Royal Air Force 100 Technical Innovations Manual

Author: Jonathan Falconer

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781785210846

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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To celebrate the RAF’s first 100 years, this Haynes Manual showcases the top 100 technical innovations that have been used and/or devised by the Service over the past century--some large like the variable geometry (or swing) wing, and others that were small but still vital like the dambusters’ hand-held wooden triangulation bomb sight--and describes how they worked.
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Lotus Elan

The Complete Story

Author: Matthew Vale

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847976344

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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The Lotus Elan was Lotus's definitive roadster. It replaced the elegant but expensive Lotus Elite and was the first car to employ the innovative Lotus steel backbone chassis. The original Elan was produced as a two-seat, open-top sportscar and hardtop coupe from 1962 to 1973. The range was extended by the addition of the 2+2-seater Plus 2 from 1967 to 1974. Lotus introduced an all-new front wheel drive Elan in 1989, the M100, which was produced until 1995. Lotus Elan studies the history and development of all the Elans and describes each model in detail. It gives technical details for all models, examines unusual conversions, and includes driving experiences from Elan owners. A complete and readable resource for all Lotus Elan owners and motoring enthusiasts who aspire to own one of these iconic British sports cars. Superbly illustrated with 250 colour photographs.Matthew Vale is a motoring author and passionate Lotus Elan enthusiast.
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The Royal Air Force

A Centenary of Operations

Author: Michael Napier

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147282539X

Category: History

Page: 288

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The world's first independent air force, the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary in 2018. In the 100 years since the end of World War I, the service has been involved in almost continuous operations around the globe, giving the RAF the longest and most wide-ranging history of any air force in the world. But over the years this history has also become entangled with myths. The Royal Air Force: A Centenary of Operations will set the record straight, dispelling these as it uncovers – in both words and photographs – the true exploits and accomplishments of RAF personnel over the last 100 years. From its formation as an independent service in the dying days of World War I, its desperate fight against the Axis air forces in World War II, to its commitments during both the Cold War and modern times, this is the complete story of how the RAF has defended Britain for a century.
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Postwar British Military Aircraft

A Colour Photographic Record from 1945-1970

Author: Tony Buttler

Publisher: Crecy Pub

ISBN: 9781857803297

Category: History

Page: 128

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Tony Buttler has been collecting rare color photographs of post-war, Cold War era aircraft over many years and this book will provide a complete photographic survey of all manufacturers and the major aircraft in a variety of markings as well as many of the rarer types and prototypes that flew.
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Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer Manual - 2010 onward

An insight into operating and maintaining the Royal Navy's largest and most powerful air defence destroyer

Author: Jonathan Gates

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857332400

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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The Haynes Manual on the Type 45 'Daring' is the first modern warship to be covered within manual form. It includes the story of the development, trials and entry into Royal Navy service of the Type 45, the anatomy of the Type 45, its propulsion system, radar command and control systems, weapons systems, and the captain and executive officer's views. The Type 45 'Daring' class is the largest and most powerful air defense destroyer class ever operated by the Royal Navy and the largest general purpose surface warship (excluding aircraft carriers and amphibious ships) to join the fleet since the Second World War cruisers. Author Jonathan Gates describes the development, trials and entry into Royal Navy service of the Type 45, the anatomy of the vessel, its propulsion system, radar command and control systems, weapons systems, and how the ship is operated at sea. The book is officially licensed with the Royal Navy.
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RAF Tornado

1974 onwards (all makes and models)

Author: Ian Black

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857332479

Category: History

Page: 160

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Since 1986 the multi-role swing-wing Panavia Tornado has been the cornerstone of the RAF’s jet fighter and bomber forces, designed to intercept Cold War Soviet bombers and drop conventional and nuclear weapons on invading Warsaw Pact forces. RAF Tornados have seen action in both Gulf Wars, over Kosovo, and most recently over Afghanistan and Libya. Former RAF Tornado ADV pilot and air-to-air photographer Ian Black gives an ‘insider’ insight into operating, flying and maintaining the air defence and strike versions of the swing-wing jet.
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Dam Busters Manual

A Guide to the Weapons Technology Used Against the Dams and Special Targets of Nazi-Occupied Europe

Author: Iain Murray

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857330154

Category: History

Page: 160

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The famous dams raid in May 1943 was made possible only by the fusion of cutting-edge technology with the raw courage of a hand-picked squadron of RAF airmen. The incredible bouncing bomb, used to devastating effect by 617 Squadron on the Ruhr dams, was the vanguard of a whole train of technical developments that made this and other precision raids possible. Using the Haynes Manual approach, Iain Murray describes the technology behind the bouncing bomb as well as the heavily modified Lancasters that were used to deliver the weapons.
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RAF in 100 Pictures

A Pictorial History

Author: Keith Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445666020

Category:

Page: 96

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An alternative insight into what has really impacted on the RAF in its first century
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The Merlin EH(AW) 101

From Design to Front Line

Author: Rich Pittman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445674360

Category: Military helicopters

Page: 96

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As one of the most iconic helicopters of all time reaches thirty, Rich Pittman offers a richly illustrated look back at a vehicle that remains popular with armed services and aviation enthusiasts around the world. The helicopter used to be designated the EH101 and is now the AW101.
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The RAF At 100

A Century in Photographs

Author: Mirrorpix

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750982504

Category: History

Page: 144

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The Royal Air Force was formed in 1918 to defend the skies over Britain during the First World War and made a major contribution to winning one of the largest and most devastating conflicts of the twentieth century. Yet, when the war ended, its existence as an independent air service came under threat from severe defence cuts and intense scrutiny from some quarters as to whether it was needed at all. The Second World War put paid to all the uncertainty and sealed the RAF's place in the armed services. It has since played a vital role in many large-scale conflicts, as well as in peacekeeping and international aid operations. Celebrating a century of the world's oldest independent air force, The RAF at 100 showcases vivid and evocative images from the Mirrorpix archive that trace the story of the RAF from its earliest days through wartime and peacetime and into the modern age.
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Haynes Explains: The Germans

Author: Boris Starling

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781785211553

Category: Humor

Page: 40

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Written by bestselling author Boris Starling, The Germans is one of the new titles for 2017 in the Haynes Explains series. A light-hearted and entertaining take on the classic workshop manual, it contains everything you’d expect to see, including exploded views, flow charts, fault diagnosis and the odd wiring diagram. It takes the reader through all areas of German life, giving the reader all the hints and tips needed to make relationships run efficiently.
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Dan Dare

Spacefleet Operations

Author: Rod Barzilay

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857332868

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

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Dan Dare is easily the most famous British comic hero. His adventures appeared in the original Eagle magazine during the 1950s and 1960s, but he also featured briefly in 2000AD before returning in the re-launched Eagle of the 1980s. This innovative Haynes Manual takes a detailed look inside the spaceships, space stations and various other craft that played such a huge part in bringing the excitement of space travel to the stories. Beautifully illustrated with cutaway artwork by Graham Bleathman, and supported by fabulous contemporary comic-strip art, this is the ultimate technical guide to the spaceships of Dan Dare and a wonderful addition to every comic fan’s bookshelf.
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The Rolls-Royce Armoured Car

Author: David Fletcher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1780964021

Category: History

Page: 48

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The first Rolls-Royce armoured car was a privately owned vehicle fitted with a machine-gun and a limited amount of armour plate, used by the Royal Naval Air Service in Flanders in 1914. By 1915, nearly 100 had been built and turned over to the Army. From then on, as Sir Albert Stern said 'They searched the world for war', operating as far apart as the northwest frontier of India, the Middle East and southern Africa. The cars were fast, quiet and reliable but above all powerful. 'A Rolls in the desert is above rubies,' said Lawrence of Arabia. After World War I, the War Office continued to produce the Rolls-Royce while tinkering with the design. These further cars served all across the Empire, including in Ireland and even later Shanghai, returning for a final brief appearance in the early stages of World War II.This book tells the complete story of the Rolls-Royce Armoured Car, following its design and development as it fought from theatre to theatre during World War I and the turbulent inter-war years.
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Spitfire

A Test Pilot's Story

Author: Jeffrey Quill

Publisher: Crecy Pub

ISBN: 9780947554729

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

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An exceptional test pilot, Jeffrey Quill took charge of some of the most important military aircraft of his time and, in particular, the immortal Spitfire from its experimental, prototype stage in 1936 to the end of its production in 1948. He used his first-hand experience of combat conditions fighting with 65 Squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain to help turn this elegant flying machine into a deadly fighter airplane.
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Haynes Explains - Football

Author: Boris Starling

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781785211560

Category: Humor

Page: 40

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Written by bestselling author Boris Starling, Football is one of the new titles for 2017 in the Haynes Explains series. A light-hearted and entertaining take on the classic workshop manual, it contains everything you’d expect to see, including exploded views, flow charts, fault diagnosis and the odd wiring diagram. It takes the reader through all areas of the 'beautiful game' of soccer, giving the reader all the hints and tips needed to understand the game.
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Vickers/BAC VC10 Manual

All models and variants

Author: Keith Wilson

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857337993

Category: History

Page: 160

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Designed in the 1950s to operate on long-distance routes, the four-jet Vickers VC10 saw service with BOAC and a number of other airlines from the 1960s to 1981. It enjoyed a further career with the RAF as a strategic transport and later as an aerial refuelling aircraft. The last VC10 K3 tanker was retired by the RAF in 2013. Keith Wilson examines the design, construction and use of the VC10, using as his centrepiece ex-RAF VC10 C1K (XR808) and VC10 K3 (ZA147) tankers at Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire.
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The Good Research Guide

Author: Martyn Denscombe

Publisher: McGraw-Hill International

ISBN: 0335220223

Category: Study Aids

Page: 349

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As a best-selling introductory book on the basics of social research, The Good Research Guide provides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the main approaches to social research and the methods most commonly used by researchers in the social sciences. This edition has been updated to account for recent developments in the field such as: The emergence of mixed methods approaches Increased use of internet research More frequent use of methods such as triangulation and focus groups Developments in research ethics Written for anyone undertaking a small-scale research project, either as part of an academic course or as part of their professional development, this book provides: A clear, straightforward introduction to data collection methods and data analysis Explanations of the key decisions researchers need to take, with practical advice on how to make appropriate decisions Essential checklists to guide good practice This book is perfect for the first-time researcher looking for guidance on the issues they should consider and traps they should avoid when embarking on a social research project.
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Blackburn/BAE Buccaneer

All marks (1958-94) Owners' Workshop Manual

Author: Keith Wilson

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781785211164

Category: History

Page: 192

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Born in the 1950s when the Cold War was rapidly escalating, the subsonic Blackburn Buccaneer was designed as a carrier-borne strike aircraft, which eventually went on to serve both the Royal Navy and the RAF. The Buccaneer entered service with the Royal Navy in 1962 and was capable of operating from aircraft carriers to deliver nuclear weapons as well as conventional ordnance for anti-shipping strikes against Soviet warships in the North Sea area. With changes in Britain’s defense strategy and a reduction in the number of its aircraft carriers, the Navy transferred its Buccaneers to the RAF in 1969 where they were used in the overland role and they went on to see combat action in the first Gulf War of 1991. The last Buccaneers were retired from RAF service in 1994.
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The RAF in 100 Objects

Author: Peter Jacobs

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750986239

Category: History

Page: 352

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It was in the closing year of the First World War, on 1 April 1918, that the Royal Air Force was born from the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. Since then, the RAF has helped lead the world in the development of aviation and air warfare. From the fighters and bombers of the Second World War, through the early jet age and into modern remotely piloted air systems, the last hundred years’ development has been astronomical, and the human story no less impressive. Here Peter Jacobs gathers the most poignant objects of the RAF’s proud history and displays them together, in full splendid colour, for the first time. Aircraft, memorials, uniforms, equipment, and some items you would never expect – it’s all here, ready to be explored.
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AC Cobra

1962 to 1968 (all models)

Author: Glen Smale

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857337863

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Part-time racer and chicken farmer Carroll Shelby ordered a chassis from AC Cars in England in 1961, and asked them to install a Ford V8 engine in it. The AC Ace was fitted with the same rear diff as that used in the Jaguar E-type, and so when the car arrived in the Shelby workshop, it proved easy to modify thanks to the simple AC layout.
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