact history of the role and impact of aircraft on the course of the conflict, as well as orders of battle, lists of commanders and campaign aces such as Manfred von Richtofen, Eddie Rickenbacker, Albert Ball and many more. Every type of aircraft is featured, including the numerous variations and types of well- known models, such as the Fokker Dr.I, the Sopwith Camel and the SPAD SVII, through to lesser-known aircraft, such as the Rumpler C.1, and the Amstrong Whitworth FK8. Each aircraft profile is accompanied by exhaustive specifications, as well as details of individual and unit markings. Packed with more than 200 color profiles of every major type of combat aircraft from the era, Aircraft of World War I 1914–1918 is an essential reference guide for modellers, military historians and aircraft enthusiasts.  

  • Brand: Amber Books
  • ASIN: 1906626650

The Standard Aircraft Log: ASA-SA-2

The Standard Aircraft Log:

Designed to help keep records of entire aircraft in order: inspections, tests, repairs, alterations, ADs, service bulletins, and equipment additions, removals or exchanges. Includes sections for major alterations and altimeter/static system checks.

  • ASIN: 1560271175

Storm of Eagles: The Greatest Aerial Photographs of World War II: The Greatest Aviation Photographs of World War II

Storm of Eagles: The Greatest Aerial Photographs of

Soaring high above the fields and cities of Europe and Asia as well as the vast expanse of the Pacific, Allied and Axis pilots engaged in a deadly battle for control of the skies in World War II. Whoever won the skies would win the war.Published in association with The National Museum of World War II Aviation, Storm of Eagles is a fully illustrated coffee-table book that brings together classic as well as never-before-seen wartime images. Compiled by one of the world's premier aviation photographers and historians, this remarkable volume is a must-have for anyone interested in World War II aviation.

  • Brand: OSPREY
  • ASIN: 1472823001

Aircraft of World War II

Aircraft of World War

From the moment World War II began--with the German invasion of Poland--to its end in 1945 with the American bombings of Hiroshima/Nagasaki, it was clear that aircraft would play a crucial tactical role. Afterwards, air power became the absolute arbiter of the new world order that emerged from that cataclysmic confrontation. Here are 300 of the top planes from both the Axis and Allied forces, including the famous Supermarine Spitfire, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, North American P-51 Mustang, Messerschmitt Bf 109, and Boeing B-17 Fortress.

  • ASIN: 0760712611

U. S. Navy and Marine Carrier-Based Aircraft of World War II

U. S. Navy and Marine Carrier-Based Aircraft of

The latest book from Detail & Scale is a unique look at all of the American carrier-based fighters, scout/dive bombers, and torpedo bombers of World War II. Each of the well-known aircraft types are covered, but so too are the lesser known aircraft that reached the flying prototype stage during the war. The book also includes a section with maps showing the major battles and engagements as well as the capital ship losses on both sides in the Pacific Theater. The final section covers Navy paint schemes and markings used on these aircraft in the years leading up to the war, and how they continued to evolve during the conflict. The Navy and Marine fighter chapter covers fourteen aircraft. The most famous of these are the F2A Buffalo, F4F Wildcat, F4U Corsair, and F6F Hellcat. Also included are those aircraft that were flying operationally as the war came to an end, such as the F7F Tigercat, F8F Bearcat, and the FR-1 Fireball, although none of these arrived in theater in time to see combat. Finally, this chapter covers those aircraft that were not pursued for a variety of reasons after the prototype flew. These aircraft either carried exotic names like Airabonita, Skyrocket, Flying Pancake, Dark Shark, and Stingeree, or they were never given a name, simply being known by their design...

  • ASIN: 1982962127

AIRCRAFT RESCUE+FIRE FIGHTING

AIRCRAFT RESCUE+FIRE

Airport Firefighters, Airport Driver Operators, and Airport Crew Chiefs will use this text to meet the most current NFPA, FARs, and ICAO requirements. The book includes: 31 Skill Sheets NEW in this edition Photos, Illustrations and Learning Activities - ALL NEW Review Questions for all 12 chapters Exam Prep for students is a separate item This book provides the information firefighters need to effectively perform the tasks for aircraft rescue and fire fighting and to complete airport firefighter certification. Content includes: Familiarization with civilian and military aircraft Airport familiarization Operating structural and specialized aircraft fire fighting apparatus and equipment Safety and aircraft Hazards Airport fire and rescue communications Rescue tools and equipment including gaining access to aircraft interiors Aircraft fuels, aircraft components and extinguishing agents Aircraft fire suppression and strategy and tactics including engines, auxiliary power units, wheel assemblies, and rocket engines ARFF vehicle driver operator Airport emergency planning The theory and practice of aircraft fire fighting and rescue operations The information in this manual is intended to meet the requirements of NFPA 1003: Standard for Airport Fire Fighter Professional Qu...

  • ASIN: 0879395842

The World's Greatest Military Aircraft: An Illustrated History

The World's Greatest Military Aircraft: An Illustrated

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 ...

  • ASIN: B017DSOET4

LVG Aircraft of WWI Volume 2: C.II - C.V: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes (Great War Aviation Centennial Series)

LVG Aircraft of WWI Volume 2: C.II -

LVG Aircraft of WWI documents all LVG-designed aircraft of the Great War in three volumes totaling 993 photos, 105 color profiles, and 11 scale drawings in its 552 pages. Volume 1 covers B-types and the C.I in its 156 pages and has 303 photos and 32 color profiles. Volume 2 covers the C.II to C.V in its 234 pages and has 443 photos and 44 color profiles. Volume 3 covers the C.VI and later C-types and the fighter and bomber prototypes in its 162 pages and 247 photos. Volume 3 also has 29 color profiles and 11 scale drawings.

  • ASIN: 1935881736

Aircraft Carriers (Pull Ahead Books _ Mighty Movers)

Aircraft Carriers (Pull Ahead Books _ Mighty

How do airplanes take off from a ship in the middle of the ocean? How do they safely land? An aircraft carrier is like an airport in the ocean. From the captain in charge of the carrier to the mechanics who maintain the jets, this book uncovers how things happen aboard an aircraft carrier.

  • Brand: Lerner Publishing Group
  • ASIN: 082252872X

Aircraft Control and Simulation: Dynamics, Controls Design, and Autonomous Systems

Aircraft Control and Simulation: Dynamics, Controls Design, and

Get a complete understanding of aircraft control and simulation Aircraft Control and Simulation: Dynamics, Controls Design, and Autonomous Systems, Third Edition is a comprehensive guide to aircraft control and simulation. This updated text covers flight control systems, flight dynamics, aircraft modeling, and flight simulation from both classical design and modern perspectives, as well as two new chapters on the modeling, simulation, and adaptive control of unmanned aerial vehicles. With detailed examples, including relevant MATLAB calculations and FORTRAN codes, this approachable yet detailed reference also provides access to supplementary materials, including chapter problems and an instructor's solution manual. Aircraft control, as a subject area, combines an understanding of aerodynamics with knowledge of the physical systems of an aircraft. The ability to analyze the performance of an aircraft both in the real world and in computer-simulated flight is essential to maintaining proper control and function of the aircraft. Keeping up with the skills necessary to perform this analysis is critical for you to thrive in the aircraft control field. Explore a steadily progressing list of topics, including equations of motion and aerodynamics, classical controls, and more advanced c...

  • ASIN: 1118870980

The Standard Aircraft Flight Log: ASA-SP-FLT-2

The Standard Aircraft Flight Log:

Spiral-bound and perfectly sized to fit in an aircraft glove box or chart pocket, this logbook is a quick reference to the recent history of the airplane so pilots have immediate access to the airplane's records, without having to dig through logbooks usually kept in the maintenance hangar. The Aircraft Flight Log fills a gap in aircraft records for pilots, and instantly allows them to know the status of the aircraft they are about to fly. This new version now contains an entry for tracking GPS database updates.

  • ASIN: 1560277610

The History of Flight: We Saw It Happen

The History of Flight: We Saw It

  • ASIN: B008ODO1UK

The King Air Book

The King Air

A treasury of thirty-seven years of flying and teaching experience in the world's most popular executive aircraft. Tom Clements' articles, stories, and operating tips all compiled into one reference book. This information will be invaluable for current or future pilots of King Air airplanes.

  • ASIN: 0578045346

Combat Aircraft: The Legendary Models from World War I to the Present Day

Combat Aircraft: The Legendary Models from World War

From the Gumman Hellcat and Boeing Flying Fortress to the Sopwith Camel, Mitsubishi Zero, and Ilyushin Sturmovik, Combat Aircraft presents the 40 most famous aircraft in history. These are the planes that had the greatest impact on the collective consciousness, and each one appears in 3-D renderings with detailed information. In addition, a 20-sheet book lets you see the machines in oversize foldouts. The engaging text leads you on a journey through time, and includes stories, curiosities, and anecdotes.

  • Brand: White Star Publishers
  • ASIN: 8854410756

The Encyclopedia of Aircraft of WWII

The Encyclopedia of Aircraft of

Aircraft of WWII

  • ASIN: 1904687830

Building and Detailing Model Aircraft (FineScale Modeler Books)

Building and Detailing Model Aircraft (FineScale Modeler

You will learn how to master construction and finishing of plastic model aircraft with basic skills such as assembling aligning, gluing, surface preparation, painting, and decaling. Then you will be able to add extra details and use more advanced techniques.

  • Brand: Kalmbach
  • ASIN: 0890247234
  • UPC: 064465124404

Ultralight Flight: The Pilot's Handbook of Ultralight Knowledge (Ultralight Aviation Series)

Ultralight Flight: The Pilot's Handbook of Ultralight Knowledge

A THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOWS AND WHYS OF ULTRALIGHT FLIGHT---the kind that transcends basic piloting techniques---IS AN ABSOLUTE REQUIREMENT OF THE COMPLETE AVIATOR. For those who want to be the most competent pilot possible, this authoritative book unravels the mysteries of low speed flight in an easily understood, fun-to-read style. SECTION ONE---INTRODUCTION TO ULTRALIGHTS---presents the complete ultralight vocabulary and includes a fascinating review of the intriguing early days of ultralight flight, never before published. SECTION TWO---ULTRALIGHT AERODYNAMICS--- once and for all, reveals the truth about low speed flight. It begins with a discussion on the nature of the atmosphere and its vital importance to flight. Once air begins to move, it changes character and gives rise to THE FORCE---the only reason flight exists! The study of airflow will enlighten you to the mechanisms of the stall. Pilots argue how lift is generated---ULTRALIGHT FLIGHT tells it like it is. Learn the importance of streamlining. A special chapter vividly describes the amazing ultrlaight wing and how it works. SECTION THREE---ULTRALIGHT HANDLING QUALITIES---delves into the specialties of ultralight aircraft manners, including stability and control, as well as trim. It will impress upon you the vit...

  • Brand: Brand: Ultralight Publications
  • ASIN: 0938716069

Standard Aircraft Handbook for Mechanics and Technicians, Seventh Edition

Standard Aircraft Handbook for Mechanics and Technicians, Seventh

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.The practical, on-the-job aircraft manual--now fully updatedFor more than 60 years, the Standard Aircraft Handbook for Mechanics and Technicians has been the trusted resource for building, maintaining, overhauling, and repairing aircraft. This illustrated guide provides clear, step-by-step procedures for all essential aircraft tasks.The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly revised to cover the latest advances in the industry, including composite materials, cutting-edge nondestructive testing, and detection equipment and procedures. New photos, diagrams, tables, and schematics are featured throughout this must-have reference.Coverage includes:Tools and their proper useMaterials and fabricatingDrilling and countersinkingRivetingBolts and threaded fastenersAircraft plumbingControl cablesElectrical wiring and installationAircraft drawingsNondestructive testing (NDT)Corrosion detection and controlComposite materials

  • Brand: Brand: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • ASIN: 0071826793

F-80 Shooting Star Units of the Korean War (Combat Aircraft Book 128)

F-80 Shooting Star Units of the Korean War

Built within a 180-day time limit in 1943, the F-80 Shooting Star first saw service in Italy in the final year of World War 2, and consequently was sent to bases in the US, Europe and the Far East after VJ Day. It was the latter groups based in Japan that initially bore the brunt of the early fighting in Korea, engaging MiG-15s in the world's first jet-versus-jet combat. Flown principally by the 8th and 49th Fighter Bomber Wings, the F-80 served until the end of the war, completing an astonishing 98,515 combat sorties, shooting down 17 aircraft (including three of the vastly superior MiG-15s), dropping over 33,000 tons of bombs, and firing over 80,000 air-to-ground rockets. Aside from the fighter-bomber Shooting Stars, the ultra-rare, but heavily used, photo-reconnaissance RF-80A saw extensive use in the frontline in Korea as a replacement for the vulnerable RF-51D. Filled with first-hand accounts and rare colour photographs taken by the veterans themselves, this is the engrossing story of the pioneering F-80 Shooting Star.

  • ASIN: B07JMZKPJD
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