Aircraft Design of WWII

Treasure trove of cutaway views of 1940s aircraft features magazine art that focuses on American models. The extensive notes and explanations also include details on select British and German planes.

Author: Lockheed Aircraft Corporation

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486847177

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 177

Download →

Treasure trove of cutaway views of 1940s aircraft features magazine art that focuses on American models. The extensive notes and explanations also include details on select British and German planes.
Posted in:

American Aircraft Development of WWII

Focusing on the U.S. military's development of special aircraft types during World War II, including many experimental aircraft and one-off secret projects, this book shows how U.S. aviation designs and weapons progressed under the pressure ...

Author: Professor Department of Geography William Norton

Publisher:

ISBN: 0859791882

Category:

Page: 272

View: 193

Download →

Focusing almost exclusively on official programs and aircraft that entered development, this book shows how U.S. aviation weapons progressed under the pressure of war. From the state of the art at the beginning of the war, to the advances during the conflict, armed photo reconnaissance, catapult launched seaplanes, autogyros and, amongst others, armed drones are covered in detail. Often described as less glamorous than fighters and bombers, these special types offer a unique contribution to aeronautical advancement.
Posted in:

Aircraft of World War II

Arranged by country, and attractively presented, this accessible guide is great for aviation enthusiasts.

Author: Robert Jackson

Publisher: Amber Books

ISBN: 1782745556

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 547

Download →

Aircraft of World War II details the design and specifications of 75 warplanes used during the conflict--the Supermarine Spitfire, Douglas C-47 Dakota, and Messerschmitt Me-262 among them. Each aircraft receives two spreads, with three-view color artworks, an account of its development, and technical information, including maximum speed, range, and powerplant. Arranged by country, and attractively presented, this accessible guide is great for aviation enthusiasts.
Posted in:

Secret Wings of World War II

This book charts the story from it origins, through current-day innovations and beyond, into the all-wing future of tomorrow.

Author: Lance Cole

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473823440

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 454

Download →

There are many myths and legends surrounding the advanced German aeronautical technology of the Second World War. There are also facts and proven events. Yet within these stories and behind these facts lie conspiracy theories, mistaken assumptions and denials that seem to contradict the evidence. So what really happened? How far ahead were the German scientists? And, of even greater interest, why and how???There have been other books about advanced German wartime aeronautics, yet few authors have fully examined the detail of the designs and their relevance to the fighter and bomber legends of the 1950s and '60s, let alone the current crop of military and civil all-wing or blended-wing aircraft. This book charts the story from it origins, through current-day innovations and beyond, into the all-wing future of tomorrow.
Posted in:

Classic World War II Aircraft Cutaways

"Period cutaway drawings taken fro the official Aeroplane and Flight archives. Detailed text for each of the types featured, giving a history of the aircraft in question, as well as an evaluation of the drawing itself."--Page 4 of cover.

Author: Bill Gunston

Publisher:

ISBN: 1435152824

Category: Airplanes, Military

Page: 152

View: 548

Download →

"Period cutaway drawings taken fro the official Aeroplane and Flight archives. Detailed text for each of the types featured, giving a history of the aircraft in question, as well as an evaluation of the drawing itself."--Page 4 of cover.
Posted in:

Handbook of Great Aircraft of Wwii

The planes described in this book, such as the Supermarine Spitfire, Messerschmitt 109, North American P-51 Mustang, & Boeing B-17 Flying fortress, emerged as the truly outstanding designs of that period.

Author: Alfred Price

Publisher:

ISBN: 0788197274

Category:

Page: 256

View: 447

Download →

During WW2 the science of aviation advanced more rapidly than in any other similar period in history. The planes described in this book, such as the Supermarine Spitfire, Messerschmitt 109, North American P-51 Mustang, & Boeing B-17 Flying fortress, emerged as the truly outstanding designs of that period. The reader can trace the course of each plane's design, its development, its introduction into service & its subsequent career in action. Each aircraft is described in detail, with a cutaway drawing to show its construction. Includes numerous eyewitness accounts from pilots, & more than 500 carefully chosen photos.
Posted in:

Graphic War

Graphic War is a superb collection of top-secret drawings, including training manuals and colourful wartime posters, from World War II. They were brilliantly created from a few downed aircraft, but mainly from pilots' views of the enemy in ...

Author: Donald Nijboer

Publisher:

ISBN: 155407892X

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 307

Download →

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

British Experimental Combat Aircraft of World War II

This new book by Tony Buttler, a first of its kind, describes the British fighter, bomber, and research aircraft produced in the run up to and during World War II. Detailed coverage of aircraft that were built and flown as prototypes only, ...

Author: Tony Buttler

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 1902109244

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 392

Download →

This new book by Tony Buttler, a first of its kind, describes the British fighter, bomber, and research aircraft produced in the run up to and during World War II. Detailed coverage of aircraft that were built and flown as prototypes only, combine with others such as the Westland Welkin which entered production but never reached a squadron. Un-built design projects are explained and all types are covered separately, along with a large selection of photographs, some of which have rarely been seen before. This book covers basic short-term insurance fighters such as the Miles M.20, the Martin-Baker M.B.5, and Supermarine Spitfire, which represented the ultimate in piston fighter development, the Fairey Spearfish torpedo bomber and the four engine Vickers Windsor, oddities like the Blackburn B.20 flying boat, and Britain's first jet aircraft, the Gloster E.28/39. A comprehensive appendix, with the use of photographs and brief details, examines one-off examples of standard production types that were fitted with non-standard features. Gathered from archival sources, renowned author Tony Buttler presents a wealth of information on these historic aircraft.
Posted in:

The RAF and Aircraft Design 1923 1939

This work describes the vitl role of the Air Ministry in the development of the RAF's fighters and bombers before WWII.

Author: Colin Sinnott

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714651583

Category: History

Page: 249

View: 123

Download →

This work examines the evolution of the RAF's operational requirements for its home defence air force - for bombers to mount a deterrent counter offensive and for fighters to provide direct defence of Britain. It discusses the management processes, policies and decisions relevant to operational requirements on the basis of a detailed study of Air Ministry papers of the time. By tracing the development of operational requirements, the author exposes the thinking behind the RAF's quest for effective fighter and bomber aircraft. He describes the ideas and concepts of air warfare that were adopted in the 1920s, and shows how these evolved into the Air Staff's requirements for the aircraft which the RAF entered and fought in World War II.
Posted in:

Flying Warbirds

Flying Warbirds is the definitive guide to everything you want to know about this fascinating period in aeronautics and military history.

Author: Cory Graff

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9781627884952

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 119

Download →

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.
Posted in:

World War II Aviation Artwork

World War II Aviation Artwork, and the stories behind these beautiful birds, is a curated collection of WWII aircraft photography and artwork.

Author: Joe Glyda

Publisher:

ISBN: 0578837269

Category:

Page: 168

View: 166

Download →

World War II Aviation Artwork, and the stories behind these beautiful birds, is a curated collection of WWII aircraft photography and artwork. During my first WWII airplane photography session, I desired more than an ordinary photograph. I felt the necessity to create works of art from the thirty four vintage aircraft that I had photographed. By applying my digital imaging and commercial photography skills, I created this unique photographic/artistic process. Besides the artwork, I researched, discovered, and acquired historical images, aircraft specifications, unfamiliar background information and a few personal stories of some of the people that kept these planes flying.Even though these WWII planes were instrumental in the war, I was inspired to showcase the ingenuity of early aviation. It was and still is amazing to me how many different types of aircraft were built in such a short period of time. Modifications and upgrades were constantly being applied to these aircraft between 1939 and 1945. I wanted to portray that innovation and creativity of Aviation during a difficult time in our history through my artistic abilities.This reader-friendly book utilizes the Times Roman font in a larger than normal font size for easy reading as well. For the same reason the gutter or enlarged center area was used to keep the pages flat while observing the artwork. The unique aircraft artwork I have created for WWII Aviation Artwork and the Stories Behind These Beautiful Birds, has been combined with historical images, and enhanced with personal WWII stories from survivors of the war, to bring you a coffee table book you will enjoy reading and re-reading while sharing with your friends and loved ones.
Posted in:

Boeing B 17

This book describes how it was built and utilizes many hitherto unpublished photographs from the design studio and production lines. It illustrates and explains the many different roles that the aircraft took as the war progressed.

Author: Graham M. Simons

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783461011

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 215

Download →

“Fascinating insight into the early development of the B-17 Flying Fortress . . . undoubtedly outshines other books on this significant WWII aircraft.” —Air Mail The Boeing B-17 was the first American heavy bomber to see action in World War II when it was supplied to the RAF. The design originated in 1934 when the US Air Corps was looking for a heavy bomber to reinforce air forces in Hawaii, Panama and Alaska. For its time, the design included many advanced features, and Boeing continued to develop the aircraft as experience of the demands of long-distance flying at high altitude was gained. When the United States entered WWII, production of the aircraft was rapidly increased and it became the backbone of the USAAF in all theaters of war. This book describes how it was built and utilizes many hitherto unpublished photographs from the design studio and production lines. It illustrates and explains the many different roles that the aircraft took as the war progressed. Heavy bomber, reconnaissance, antisubmarine, and air-sea rescue operations; there were few roles that this solid design could not adopt.
Posted in:

Conceptual Aircraft Design

In a way, post-World War II fighter aircraft designs evolved in discrete steps of technological advancement and are typically categorised in terms of ...

Author: Prof. Ajoy Kumar Kundu

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781119500285

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1136

View: 99

Download →

Provides a Comprehensive Introduction to Aircraft Design with an Industrial Approach This book introduces readers to aircraft design, placing great emphasis on industrial practice. It includes worked out design examples for several different classes of aircraft, including Learjet 45, Tucano Turboprop Trainer, BAe Hawk and Airbus A320. It considers performance substantiation and compliance to certification requirements and market specifications of take-off/landing field lengths, initial climb/high speed cruise, turning capability and payload/range. Military requirements are discussed, covering some aspects of combat, as is operating cost estimation methodology, safety considerations, environmental issues, flight deck layout, avionics and more general aircraft systems. The book also includes a chapter on electric aircraft design along with a full range of industry standard aircraft sizing analyses. Split into two parts, Conceptual Aircraft Design: An Industrial Approach spends the first part dealing with the pre-requisite information for configuring aircraft so that readers can make informed decisions when designing vessels. The second part devotes itself to new aircraft concept definition. It also offers additional analyses and design information (e.g., on cost, manufacture, systems, role of CFD, etc.) integral to conceptual design study. The book finishes with an introduction to electric aircraft and futuristic design concepts currently under study. Presents an informative, industrial approach to aircraft design Features design examples for aircraft such as the Learjet 45, Tucano Turboprop Trainer, BAe Hawk, Airbus A320 Includes a full range of industry standard aircraft sizing analyses Looks at several performance substantiation and compliance to certification requirements Discusses the military requirements covering some combat aspects Accompanied by a website hosting supporting material Conceptual Aircraft Design: An Industrial Approach is an excellent resource for those designing and building modern aircraft for commercial, military, and private use.
Posted in:

Combat Aircraft of World War II 1938 1939

Shows and describes World War II aircraft introduced in 1938 and 1939, and discusses the design of new fighter planes

Author: Enzo Angelucci

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: 0517567873

Category: Political Science

Page: 62

View: 700

Download →

Shows and describes World War II aircraft introduced in 1938 and 1939, and discusses the design of new fighter planes
Posted in:

World War II Aircraft

Climb into the cockpits of some amazing World War II aircraft and get to know the brave American pilots who changed the course of war in this captivating reference book! o In The Collector's Series World War II Aircraft, author Walter J. ...

Author: Walter J. Boyne

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press

ISBN: 1592236200

Category: History

Page: 111

View: 180

Download →

Posted in:

Great Aircraft of WWII

With this book, the authors offer descriptions of five of the most famous planes of World War Two. For each plane, the book traces design and development, service record, and includes eyewitness accounts from the pilots who flew in them.

Author: Alfred Price

Publisher:

ISBN: 1861472501

Category:

Page: 256

View: 821

Download →

With this book, the authors offer descriptions of five of the most famous planes of World War Two. For each plane, the book traces design and development, service record, and includes eyewitness accounts from the pilots who flew in them.
Posted in:

The Early Air War in the Pacific

This book offers a fresh analysis of the air war in the Pacific during the early phases of World War II. Details are included from two expeditions conducted by the author that reveal the location of an American pilot missing in the ...

Author: Ralph F. Wetterhahn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476669977

Category: History

Page: 319

View: 666

Download →

 During the first 10 months of the war in the Pacific, Japan achieved air supremacy with its carrier and land-based forces. But after major setbacks at Midway and Guadalcanal, the empire's expansion stalled, in part due to flaws in aircraft design, strategy and command. This book offers a fresh analysis of the air war in the Pacific during the early phases of World War II. Details are included from two expeditions conducted by the author that reveal the location of an American pilot missing in the Philippines since 1942 and clear up a controversial account involving famed Japanese ace Saburo Sakai and U.S. Navy pilot James "Pug" Southerland.
Posted in:

US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942 45

Featuring artwork detailing the interior and exterior features of the ships, this book explores their design, development, and the action they saw in the Pacific, including the climactic battles of Philippine Sea, Leyte Gulf, and Okinawa.

Author: Mark Stille

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780967516

Category: History

Page: 48

View: 613

Download →

Aircraft carriers were the US Navy's principal weapon against Japan during the Pacific War. Development of the Essex class began in 1939, becoming the largest class of carrier ever to be built. Early in the Pacific War it became renowned for its 'Sunday Punch' of 36 fighter planes, 36 dive bombers, and 18 torpedo planes. Alongside the lighter Independence class, these carriers formed the formidable Fast Carrier Force in the Pacific. Featuring artwork detailing the interior and exterior features of the ships, this book explores their design, development, and the action they saw in the Pacific, including the climactic battles of Philippine Sea, Leyte Gulf, and Okinawa.
Posted in:

Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II

Engines detailed in the book include those from these manufacturers: Rolls-Royce; Bristol, Napier; General Electric; Pratt and Whitney; Allison; and Wright Aeronautical Corporation.

Author: Graham White

Publisher: SAE International

ISBN: 1560916559

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 426

View: 421

Download →

Illuminates some of the historically significant developments in WWII aircraft engines that directly contributed to the execution and tactics of war, divided into sections on British and American manufacturers including Rolls-Royce, Bristol, Price and Whitney, and General Electric Turbosuperchargers
Posted in:

German Aircraft of World War II

Analyzes each aircraft in detail, including development, prototype histories, design teams and aerodynamic problems that had to be overcome.

Author: David Donald

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760303231

Category: Political Science

Page: 112

View: 553

Download →

Analyzes each aircraft in detail, including development, prototype histories, design teams and aerodynamic problems that had to be overcome.
Posted in: