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USAF 'Giant Voice' Bombing Competition By peter dancey
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Throughout the 'Cold War' USAF SAC and RAF Bomber Command engaged in annual bombing competitions most of which were held in the USA at Nellis AFB or Barksdale. This short ebook tells the story of... More > these competitions that originated in the 1930s. Further details of the RAFs Avro Vulcan 'Giant Voice Flight can be found in this authors new Avro Vulcan 3rd Edition with much new and interesting information ref XH558 'Vulcan to the Sky project to be published by Fonthill Media February 2014..< Less
Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: McDonnell XF-85 Goblin By Brian Lockett
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The P-85 Goblin was the only airplane that ever flew which was designed from scratch to be operated entirely from another airplane. The development of the B-36 by the Consolidated Vultee Aircraft... More > Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas resulted in a requirement for fighter protection for the bomber at distances from any friendly base that far exceeded the range of currently available escort fighter airplanes. Due to the inability of contemporary fighters to escort B-36 bombers all the way to their targets, the Army Air Corps initiated Project MX-472, Unconventional Fighter Design Studies, on December 3, 1942. The primary objective of the project was the development of a suitable method of protecting the B-36 on long-range bombing missions. The McDonnell Aircraft Corporation designed the P-85 Goblin to fit entirely within the confines of the bomb bay of the B-36. The little fighter was just fifteen feet long with a wing sapn of twenty-one feet.< Less
Wing Tip Coupling, 2012 Calendar By Brian Lockett
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In the early years of the cold war, the US Air Force attempted to increase the range of airplanes by carrying fuel in hinged wing panels that supported themselves attached to their wing tips. Soon... More > the scope of the experiments expanded to include towing a pair of jet fighters on the wing tips of a giant bomber. Photo sources: Bud Anderson, Air Force, General Dynamics, Lockheed-Martin< Less
Wing Tip Coupling, 2013 Calendar By Brian Lockett
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In the early years of the cold war, the US Air Force attempted to increase the range of airplanes by carrying fuel in hinged wing panels that supported themselves attached to their wing tips. Soon... More > the scope of the experiments expanded to include towing a pair of jet fighters on the wing tips of a giant bomber. Photo sources: Bud Anderson, Air Force, General Dynamics, Lockheed-Martin< Less
A Seabee's Story By George A. Larson
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Tinian and Okinawa: B-29s and the Air War Against Japan. Merriam Press Military Monograph 139. This is the story of the author's father's service in WWII as a Seabee in the US Navy. And it is also... More > the story of the war in the Pacific, in particular the invasion and capture of Tinian and, later, Okinawa. Also told is the story of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress and the men and women who built and flew the heavy bomber, from airfields in the Pacific, built by the Seabees. Contents: Tinian Island; Training of a USNCB; Boeing B-29 Superfortress: Naval Engagement with the Japanese Mobile Fleet; Tinian's Capture; Seabees Land on Tinian; Miracle of Construction; B-29 Operations; Okinawa; The War Ends; Peace in the Pacific; Notes; Sources; 320 photos, drawings, maps, documents.< Less
B-29 Airplane Commander Training Manual in Color By United States Army Air Force
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The Boeing B-29 was one of the most sophisticated aircraft of WWII. It featured many innovations including guns that could be fired by remote control and pressurized crew compartments. It was also... More > the heaviest production plane of the war, with terrific range and bomb-carrying capabilities. Carrying a crew of ten, the Superfortress devastated Japan in a series of raids in 1944-45. Finally, in August of 1945, the B-29s "Enola Gay" and "Bock's Car" dropped the atomic bombs and forced Japan to surrender. Originally printed by the U.S. Army Air Force, this B-29 Airplane Commander Pilot's Training Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know about the Superfortress. Classified “Restricted”, the text was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This impressive facsimile presents the manual in its entirety. It is over 200 pages long, and reproduced in its original multi-color glory for the first time ever.< Less
B-29 Airplane Commander Training Manual By United States Army Air Force
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The Boeing B-29 was one of the most sophisticated aircraft of WWII. It featured many innovations including guns that could be fired by remote control and pressurized crew compartments. It was also... More > the heaviest production plane of the war, with terrific range and bomb-carrying capabilities. Carrying a crew of ten, the Superfortress devastated Japan in a series of raids in 1944-45. Finally, in August of 1945, the B-29s "Enola Gay" and "Bock's Car" dropped the atomic bombs and forced Japan to surrender. Originally printed by the U.S. Army Air Force, this B-29 Airplane Commander Pilot's Training Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know about the Superfortress. Classified “Restricted”, the text was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This impressive 8.5x11 facsimile presents the manual in its entirety. It features over 200 black and white pages of pilot and crew information, and puts you right in the cockpit of one of history's great planes!< Less
Wing Tip Coupling,2014 calendar By Brian Lockett
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In the early years of the cold war, the US Air Force attempted to increase the range of airplanes by carrying fuel in hinged wing panels that supported themselves attached to their wing tips. The... More > initial tests used a piloted light plane to simulate the hinged panels. Soon the scope of the experiments expanded to include towing a pair of jet fighters on the wing tips of a giant bomber. Photo sources: Bud Anderson, Air Force, General Dynamics, Lockheed-Martin: Douglas C-47A 42-23918 and Culver Q-14B 44-68334 Project Tip-Tow: Boeing EB-29A 44-62093 and Republic EF-84D Thunderjets 48-0641 and 48-0661 Project Long Tom: Beechcraft XL-23C Project Tom-Tom: Convair JRB-36F 49-2707 and Republic RF-84F Thunderflashes 51-1848 and 51-1849< Less
Wing Tip Coupling,2015 calendar By Brian Lockett
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In the early years of the cold war, the US Air Force attempted to increase the range of airplanes by carrying fuel in hinged wing panels that supported themselves attached to their wing tips. The... More > initial tests used a piloted light plane to simulate the hinged panels. Soon the scope of the experiments expanded to include towing a pair of jet fighters on the wing tips of a giant bomber. Photo sources: Bud Anderson, Air Force, General Dynamics, Lockheed-Martin: Douglas C-47A 42-23918 and Culver Q-14B 44-68334 Project Tip-Tow: Boeing EB-29A 44-62093 and Republic EF-84D Thunderjets 48-0641 and 48-0661 Project Long Tom: Beechcraft XL-23C Project Tom-Tom: Convair JRB-36F 49-2707 and Republic RF-84F Thunderflashes 51-1848 and 51-1849< Less
May the Seven Rivers of Hiroshima Reach the Galaxy By Kunito Okamura
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Merriam Press Modern History 2. First Edition (June 2012). This is Kunito Okamura's story of how his parents survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. He was born after the war, and witnessed the... More > re-birth of Hiroshima. This book is based on the story told by his parents about their tough experiences of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima. Though the story was about the cruel tragedy, it was not intended to blame anyone. He felt that such a sad history of war should be passed on to the coming generations so as not to repeat such a senseless thing ever again. Also what drove him to this work was the people’s dedication to Hiroshima’s recovery by helping each other. Their vivid faces in contrast to their shabby clothing were branded into his young brain despite their sad fate of losing houses and families. Their faces looked rather shining because of the hope and dream for their and Japan’s bright future. 49 photos, 4 maps.< Less