Aircraft Design of WWII

A Sketchbook
Author: Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486814203
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
View: 2070

"Unabridged republication of the work originally compiled and published by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, CA, in 1940, under the title Aircraft Design Sketch Book"--Title page verso.

Aircraft Anatomy of World War II

Technical Drawings of Key Aircraft 1939-1945
Author: Paul Eden,Soph Moeng
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785833676
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 2770

Originally published by Aerospace Publishing Ltd. in 2003.

Aircraft of World War II

Author: Stewart Wilson
Publisher: Australian Aviation
Category: History
Page: 176
View: 9005

A comprehensive directory of the aircraft that saw service during WWII, with over 300 entries covering the fighters, bombers, reconnaissance and strike aircraft, trainers and transports built in some 15 nations around the world. Entries list: country of origin; aircraft type; powerplants; dimensions; weights; armament; performance; operators; production; and history of each featured aircraft. Sftbd., 8 1/2"x 11", 176 pgs., 322 bandw ill.

Graphic War

The Secret Aviation Drawings and Illustrations of World War II
Author: Donald Nijboer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781554078929
Category: Art
Page: 272
View: 3838

A superb collection of "top secret" drawings from World War II.

Classic World War II Aircraft Cutaways

Author: Bill Gunston
Publisher: Bounty Books
ISBN: 9780753731178
Page: N.A
View: 3981


Realistic Origami Aircraft
Author: Elmer A. Norvell
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132587
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 112
View: 784

Fold realistic replicas of 19 planes — 10 airworthy, 9 for display. Models include the Concorde, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-117 Nighthawk, and XB-70 Valkyrie. A CD-ROM contains bonus photos, full-color "skins," and additional models.

Engineering Analysis of Flight Vehicles

Author: Holt Ashley
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486166538
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 400
View: 9520

Excellent graduate-level text explores virtually every important subject in the fields of subsonic, transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic aerodynamics and dynamics, demonstrating their interface in atmospheric flight vehicle design. 1974 edition.

Flying Warbirds

An Illustrated Profile of the Flying Heritage Collection's Rare WWII-Era Aircraft
Author: Cory Graff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0760346496
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 6276

Get a comprehensive look at how World War II was fought from the air. Do you want to get an up-close look at some of the rarest airplanes in the world? Are you curious about combat aircraft from World War II? In deluxe hard-back volumes, Flying Warbirds brings U.S., British, German, Russian and Japanese fighting planes from the 1930s and 1940s together, complete with detailed photographs to delight every aeronautics connoisseur. The airplanes at the Flying Heritage Collection were created at a time when aeronautical discovery had evolved to aviation mastery. Finely crafted by distinguished design bureaus with the leading technologies of the 1930s and 1940s, the main emphasis of the collection includes combat aircraft from World War II. In 1998, Paul G. Allen began acquiring and preserving these iconic warriors and workhorses, many of which are the last of their kind. Allen's passion for aviation and history, and his awareness of the increasing rarity of original WWII aircraft, motivated him to restore these artifacts to the highest standard of authenticity. Periodically, one or more of the exhibits are temporarily absent to participate in an event, for maintenance, or for continuing restoration. Experience one of the world’s top airplane collections any time you like through Flying Warbirds. Photographs include cockpit shots, exterior museum shots, historic photographs, and breathtaking contemporary flying shots from photographers like award-winning John Dibbs. Flying Warbirds is the definitive guide to everything you want to know about this fascinating period in aeronautics and military history.

Flying the Old Planes

Author: Frank Tallman
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Category: Air pilots
Page: 255
View: 7703

The Illustrated History of McDonnell Douglas Aircraft

From Cloudster to Boeing
Author: Michael Badrocke,Mike Badrocke,Bill Gunston
Publisher: Osprey Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781855329249
Category: Transportation
Page: 150
View: 5529

What a History. What a company. With close technical analysis from Bill Gunston and artist Mike Badrocke's meticulous cutaway drawings, presented to the best effect on fold-out pages, this volume tells the complete story of one of the few truly great aircraft builders.

Aircraft Structures

Author: David J. Peery
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048626730X
Category: Science
Page: 576
View: 9235

This legendary, still-relevant reference text on aircraft stress analysis discusses basic structural theory and the application of the elementary principles of mechanics to the analysis of aircraft structures. 1950 edition.

The Encyclopedia of Aircraft of WWII

Author: Paul Eden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781845090135
Category: Airplanes, Military
Page: 512
View: 4626

General Aviation Aircraft Design

Applied Methods and Procedures
Author: Snorri Gudmundsson
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0123973295
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1048
View: 4936

Find the right answer the first time with this useful handbook of preliminary aircraft design. Written by an engineer with close to 20 years of design experience, General Aviation Aircraft Design: Applied Methods and Procedures provides the practicing engineer with a versatile handbook that serves as the first source for finding answers to realistic aircraft design questions. The book is structured in an "equation/derivation/solved example" format for easy access to content. Readers will find it a valuable guide to topics such as sizing of horizontal and vertical tails to minimize drag, sizing of lifting surfaces to ensure proper dynamic stability, numerical performance methods, and common faults and fixes in aircraft design. In most cases, numerical examples involve actual aircraft specs. Concepts are visually depicted by a number of useful black-and-white figures, photos, and graphs (with full-color images included in the eBook only). Broad and deep in coverage, it is intended for practicing engineers, aerospace engineering students, mathematically astute amateur aircraft designers, and anyone interested in aircraft design. Organized by articles and structured in an "equation/derivation/solved example" format for easy access to the content you need Numerical examples involve actual aircraft specs Contains high-interest topics not found in other texts, including sizing of horizontal and vertical tails to minimize drag, sizing of lifting surfaces to ensure proper dynamic stability, numerical performance methods, and common faults and fixes in aircraft design Provides a unique safety-oriented design checklist based on industry experience Discusses advantages and disadvantages of using computational tools during the design process Features detailed summaries of design options detailing the pros and cons of each aerodynamic solution Includes three case studies showing applications to business jets, general aviation aircraft, and UAVs Numerous high-quality graphics clearly illustrate the book's concepts (note: images are full-color in eBook only)

German Secret Weapons of the Secret World War

The Missiles, Rockets, Weapons & New Technology of the Third Reich
Author: Ian Hogg
Publisher: Frontline Books
ISBN: 1473877679
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 824

The phrase 'German Secret Weapons' immediately conjures up images of the V-1 and V-2 missiles which bombarded London in 1944. But what of the V-3 and V-4? What of Schmetterling, the Rochling shell, the Kurt bomb, the Hs293? These, and many other devices, were all part of the German secret armoury but are relatively unknown except to a handful of specialists. What of the German nuclear bomb? And the question of chemical warfare? The sheer magnitude of the secret weapon projects of the Third Reich is revealed in this comprehensive study written by one of the world's great experts on weaponry. The book explores the various fields in which the Germans concentrated their weapon development and discusses the multiplicity of ideas, the difficulties, and, in several cases, how these ideas were subsequently exploited by the victors. Although much of the German wartime development was not completed before the war's end, it nevertheless provided a foundation for a great deal of the munitions development which has since taken place. Comparisons with Allied projects are also drawn. This book explodes some of the myths surrounding Hitler's secret weapons to reveal a truth all the stranger for being fact.

The Fantastic Cutaway Book of Giant Buildings

Author: Jon Kirkwood,Alex Pang
Publisher: Franklin Watts
ISBN: 9780749628109
Category: Buildings
Page: 39
View: 1290

Cross-section illustrations invite the reader to peer inside cathedrals, castles and palaces, industrial giants, sky scrapers, and other buildings to see how they were built.

Warbird Factory

North American Aviation in World War II
Author: John M. Fredrickson
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 162788808X
Category: Transportation
Page: 224
View: 2703

Explore the WWII history of the company that later became a part of Boeing and made more aircraft from 1938 to 1944 than any other company in the United States. During World War II, Los Angeles was the ultimate boom town. By the end of the war, the L.A. area had produced 17 percent of all of America's war needs. North American Aviation, Inc. (NAA), operating out of their main Inglewood, California, plant, which is south of and adjacent to the city, was a key player in that work. From 1938 to 1944, NAA built over 40,000 aircraft, more than any other company in the United States. The bulk of them were of three iconic types designed by NAA: - The P-51 Mustang, arguably the best fighter of WWII. - B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, which saw worldwide combat. - Two-seat military pilot trainers, such as the AT-6 Texan. This is a fascinating story of a remarkable time in aviation history, when American businesses helped fund the arsenal of democracy that helped defeat the Axis powers. Warbird Factory tells this story with over 200 photographs, many of which come directly from the NAA/Boeing archives, where they have resided since WWII. This is an essential book for anyone interested in warbirds, aviation, Boeing/NAA, WWII, and/or the history of Southern California!

Secret Wonder Weapons of the Third Reich

German Missles, 1934-1945
Author: Justo Miranda,Paula Mercado
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764300868
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 139
View: 1547

Beretning om Tysklands forsøg med og anvendelse af militære raketter og raketfly i perioden op til og under 2. verdenskrig.

Modern Military Aircraft Anatomy

Technical Drawings of 118 Aircraft 1945 to the Present Day
Author: Paul E. Eden,Sophearith Moeng
Publisher: MetroBooks
ISBN: 9781586636845
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 5532

Helicopters of the Third Reich

Author: Steve Coates,Jean-Christophe Carbonel
Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 6811

Describes the development and use of helicopters by Germany, from the pre-World War II years to their deployment by the Luftwaffe.

Captured Eagles

Secrets of the Luftwaffe
Author: Frederick A. Johnsen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782009744
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 7656

The growth in size, lethality, and technology of the German Luftwaffe was of concern to some defense planners in the United States before American entry into the war. Learning about the Luftwaffe became a significant effort once the conflict broke out in Europe. From defectors with German aircraft to battlefield trophies and combat crew reports, the race to understand German aero technology took on sometimes heroic proportions. After the war, German technology infused American aerospace developments in many ways: German ribbon parachutes were evaluated for high-speed bailouts; sweptwing leading edge slat technology benefited the F-86 Sabre; overall comprehension of sweptwing benefits to fast jet aircraft was validated; pulse jet V1s and supersonic V2 rockets boosted American drone weapon, ballistic missile, and space exploration efforts. In this volume Frederick A. Johnsen traces that path of discovery.