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British Aeroplanes Before the Great War British Aeroplanes Before the Great War (Schiffer Aviation History) By Mike Goodall, Albert TaggPublisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd 2001 | 300 Pages | ISBN: 0764312073 | PDF | 65 MB Goodall (Brooklands Museum of Motor Racing and Aviation) and Tagg (formerly of Hawker Aircraft Ltd.) present the history of British pre-World War I aircraft, a remarkable period in aviation history. The text and 900-plus b&w photographs reveal details not only about the aircraft manufactured by Sopwith, Shorts, Bristol, and others), but also about letitbit
Cold War at 30,000 Feet: The Anglo-American Fight for Aviation SupremacyCold War at 30,000 Feet: The Anglo-American Fight for Aviation Supremacy By Jeffrey A. EngelPublisher: Harvard University Press 2007-03-31 | 384 Pages | ISBN: 0674024613 | PDF | 2 MBListen to a short interview with Jeffrey A. EngelHost: Chris Gondek | Producer: Heron & CraneIn a gripping story of international power and deception, Jeffrey Engel reveals the "special relationship" between the United States and Great Britain in a new and far more competitive light. As allies, they fought communism. As rivals, they locked horns over which would lead the Cold War fight. In the quest for sovereignty and hegemony, one important key was airpower, which created jobs, forged ties with the developing world, and, perhaps most importantly in a nuclear world, ensured military superiority.Only the United States and Britain were capable of supplying the post-war world's ravenous appetite for aircraft. The Americans hoped to use this dominance as a bludgeon not only against the Soviets and Chinese, but also against any ally that deviated from Washington's rigid brand of anticommunism. Eager to repair an economy shattered by war and never as committed to unflinching anticommunism as their American allies, the British hoped to sell planes even beyond the Iron Curtain, reaping profits, improving East-West relations, and garnering the strength to withstand American hegemony.Engel traces the bitter fights between these intimate allies from Europe to Latin America to Asia as each sought control over the sale of aircraft and technology throughout the world. The Anglo-American competition for aviation supremacy affected the global balance of power and the fates of developing nations such as India, Pakistan, and China. But without aviation, Engel argues, Britain would never have had the strength to function as a brake upon American power, the way trusted allies should.mirror
Aircraft of the Royal New Zealand Air Force D. Duxbury, R. Ewing, R. MacphersonAircraft of the Royal New Zealand Air ForceHeinemann | 1987 | ISBN: 0868634123 | 66 pages | PDF | 58 Mb This book is expanded and updated version of New Zealand Military Aircraft 1913-1977, which was written by the authors and published in 1977. DepositFilesRapidshare
Boeing B-52: A Documentary History Walter J. Boyne - Boeing B-52: A Documentary HistoryJane's Publishing Company | 1982 | ISBN: 0710601220, 0531037347 | 162 pages | PDF | 81.44 MB Conceived in 1948, first flown in 1952 and projected still to be in front-line service in the 21st century, the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is one of the most extraordinary aircraft in history. Here is the book to do justice to the story of the development and operational career of this legendary bomber. Rapidshare
Sukhoi Su-24 (Russian Aircraft in Action) Yefim Gordon - Sukhoi Su-24Polygon Press | 2003 | ISBN: 1932525017 | 82 pages | PDF | 105.51 MBRussian Aircraft in Action As the need arose to replace the Yakovlev Yak-28 Brewer making up the backbone of the Soviet Air Force's tactical bomber fleet since 1960, the Sukhoi Design Bureau began development of a twinjet tactical bomber known in-house as the T-6. The first prototype (called T6-1) flew in June 1967, featuring delta wings and four lift-jets buried in the fuselage to improve field performance. However, the weight penalty imposed by the lift-jets was deemed unacceptable and the aircraft was radically reworked to feature variable-geometry wings, becoming the Soviet counterpart to the General Dynamics FB-111. The resulting T6-21 entered flight testing in May 1970, subsequently entering production and service as the Su-24. The bomber underwent a progressive refinement and development process, spawing dedicated reconnaissance and ECM variants. To this day, the Su-24 remains the principal Russian tactical bomber. Apart from deployment in East Germany and Poland in the Cold War days, the type has participated in "hot" conflicts as the Afgan War and the First Chechen War. Depositfiles Rapidshare