Aircraft Design of WWII

A Sketchbook
Author: Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486814203
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
View: 5825
"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: 8616
Originally published by Aerospace Publishing Ltd. in 2003.

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: 8659
A superb collection of "top secret" drawings from World War II.

Aircraft of World War II

Author: Stewart Wilson
Publisher: Australian Aviation
Category: History
Page: 176
View: 8026
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.

Classic World War II Aircraft Cutaways

Author: Bill Gunston
Publisher: Bounty Books
ISBN: 9780753731178
Page: N.A
View: 7338

Hidden Warbirds

The Epic Stories of Finding, Recovering, and Rebuilding WWII's Lost Aircraft
Author: Nicholas A. Veronico
Publisher: MBI Publishing Company LLC and Zenith Press
ISBN: 0760344094
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 4424
Veronico explores the romantic era of World War II warbirds and the stories of some of its most famous wrecks, including the "Swamp Ghost" (a B-17E which crashed in New Guinea in the early days of World War II and which was only recently recovered), and "Glacier Girl" (a P-38, part of "The Lost Squadron," which crashed in a large ice sheet in Greenland in 1942). Throughout, Veronico provides a history of the aircraft, as well as the unique story behind each discovery and recovery with ample illustrations.


Realistic Origami Aircraft
Author: Elmer A. Norvell
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132587
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 112
View: 7323
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.

The Encyclopedia of Aircraft of WWII

Author: Paul Eden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781845090135
Category: Airplanes, Military
Page: 512
View: 9705

Flying the Old Planes

Author: Frank Tallman
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Category: Air pilots
Page: 255
View: 888

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: 5503
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.

Warbird Factory

North American Aviation in World War II
Author: John M. Fredrickson
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 162788808X
Category: Transportation
Page: 224
View: 2291
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!

Celtic Stencil Designs

Author: Co Spinhoven
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486140326
Category: History
Page: 64
View: 2032
130 beautiful, dramatic designs in a great range of size, shape, complexity. All royalty-free, with subjects ranging from birds and beasts of myth and scripture to elegantly wrought abstract motifs.

Helicopters of the Third Reich

Author: Steve Coates,Jean-Christophe Carbonel
Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 6152
Describes the development and use of helicopters by Germany, from the pre-World War II years to their deployment by the Luftwaffe.

The Fantastic Cutaway Book of Giant Buildings

Author: Jon Kirkwood,Alex Pang
Publisher: Franklin Watts
ISBN: 9780749628109
Category: Buildings
Page: 39
View: 3832
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.

Captured Eagles

Secrets of the Luftwaffe
Author: Frederick A. Johnsen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782009744
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 6164
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.

Easy-to-Duplicate Floral Borders

54 Copyright-Free Designs
Author: Mack Fraga
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486266680
Category: Design
Page: 48
View: 9425
Bold, high-contrast graphics feature a wide range of flower, leaf and vine combinations. 42 full-page and 12 half-page border designs depict tulips, dogwood, English ivy, roses, oak leaves and acorns, carnations, chrysanthemums, pine branches, holly and other floral motifs. Many are suggestive of the changing seasons and of special holidays.

French Decorative Designs

Author: P. Planat
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048615596X
Category: Design
Page: 64
View: 9925
171 full-color Gallic glories — borders, florals, panels, pilasters, cornices, and more architectural and ornamental images — in an incredible variety of styles: Byzantine, Roman, Gothic, and Renaissance.

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: 1864
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.

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: 4827