The photographs take the story from the earliest jet bombers constructed in Germany towards the end of the Second World War to the successful designs both sides depended on through the first phase of the Cold War.
Author: Leo Marriott
Publisher: Pen & Sword Aviation
In a companion volume to his Early Jet Fighters: British and American 1944-1954, Leo Marriott describes, using over 200 archive photographs, the first decade in the development of the jet bomber. This was a time of intense technical innovation which transformed the design and capabilities of the bomber and gave birth to a range of classic military aircraft in the USA, Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union. The photographs take the story from the earliest jet bombers constructed in Germany towards the end of the Second World War to the successful designs both sides depended on through the first phase of the Cold War. The pace of development was rapid and remarkable, from initial prototypes built in Germany - the Arado 234 and the Junkers Ju. 287 - to the fleets of advanced jet bombers like the British Canberra and V-bombers, the American B-47 and B-52 and the Soviet Il-28 Beagle and Tu-16 Badger. The images of the prototypes give a fascinating insight into the extraordinary technical challenges and the ambition and inventiveness of the designers and manufacturers who overcame them. Leo Marriott's vivid selection of photographs and his lucid historical narrative offer the reader an overview of a dynamic stage in the evolution of the design of military aircraft.
In his previous book on early jet fighters Leo Marriott traced the history of the revolutionary aircraft produced by the British and Americans immediately after the Second World War; in this companion volume he describes jet fighter ...
Author: Leo Marriott
Publisher: Pen and Sword Aviation
In his previous book on early jet fighters Leo Marriott traced the history of the revolutionary aircraft produced by the British and Americans immediately after the Second World War; in this companion volume he describes jet fighter development on the continent of Europe and in the Soviet Union during the same remarkable period. Using over 200 archive photographs he covers the pioneering German designs, then the range of experimental and operational fighters constructed by the Soviets, the French and the Swedes. The sheer variety of the designs that manufacturers came up with during this short, intense period of innovation mean that the book is fascinating reading. Several of the most famous jet fighters feature prominently in the rare photographs and are analysed in the expert text, including the Messerschmitt Me 262, the Heinkel He 162, the MiGs 15, 17 and 19, the Dassault Ouragan and the Saab J29. But perhaps the most rewarding aspect of the book is its record of experimental projects which tested new concepts that rapidly became established elements of jet aircraft design. The photographs of these largely forgotten aircraft give us an insight into the extraordinary technical challenges and the ambition and inventiveness of the designers and manufacturers who overcame them.
In many ways the period from 1944 to 1954 was one of the most exciting and
innovative in the history of military aviation. Rare images show the first jet fighters
flown by the RAF towards the end of the Second World War and takes the story ...
Author: Leo Marriott
Publisher: Pen and Sword
In almost 200 archive photographs Leo Marriott traces the course of the development of British and American jet fighters during the first pioneering decade of their production. In many ways the period from 1944 to 1954 was one of the most exciting and innovative in the history of military aviation. Rare images show the first jet fighters flown by the RAF towards the end of the Second World War and takes the story forward to the most advanced designs that played a key role in the war in Korea. The range of experimental and operational warplanes that were conceived and built during this short time was remarkable. The initial straight-wing jets began with the Gloster Meteor and Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star which were later superseded by the first operational swept-wing fighters such as the Hawker Hunter, North American F-86 Sabre and Grumman F9F-6 Cougar. Development of all these benefited greatly from German Second World War advances in aerodynamics that were exploited by the British and Americans when the war ended. Progress was so swift that, by the mid-1950s, the prototypes of the next generation of truly supersonic fighters were starting to appear, and these are featured in Leo Marriott's fascinating selection of images. He even includes a variety of prototypes which for various reasons did not result in production orders, as well as several unusual concepts such as flying boat fighters and mixed-power designs. Early Jet Fighters: British and American 1944-1954 is a graphic and informative introduction to an extraordinary stage in the evolution of the modern warplane.
73 - 100 . Illus . A description of US bombers from the Martin GMB of 1917 to the jet bombers of today . 314 . Bombers . Charles G ... Bombers . Keith Ayling . New
York : Crowell , 1944 . 194 pp . 623 . 746 / A978b . Illus . A description of bombers
employed in WW II . ... 68 , Jan . 1954 , pp . 30 - 36 . Illus . Brief description of the
B - 36 , labelled the first aircraft to become an instrument of international policy .
Jet Bombers Since 1949 Tony Buttler. Chapter One Mosquito Replacement et de
rest ENDO TESTET BER SEPER DE Britain ' s First Jet Bomber : began to offer
better range ( early jet engines English Electric Canberra B Mk . 6 WJ764 photo1944 to 1951 were notoriously heavy on fuel ) . then iet graphed in about 1954 .
Author: Tony Buttler
Publisher: Ian Allen Pub
Describes the design, development, and usage of British jet bombers since 1949.
This most advanced of the early French jet fighters was also the first supersonic
aircraft to go into production . ... The first postwar jet fighter produced in the U . S .
, Republic ' s Thunderstreak was in development from 1944 until ... It first entered
service in 1954 , deemed by many to be the most graceful jet fighter ever built .
Author: John Batchelor
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Pilots of all ages will love these colorful, accurate stickers of world-famous combat planes: Grumman F-14 Tomcat, McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, Lockheed F-117 Stealth 'Black Jet,' Lockheed Martin YF-22A and many more. 40 full-color stickers on 4 plates.
Author: CASEMATE PUB & BOOK DIST LLCPublish On: 2016-10-17
The Past & Present Series reconstructs historical battles by using photography, juxtaposing modern views with those of the past.
Author: CASEMATE PUB & BOOK DIST LLC
Operation Tonga began at 22:56 on the night of 5 June, when six Halifax heavy bombers took off from Tarrant Rushton towing six Horsas carrying a coup-de-main force consisting of D Coy, Ox and Bucks LI reinforced with two extra platoons from B Coy and a party of sappers, who were tasked with capturing the bridges over the Caen Canal and the River Orne. 6th Airborne Division--which included 1st Canadian Para Bn--had been allotted three specific tasks to achieve, apart from protecting the eastern flank of the Allied seaborne landings. First, it was to capture intact the two bridges over the Caen Canal and the Orne River at Benouville and Ranville. Second, the division was to destroy the heavily fortified Merville coastal artillery battery located at Franceville Plage, to ensure that it could not shell the British forces landing on Sword Beach. A third task was to destroy several bridges spanning the River Dives--at Varaville, Robehomme, Bures, and Troarn. The division would then hold the territory that it had seized until it could be relieved by advancing Allied ground forces.
This book will trace the political processes which led to the treaties, describe the heavy cruisers designed and built to the same rules by each nation, and then consider how the various classes fared in World War II and attempt to assess ...
Author: Leo Marriott
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
“A quite enlightening book that discusses the most important group of heavy cruisers serving during WW2 and how the type evolved.” —Malcolm Wright, author of British and Commonwealth Warship Camouflage of WWII The Washington Naval Treaty of 1921 and subsequent treaties in the 1930s effectively established the size and composition of the various navies in World War II. In particular, they laid down design parameters and tonnage limitations for each class of warship, including battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers, and destroyers. With one or two exceptions, battleship construction was deferred until the mid 1930s, but virtually all navies embraced the concept of the eight-inch gun-armed, 10,000-ton heavy cruisers and constructed new vessels almost immediately. This book will trace the political processes which led to the treaties, describe the heavy cruisers designed and built to the same rules by each nation, and then consider how the various classes fared in World War II and attempt to assess which was the most successful. Ships from the navies of Britain, France, Italy, Germany, the United States, and Japan are included. Appendices cover construction tables, the history of each ship, technical specifications, armament, and aircraft carried. “The author has crafted a book that is both a technical read and popular history. The book provides an excellent overview of the reasoning each country employed in building its interwar cruiser force and how they committed these ships to battle. If development of and employment of weapon systems is of interest to you, this is a must-read book.” —Naval Historical Foundation
Thus was born a highly specialised type of aircraft. This book includes all the major designs that went to war in the First and Second World Wars and includes aircraft used by all the combatants.
Author: Leo Marriott
Publisher: Pen and Sword
During World War I, the navies of the opposing forces discovered the value of aerial reconnaissance and many experiments were made to allow larger warships to carry one or sometimes two aircraft aboard. In the early days these were float planes that were lowered by crane into the sea and then lifted back aboard upon their return. This was a lengthy affair and when a speedy departure was necessary, time was of the essence. A new system was devised so that a powerful catapult system and a short ramp could, with the added speed of the ship, get an aircraft airborne in a fraction of the time previously required. Thus was born a highly specialised type of aircraft. This book includes all the major designs that went to war in the First and Second World Wars and includes aircraft used by all the combatants. It looks at how the aircraft evolved and how the warships were modified to accommodate the aircraft and the catapult system. The use of these fixed-wing aircraft was abandoned when the invention of the helicopter was made in the early post WW II years.
Type 301 Hypersonic high - altitude reconnaissance aircraft also thought to have bombing capability , early 1990s ... Originated from early studies for Composite Bomber ' , 1954 . ... Appearance of types like North American F - 100 as fighter - bomber prompted switch of Soviet type to fighterbomber role ... VM - 23 / DVB -
302 Long - range piston - engined heavy bomber related to DVB - 202 , 1944 / 45
Author: Tony Buttler
Publisher: Ian Allen Pub
Among the best-selling aviation titles of recent years have been Midland's Lutwaffe and British Secret Projects series. Soviet secret projects now come under the spotlight. This first volume covers bomber concepts from the various design bureaus from the 1940s onwards. Many unusual and sophisticated aircraft are featured in these pages, allowing comparisons between what the Soviets were working on and what was being produced in the West during that period.
Photographs old and new reconstruct the fierce fighting during Operation Market Garden involving the 1st Airborne Division, providing a vivid comparison between then and now.
Author: Simon Forty
While the 6th Airborne Division had landed in France on D-Day and covered itself in glory, its counterpart, the 1st Airborne Division, had last seen action during an amphibious assault at Taranto on September 9, 1943, as part of the invasion of Italy. Returned to the UK in December 1943, it was held in reserve during the battle of Normandy and spent three months waiting for action, as plan after plan was proposed and then discarded, such was the speed of the Allied pursuit of the Germans. In September 1944, however, 1st Airborne played a leading role in Operation Market--the air component of Operation Market Garden, an audacious attempt by the Allies to bypass the Siegfried Line and advance into the Ruhr. It was to be 1st Airborne's last action of the war. Encountering more resistance than expected, including II SS Panzer Corps, the division landed too far from Arnhem bridge, and fought bravely but in vain. Held up en route, particularly at Nijmegen, XXX Corps' advance to Arnhem stuttered and ran late. After nine days of fighting, 1st Airborne had lost 8,000 men around Arnhem when the survivors retreated across the Lower Rhine to safety. During those nine days, however, they had created a legend: first as the small unit under Lt-Col John Frost held the "bridge too far" and then as the Oosterbeek perimeter came under sustained attack waiting for XXX Corps to arrive. The Past & Present Series reconstructs historical battles by using photography, juxtaposing modern views with those of the past together with concise explanatory text. It shows how much infrastructure has remained and how much such as outfits, uniforms, and ephemera has changed, providing a coherent link between now and then.
As a fighter the P - 51B flew its first mission on 1st December and on 15th
January , 1944 , it made its debut as an escort ... Fighters in the Eighth Air Force
acquired coloured markings about March at about the same time as
Photographs old and new reconstruct the fighting around Falaise and Chambois in 1944, providing a vivid comparison between then and now.
Author: Simon Forty
The denouement of the battle of Normandy, the fighting around Falaise and Chambois in August 1944 and the pursuit of the retreating German armies to the Seine provided the Allies with an immense victory. After ten weeks of hard attritional fighting, the Allies had broken loose from the bocage and the Germans' deep defenses around Caen: by the end of September they would be close to the German border. As US First Army and British Second Army squeezed the western and northern edges of the German salient, so Third Army rushed headlong eastwards and then north to create the lower of two pincers--the other formed as the Canadian First Army and the Polish 1st Armored Division pushed south of Caen. As could be expected, the Germans did not simply give up: they fought furiously to keep the pincers from closing. When they did, attacks from inside the pocket to break out and outside the pocket to break in led to fierce fighting between Chambois and Argentan. When the dust settled, between 80,000 and 100,000 troops had been trapped by the Allied encirclement. Estimates vary considerably, but it seems safe to say that at least 10,000 of the German forces were killed and around 50,000 became PoWs. The rest, however, escaped, but without most of their equipment, destroyed in the battle or abandoned in the retreat over the Seine. Those that did escape were subsequently to reform, rearm and conduct an effective defense into late 1944. The Past & Present Series reconstructs historical battles by using photography, juxtaposing modern views with those of the past together with concise explanatory text. It shows how much infrastructure has remained and how much such as outfits, uniforms, and ephemera has changed, providing a coherent link between now and then.
109 Squadron was first formed in 1918 and the only other information available
concerning its early history is that its role was bomber training and that ... 582
Squadron (mainly with a 582 Squadron crew) and acting as Oboe leader of a
Lancaster force against Cologne on 23rd December, 1944. ... Spinners were
yellow. to Canberra jet bombers in 1952 and in the latter part of 1956 took part in
the Suez campaign. ... 1954) WD963 WF914 WH640 WJ714 B.6's (between late 1954 & Jan.
Author: Philip J. R. Moyes
Category: Airplanes, Military
Illustrated record of British Royal Air Force squadrons formed since the First World War, including those formed from Allied and Dominions personnel.
Chapter 3 focuses on the medium - range jet bomber competition of the late
1940s , which included the B - 45 , B - 46 , B - 47 ... Chapter 4 is an analysis of
the B - 35 , B - 36 , B - 49 , B - 52 , and B - 60 programs , the long - range bomber
programs of the 1940s and early 1950s . ... B - 47 1944 1954 19480 1948 142
1957 1 , 923 B - 48 1948 1949 1941 1941 1944 1944 1944 1944 1945 1946
1951 1950 ...
Author: Michael Edward Brown
Category: Political Science
Flying Blind offers an astute analysis of the role of organizational forces in initiating and shaping weapons programs. Michael E. Brown concerns himself with how weapons programs begin and why they turn out as they do. In the process he redresses a large imbalance in our understanding of how nations arm themselves. In an unmatched account constructed from massive archival work and material declassified through the Freedom of Information Act, the author provides a detailed description of all fifteen postwar U.S. strategic bomber programs, from the B-35 to the B-2. Challenging the conventional wisdom about arms races and the weapons acquisition process, Brown marshals compelling evidence that Air Force reactions to strategic developments, not technological opportunism or industry initiative, brought about many major innovations in those programs. He also discusses competing explanations of the cost, schedule, and performance problems that plague U.S. acquisition efforts. He maintains that powerful strategic and bureaucratic forces lead American military organizations to set their performance requirements far beyond the state of the art and to push their programs as fast as possible. This, he argues, is a recipe for disaster. Developing a comprehensive explanation of the cost and performance problems that plague modern weapons programs, he presents policy recommendations designed to address these issues.
1954 . 11 The first American operational jet engines we re centrifugal engines (
1942 - 1950 ) in which the air was ... ( first flown in 1934 ) and the B - 29 (
introduced in 1944 ) had been among the most successful long - range bombers
in the U ...
Author: American Society of Mechanical EngineersPublish On: 1983
Two B - 52 aircraft , each powered by eight J - 57 engines were test flown in
August 1954 . ... But P & W invested corporate funds in the development of a "
free piston " jet engine , ? and received a subcontract from Westinghouse ... The
B - 17 ( first flown in 1934 ) and the B - 29 ( introduced in 1944 ) had been among
the most successful long - range bombers in the U . S . air park during World War
Above : One of 36 MiG - 23MF fighters flown by the 28th Slupsk Fighter Regt . ...
No 131 Wing moved to France at the end of July 1944 , and No 133 Wing was
attached to the Air Defence of Great Britain , which already incorporated four
By 1945 piston-engined fighters had reached the limit of their development and
the Spitfire which in 1939 was flying at 355 m.p.h. ... 616) had been in action
since the summer of 1944. The original British jet aircraft, the Gloster E.28/39,
had first flown at Cranwell in May 1941. ... onwards the R.A.F. lagged behind with
the quality of its equipment and it was not until 1954 that the picture began to
"Hitler's Antlantic Wall first examines the labor force and construction, bunker types and their weaponry, the German defensive strategy and its defects before providing a country-by-country gazetteer of the most significant Atlantic Wall ...
Author: Leo Marriott
Masters of the continent, the Nazis realized that they would have to defend their gains, and once the United States entered the war, redoubled their efforts. Using forced and slave labor they built a chain of defensive positions, coastal batteries, and beach defenses from the top of Norway to the Franco-Spanish border. However, as was so typical of the Nazis, while the bunkers and batteries seem impressively constructed, and the Atlantic Wall has left a permanent reminder of the years of Nazi domination, it was crippled by lack of strategic planning, internal bickering, and a multitude of command structures that did not communicate with each other effectively. In June 1944 the Allies burst through the wall, and while it took many lives to break the crust of the German defenses, the vaunted Atlantic Wall proved ineffective save for the fortresses the Allies bypassed and subdued later.Using the same formula as in their books on The Normandy Battlefields and Race to the Rhine, Leo Marriott and Simon Forty combine bespoke aerial photography with old photographs, maps, and current illustrations to provide a pictorial analysis of the subject--Around 500 illustrations ensure the subject is well covered. After opening sections on the construction of the wall, the defensive plan, and the different structures that were built, Hitler's Atlantic Wall yesterday and today provides a survey of the key locations and what can be seen today--including many of the museums that interpret them. The bulk of the book is divided geographically by country, dealing with France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway. After 70 years, the Atlantic Wall is still a remarkable reminder of the war years, and one that continues to fascinate.REVIEWS provides a excellent guide to this huge undertaking, a line of fortifications which stretches over 5,000km. It follows on from their earlier title on the Normandy Defences, but this time looks at the Atlantic Wall over its' entire length. Sites such as thos in Normandy attract millions of visitors over the years, others outside that particular area are perhaps less well known, yet a number of now museums and open to public view, and some with their original guns still in place...A fascinating book and at what I think is a reasonable price, so well worth adding to your book shelf.Military Modeling