Despite its age, this is still the definitive book on handling jets. Comprehensive coverage of the widest range of topics, and to the deepest depth needed to satisfy any technical enquiry. Davies has an unmatched writing style that is highly readable, and right up there with the likes of Bill Gunston. If you prefer reading fi... read more
The English Electric Lightning was the only single-seat supersonic interceptor fighter designed and manufactured in the UK. It saw service with the RAF in the sixties and seventies and gained a worthy reputation for its speed ( in excess of Mach 2 ) and phenomenal rate of climb. It was, however, a not entirely reliable aeropl... read more
No single human invention has changed war more than the aeroplane. The potential of air power to revolutionize the very nature - perhaps even the meaning - of combat was strikingly evident almost from the moment the Wright brothers first flew. Stephen Budiansky tells the story of air power showing how, in the course of the 20... read more
On 26 April 1962, Lockheed test pilot Lou Schalk took the first flight in an aircraft at a classified desert test facility in Nevada. The aircraft was far more advanced than anything in the sky, and when made public several years later it would capture the world
With the hundredth anniversary of the Wright Brothers
Details the design and specifications of 75 of the most important and influential aircraft to see action during World War II, from legendary combat types such as the North American P-51 Mustang, Messerschmitt Bf 109 and Supermarine Spitfire to transport and utility workhorses such as the C-47 Dakota and Piper L-4 Grasshopper.
As the last flight of Concorde drew near in 2003, people gathered at the end of runways and on airport terminal roofs to marvel one last time at the speed and elegance of an aircraft so iconic that it was always referred to in the singular ? ?The Concorde?.
This stunning work is a spectacular photographic tribute to 14 of the greatest aircraft flown by US pilots during World War II. These beautifully restored warbirds usually take pride of place at airshows in Europe and North America. They include the B-24 Liberator, the P-38 Lightning, the A-26 Invader and the F6F Hellcat. Thi... read more
This must-have book follows the Airbus A380 from it's birthplace in Toulouse to the first public appearance at the Paris Air Show and beyond. Carrying up to 800 passengers across three classes, the Superjumbo is set to revolutionize aviation travel, with bars, boutiques, duty-free shops, a 261 foot wingspan, all mounted on a ... read more
A World War II Pilot's Lifetime of Adventures From Biplanes to Jumbo Jets. After an exciting career flying dozens of different aircraft to destinations as near as midwestern cornfields and as far as Middle Eastern deserts, veteran aviator Jack Race regales us with his unique experiences in I
Over 700 airlines illustrated, with a brief history, list of their current fleet, and an explanation of brand identity "Jane's Airline Recognition Guide" is the first in the series to use illustrations rather than photographs. As with all the Jane's titles, the quality, authority and accuracy associated with the Jane's name i... read more
|Author:||David Toomey (Visiting Assistant Professor of English, University of Massachussetts, Amherst, USA)|
In September 1955, Navy Lieutenant Commander Grover B. Windham and a crew of eight flew out of Guant
With their stout airframes, innovative airbrake designs and near-vertical dive capabilities, U.S. Navy torpedo and dive bombers rendered Japanese deck gunners nearly defenseless and played a crucial role in the course of the war in the Pacific.
This photohistory uses remarkable color photography from the period, along ... read more
This book tells the story of the RAF's gallant stand in 1942 to hold Malta against all odds and to save the island from invasion, which, had it happened could have changed the whole course of the war in the Middle East. Between March and October 1942, some 400 Spitfires reached the beleaguered island, flown mainly from th... read more
This is a detailed survey of all the surviving Lancaster airframes worldwide.The book contains full details of the their operational careers, subsequent histories and present whereabouts and condition. The Avro Lancaster was the RAF's most effective heavy bomber of World War II, and the hero of many a heroic operation, includ... read more
World War One was the true beginning of combat aircraft, with both the planes and the pilots of that time holding a glamorised place in history. However, this book does not only describe the outstanding aeroplanes and airmen, but also how this period was one of great trial and error in which some were luckier than others. The... read more
What's in "Stick and Rudder": the invisible secret of all heavier-than-air flight - the Angle of Attack, what it is, and why it can't be seen. How lift is made, and what the pilot has to do with it; why airplanes stall; how do you know you're about to stall? The landing approach. How the pilot's eye functions in judging the a... read more