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Angel's Flight: The Life of Jimmie Angel - American Aviator - Explorer - Discover of Angel Falls
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Jimmie Angel was a noted American aviator who discovered Angel Falls in Venezuela—the tallest waterfall in the world. Yet after twenty years of searching for more about the man, the author... More > finds that there are many aspects of his legendary life that are still unknown. Jimmie Angel was a man who was controversial during his life and remains to be so to this day. Angel’s Flight is a marker on the path to resolving the mysteries of Jimmie Angel’s life, and author Karen Angel, Jimmie’s niece, gathers together the verifiable history of the life of Jimmie Angel and his pursuit of the lost River of Gold and his discovery in 1933 of the tallest waterfall on planet Earth. But did he learn to fly when he was only fourteen years old? Did he work as an aviation scout for Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab Revolt (1916–18), create an air force for a Chinese warlord in the Gobi Desert, or work as a test pilot for Italian airplane designer Giovanni Battista Caproni?< Less
Slot Car Magazine - September 2018 Issue 45
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I’ve had a very varied time on the driving front since we last were with you, pounding round the test track with two Carrera cars, the latest Thunderslot McLaren and finally a Flyslot... More > truck… It did bring home to me how lucky we are to be living in an era where the quality of slot cars is the best it has ever been. From the flawless tampo work on the Carrera duo to the brilliant performance of the Thunderslot M6, we are a million miles away from where we were twenty years ago. The best thing is that no longer do you have to choose between a car that will look good but can barely stagger round the track or a car that will go well but has the looks only its mother could love. We (OK, make that I) will always find something to moan about, of course, such as Gulf liveries being slapped on all sorts of inapplicable vehicles purely because they make money, but generally speaking we’re very well off at the moment. Even that Fly 917LH horror is starting to fade from the memory… almost.< Less
V-1 Original German Manuals for the V-1 Buzz Bomb
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The Fieseler Fi-103, also known as the V-1 “buzz bomb”, struck terror into British and Dutch civilians during WWII. Powered by a pulse jet engine, it could achieve speeds up to nearly 400... More > mph, and was equipped with an autopilot to ensure stable flight. Between June 1944 and March of 1945, nearly 10,000 were launched towards London. Over 2400 struck the city, resulting in roughly 24,000 casualties. After WWII, the V-1 was tested by the U.S. Navy, and a radio-guided version was built known as the “Loon” missile. The Loon would become the first guided missile launched from a submarine, and thus is often identified as the forerunner of the cruise missile. This book contains reprints of original technical documents related to the V-1, which were preserved on microfilm. Please note, most texts are in German, and due to the nature of microfilm prints, legibility is substandard.< Less
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