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The History of Aircraft Nose Art: WWI to Today     The History of Aircraft Nose Art: WWI to TodayHaynes | 1991 | ISBN: 0854299343 | English | 194 Pages | PDF | 87,1 MB Ever since pilots have been going to war they have sought to personalize their aircraft with individual markings and art - often with visually attractive results. From World War I to the Gulf conflict this book looks at the range of art depicted on aircraft. The text examines all eras of nose art, the aeroplanes the art was painted on and a special chapter devoted to interviews with surviving nose artists about their art. Also featured are the styles, markings, subjects and psychology of art and sidebars on Walt Disney, Al Capp and Milt Caniff, all of whom helped and influenced nose art.   filepostdepositfilesrapidgator
To Be a U.S. Air Force Pilot     To Be a U.S. Air Force Pilot By Henry M. Holden2004 | 160 Pages | ISBN: 0760317917 | PDF | 129 MB To Be A U.S. Air Force Pilot details every step of training for those with the skill and daring to "cross into the blue" as an elite U.S. Air Force pilot. The book traces the growth of aspiring young recruits, starting with grueling physical and mental tests, early flight training on high-tech flight simulators, moving onward and upward until they are finally ready to push the outer envelope to Mach II in state-of-the-art fighter aircraft. Thanks to the highly motivated, highly skilled, and dedicated men and women of the United States Air Force, America enters the uncertain landscape of the 21st century with the most powerful, swift, and flexible military force the world has ever seen.   filepost
Lockheed P-38 Lightning (Crowood Aviation Series) Lockheed P-38 Lightning (Crowood Aviation Series)Crowood Press | 2006 | ISBN: 1861267703 | English | 160 Pages | PDF | 84 MB Lightning! One of the best-named aircraft of WW2, the Lockheed P-38 was also one of the few fighters in production throughout hostilities. Immediately recognizable by its twin-boom tail layout, the P-38 Lightning was one of the mainstays of the USAAF's fighter inventory. Deployed in all theaters, Lightnings excelled in most, being one of the few American fighters armed with cannon. Subject to lengthy development throughout the war, the P-38 exemplified the technical peak reached by aeronautical engineers in the 1940s.     filepostdepositfiles
America's Fighters of the 1980s: F-16 and F-18 (Warbirds Illustrated No. 17) Robert C. Stern - America's Fighters of the 1980s: F-16 and F-18Arms & Armour Press | 1983 | ISBN: 0853685789 | 69 pages | PDF | 14.9 MBWarbirds Illustrated No. 17 A photographic history of the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the F-18 Hornet fighter aircraft. Colour and b/w illustrations. Depositfiles Rapidshare