The Encyclopedia of Modern Aircraft: From Civilian Airliners to Military Superfighters

The Encyclopedia of Modern Aircraft: From Civilian Airliners

Man's fascination with flight took off in 1903 when the Wright Flyer flew for a breathtaking 12 seconds. Since then, aircraft have become much more sophisticated. Now you can discover more than 300 of the most important airplanes of the last 30 years in The Encyclopedia of Modern Aircraft.• This book details some of the finest civil and military aircraft in service today, beginning with classic 1960s commercial airliners like the Boeing 747 through the latest military wonder planes like the F-22 Raptors.• Unique specification tables provide comprehensive information on dimensions, powerplant, performance, and more.• Find out how some of the most famous planes in the sky came to fly. What inspired the F-14 Tomcat? How will the Airbus A380 change the face of commercial travel? Climb into the cockpits and design labs and see!

  • Brand: Brand: Thunder Bay Press
  • ASIN: 1592236286

F/A-18 Hornet (Modern Fighting Aircraft)

F/A-18 Hornet (Modern Fighting

Recounts the development of the F/A-18 jet fighter, lists its technical specifications, and looks at the plane's armaments and special role in combat

  • Brand: Brand: Arco Pub
  • ASIN: 0668060719

F-4 Phantom II (Modern Fighting Aircraft)

F-4 Phantom II (Modern Fighting

One in a series of books that describe various American fighting aircraft. Full of color illustrations and information.

  • Brand: Brand: Arco Pub
  • ASIN: 0668060689

F-16 Fighting Falcon (Modern fighting aircraft)

F-16 Fighting Falcon (Modern fighting

Book by Richardson, Doug

  • Brand: Brand: Arco Pub
  • ASIN: 0668059036

Modern Aircraft Playing Cards

Modern Aircraft Playing

Introducing Modern Aircraft Playing Cards. Discover the world's most capable combat aircraft across 40 different countries, including USA, China, Russia, India, South Korea, Japan, Israel and many more. These cards represent a historical snap-shot of airpower in 2018. Limited Edition Deck Features: Represents 40 countries One-off print run of only 500 decks All custom cards, each with their own combat aircraft Custom tuck case seal sticker featuring an F-16 radar display Collectable snapshot of 21st century airpower 310gsm premium German linen stock Manufactured in Europe by Noir Arts (NPCC) Each country was carefully considered and analyzed, based on its ability to project airpower in the year 2018. The top 4 countries are represented by the court cards and Ace across the suits. The back of each card is represented by one of the most proliferated Western aircraft currently still in-service today by many countries: the F-16 Fighting Falcon by General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin). The remaining 36 countries each have one combat aircraft selected. This was based on the number in-service but also by technological advantages and the ability to inflict losses to an adversary during an air campaign and prolonged conflict. Enjoy and learn with the unique Modern Aircraft Playing

  • Brand: MJM
  • ASIN: B07JFKDMTS
  • UPC: 663151022118

An Illustrated Guide to Modern Bombers (Arco Military Book)

An Illustrated Guide to Modern Bombers (Arco Military

Shows and provides information on the dimensions, engines, performance, weapons, and history of American, Soviet, and British bombers

  • ASIN: 0134532686

How Things Work

How Things

Have you ever looked at a car and wondered how it worked? Maybe an airplane piqued your curiosity, or a building, or a piece of everyday technology like your phone.With full color cross sections, How Things Work, finally answers these questions. More than 100 things are dissected so that one can examine the inner workings of things as diverse as a 3D printer or a television. The book is organized categorically into ten chapters, covering topics like Transportation, Architecture, Communication, and Ancient Civilizations. Each chapter has eleven subjects that are dissected through diagrams and cross sections. A thematic index at the end allows one to easily locate all items of interest.Learn about how these things developed over time and how they impacted the course of human development. From ancient chariots of war, to the telegraph, to the technologies of the future, learn about the mechanics of the world around us.

  • ASIN: 0785832432

Air Force One: The Aircraft of the Modern U.S. Presidency

Air Force One: The Aircraft of the Modern

The presidential plane wasn't always known as Air Force One. The first potential presidential plane was a transport version of the four-engine B-24 Liberator heavy bomber specially modified for FDR and named Guess Where II . Later presidential aircraft included the Dixie Clipper and Sacred Cow (FDR), Independence (Truman), Columbine II and III (Eisenhower), followed by Air Force One. For the last sixty years Air Force One has seen every president and first lady through each administration's triumphs and tragedies, and has flown over a million miles around the globe.Featuring new and unseen photography of the presidential aircraft, aviation expert and author Nicholas A. Veronico brings the story of the mighty aircraft up to date; detailing how the plane has adapted to the digital age, and what to look forward to as Boeing updates the aircraft once more for 2024.Get ready to fly!

  • ASIN: 0760357994

B-1B (Modern Fighting Aircraft)

B-1B (Modern Fighting

Traces the development of the controversial B-1 bomber, describes its specifications and capabilities and discusses the aircraft's role in U.S. strategic planning

  • ASIN: 0130552372

Modern Military Aircraft (Aviation Factfile (Chartwell Books))

Modern Military Aircraft (Aviation Factfile (Chartwell

This is a fascinating and informative guide to over 120 of the most important military aircraft since 1945.  Packed with over 2000 color and black and white photographs and artworks.  Includes full dimensions, weights, performance and armament for each aircraft.Unique graphic features show specific features compared to other aircraft of the same type - e.g.. firepower, or range and payload - allowing instant direct comparison.This book also includes current UK and European fighter aircraft as well as less well known aircraft from around the world.

  • ASIN: 0785830332
  • UPC: 039864030335

Modern Air Combat: The Aircraft, Tactics and Weapons Employed in Aerial Warfare Today

Modern Air Combat: The Aircraft, Tactics and

Covers the technology of air warfare, aircraft and their weapons, and air combat tactics

  • ASIN: 0517412659

Flak: German Anti-Aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945

Flak: German Anti-Aircraft Defenses,

Air raid sirens wail, searchlight beams flash across the sky, and the night is aflame with tracer fire and aerial explosions, as Allied bombers and German anti-aircraft units duel in the thundering darkness. Such "cinematic" scenes, played out with increasing frequency as World War II ground to a close, were more than mere stock material for movie melodramas. As Edward Westermann reveals, they point to a key but largely unappreciated aspect of the German war effort that has yet to get its full due.Long the neglected stepchild in studies of World War II air campaigns, German flak or anti-aircraft units have been frequently dismissed by American, British, and German historians (and by veterans of the European air war) as ineffective weapons that wasted valuable material and personnel resources desperately needed elsewhere by the Third Reich. Westermann emphatically disagrees with that view and makes a convincing case for the significant contributions made by the entire range of German anti-aircraft defenses.During the Allied air campaigns against the Third Reich, well over a million tons of bombs were dropped upon the German homeland, killing nearly 300,000 civilians, wounding another 780,000, and destroying more than 3,500,000 industrial and residential structures. Not surprisingl...

  • ASIN: 0700614206

Quest for Performance: The Evolution of Modern Aircraft

Quest for Performance: The Evolution of Modern

More than 75 years have passed since the Wright brothers' historic first flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903. During this relatively brief period, the airplane has developed from a useless freak to a highly significant force in modern society. The transformation of the airplane during this period must be ranked as one of the great engineering accomplishments of all time. The magnitude of the achievement is emphasized by the nature of the vehicle and the rigorous requirements for precise design of every element. In no other type of machine, with the possible exception of space vehicles, do the often conflicting requirements of performance, safety, reliability, and economic viability place such a high premium on detailed design optimization, based on quantitative data and analysis. This volume traces the technical development of the airplane from a curiosity at the beginning of World War I to the highly useful machine of today. Included are significant aircraft that incorporated important technical innovations and served to shape the future course of aeronautical development, as well as aircraft that represented the state of the art of aeronautical technology in a particular time frame or that were very popular and prod...

  • ASIN: 1503105024

The Encyclopedia of Modern Warplanes: The Development and Specifications of All Active Military Aircraft

The Encyclopedia of Modern Warplanes: The Development and

From the mighty Boeing B-52 Stratofortress to the agile and deadly General Dynamics F-16 Flying Falcon, modern warplanes combine advanced technology, state-of-the-art design, and weaponry that fascinates the layman and aviation specialist alike. The Encyclopedia of Modern Warplanes presents an in-depth examination of the world's military flying machines, with a wealth of detail on each aircraft. * Details on development history, deployments and exports, powerplant, performance at various altitudes, range, weight, avionics, dimensions, and weaponry for each craft * Presents more than 250 of the world's flying machines, with illustrations, diagrams, and color photographs to illustrate each one * More than 500 photographs and 500 separate artworks and diagrams

  • Brand: Brand: MetroBooks (NY)
  • ASIN: 1586632078

EuroGraphics Modern Warplanes Puzzle (1000-Piece)

EuroGraphics Modern Warplanes Puzzle

EuroGraphics Modern Warplanes 1000-Piece Puzzle. Box size: 10" x 14" x 2.37". Finished Size: 19.25" x 26.5". Any aviation enthusiast will fall for this puzzle featuring over 30 modern fighting warbirds. Learn about the most advanced fighter airplanes like the F-18 Hornet, the F-22 Raptor, and the Eurofighter 200 Typhoon. This updated collection of some of the most powerful warplanes in use today includes detailed information on dimensions and airspeed. Strong high-quality puzzle pieces. Made from recycled board and printed with vegetable based ink. This superior quality puzzle will delight and educate all at the same time.

  • Brand: EuroGraphics
  • ASIN: B0019N5WTG
  • UPC: 600000760005

Encyclopedia of Modern Military Aircraft

Encyclopedia of Modern Military

very good book

  • ASIN: 1904687849

Restoration of antique & classic planes (Modern aircraft series)

Restoration of antique & classic planes (Modern aircraft

  • ASIN: 0871120739

Grumman A-6 Intruder Prowler (Modern Combat Aircraft)

Grumman A-6 Intruder Prowler (Modern Combat

  • ASIN: 0711016801

The World Encyclopedia of Aircraft Carriers and Naval Aircraft: An Illustrated History Of Aircraft Carriers And The Naval Aircraft That Launch From ... Wartime And Modern Identification Photographs

The World Encyclopedia of Aircraft Carriers and Naval

Includes specialist directories of 300 international and historical craft, with full technical specifications.

  • Brand: Southwater Pub
  • ASIN: 1780194390

Air Force One: The Aircraft That Shaped the Modern Presidency

Air Force One: The Aircraft That Shaped the

The evolution of the president's airplane is charted here, beginning with FDR's first tentative steps into the air as the first American president to actually fly in an airplane, through early incarnations of the aircraft and the current high-tech, speed luxury jet that represents America's station as a superpower.

  • Brand: Brand: Northword Press
  • ASIN: 1559718943
  • UPC: 052944154578

Weapons of War Modern Fighter Aircraft 1945-Present

Weapons of War Modern Fighter Aircraft

Part of the Weapons of War series, this book features more than 150 color and black & white illustrations and photographs as well as detailed specifications about modern fighter aircrafts used from 1945 to the present.Modern Fighter Aircraft brings together the most important fighters since the end of World War II in a single, handy volume arranged in alphabetical order. The book includes modern greats such as the F4 Phantom, Sukhoi Su-30, Eurofighter Typhoon, and F-15E Eagle. Features 150 entries of the most important weapons of the era Every weapon is illustrated with an accurate color artwork Each entry includes a specifications table with essential information such as armament, weight, speed, and range Concise text provides a summary of the design, development, service history, and performance of each weapon

  • ASIN: 0785829962

InAir Modern Planes 6-pc Set with Aircraft ID Guide - Assortment 1

InAir Modern Planes 6-pc Set with Aircraft ID

This is a fun assortment of authentically detailed, best-selling modern airplanes which includes the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, F-18 Hornet Blue Angels, F-14 Tomcat, F-16 Fighting Falcon Thunderbirds, YF-22 Raptor and the SR-71 Blackbird.

  • Brand: InAir
  • ASIN: B00143YK2G
  • UPC: 783746013328

Modern Military Aircraft (World's Great Weapons)

Modern Military Aircraft (World's Great

Illustrated with hundreds of detailed artworks of aircraft and their markings, Modern Military Aircraft is a comprehensive study of the fighting aircraft of every nationality from the beginning of the Cold War to the present. The book is split into two volumes, the first detailing aircraft in the Cold War era, and the second outlining aircraft from 1990 to the present day. Chapters are divided by theatre, then further subdivided by conflict and nationality. The first volume provides a comprehensive study of the airplanes in service with NATO and the Warsaw Pact from the end of World War II until the reunification of Germany in 1989. Famous aircraft employed in various Cold War conflicts are included, such as the Gloster Meteor, MiG-17, and Republic F-84 Thunderstreak, as well as lesser-known models, such as the Yak 23 and Shenyang F-6. The second volume provides a detailed analysis of aircraft since 1990, including ubiquitous workhorses such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon, Dassault Rafale, and MiG-21, as well as the latest in aviation technology, such as the Eurofighter EF2000, Sukhoi Su-30, and F-22A Raptor. Every type of aircraft is included, from frontline fighters, through transports, attack helicopters, reconnaissance aircraft, long-range bombers, and stealth fighters. Packed w...

  • ASIN: 178274066X

MODERN FIGHTING AIRCRAFT SERIES #8: F-14 TOMCAT

MODERN FIGHTING AIRCRAFT SERIES #8: F-14

Book by Spick

  • Brand: Simon & Schuster
  • ASIN: 0668064064
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