Jane s Fighting Aircraft of World War II

Jane s Fighting Aircraft of World War II

More than one thousand black-and-white photographs, line drawings, and data tables accompany an authoritative survey of World War II aircraft that reviews the airpower of sixty-eight nations and provides detailed descriptions of each ...

Author: Frederick Thomas Jane

Publisher: Gramercy

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009602520

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

View: 451

More than one thousand black-and-white photographs, line drawings, and data tables accompany an authoritative survey of World War II aircraft that reviews the airpower of sixty-eight nations and provides detailed descriptions of each aircraft.
Categories: Political Science

The Hamlyn Concise Guide to American Aircraft of World War II

The Hamlyn Concise Guide to American Aircraft of World War II

This book provides a useful guide to some 120 aircraft that served with the US Air Force from 1939-1945.

Author: David Mondey

Publisher: Bounty Books

ISBN: 0785813616

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 606

This book provides a useful guide to some 120 aircraft that served with the US Air Force from 1939-1945. Both combat and non-combat aircraft are covered by text detailing each type's origin, history, and variants, followed by a full technical specification.
Categories: History

Complete Book of World War II Combat Aircraft

Complete Book of World War II Combat Aircraft

This is a large format A-Z encyclopedia of every Allied and Axis fighting plane from 1933-1945 - from the famous to the lesser known - in all theatres of war from Europe to Asia and the Pacific.

Author: Enzo Angelucci

Publisher:

ISBN: 8880956884

Category: Airplanes, Military

Page: 412

View: 823

This is a large format A-Z encyclopedia of every Allied and Axis fighting plane from 1933-1945 - from the famous to the lesser known - in all theatres of war from Europe to Asia and the Pacific.
Categories: Airplanes, Military

Aircraft of World War II

Aircraft of World War II

Arranged by country, and attractively presented, this accessible guide is great for aviation enthusiasts.

Author: Robert Jackson

Publisher: Amber Books

ISBN: 1782745556

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 696

Aircraft of World War II details the design and specifications of 75 warplanes used during the conflict--the Supermarine Spitfire, Douglas C-47 Dakota, and Messerschmitt Me-262 among them. Each aircraft receives two spreads, with three-view color artworks, an account of its development, and technical information, including maximum speed, range, and powerplant. Arranged by country, and attractively presented, this accessible guide is great for aviation enthusiasts.
Categories: History

Aircraft Anatomy of World War Ii

Aircraft Anatomy of World War Ii

Full specifications for each aircraft including dimensions, powerplant, weight, performance, and armament.

Author: Paul E. Eden

Publisher:

ISBN: 1905704321

Category: Aircraft

Page: 256

View: 308

Full specifications for each aircraft including dimensions, powerplant, weight, performance, and armament.
Categories: Aircraft

Airplanes of World War II

Airplanes of World War II

An introduction to the different kinds of airplanes used in World War Two, including information about airplane parts and pilots' codes. Also discusses what some of the airplanes were used for after World War 2.

Author: Nancy Robinson Masters

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1560655313

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 293

An introduction to the different kinds of airplanes used in World War Two, including information about airplane parts and pilots' codes. Also discusses what some of the airplanes were used for after World War 2.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Japanese Aircraft of World War II

Japanese Aircraft of World War II

Organized alphabetically by manufacturer, this book includes every type of aircraft, from fighters to seaplanes, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, torpedo bombers and carrier aircraft.

Author: Thomas Newdick

Publisher:

ISBN: 1782744746

Category: Aeronautics, Military

Page: 128

View: 464

Illustrated with detailed artworks of Japanese aircraft and their markings, Japanese Aircraft of World War II is a detailed guide to all the aircraft deployed by the Japanese military from the Second Sino-Japanese War to the surrender in the Pacific in August 1945. Organized alphabetically by manufacturer, this book includes every type of aircraft, from fighters to seaplanes, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, torpedo bombers and carrier aircraft. All the best-known types are featured, such as the Mitsubishi G4M 'Betty', Nakajima B6N2 Tenzan, Aichi B7A2 Ryusei torpedo bomber and the world- famous Mitsubishi A6M 'Zero' fighter. The entries are accompanied by exhaustive captions and specifications. The guide is illustrated with profile artworks, three-views, and special cutaway artworks of the more famous aircraft in service, such as the Aichi D3A1 'Val', Mitsubishi A6M2 Reisen, and Nakajima Ki.27 'Nate'. Illustrated with more than 120 artworks, Japanese Aircraft of World War II is an essential reference guide for modellers and enthusiasts with an interest in military aircraft of World War II.
Categories: Aeronautics, Military

Aircraft Design of WWII

Aircraft Design of WWII

"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.

Author: Lockheed Aircraft Corporation

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486814209

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 921

"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.
Categories: Transportation

Graphic War

Graphic War

Graphic War is a superb collection of top-secret drawings, including training manuals and colourful wartime posters, from World War II. They were brilliantly created from a few downed aircraft, but mainly from pilots' views of the enemy in ...

Author: Donald Nijboer

Publisher:

ISBN: 155407892X

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 632

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

P 36 Hawk Aces of World War 2

P 36 Hawk Aces of World War 2

This book depicts the fascinating life of a plane that fought on both sides in the war, with colour artwork, photographs and first-hand accounts.

Author: Lionel Persyn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782008491

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 431

The Curtiss P-36 was considered a revolution in performance design in comparison to other US fighters. Yet by the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the P-40 was increasingly supplanting the P-36, which the US then exported to France under the guise of the Hawk 75. Flown by the French, captured by the Germans, sold to the Finns, transferred to India and Africa, and even incorporated into the RAF, the Hawk 75 saw service in every theatre of operations and in a variety of combat environments. This book depicts the fascinating life of a plane that fought on both sides in the war, with colour artwork, photographs and first-hand accounts.
Categories: History

Fighters of World War II

Fighters of World War II

Fighter Pilots of World War II is packed with the personal testimonies of the American pilots and their German adversaries, and various ground personnel.

Author: Jeffrey L. Ethell

Publisher: Lowe & B. Hould Publishers

ISBN: 0681607181

Category: Fighter pilots

Page: 176

View: 876

Fighter Pilots of World War II is packed with the personal testimonies of the American pilots and their German adversaries, and various ground personnel. Their stories mesh with amazingly lucid photographs to allow an uncommon glimpse into the war from the skies, from combat to USO shows to everyday life at the base.
Categories: Fighter pilots

Classic World War II Aircraft Cutaways

Classic World War II Aircraft Cutaways

"Period cutaway drawings taken fro the official Aeroplane and Flight archives. Detailed text for each of the types featured, giving a history of the aircraft in question, as well as an evaluation of the drawing itself."--Page 4 of cover.

Author: Bill Gunston

Publisher:

ISBN: 1435152824

Category: Airplanes, Military

Page: 152

View: 677

"Period cutaway drawings taken fro the official Aeroplane and Flight archives. Detailed text for each of the types featured, giving a history of the aircraft in question, as well as an evaluation of the drawing itself."--Page 4 of cover.
Categories: Airplanes, Military

World War II Fighter Planes Spotter s Guide

World War II Fighter Planes Spotter s Guide

The World War II Fighter Planes Spotter's Guide answers all of these questions and more, providing essential information on 92 legendary aircraft, from the celebrated Spitfire to the jet-powered Me 262." --

Author: Tony Holmes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472848512

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 497

"Workd War II saw pilots from around the world battling in the skies over Europe, Asia and Africa, with victory resting upon their nerve, skill and the capabilities of some of history's most iconic aircraft. In the chaos of battle, it was vital that they could quickly identify friend from foe. But do you know your Hurricane from your Bf 109, or what the legendary p-51 Mustang looks like? Do you know the wingspan of the A6M Zero-sen, or how fast it could fly? The World War II Fighter Planes Spotter's Guide answers all of these questions and more, providing essential information on 92 legendary aircraft, from the celebrated Spitfire to the jet-powered Me 262." --
Categories: History

BuNos Disposition of World War II USN USMC and USCG Aircraft Listed by Bureau Number

BuNos  Disposition of World War II USN  USMC and USCG Aircraft Listed by Bureau Number

These aircraft mainly represent those built and lost during World War II - between 7 December 1941 and 15 August 1945 - but this book also contains aircraft built before WWII that were lost during WWII or disposed of after WWII (lost during ...

Author: Douglas E. Campbell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781105420719

Category: History

Page: 626

View: 221

A snapshot in time. After thousands of hours of research and data entry over a 35-year period, the information on the disposition of some 25,000 US Navy, US Marine Corps and US Coast Guard aircraft needs to be published. These aircraft mainly represent those built and lost during World War II - between 7 December 1941 and 15 August 1945 - but this book also contains aircraft built before WWII that were lost during WWII or disposed of after WWII (lost during the Korean War, lost on training exercises, sold to private investors, currently located in museums and even some still proudly sitting as "gate guards" across the US, etc.).
Categories: History

Fighter Aircraft Performance of WW2

Fighter Aircraft Performance of WW2

A scientific examination of the fighter aircraft of the Second World War.

Author: Erik Pilawskii

Publisher:

ISBN: 1326617982

Category:

Page: 260

View: 316

A scientific examination of the fighter aircraft of the Second World War. All aspects of performance and aircraft details are reviewed in detail. Various designs are compared to each other in theoretical single combat to emphasise each respective machine's strengths and weaknesses. Historical context is provided for each theatre of operation, and by date and campaign. A full-page data card is provided for each aircraft giving many detail specifications for the type.
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Wings of the Luftwaffe

Wings of the Luftwaffe

Captain Eric Brown was a pilot in this ferrying operation.

Author: Eric Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: 1902109155

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

View: 423

During more than two decades of uninterrupted flying Eric 'Winkle' Brown enjoyed the most extraordinary career of any test pilot and no pilot has a logbook that lists a greater variety of aircraft types flown. The first naval officer to head the elite Aerodynamics Flight at the world renowned Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, 'Winkle' Brown fulfilled his childhood ambition to fly German aircraft. Indeed, he was to fly no fewer than 55 individual German aircraft types, ranging from such exotic creations as the push-and-pull Dornier Do 335 and the remarkable little Heinkel He 162 Volksjager to the highly innovative combat types that were entering the inventory of the Luftwaffe shortly before the demise of Germany's Third Reich. 'Winkle' Brown also interrogated many of the leading German wartime aviation personalities, such as Willy Messerschmitt, Ernst Heinkel, Kurt Tank, and Hanna Reitsch. From his unique knowledge of German aviation, 'Winkle' Brown has selected the most important and most promising aircraft employed by the Luftwaffe and those evolved for that air arm in Germany during World War II--the true wings of the Luftwaffe. He describes their background and characteristics, and together with more than 200 photographs, color profiles, and sectional drawings provides an in-depth assessment of the contribution made to the annals of military aviation in the late 1930s and early 1940s by an aircraft industry that proved itself truly second to none in ingenuity.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II

Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II

Engines detailed in the book include those from these manufacturers: Rolls-Royce; Bristol, Napier; General Electric; Pratt and Whitney; Allison; and Wright Aeronautical Corporation.

Author: Graham White

Publisher: SAE International

ISBN: 1560916559

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 426

View: 164

Illuminates some of the historically significant developments in WWII aircraft engines that directly contributed to the execution and tactics of war, divided into sections on British and American manufacturers including Rolls-Royce, Bristol, Price and Whitney, and General Electric Turbosuperchargers
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Cockpit

Cockpit

The books provides detailed information concerning the cockpits of fighter planes and bombers flown during World War II. Each section is accompanied by a ... "pilot's perspective" by men who flew them.

Author: Donald Nijboer

Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105024337862

Category: Airplanes

Page: 176

View: 370

The books provides detailed information concerning the cockpits of fighter planes and bombers flown during World War II. Each section is accompanied by a ... "pilot's perspective" by men who flew them.
Categories: Airplanes

Thunder in the Heavens

Thunder in the Heavens

Links classic American aircraft to specific feats and events during World War II, with lavish descriptions of such planes as the American B-17 Flying Fortress, the P-38 Lightning, the B-25 Mitchell, and the F-4 Wildcat.

Author: Martin W. Bowman

Publisher: Smithmark Pub

ISBN: 0831782978

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 381

Links classic American aircraft to specific feats and events during World War II, with lavish descriptions of such planes as the American B-17 Flying Fortress, the P-38 Lightning, the B-25 Mitchell, and the F-4 Wildcat.
Categories: History

Spirits in the Sky

Spirits in the Sky

This pictorial salute to World War II military airplanes shows 24 bombers and fighter planes built in the United States, Britain, and Germany Rekindle the memories of air battles won and lost with over 150 glorious, full color photographs ...

Author: Martin W. Bowman

Publisher: Smithmark Pub

ISBN: 083176824X

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 669

This pictorial salute to World War II military airplanes shows 24 bombers and fighter planes built in the United States, Britain, and Germany
Categories: History