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Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer: Soviet Swing-Wing Bomber (Aerofax) Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer: Soviet Swing-Wing Bomber (Aerofax)Midland | 2005 | ISBN: 1857802020 | 160 Pages | PDF | 98 MB The Fencer, with its distinctive three-position variable-geometry wings, is the Soviet counterpart to the American F-111, though somewhat smaller and lighter, and to a lesser extent the Tornado. Its origins certainly owed a lot to Soviet observation of the American TFX competition and the resulting swing-wing variable-geometry solutions. First flown in 1971, it entered service from 1974 as a replacement for the Yak-28 and remains an important part of the Russian VVS inventory, with several hundred having been in service. It is able to carry a wide range of air-to-surface missiles and is capable of carrying out precision attacks in hostile airspace at night or during poor weather. Much larger and more capable than previous Soviet aircraft, it combines great penetrative ability with a heavy and varied bomb load, but is such a versatile airframe that it has also been developed in various other versions including tactical bomber, electronic warfare and reconnaissance. An usual with the Aerofax series there will be extensive detail of systems, equipment and weapons and a plethora of previously unpublished photographs and drawings.
Fokker Aircraft of World War One Fokker Aircraft of World War One By Paul LeamanPublisher: Crowood Press 2001 | 192 Pages | ISBN: 1861263538 | PDF | 43 MB Fokker Aircraft of World War One tells the story of one of conflict's most famous aircraft companies. From the Fokker Spinne of 1912, through to the Fokker D.VIII of 1918, and taking in such famous types as the Eindekker, D.VII and Dr.I triplane, Paul Leaman describes the aircraft as well as the men that flew and designed them. The author has spent many years researching ad writing about Fokker aircraft, and has put this wealth of experience into this very welcome addition to the Crowood Aviation series. It will appeal to enthusiasts, modellers and historians alike.About the AuthorPaul Leamen has a life-long interest in aviation and has concentrated on World War One aircraft since the 1960s - his particular interest is the Fokker Dr.I triplane. Paul was a founder member of the First World War Aviation Historical Society and currently is Executive Vice President and Managing Editor of Cross and Cockade, its quarterly journal. Resident - Wetherby, Yorks letitbit
Aviation in the United States Army 1919-1939 Aviation in the United States Army 1919-1939 By Maurer MaurerPublisher: United States Government Printing 1987 | 666 Pages | ISBN: 0912799382 | PDF | 107 MB Historians generally agree that the birth of American air power occurred in the two decades between the world wars, when airmen in the U. S. Army and Navy forged the aircraft, the organization, the cadre of leadership, and the doctrines that formed a foundation for the country to win the air war in World War II. Nearly every scholarly study of this era focuses on these developments, or upon the aircraft of the period; very few works describe precisely what the flyers were doing and how they overcame the difficulties they faced in creating air forces. In this detailed, comprehensive volume, Dr. Maurer Maurer, retired senior historian of the United States Air Force Historical Research Center, fills this void for land-based aviation. letitbit
Arab Air Forces Arab Air Forces (Aircraft Specials series 6066) By Charles StafracePublisher: Squadron/Signal Publications 1994 | 52 Pages | ISBN: 0897473264 | PDF | 19 MB Algeria won independence from France on 3 July 1962 after a long and violent struggle for freedom which had started in 1954. At the peak of the Algerian war. France had deployed no less than 800 aircraft and a million troops to the colony.On independence, Algeria established an air arm with the assistance of Egypt which donated eighteen Gomhouria primary trainers. Owing to President Ben Bella's socialist tendencies, the Soviet Bloc agreed to Algeria's requests and East European technicians arrived in November of 1962 to set up an embryo air force consisting of Five MiG-l5UTl jet trainers, six 11-14 transports and ten Mi-4 helicopters donated by the USSR. Two Beech D 18S light transports were purchased for the per sonal use of President Ben Bella.During 1963, a brief border war with Morocco, over an iron ore-rich territory, reminded Algeria of its vulnerability. The following year a program for the procurement of more military hardware and the re-acti vation of ex-French airfields was started.. Aircraft supplied from the Soviet Union during 1964/65 included four 11-18 transports, eight Il-I4s. seven An-I2 transports, twenty MiG-15bis fighters, thirty MiG-17F fighters, twelve 11-28 bombers and three Mi-1 helicopters. Training of Algerian air crews was undertaken in Egypt and China, while Egyptian instructors trained Algerian crews on the newly activated air bases.In 1965, a military coup resulted in the replacement of Ben Bella's regime by a more moderate government. Over time, the former ties with the USSR were renewed. The Soviets, eager to balance the strong U.S. presence at Wheelus Air Base in Libya, agreed to the new Algerian gov ernment's requests for additional military aircraft. During 1966 the Soviets delivered more MiG-17Fs and Il-28s, along with the first six of thirty-seven MiG-21F Fishbed C fighters and twenty Mi-4 helicopters, half of which were equipped with armament for the ground attack role. Most aircraft within the Algerian Air Force were, however, still being flown by foreign pilots, due to a shortage of trained Algerian personnel. letitbit
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(UAEAF) is the air force of the (UAE). Its predecessor was established in 1968, when the Emirates were still under British  rule.