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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RAF Typhoon

1994 onward (all marks)

Author: Antony Loveless

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857330758

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Highly capable and extremely agile, the RAF’s Typhoon (Eurofighter) is a multi-role combat aircraft that is capable of being deployed across the full spectrum of air operations – from air policing, to peace support, through to high-intensity conflict. Published with the full cooperation of the RAF, the Typhoon is given the Haynes Manual treatment and offers readers a unique insight into flying and maintaining the latest high-tech combat aircraft in the RAF’s inventory.
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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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The Royal Air Force Day by Day, 1918 - 2018

Author: Graham Pitchfork

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750979733

Category: History

Page: 456

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The Royal Air Force Day by Day is a diary of significant daily events providing a fascinating record of the RAF's 100-year history, illustrated with more than 500 photographs. It describes not only the great air battles and major events, but also the tapestry of activities, traditions and culture that have created the rich history of the world's oldest Air Force. Central to this history are the experiences of RAF officers, airmen and women, ground trades and aircrew during war and peacetime. Created in April 1918, the RAF has made a major contribution to peacekeeping and offensive actions worldwide since the First World War and has maintained its position at the forefront of aviation and weapons technology.
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The RAF

1918–2018

Author: Julian Hale

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1784422444

Category: History

Page: 64

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For a hundred years the Royal Air Force has been at the forefront of the UK's defences. In the 1920s and 1930s, the RAF protected Britain's empire; during the Second World War it played a key role in defeating the Axis; and through the 1950s and 1960s it was a key part of Britain's nuclear deterrent. Julian Hale examines the history of the RAF through its organisation, personnel, aircraft and campaigns, from the biplanes of the First World War, through its 'Finest Hour' in 1940 and the dawn of the jet age to today's hi-tech aircraft and the emerging role of the unmanned aerial vehicle. Enriched with personal accounts and a wealth of photographs, this book provides a concise introduction to the world's first air force.
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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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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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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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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. Profusely illustrated with images from the Air Historical Branch.
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A Dictionary of RAF Slang

Author: Eric Partridge

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9781405930598

Category:

Page: 256

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Drop your visiting cards, put aside your beer-lever, stop being a half-pint hero and discover the gloriously funny slang which was part of everyday life in two world wars. Passion-killers: Airwomen's service knickers, whether twilights (the lighter, summer-weight variety) or black-outs (the navy-blue winter-weights). A wise directive has purposely made them as unromantic in colour and in design as a wise directive could imagine. Thanks to the work of Eric Partridge in 1945, the hilarious slang of the Royal Air Force during the first two World Wars has been preserved for generations to come. While some phrases like 'chocks away!' have lasted to this day, others deserve to be rediscovered... Beer-lever: From pub-bars, meaning the 'Joystick' of an aircraft. Canteen cowboy: A ladies' man. Half-pint hero: A boaster. One who exemplifies the virtue of Dutch courage without having the trouble of going into action. Tin fish: A torpedo. Umbrella man: A parachutist. Visiting-card: A bomb. Wheels down: Get ready - especially to leave a bus, tram, train. From lowering the wheels, preparatory to landing. Whistled: In a state of intoxication wherein one tends to whistle cheerfully and perhaps discordantly. The Dictionary of RAF Slang is a funny and fascinating insight into the lives of our RAF heroes, in a time gone by.
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RAF Centenary Experience

Author: James Holland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780233005263

Category:

Page: 224

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"RAF 100: The Official Story celebrates and commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the Royal Air Force. Officially endorsed by the RAF, and with unique access to their historic archives, the world-renowned broadcaster James Holland uses photographs and documents to tell the story of the people, planes and missions as never before. From its genesis in the horrors of the First World War, when pilots were open to the elements in craft made of wood and fabric, to the infamous Battle of Britain of the Second World War, through to the life-saving missions carried out in today's trouble zones, RAF 100: The Official Story looks at the men, women and aircraft that are at the heart of this great service"-- Publisher description.
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Avro Vulcan Manual

1952 Onwards (all marks)

Author: Alfred Price,Tony Blackman

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781844258314

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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The awesome Avro Vulcan is an enduring image of the Cold War era when the world stood on the brink of nuclear annihilation. For many years the RAF’s delta-wing jet bomber was the cornerstone of Britain’s nuclear deterrent. Read about the Vulcan’s operational history and take a close-up look at its construction. Discover what it takes to own and fly the mighty V-bomber, and find out how engineers keep it airworthy. Centrepiece of the manual is Vulcan XH558 – the world’s only flying example of an Avro Vulcan.
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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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Kings & Queens

The History of the British Monarchy

Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781844259601

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Kings & Queens, part of our exciting new series of Haynes Pocket Manuals for children, provides information, facts and figures on all the kings and queens of England, from William I (1066-1087) to Elizabeth II (1952-present), including lots of fun and a few gory bits on the way. There is also an introduction about early rulers, and the book is fully illustrated. This manual will bring history alive for young readers.
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Star Trek, Deep Space Nine

Technical Manual

Author: Herman Zimmerman,Rick Sternbach,Doug Drexler

Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek

ISBN: 9780671015633

Category: Science

Page: 178

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A guide to the technology of the imaginary space station at the heart of the program provides descriptions, schematic diagrams, and other data
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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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A Review of United States Air Force and Department of Defense Aerospace Propulsion Needs

Author: Committee on Air Force and Department of Defense Aerospace Propulsion Needs,Air Force Studies Board,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309102472

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 289

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Rocket and air-breathing propulsion systems are the foundation on which planning for future aerospace systems rests. A Review of United States Air Force and Department of Defense Aerospace Propulsion Needs assesses the existing technical base in these areas and examines the future Air Force capabilities the base will be expected to support. This report also defines gaps and recommends where future warfighter capabilities not yet fully defined could be met by current science and technology development plans.
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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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