Автор: DK Название: The Aircraft Book ISBN: 1409364801 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781409364801 Издательство: Dorling Kindersley Цена: 13750 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Suitable for aviation buffs, covering the enduring impact that aircraft has on society as an object of curiosity, a symbol of luxury, and an essential weapon of war, this title is all about the men, machines, and landmark technology behind the iconic aircraft from the Supermarine Spitfire to the Concorde.
Автор: Cooper Tom, Emran Abdallah Название: 1973: The First Nuclear War: Crucial Air Battles of the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War ISBN: 1911628712 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781911628712 Издательство: Marston Book Services Рейтинг: Цена: 18200 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: The majority of narratives about the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War stress that air power did not play a dominant role. The deployment of strong, well-integrated air defences by Egypt and Syria, that caused heavy losses to the Israeli air force early during that conflict, not only spoiled Israel’s pre-war planning, but prevented it from providing support for Israeli ground forces too. A cross-examination of interviews with dozens of Egyptian participants in that conflict, contemporary reporting in the media, and also intelligence reports, offers an entirely different picture. Accordingly, for much of that war, the Israelis flew heavy air strikes on Port Said, on the northern entry to the Suez Canal. Furthermore, they repeatedly attacked two major Egyptian air bases in the Nile Delta – el-Mansourah and Tanta – in turn causing some of the biggest air battles of this war. Indeed, in Egypt, the response to these attacks reached the level of legend: the supposed repelling of an Israeli air strike on el-Mansourah, on 14 October 1973, prompted Cairo to declare not only a massive victory, but also that date for the day of its air force. However, the actual reasons for Israeli air strikes on Port Said, el-Mansourah and Tanta remain unclear to this day: there are no Israeli publications offering a sensible explanation, and there are no Egyptian publications explaining the reasoning. Only a cross-examination of additional reporting provides a possible solution: el-Mansourah was also the base of the only Egyptian unit equipped with R-17E ballistic missiles, known as the SS-1 Scud in the West. As of October 1973, these missiles were the only weapon in Egyptian hands capable of reaching central Israel – and that only if fired from the area around Port Said. While apparently unimportant in the overall context, this fact gains immensely in importance considering reports from the US intelligence services about the possible deployment of Soviet nuclear warheads to Egypt in October 1973. Discussing all the available information, strategy, tactics, equipment and related combat operations of both sides, ‘1973: the First Nuclear War’ provides an in-depth insight into the Israeli efforts to prevent the deployment of Egyptian Scud missiles – whether armed with Soviet nuclear warheads or not – in the Port Said area: an effort that dictated a lengthy segment of the application of air power during the October 1973 Arab-Israeli war, and resulted in some of the most spectacular air-to-air and air-to-ground battles of that conflict. Illustrated by over 100 photographs, a dozen maps and 18 colour profiles, this book thus offers an entirely new thesis about crucial, but previously unknown factors that determined the flow of the aerial warfare in October 1973.
Автор: Johnston David Название: German Eagles in Spanish Skies: The Messerschmitt Bf 109 in Service with the Legion Condor During the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39 ISBN: 0764356348 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764356346 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 27350 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Willy Messerschmitts Bf 109 is among the most famous fighter aircraft in the history of military aviation, and it was during the Spanish Civil War that it first saw combat. Using newly-discovered records, the author describes the Bf 109s operational career with the Legion Condor, the German military unit that fought in Spain. The text is enhanced by many personal accounts written by the pilots who flew the Bf 109 in Spain, with descriptions of combat and other aspects of life in Spain from 1936-39. All versions of the Bf 109 which served in Spain are described, accompanied by illustrations from the pilots notes. The book is illustrated with 235 photos -- most never before published -- and technical drawings. Appendices provide detailed descriptions of the fourteen Bf 109 A fighters sent to Spain, biographies of selected pilots who served there, and a copy of J/88s victory list from the estate of a former Legion fighter pilot.
Автор: Sciaroni Mariano Название: A Carrier at Risk: Argentinean Aircraft Carrier and Anti-Submarine Operations Against Royal Navy`s Attack Submarines During the Falklands ISBN: 1911628704 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781911628705 Издательство: Marston Book Services Рейтинг: Цена: 18200 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: The naval warfare of the last few decades appears dominated by operations of fast missile craft and a wide diversity of other minor vessels in so-called ‘littoral warfare’. On the contrary, skills and knowledge about anti-submarine warfare on the high seas – a discipline that dominated much of the World War II, and once used to be the reason for existence of large fleets of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and of the Warsaw Pact – appear nearly extinct. Indeed, it seems that no armed conflicts involving this form of naval warfare have been fought for a significant time. As so often, the reality is entirely different. Submarine and anti-submarine warfare remain one of most sophisticated forms of armed conflicts to this day. Unsurprisingly, considering the amount of high-technology equipment necessary for their conduct, they are shrouded behind a thick veil of secrecy. This is why the operations of the sole Argentinean aircraft carrier – ARA 25 de Mayo – during the much-publicised war in the South Atlantic of 1982 remain largely unknown until this very day. It is well-known that the United Kingdom deployed the largest task force its Royal Navy had assembled since the Korean War over 12,000 kilometres away from home. It is well-known that the operations of this task force proved decisive for the outcome of the war: it not only brought the air power that established itself in control of the air space over the battlefield, but also hauled all the troops and supplies necessary to recover the islands that were the core of the dispute. However, the impression created very early during this conflict – and largely maintained until today – is that ARA 25 de Mayo and other elements of the accompanying Task Force 79 of the Argentinean Navy were forced into a hurried withdrawal by the sheer presence of multiple nuclear attack submarines of the Royal Navy. Based on years of research, including extensive investigation into naval operations of both sides of the conflict, ‘A Carrier at Risk’ is a vibrant and lucid account of a week-long cat-and-mouse game between anti-submarine warfare specialists on board ARA 25 de Mayo, and multiple nuclear attack submarines of the Royal Navy: an entirely unknown, yet crucial aspect of the South Atlantic War. Illustrated by over 100 photographs, maps, and colour profiles, this volume closes one of the major gaps – though also a crucially important affair – in the coverage of this conflict.
Автор: Neumann Georg Paul Название: The German Air Force in the Great War: Its History, Development, Organisation, Aircraft, Weapons and Equipment, 1914-1918 ISBN: 0857068350 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780857068354 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 9720 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Germany's battle for the skies The Great War was, of course, the first conflict in which mankind took to the air to any significant degree. Powered flight added a new dimension to reconnaissance and the delivery of ordinance. The need to prevent both brought about the evolution of the fighter plane as all the protagonists of the First World War embraced aerial warfare. This book is an overview of the German Air Force; it discusses all types of aircraft from observation balloons and airships to aeroplanes employed by land based and naval forces. The activities of the German Air Force at war is considered in all the theatres in which it saw service and the text concludes with consideration of anti-aircraft and ground defensive measures. A good overview and recommended. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.
Автор: Sinnott Colin S. Название: The RAF and Aircraft Design: Air Staff Operational Requirements 1923-1939 ISBN: 0415761301 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415761307 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Цена: 36430 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: This work examines the evolution of the RAF's operational requirements for its home defence air force - for bombers to mount a deterrent counter offensive and for fighters to provide direct defence of Britain. It discusses the management processes, policies and decisions relevant to operational requirements on the basis of a detailed study of Air Ministry papers of the time. By tracing the development of operational requirements, the author exposes the thinking behind the RAF's quest for effective fighter and bomber aircraft. He describes the ideas and concepts of air warfare that were adopted in the 1920s, and shows how these evolved into the Air Staff's requirements for the aircraft which the RAF entered and fought in World War II.
Автор: Pimm Nancy Roe Название: The Jerrie Mock Story: The First Woman to Fly Solo Around the World ISBN: 0821422154 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780821422151 Издательство: Marston Book Services Рейтинг: Цена: 20020 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: "The Jerrie Mock Story" is the rewarding tale of a feisty woman who not only followed her dream, but made it happen. Dorothy S. Cochrane, curator, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
In this biography for middle-grade readers, Nancy Roe Pimm tells the story of Geraldine Jerrie Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world. In her trusty Cessna, "The Spirit of Columbus" also known as "Charlie" she traveled from Columbus, Ohio, on an eastward route that totaled nearly twenty-three thousand miles and took almost a month. Overcoming wind, ice, mechanical problems, and maybe even sabotage, Mock persevered. Mock caught the aviation bug at seven years old, when she rode in a Ford Trimotor plane with her parents. In high school, she displayed a talent for math and science, and she was the only woman in her aeronautical engineering classes at Ohio State University. Although she then settled into domestic life, she never lost her interest in flying. What began as a joking suggestion from her husband to fly around the world prompted her to pursue her childhood dream. But the dream became a race, as another woman, Joan Merriam Smith, also sought to be the first to circle the globe. Even though Mock beat Smith and accomplished what her heroine Amelia Earhart had died trying to do, her feat was overshadowed by the Vietnam War and other world events. Now, Pimm introduces Mock to a new generation of adventurers."
Автор: Simonsen Erik Название: A Complete History of U.S. Combat Aircraft Fly-Off Competitions: Winners, Losers, and What Might Have Been ISBN: 1580072275 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781580072274 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 27310 T Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка. Описание: 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 120,000 words of text and over 550 photos, some uniquely created for this work, to provide the reader with many of aviation's most tantalizing 'might have beens.'
Автор: Laura T Pierson Название: Airline Maintenance and Aircraft Manufacturing: Analyses of Select Issues ISBN: 1633213935 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781633213937 Издательство: Gazelle Book Services Рейтинг: Цена: T Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка. Описание: The passenger airline industry in the United States has gone through significant changes since deregulation in 1978. In domestic operations, airlines now have almost total freedom to determine which markets to serve and what airfares to charge. Competitive forces, as well as higher fuel prices and changing travel patterns, have placed the industry under financial pressure, as evidenced by numerous mergers and bankruptcies. To stay competitive and profitable, many airlines have joined alliances. Price competition has forced airlines to contain costs. One of the practices aimed at keeping costs competitive is the outsourcing of aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), either domestically or to foreign countries. This book focuses on U.S. passenger airlines because their outsourcing of maintenance, especially to foreign countries such as China and El Salvador, has generated specific concern among Members of Congress. This book analyzes trends in MRO outsourcing and explains the major factors contributing to them; considers safety consequences, employment effects, and regulatory implications of increased foreign maintenance of U.S. passenger aircraft; provides factors affecting U.S. titanium aircraft component manufacturers markets; and discusses the manufacturing trends of unmanned aircraft systems.
Автор: Dean William Patrick Название: ATL-98 Carvair ISBN: 1476662800 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781476662800 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 21270 T Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка. Описание: The ATL-98 Carvair is a truly unusual aircraft. Converted from 19 C-54 World War II transport planes and two DC-4 airliners into a small fleet of air ferries by Aviation Traders of Southend, England, the Carvair allowed commercial air passengers to accompany their automobiles onboard the aircraft. The planes were dispersed throughout the world, operating for 75 airlines and transporting cars, royalty, rock groups, refugees, whales, rockets, military vehicles, gold, and even nuclear material. After more than 45 years, two Carvairs were in 2008 still in service.This comprehensive history of the ATL-98 Carvair, begins with corporate histories and profiles of key players, including William Patterson, Donald Douglas, and Freddie Laker. Four chapters illustrate the evolution of the car-ferry as a viable aircraft, the history of Aviation Traders, engineering details incorporated into the Carvair's production, and major Carvair operators. Chapters on each of the fleet's 21 planes provide individual histories and anecdotes. Seven appendices provide several kinds of data and the book is fully indexed.
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