U S Experimental Prototype Aircraft Projects

Author: William Norton
Publisher: Specialty Press
ISBN: 1580071090
Size: 15.22 MB
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This book focuses on those American fighter projects of WWII that never reached combat forces, or only in a very limited manner. The book illuminates little known or minimally documented aircraft and projects that significantly advanced fighter design that never went into full-rate production and deployment.

Luftwaffe Secret Projects

Author: Dieter Herwig
Publisher: Midland Pub Limited
ISBN:
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This volume looks at the "might-have-been" strategic bombers. Includes trans-atlantic jets and projects that were on the drawing board or in prototype form at the war's end.

American Secret Projects

Author: Tony Buttler
Publisher: Ian Allen Pub
ISBN: 9781857802641
Size: 24.35 MB
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Throughout aviation history there have been many aircraft designs that have failed to progress beyond the drawing board for a variety of reasons. The aircraft that have taken to the skies represent only a small percentage of those that were planned. This latest title in the highly successful 'Secret Projects' series is also the first to deal with United States aircraft. Compiled by Tony Buttler, who has been researching the subject for many years, this book examines the great variety of U.S. fighter designs between the end of World War II and the period immediately after the USA's withdrawal from Vietnam.

Luftwaffe Secret Projects

Author: Walter Schick
Publisher: Midland
ISBN:
Size: 77.25 MB
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Designs from Germany's aerodynamics engineers detail proposed military aircraft, including wing span and area, aspect ratio, length, height, weight, speed, and armament

Luftwaffe Secret Projects

Author: Dieter Herwig
Publisher: Midland Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781857801507
Size: 16.56 MB
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Presents technical descriptions and histories of aircraft types used for gound attacks and special purposes by the Luftwaffe during World War II.

Japanese Secret Projects

Author: Edwin M. Dyer
Publisher: Crecy Pub
ISBN: 9781857803174
Size: 43.14 MB
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A fascinating insight into the largely untouched world of Japanese secret projects, many of which actually took to the skies in amidst the chaos of World War II.

British Secret Projects 1 Jet Fighters Since 1950

Author: Tony Buttler
Publisher: Secret Projects
ISBN: 9781910809051
Size: 59.28 MB
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The original version of this book described the development work from the end of WWII to build the new generation of British jet fighters, in doing so it lifted the lid on many projects and 'dead-ends' which had never been publically discussed. This was the book that launched the hugely successful 'Secret Projects' series and the writing career of renowned historian and author Tony Buttler. This completely revised and redesigned second editiontakes the original primary source material and adds to it new material that has come to life in the decades since the original edition was published. Particular emphasis is placed on the tender design competitions and the decisions at the Air Ministry to reject many promising projects, yet allow others to be built and flown. Aircraft types covered include the Hawker P.1103/P.1116/P.1121 series, the extraordinary jet and rocket mixed power-plant interceptors from Saunders-Roe, the equally impressive Fairey 'Delta III' and the origins of today's Hawk and Eurofighter. The book includes appendices that list all the British fighter projects and specifications for this period. There are also a number of specially commissioned color renditions of 'might-have-been' types in contemporary markings, plus photographs and general arrangement 3-view drawings--over 400 illustrations in total. The result is a unique insight into the secret world of British jet fighter projects through the 'golden years' of the British aerospace industry, while also presenting a coherent picture of British fighter development and evolution.

Flying Wings And Tailless Aircraft

Author: Bill Rose
Publisher: Midland Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781857803204
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This brilliant new volume provides a comprehensive history of flying wings and tailless aircraft. Designed and developed since the dawn of aviation these aircraft still hold a great importance today, with many aviation enthusiasts eager to learn more about these remarkable aircraft which provided the foundations for the modern aviation scene.