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Aircraft Carriers: A WikiFocus Book By George Andersen
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Aircraft Carriers: A WikiFocus Book details the history, types, operations, service and future of Aircraft Carriers worldwide. An aircraft carrier is a warship designed with a primary mission of... More > deploying and recovering aircraft, acting as a seagoing airbase. Aircraft carriers thus allow a naval force to project air power worldwide without having to depend on local bases for staging aircraft operations. WikiFocus Books are collaborative books designed for education on specific subject matter. Our motto is "Collaborative Books for Creative Minds" and it is our mission to provide focused content for both educational and entertainment purposes. We present targeted information on specific subjects which are compiled from online collaborative resources from across the globe. Some text and images contained in this book have been reused and/or repurposed for commercial distribution under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA) and the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL).< Less
The Evolution of Aircraft Carriers By Scott MacDonald
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In 1910, the great battleship with huge guns was the ultimate expression of naval power. Yet, already one rival had appeared with the emergence of submarines whose torpedoes could sink the largest of... More > battleships. Soon, an even deadlier rival appeared. At first, the new flying machines didn't seem to be much of a threat as they were in their infancy. Naval opinion varied from outright dismissal of them to ‘wait and see'. Yet there were pioneers who understood that they would be essential to naval dominance. Within 50 yrs., their efforts had made the aircraft carrier into the new Queen of the seas. The Evolution of Aircraft Carriers is a compilation of official U.S. Navy documents, essays and photographs that takes the reader on a journey from Eugene Ely’s first flight from the USS Birmingham to the building of the first carrier from the keel up and continues on for over 50 years of world naval aircraft carrier and aviation history; ending just after completion of the USS Enterprise CVN-65.< Less
John Taylor Ships - Aircraft Carriers By John and Heather Taylor
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Hardcover 12.8 wide × 10.7 tall book with photographs and Stories of John Taylor's aircraft Carriers. John shows his work at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach, CA and galleries around... More > the country. For more info visit http;//www.folkartships.com< Less
Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, 2012 Calendar By Brian Lockett
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A dozen photos of Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Events depicted include: 747-SCA N905NA/Enterprise Approach and Landing Test 1 take-off on August 12, 1977. 747-SCA N905NA/Enterprise Approach and Landing... More > Test 4 rollout and take-off on October 12, 1977. 747-SCA N905NA/Columbia delivery take-off on March 20, 1979. 747-SCA N905NA/Challenger static and departure take-off on July 4, 1982. 747-SCA N911NA/Endeavor delivery take-off from Palmdale on May 2, 1991. 747-SCA N905NA/Columbia landing at Palmdale on September 25, 1999. 747-SCA N905NA/Discovery take-off on November 2, 2000. 747-SCA N905NA/Atlantis take-off on July 1, 2007. 747-SCA N911NA/Endeavor take-off on December 10, 2008. 747-SCA N911NA/Discovery take-off on September 20, 2009.< Less
Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, 2013 Calendar By Brian Lockett
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A dozen photos of Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Events depicted include: 747-SCA N905NA/Enterprise Approach and Landing Test 1 take-off on August 12, 1977. 747-SCA N905NA/Enterprise Approach and Landing... More > Test 4 take-off on October 12, 1977. 747-SCA N905NA/Columbia delivery take-off on March 20, 1979. 747-SCA N905NA/Challenger static and departure take-off on July 4, 1982. 747-SCA N911NA/Endeavor delivery take-off from Palmdale on May 2, 1991. 747-SCA N905NA/Columbia landing at Palmdale on September 25, 1999. 747-SCA N905NA/Discovery take-off on November 2, 2000. 747-SCA N905NA/Atlantis take-off on July 1, 2007. 747-SCA N911NA/Endeavor take-off on December 10, 2008. 747-SCA N911NA/Discovery take-off on September 20, 2009. 747-SCA N905NA/Endeavor flyover at LAX, September 21, 2012.< Less
Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, 2014 calendar By Brian Lockett
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A dozen photos of 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Events depicted include: 747-SCA N905NA/Enterprise Approach and Landing Test 1 take-off on August 12, 1977. 747-SCA N905NA/Enterprise Approach... More > and Landing Test 4 take-off on October 12, 1977. 747-SCA N905NA/Columbia delivery take-off on March 20, 1979. 747-SCA N905NA/Challenger static and departure take-off on July 4, 1982. 747-SCA N911NA/Endeavor delivery take-off from Palmdale on May 2, 1991. 747-SCA N905NA/Columbia landing at Palmdale on September 25, 1999. 747-SCA N905NA/Discovery take-off on November 2, 2000. 747-SCA N905NA/Atlantis take-off on July 1, 2007. 747-SCA N911NA/Endeavor take-off on December 10, 2008. 747-SCA N911NA/Discovery take-off on September 20, 2009. 747-SCA N905NA/Endeavor flyover at LAX, September 21, 2012.< Less
Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, 2015 calendar By Brian Lockett
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A dozen photos of 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Events depicted include: 747-SCA N905NA/Enterprise Approach and Landing Test 1 take-off on August 12, 1977. 747-SCA N905NA/Enterprise Approach and... More > Landing Test 4 take-off on October 12, 1977. 747-SCA N905NA/Columbia delivery take-off on March 20, 1979. 747-SCA N905NA/Challenger static and departure take-off on July 4, 1982. 747-SCA N911NA/Endeavor delivery take-off from Palmdale on May 2, 1991. 747-SCA N905NA/Columbia landing at Palmdale on September 25, 1999. 747-SCA N905NA/Discovery take-off on November 2, 2000. 747-SCA N905NA/Atlantis take-off on July 1, 2007. 747-SCA N911NA/Endeavor take-off on December 10, 2008. 747-SCA N911NA/Discovery take-off on September 20, 2009. 747-SCA N905NA/Endeavor flyover at LAX, September 21, 2012.< 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
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: 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