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Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: Wing Tip Coupling By Brian Lockett
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During and after World War II, aircraft designers were faced with the problem of increasing the range of strategic bombers. Dr. Richard Vogt, a German immigrant to the United States, proposed that... More > floating wing panels carrying fuel tanks could be attached to the wing tips of an airplane with hinges to extend its range. The floating wing panels would support their own weight, without increasing the load on the airplane’s wings. The Air Force initiated a project to simulate floating wing panels with a piloted light plane that coupled to a larger airplane in flight. Soon the scope of the project expanded to explore the possibility of towing fighters coupled to the wing tips of bombers.< Less
Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: Project FICON By Brian Lockett
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Hardcover edition contains 20 color illustrations. Project FICON (Fighter conveyer): In the early 1950s, the Air Force conducted a series of experiments to establish the feasibility of carrying,... More > launching, and retrieving jet reconnaissance airplanes from giant Convair RB-36 bombers. It was hoped that the bombers would carry the reconnaissance jets to the perimeter of the Soviet Union and then release them to penetrate the air defenses. Tests of the concept were conducted in 1952 and 1953 with a Republic F-84E Thunderjet and the YF-84F Thunderstreak prototype. Twenty-six Republic RF-84F Thunderflashes and ten Convair GRB-36D carriers were modified for the project. In 1955, a squadron of carriers was established at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. A squadron of parasites was established at nearby Larson Air Force Base. Training operations began in December 1955, but the composite aircraft system faced competition from the Boeing RB-52B, Lockheed U-2, and the development of aerial refueling.< Less
Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: Project FICON By Brian Lockett
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Project FICON (Fighter conveyer): In the early 1950s, the Air Force conducted a series of experiments to establish the feasibility of carrying, launching, and retrieving jet reconnaissance airplanes... More > from giant Convair RB-36 bombers. It was hoped that the bombers would carry the reconnaissance jets to the perimeter of the Soviet Union and then release them to penetrate the air defenses. Tests of the concept were conducted in 1952 and 1953 with a Republic F-84E Thunderjet and the YF-84F Thunderstreak prototype. Twenty-six Republic RF-84F Thunderflashes and ten Convair GRB-36D carriers were modified for the project. In 1955, a squadron of carriers was established at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. A squadron of parasites was established at nearby Larson Air Force Base. Training operations began in December 1955, but the composite aircraft system faced competition from the Boeing RB-52B, Lockheed U-2, and the development of aerial refueling.< Less
Basic Protocol, Honors, and Ceremonies: USAF Honor Guard By United States Air Force Honor Guard
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This book includes information about ceremonies performed by the United States Air Force Honor Guard and Base Honor Guards worldwide. It will be used to standardize ceremonies and the manner in which... More > they are performed from base to base. It provides detailed instructions on key areas such as manuals, uniforms, history and traditions, and a variety of ceremonies. The “ceremonial guardsmen” is an individual of good reputation having integrity, ethical conduct and exhibiting standards which merit respect; responsible for protecting and overseeing the maintenance of standards on and off duty. It is truly an occupation which requires outstanding devotion and commitment to duty. In keeping with traditions and maintaining exceptionally high standards the honor guard will continue to remain an icon of excellence. Although this book contains information on many different types of ceremonies and issues related to them...< Less
The Tongue and Quill AFH 33-337 By USAF United States Air Force
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The Tongue and Quill AFH 33-337 is a reference manual for all things you need.
USAF Ilustrated: North American Aviation B-45/RB-45 Tornado By Kev Darling
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The North American Aviation B-45 Tornado has long been neglected by aircraft historians. While it began life as a bomber without a mission the development of smaller nuclear weapons allowed it to... More > join Tactical Air Command in that role. The over variant was the RB-45C reconnaissance aircraft which played a part in the Korean War and undertook dangerous missions over the Soviet Union.< 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
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
Memories of a Fighter Pilot By Jay E. Riedel Colonel (Ret.) USAF
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Jay E. Riedel was born 19 November 1939 in Freeport, Long Island, New York, and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics from the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, and his... More > commission as a Second Lieutenant through AFROTC in July 1961. Colonel Jay E. Riedel retired 1 April 1992 after thirty years of active service to his country. His last assignment was Senior Air Force Representative to the United States Army Infantry, Ft. Benning, Georgia. Memories of a Fighter Pilot is a collection of as many of his personal recollections as he can remember that would be of a significant interest to most readers. They are as accurate as he remembers them. Many will make you laugh, some will water your eyes, and some will have you gripping your chair with white knuckles. "I have experienced many of life's ups and downs, and I hope all who read of these episodes will be entertained, yet glean some information that may be of use in their own lives. It was quite a ride." Foreword by General Chuck Horner.< Less
Some Sinatra By Nicholas Belmonte Lt/Col USAF Ret.
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A collection of over 200 Frank Sinatra albums and singles is described. The chronological listing of albums and individual songs dramatically describes the evolution and extensive scope of the body... More > of music created by this iconic American entertainer. In his lifetime Frank Sinatra recorded over 1300 songs. From 1939 through 1946 his "singles" included two songs per record. Following the release of his first album in 1946, hundreds more each containing 12 or more songs would be made in a variety of recording media formats. His vinyl 33 RPM Long Playing albums alone number over 300. At the time of his death over 150,000,000 copies of these albums had been sold.< Less

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