Aircraft Design of WWII

A Sketchbook

Author: Lockheed Aircraft Corporation

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486814203

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 6143

"Unabridged republication of the work originally compiled and published by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, CA, in 1940, under the title Aircraft Design Sketch Book"--Title page verso.

Aircraft Anatomy of World War II

Technical Drawings of Key Aircraft 1939-1945

Author: Paul Eden,Soph Moeng

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785833676

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 6907

Originally published by Aerospace Publishing Ltd. in 2003.

Graphic War

The Secret Aviation Drawings and Illustrations of World War II

Author: Donald Nijboer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781554078929

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 379

A superb collection of "top secret" drawings from World War II.

Aircraft of World War II

Author: Stewart Wilson

Publisher: Australian Aviation


Category: History

Page: 176

View: 5355

A comprehensive directory of the aircraft that saw service during WWII, with over 300 entries covering the fighters, bombers, reconnaissance and strike aircraft, trainers and transports built in some 15 nations around the world. Entries list: country of origin; aircraft type; powerplants; dimensions; weights; armament; performance; operators; production; and history of each featured aircraft. Sftbd., 8 1/2"x 11", 176 pgs., 322 bandw ill.

Hidden Warbirds

The Epic Stories of Finding, Recovering, and Rebuilding WWII's Lost Aircraft

Author: Nicholas A. Veronico

Publisher: MBI Publishing Company LLC and Zenith Press

ISBN: 0760344094

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 5785

Veronico explores the romantic era of World War II warbirds and the stories of some of its most famous wrecks, including the "Swamp Ghost" (a B-17E which crashed in New Guinea in the early days of World War II and which was only recently recovered), and "Glacier Girl" (a P-38, part of "The Lost Squadron," which crashed in a large ice sheet in Greenland in 1942). Throughout, Veronico provides a history of the aircraft, as well as the unique story behind each discovery and recovery with ample illustrations.


Realistic Origami Aircraft

Author: Elmer A. Norvell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486132587

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 7922

Fold realistic replicas of 19 planes — 10 airworthy, 9 for display. Models include the Concorde, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-117 Nighthawk, and XB-70 Valkyrie. A CD-ROM contains bonus photos, full-color "skins," and additional models.

The Illustrated History of McDonnell Douglas Aircraft

From Cloudster to Boeing

Author: Michael Badrocke,Mike Badrocke,Bill Gunston

Publisher: Osprey Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781855329249

Category: Transportation

Page: 150

View: 4060

What a History. What a company. With close technical analysis from Bill Gunston and artist Mike Badrocke's meticulous cutaway drawings, presented to the best effect on fold-out pages, this volume tells the complete story of one of the few truly great aircraft builders.

Warbird Factory

North American Aviation in World War II

Author: John M. Fredrickson

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 162788808X

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 8712

Explore the WWII history of the company that later became a part of Boeing and made more aircraft from 1938 to 1944 than any other company in the United States. During World War II, Los Angeles was the ultimate boom town. By the end of the war, the L.A. area had produced 17 percent of all of America's war needs. North American Aviation, Inc. (NAA), operating out of their main Inglewood, California, plant, which is south of and adjacent to the city, was a key player in that work. From 1938 to 1944, NAA built over 40,000 aircraft, more than any other company in the United States. The bulk of them were of three iconic types designed by NAA: - The P-51 Mustang, arguably the best fighter of WWII. - B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, which saw worldwide combat. - Two-seat military pilot trainers, such as the AT-6 Texan. This is a fascinating story of a remarkable time in aviation history, when American businesses helped fund the arsenal of democracy that helped defeat the Axis powers. Warbird Factory tells this story with over 200 photographs, many of which come directly from the NAA/Boeing archives, where they have resided since WWII. This is an essential book for anyone interested in warbirds, aviation, Boeing/NAA, WWII, and/or the history of Southern California!

Helicopters of the Third Reich

Author: Steve Coates,Jean-Christophe Carbonel

Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing


Category: History

Page: 224

View: 9836

Describes the development and use of helicopters by Germany, from the pre-World War II years to their deployment by the Luftwaffe.

Captured Eagles

Secrets of the Luftwaffe

Author: Frederick A. Johnsen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782009744

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 5681

The growth in size, lethality, and technology of the German Luftwaffe was of concern to some defense planners in the United States before American entry into the war. Learning about the Luftwaffe became a significant effort once the conflict broke out in Europe. From defectors with German aircraft to battlefield trophies and combat crew reports, the race to understand German aero technology took on sometimes heroic proportions. After the war, German technology infused American aerospace developments in many ways: German ribbon parachutes were evaluated for high-speed bailouts; sweptwing leading edge slat technology benefited the F-86 Sabre; overall comprehension of sweptwing benefits to fast jet aircraft was validated; pulse jet V1s and supersonic V2 rockets boosted American drone weapon, ballistic missile, and space exploration efforts. In this volume Frederick A. Johnsen traces that path of discovery.

The Fantastic Cutaway Book of Giant Buildings

Author: Jon Kirkwood,Alex Pang

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9780749628109

Category: Buildings

Page: 39

View: 3774

Cross-section illustrations invite the reader to peer inside cathedrals, castles and palaces, industrial giants, sky scrapers, and other buildings to see how they were built.

German Secret Weapons of the Secret World War

The Missiles, Rockets, Weapons & New Technology of the Third Reich

Author: Ian Hogg

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1473877679

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 6831

The phrase 'German Secret Weapons' immediately conjures up images of the V-1 and V-2 missiles which bombarded London in 1944. But what of the V-3 and V-4? What of Schmetterling, the Rochling shell, the Kurt bomb, the Hs293? These, and many other devices, were all part of the German secret armoury but are relatively unknown except to a handful of specialists. What of the German nuclear bomb? And the question of chemical warfare? The sheer magnitude of the secret weapon projects of the Third Reich is revealed in this comprehensive study written by one of the world's great experts on weaponry. The book explores the various fields in which the Germans concentrated their weapon development and discusses the multiplicity of ideas, the difficulties, and, in several cases, how these ideas were subsequently exploited by the victors. Although much of the German wartime development was not completed before the war's end, it nevertheless provided a foundation for a great deal of the munitions development which has since taken place. Comparisons with Allied projects are also drawn. This book explodes some of the myths surrounding Hitler's secret weapons to reveal a truth all the stranger for being fact.

Flying Warbirds

An Illustrated Profile of the Flying Heritage Collection's Rare WWII-Era Aircraft

Author: Cory Graff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0760346496

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 6208

Get a comprehensive look at how World War II was fought from the air. Do you want to get an up-close look at some of the rarest airplanes in the world? Are you curious about combat aircraft from World War II? In deluxe hard-back volumes, Flying Warbirds brings U.S., British, German, Russian and Japanese fighting planes from the 1930s and 1940s together, complete with detailed photographs to delight every aeronautics connoisseur. The airplanes at the Flying Heritage Collection were created at a time when aeronautical discovery had evolved to aviation mastery. Finely crafted by distinguished design bureaus with the leading technologies of the 1930s and 1940s, the main emphasis of the collection includes combat aircraft from World War II. In 1998, Paul G. Allen began acquiring and preserving these iconic warriors and workhorses, many of which are the last of their kind. Allen's passion for aviation and history, and his awareness of the increasing rarity of original WWII aircraft, motivated him to restore these artifacts to the highest standard of authenticity. Periodically, one or more of the exhibits are temporarily absent to participate in an event, for maintenance, or for continuing restoration. Experience one of the world’s top airplane collections any time you like through Flying Warbirds. Photographs include cockpit shots, exterior museum shots, historic photographs, and breathtaking contemporary flying shots from photographers like award-winning John Dibbs. Flying Warbirds is the definitive guide to everything you want to know about this fascinating period in aeronautics and military history.

Boeing Aircraft Cutaways

The History of Boeing Aircraft Company

Author: Michael Badrocke,Mike Badrocke,Bill Gunston

Publisher: Osprey Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781855327856

Category: Transportation

Page: 149

View: 5022

The history of the major aircraft manufacturer Boeing, with detailed cutaway diagrams of their major aircraft.

The Ghost Army of World War II

How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery

Author: Rick Beyer,Elizabeth Sayles

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616894520

Category: History

Page: 253

View: 5946

The Ghost Army of World War II describes a perfect example of a little-known, highly imaginative, and daring maneuver that helped open the way for the final drive to Germany. It is a riveting tale told through personal accounts and sketches along the way—ultimately, a story of success against great odds. I enjoyed it enormously. – Tom Brokaw In the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of young GIs—including such future luminaries as Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kelly, Arthur Singer, Victor Dowd, Art Kane, and Jack Masey—landed in France to conduct a secret mission. Armed with truckloads of inflatable tanks, a massive collection of sound-effects records, and more than a few tricks up their sleeves, their job was to create a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the German Army as their audience. From Normandy to the Rhine, the 1,100 men of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, known as the Ghost Army, conjured up phony convoys, phantom divisions, and make-believe headquarters to fool the enemy about the strength and location of American units. Between missions the artists filled their duffel bags with drawings and paintings and dragged them across Europe. Every move they made was top secret and their story was hushed up for decades after the war's end. The Ghost Army of World War II is the first publication to tell the full story of how a traveling road show of artists wielding imagination, paint, and bravado saved thousands of American lives.