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Soviet Combat Aircraft Before 1940. Part I Fighters By Nikolay Sturov
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This book contains the most comprehensive technical information about the performance of the soviet fighters before 1940. Since many aircraft history sources make mistakes concerning URSS planes... More > description the present work should help you to understand the real situation in the air rivalry between the URSS and other countries before the WWII.< Less
World War II Aircraft By Alexander Wasley
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A second grader's thorough description of many of the aircraft used in World War II.
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
Memories of a Fighter Pilot By Jay E. Riedel
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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
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
Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat Fighter Aircraft Pilot's Flight Manual By U.S. Navy
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The Grumman F8F Bearcat was designed to defeat the nimble Japanese fighter aircraft that appeared at the end of WWII. The conflict ended before the Bearcat could be placed into service, and... More > althought it eventually saw combat with the French in the Indo-China war, it never flew in harm’s way in the U.S. Navy. One of the best piston-powered fighters ever built, the F8F could achieve a cruising speed of over 420 mph. In 1946 a Bearcat set a time-to-climb record of 10,000 feet in 94 seconds, a feat not matched until the advent of high-performance jet fighters nearly a decade later. Originally printed by Grumman and the U.S. Navy, this Flight Operating Handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Fighter Combat Tactics in SWPA By Pilots of Fifth Air Force
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The text in this monograph is from a booklet prepared during the war by the Fifth Air Force. It was written by the combat pilots of the Southwest Pacific area who managed to fight—and... More > survive—the best aircraft and pilots that the Japanese Army and Navy Air Forces could throw at them. Their comments were intended to aid the newer pilots just arriving on the scene, so that they would not have to learn from experience—and perhaps save their lives. Twenty-five fighter pilots, including William Giroux, Edwin Doss, Leroy Grosshuesch, Gerald Johnson, Richard Bong, Robert De Haven, Edward Roddy, Charles MacDonald, and Thomas McGuire, provide their rules for dealing with the Japanese in the air and on the ground. 17 photos, 9 illustrations. Full contents listing can be seen in the Book Preview along with additional sample pages.< Less
KITES, BIRDS & STUFF - MILES Aircraft By P.D. Stemp
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A history / archive of Miles aircraft. From the very early days until their conclusion. Containing around one hundred and ninety four individual aircraft details. One hundred and seventy five... More > pictures plus eighty one plan diagrams. Specifications - performance - dimensions - weights - power plants - first flights - registration numbers - & some other relevant details.< Less
Apex Warriors of the Sky: Fighters of the Pacific By Scot Laney, Gary Mortenson
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Outnumbered, behind in aircraft design and woefully inexperienced, the United States entered the war in the Pacific with a handful of planes and men to fly them. Baptism under fire allowed these men... More > to slowly gain the edge on the Japanese. 34 Pages. Includes 48 rare photos from the NCHA collection< Less
Apex Warriors of the Sky: Fighters of the Pacific By Scot Laney, Gary Mortenson
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Outnumbered, behind in aircraft design and woefully inexperienced, the United States entered the war in the Pacific with a handful of planes and men to fly them. Baptism under fire allowed these men... More > to slowly gain the edge on the Japanese. 34 Pages. Includes 48 rare photos from the NCHA collection< Less