V Bombers

V Bombers

Britain_s desire to stay at the leading edge in the design and development of modern jet powered aircraft was born in the later stages of World War Two.

Author: Dave Windle

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781844158270

Category: History

Page: 80

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Britain’s desire to stay at the leading edge in the design and development of modern jet powered aircraft was born in the later stages of World War Two. The RAF sent requests to the leading aircraft manufactures for a variety of specifications, among which was one for a long-range heavy bomber. Three designs were accepted and eventually went into production – these became the V-Bomber Force.
Categories: History

Safety is No Accident From V Bombers to Concorde

Safety is No Accident   From  V  Bombers to Concorde

This involved a series of pilot-controlled oscillations of the flight path, separately
in each axis: roll, pitch and yaw. It was important for the analysis that these
oscillations were as close as possible to a sinusoidal profile of a regular period.

Author: John R W Smith

Publisher: Air World

ISBN: 9781526769473

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 571

Flying, as everyone knows, is generally regarded as the safest means of transportation. Yet for that to be the case an enormous amount of testing is undertaken. Central to this, of course, are the test pilots, who fly the aircraft, but it is the men behind the scenes who deal with the technical aspects of the aircraft – the flight test observers and engineers. Numerous books have been written by Test Pilots, but few, if any, from the perspective of an Aeronautical Engineer working as Flight Test Observer/Engineer in partnership with the Test Pilot. This book is an account of the author’s flight-testing career, from the 1960s to early 1980s, at Avro and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). During the author’s time at Avro, he flew on the development and certification test flights of the Avro 748, 748MF, Shackletons, Nimrod and Handley-Page Victor tanker. In the CAA, his role turned to regulation, making flight test assessments of manufacturer’s prototypes and production aircraft, to check compliance with the CAA’s flight safety requirements. The scope ranged from single-engine light aircraft to large civil transport aircraft. It involved frequent visits to foreign manufacturers and also included his participation in the CAA’s Concorde certification flight test programme. Flight testing involves risk. Advancements in the understanding of aerodynamics and an increasingly professional approach to risk management improved safety, but it would never be risk-free. Several of the author’s close friends and colleagues died in flight test accidents during this period of rapid aeronautical development; all on civil aircraft types. It is because of such people that the millions of flights undertaken each year are trouble-free.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Losing an Empire and Finding a Role

Losing an Empire and Finding a Role

V-bomber navigator, recounts, 'After release in all these manoeuvres the aim was
to get away from the target (and the big bang) a.s.a.p. For ... Roy Brocklebank
described what took place: The principal attack profile for the Valiant was a radar
laydown attack. This [was] called an Equipment 2 Foxtrot where the Foxtrot
designated the type of delivery, which would be a low altitude release in level
flight.

Author: K. Stoddart

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230369252

Category: Political Science

Page: 327

View: 938

This book sheds fresh light on developments in British nuclear weapons policy between October 1964, when the Labour Party came back into power under Harold Wilson following a thirteen year absence, and June 1970 when the Conservative government of Edward Heath was elected.
Categories: Political Science

Profiles of Flight

Profiles of Flight

On 2 September 1945, V] Day, there were nine F4U Corsair squadrons on seven
carriers in the area of Iapan. ... Of these, USMC Corsairs claimed 1,100 fighters
and 300 bombers destroyed for the loss of 141 F4Us. ... 35 Profiles of Flight.

Author: Dave Windle

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781848844087

Category: Transportation

Page: 88

View: 651

The Vought F4U was the best carrier based fighter of WW2. 12,571 aircraft were built and downed 2,140 enemy aircraft for the loss of only 189 Corsairs. It was developed early in 1938 for the US Navy. The designer, Tex Beisel, worked on the principle of the largest engine in the smallest airframe. Britain received 2012 of the type. This book contains the world famous color profiles created by Dave Windle of the type in different operational modes, configurations and color schemes. Martin Bowman has written detailed descriptions and photographs to create the perfect enthusiasts reference.
Categories: Transportation

Aircraft in Profile

Aircraft in Profile

67 Squadron , R . A . F . , and the A . V . G . succeeded in destroying 20 bombers
for the loss of two of their pilots . ... The flights then engaged in a series of evasive
tactics against anti - aircraft fire , the bombers surging up and down , gaining ...

Author:

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ISBN: UOM:39015006107091

Category: Airplanes

Page:

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Categories: Airplanes

Bomber Command 1936 1968

Bomber Command  1936   1968

... on developing Tengah, Singapore as a major base with a 9,000 ft all-weather
runway suitable for V-bomber use. ... a Valiant Competition Flight was formed for
the final intensive work-up, flying routes simulating the profiles used in the SAC ...

Author: Ken Delve

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473812598

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 815

This is a comprehensive reference to the structure, operation, aircraft and men of Bomber Command from its formation on 1936 to 1968 when it became part of Strike Command. It includes descriptions of many notable bombing raids, the many types of aircraft used, weapons and airfields. The five main sections of the book include a general historical introduction and overview, operations, operational groups, aircrew training and technical details of each aircraft type. Lengthy Annexes cover personnel. the squadrons in World War II, accuracy of attacks, orders of battle for each wartime year, maps of airfields locations, tonnage of bombs dropped and nuclear weapons carried in the post-war years.
Categories: History

Military Aircraft Markings and Profiles

Military Aircraft Markings and Profiles

The V - bombers gave way to the Tornado and the dullness of their appearance
is an indication of the need for survival in ... an aircraft belonged so those
involved in tactical operations like the F - 105 and F - 4 used a series of two -
letter codes ...

Author: Barry C. Wheeler

Publisher: Smithmark Publishers

ISBN: 0831760028

Category: Political Science

Page: 191

View: 268

Traces the history of aircraft camouflage from the age of the biplanes to today's jets, including data on the shapes and insignia of one hundred forty aircraft
Categories: Political Science

V Bombers

V Bombers

Containing dozens of contemporary photos, many in color, as well as scores of full color profile and 4-views, all with detailed and informative captions, the book is a 'one stop' reference source that also includes a development, historical ...

Author: Glenn Sands

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1904643221

Category: History

Page: 152

View: 913

Featuring the three V-Bombers - Vickers Valiant, Handley Page Victor and Avro Vulcan, this 'special', covers the camouflage scheme and markings development of each type, in three separate sections, from the prototypes to the final operational versions. Containing dozens of contemporary photos, many in color, as well as scores of full color profile and 4-views, all with detailed and informative captions, the book is a 'one stop' reference source that also includes a development, historical and operational thread.
Categories: History

Aviation News

Aviation News

Variant profiles. - CONCORDE: A Photoeckleet, E-maiz NIGHT HAww.s:
CONCORDE graphic History NID=HT ... A34091 £12.99 addition the book
includes a breaking first flights in 1969, PANAVIATORNADO DS. ... V-Bomber IN-
COCKPIT.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132662888

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

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Categories: Aeronautics

Flypast

Flypast

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ISBN: IND:30000117320576

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

View: 349

Categories: Aeronautics

The Handley Page Victor

The Handley Page Victor

This is the ultimate reference book on this famous and much-loved aircraft. 7 Colour Profiles by David Windle, 22 Colour Photographs, 170 Mono Photographs and 66 Diagrams

Author: Roger Brooks

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781844154111

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 906

The Handley Page Victor was the longest serving V-Bomber with the RAF. It was conceived in 1945 and after much research and development the Mk 1 entered service in the late 1950s to become part of the UK's nuclear deterrent force. It could fly faster, higher and further than any comparable aircraft of that era. It boasted a unique crescent wing shape and was the most handsome of the three types of V bomber. It was later extensively modified to become the RAF's main tanker aircraft for in-flight refuelling and served in that role from 1965 until 1993. This is the most authoritative reference to the aircraft yet to be published. Commencing with the first design trials and test flights, each chapter includes personnel recollections from pilots and design staff, and is solidly based on official government and company reports, many of which are included. The text explains the introduction and operation once it was in RAF service and explains the various roles that it undertook and the many experiments and trials that took place to perfect the various systems required for these roles. The Mk 2 was a much improved model and many were adapted for tanker duties. All is fully explained with copious diagrams and rarely seen photographs. Lengthy appendices detail Aircraft Accident Reports and other unique information that has never been published. This is the ultimate reference book on this famous and much-loved aircraft. 7 Colour Profiles by David Windle, 22 Colour Photographs, 170 Mono Photographs and 66 Diagrams
Categories: History

Aden Insurgency

Aden Insurgency

In a series of successful operations in cooperation with GCHQ signals
intelligence, SIS started to play a prominent and ... Considering there was only
one runway it was still the station for nine squadrons and two flights, totalling
eighty-four aircraft and was even able to accommodate 'V' bombers visiting on "
Lone ... The profile of the RAF Command was further enhanced by the
appointment in October ...

Author: Jonathan Walker

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783831432

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 374

During the early 1960s the Cold War reached its climax. Britain's dwindling power in the Middle East was under siege from Arab nationalism, the Communist bloc and from American designs in the region. Aden, with its strategic military base and old Protectorate buffer zone, was soon the main battleground. The 1962 Egyptian-inspired coup in the neighbouring Kingdom of North Yemen further tightened the noose. So began a bitter and bloody insurgency war in South Arabia. British regular an special forces were soon pitted against growing and formidable insurgency forces, fighting both a war in the mountains and an urban conflict in the backstreets of Aden. Intelligence agencies vied for control of 'hearts and minds'. The British launched a clandestine war in Yemen to keep their enemies at bay. But still the situation in Aden spiralled out of control, culminating in a bloody slaughter in 1967. In that November, the British Army finally withdrew from South Arabia. Aden Insurgency is the extraordinary story of Britain's last colonial conflict. Using a wide range of recently released archive and eye-witness accounts, the author charts the collapse of the South Arabian state. Set against a background of ruthless political ambition, these events shaped the Yemen of today.
Categories: History

Vulcan Units of the Cold War

Vulcan Units of the Cold War

Three flew during the Falklands War, and the last Vulcans in service were used as aerial tankers until April 1984. This book examines the design of the Vulcan, looking at the improvements made to its engine and its evolving combat role.

Author: Andrew Brookes

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 1846032970

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 746

The best of the three RAF jet bombers in the early years of the Cold War (1946-1991), the Vulcan was designed as the Avro 698, and possessed fighter-like maneuverability at low level despite its size. First flown in August 1952, the Vulcan entered service in February 1957. Most were equipped to carry the Blue Steel stand-off missile, but in 1966 around 50 Vulcans were redeployed in a tactical low-level bombing role. Three flew during the Falklands War, and the last Vulcans in service were used as aerial tankers until April 1984. This book examines the design of the Vulcan, looking at the improvements made to its engine and its evolving combat role. The illustrations include many in-flight photographs and detailed color profiles.
Categories: History

The Avro Vulcan

The Avro Vulcan

This is the much anticipated revised edition of Tim McLelland's Avro Vulcan, a book widely acknowledged as both a comprehensive work of reference and the authoritative history of this charismatic aircraft.

Author: Tim McLelland

Publisher:

ISBN: 1910809276

Category: Vulcan (Jet bomber)

Page: 344

View: 309

Designed by a team led by Roy Chadwick, the man responsible for the legendary Lancaster, the Vulcan was created to carry Britain's nuclear deterrent in the 1950s and 1960s. Avro's delta-winged colossus became the backbone of the V-Force until the very end of the 1960s when the deterrent role passed to the Navy's Polaris submarine fleet. The Vulcan remained in RAF service as a tactical low-level bomber armed with conventional and nuclear weapons, and was only retired following the introduction of the Panavia Tornado. This is both a comprehensive work of reference and an authoritative history. It covers the origins of the Vulcan and delta-winged flight, details of every major production variant, reproduces extracts from the Vulcan's original Aircrew Manual and has appendices on both squadron disposal and the fate of every Vulcan built. Also included is a wealth of information and anecdotes from former Vulcan air and ground crews, describing from first-hand experience what it was like to live with the mighty Vulcan. The narrative is complimented with many photographs, scale drawings and color profiles making this book the definitive history of this superb aircraft and an essential addition to the libraries of aviation historians and modellers. Additional photographs have been added to this new edition.
Categories: Vulcan (Jet bomber)

The Handley Page Victor

The Handley Page Victor

It was later extensively modified to become the RAF's main tanker aircraft for in-flight refuelling and served in that role from 1965 until 1993. This is the most authoritative reference to the aircraft yet to be published.

Author: Roger Brooks

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473814806

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 990

The Handley Page Victor was the longest serving V-Bomber with the RAF. It was conceived in 1945 and after much research and development the Mk 1 entered service in the late 1950s to become part of the UK's nuclear deterrent force. It could fly faster, higher and further than any comparable aircraft of that era. It boasted a unique crescent wing shape and was the most handsome of the three types of V bomber. It was later extensively modified to become the RAF's main tanker aircraft for in-flight refuelling and served in that role from 1965 until 1993. This is the most authoritative reference to the aircraft yet to be published. Commencing with the first design trials and test flights, each chapter includes personnel recollections from pilots and design staff, and is solidly based on official government and company reports, many of which are included. The text explains the introduction and operation once it was in RAF service and explains the various roles that it undertook and the many experiments and trials that took place to perfect the various systems required for these roles. The Mk 2 was a much improved model and many were adapted for tanker duties. All is fully explained with copious diagrams and rarely seen photographs. Lengthy appendices detail Aircraft Accident Reports and other unique information that has never been published.This is the ultimate reference book on this famous and much-loved aircraft.7 Colour Profiles by David Windle, 22 Colour Photographs, 170 Mono Photographs and 66 Diagrams
Categories: History

German Bomber Aircraft of World War II

German Bomber Aircraft of World War II

From the Dornier Do 17Z-2 used in the invasion of Poland to the more sophisticated Junkers Ju, this aviation resource offers a comprehensive survey of German aircraft, organized by type.

Author: Thomas Newdick

Publisher: Amber Books

ISBN: 1782749713

Category:

Page: 128

View: 456

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Air Pictorial

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105112744367

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

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Categories: Aeronautics

The Aeroplane and Astronautics

The Aeroplane and Astronautics

In addition, a military installation of the SEP.5 in triplex form is to be fitted in the
R.A.F. Transport Command Britannics for providing ... by the company and BLEU
at Bedford with the single-channel system adopted by R.A.F. Bomber Command
for its V-bombers. ... Helicopter autopilot systems were also featured at the Show.
... A development of the company's earlier equipment — the X-27 — it employs
transistorized servo amplifiers and is at present undergoing a flight trials
programme.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015028386699

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

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Categories: Aeronautics

Investigative Psychology

Investigative Psychology

Offender Profiling and the Analysis of Criminal Action David V. Canter, Donna
Youngs. Whatever the fundamental ... Brussel (1968) also claimed that he
founded his profile of the Mad Bomber in 1957 on Kretschmer's work (Brussel,
1968: 33). Based on ... If Hitler is running the show, what kind of a person is he?
What are his ...

Author: David V. Canter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470023976

Category: Psychology

Page: 486

View: 671

This ground-breaking text is the first to provide a detailed overview of Investigative Psychology, from the earliest work through to recent studies, including descriptions of previously unpublished internal reports. Crucially it provides a framework for students to explore this exciting terrain, combining Narrative Theory and an Action Systems framework. It includes empirically tested models for Offender Profiling and guidance for investigations, as well as an agenda for research in Investigative Psychology. Investigative Psychology features: The full range of crimes from fraud to terrorism, including burglary, serial killing, arson, rape, and organised crime Important methodologies including multi-dimensional scaling and the Radex approach as well as Social Network Analysis Geographical Offender Profiling, supported by detailed analysis of the underlying psychological processes that make this such a valuable investigative decision support tool The full range of investigative activities, including effective information collection, detecting deception and the development of decision support systems. In effect, this text introduces an exciting new paradigm for a wide range of psychological contributions to all forms of investigation within and outside of law enforcement. Each chapter has actual cases and quotations from offenders and ends with questions for discussion and research, making this a valuable text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Applied and Forensic Psychology, Criminology, Socio-Legal Studies and related disciplines.
Categories: Psychology