In the beginning of the twentieth century, aircraft had open cockpits. The pilot was afforded merely left and right foot pedals to control the rudder and a single central control stick to cause the nose of the plane to pitch up or down. Pilots during world war i had to bundle up with fleece-lined leather coats, sheepskin thigh boots, and woolen underclothing to avoid freezing in the cold air four miles up.
Fighting Cockpits #ad - Since then, the cockpits of fighters and bombers have seen quite an evolution, and the chronology is represented in Fighting Cockpits. There was no heating, no engine starter, no radio links with air or ground, no retractable undercarriage, no brakes to help with landing, no oxygen for high flying, and no parachutes.
Climb inside the cockpits of the world's most famous military aircraft from world war i, world war ii to the present day!What was it like to sit in the pilot's seat and take control of a P-51 Mustang in World War II? What about an F-14 Tomcat at the height of the Cold War? Or a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor today? The cockpits of these fighter and bomber aircraft are revealed in Fighting Cockpits.
Presented in large-format volume, this book will complete any history buff or aviation enthusiast's library. Aircraft includes.
Storm of Eagles: The Greatest Aviation Photographs of World War IIOsprey Publishing #ad - Compiled by one of the world's premier aviation photographers and historians, this remarkable volume is a must-have for anyone interested in World War II aviation. Soaring high above the fields and cities of europe and Asia as well as the vast expanse of the Pacific, Allied and Axis pilots engaged in a deadly battle for control of the skies in World War II.
Whoever won the skies would win the war. Published in association with the national museum of World War II Aviation, Storm of Eagles is a fully illustrated coffee-table book that brings together classic as well as never-before-seen wartime images.
In the Cockpit 2: Inside History-Making Aircraft of World War IIHarperCollins e-books #ad - Insightful text by Smithsonian curators Roger D. Connor and Christopher T. Using a high-end digital camera with a wide-angle lens and complex shooting techniques that combine digital precision with manual dexterity, photographers Eric F. Avino expertly capture every detail of the cockpits, bringing them to life as never before.
In the cockpit ii: inside history-making aircraft of world war ii provides close-up access to the instrument panels, controls, and crew stations of 34 legendary World War II aircraft in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's impressive collection. Moore place each cockpit in historical context.
In the Cockpit 2: Inside History-Making Aircraft of World War II #ad - Long and Mark A.
Wings of the Rising Sun: Uncovering the Secrets of Japanese Fighters and Bombers of World War IIOsprey Publishing #ad - Establishing technical air intelligence units in the pacific Theatre and the Technical Air Intelligence Center in Washington DC, the Allies were able to begin to reveal the secrets of Japanese air power through extensive flight testing and evaluation of captured enemy aircraft and equipment. In the pacific war's early years, Japanese air power was dominant.
These provided an illuminating perspective on Japanese aircraft and aerial weapon design philosophy and manufacturing practice. Fully illustrated throughout with a wealth of previously unpublished photographs, Mark Chambers explores Allied efforts to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of Japanese air power during the war years, and how this intelligence helped them achieve victory in the Pacific.
Wings of the Rising Sun: Uncovering the Secrets of Japanese Fighters and Bombers of World War II #ad - . The only way for the Allies to defeat their enemy was to know it. This made the task of maintaining productive intelligence gathering efforts on Japan imperative.
The Complete Guide to German Armored Vehicles: Panzers, Jagdpanzers, Assault Guns, Antiaircraft, Self-Propelled Artillery, Armored Wheeled and Semi-Tracked Vehicles, and MoreSkyhorse #ad - At over four hundred pages and with over six hundred photos, many of which never before seen by the public, this volume becomes the market’s most comprehensive on the subject. The market’s most comprehensive guide to German combat vehicles. The complete guide to german armored Vehicles is an encyclopedia of all the armored vehicles used by the Nazis in World War II.
David doyle, gamers, and mortars • flakwagens • flammpanzers • recovery vehicles • armored engineer vehicles an encyclopedic resource by an authority on the subject, photos, The Complete Guide to Armored Vehicles is a must-have for modelers, howitzers, award-winning author of dozens of books on the subject, and usage history for: • Armored cars • Half-tracks • Tanks • Assault guns • Jagdpanzers • Panzerjagers • Self-propelled guns, provides mechanical information, and WWII buffs alike.
The Panzer IV: Hitler's Rock Images of WarPen & Sword Military #ad - The panzerkampfwagen mk iv proved to be the one constant in Hitler's Panzerwaffe throughout the Second World War - the German equivalent of the American Sherman and the Soviet T-34. In this companion volume to his best-selling visual histories of the Tiger and Panther tanks, Anthony Tucker-Jones provides a concise account of the Mk IV's design, development and performance in combat.
While the mk iv was never produced in the same numbers as the leading Allied tanks, it was without doubt one of the principal armored vehicles of the Second World War, and Anthony Tucker-Jones's highly illustrated history is the ideal introduction to it. The mk iv served on every major front, the soviet union and, at the end of the war, North Africa, the Balkans, in France, in Germany itself - it was a key weapon in the blitzkrieg attacks launched early in the war and in the later desperate defense of the Reich.
The Panzer IV: Hitler's Rock Images of War #ad - Using over 150 rare wartime photographs, plus a selection of specially commissioned color, he describes how the initial design of the Mk IV was modified and refined throughout the course of the conflict to counter the threats posed by ever more formidable Allied tanks and antitank guns on the battlefield.
Japan 1944-45: LeMay's B-29 strategic bombing campaign Air Campaign Book 9Osprey Publishing #ad - But at the time, no strategic bombing campaign had ever brought about a nation's surrender. The air campaign that incinerated Japan's cities was the first and only time that independent air power has won a war. As the united states pushed imperial japan back towards Tokyo Bay, the US Army Air Force deployed the first of a new bomber to the theater.
. This analysis explains why the b-29s struggled at first, and how General LeMay devised radical and devastating tactics that began to systematically incinerate Japanese cities and industries and eliminate its maritime trade with aerial mining. It explains how and why this campaign was so uniquely successful, and how gaps in Japan's defences contributed to the B-29s' success.
Japan 1944-45: LeMay's B-29 strategic bombing campaign Air Campaign Book 9 #ad - It was the most expensive weapons system of the war, and formidably capable. The b-29 superfortress was complex, troubled, and hugely advanced. Not only that, but japan was half a world away, and the US had no airfields even within the extraordinary range of the B-29.
U. S. Navy and Marine Carrier-Based Aircraft of World War IIDetail & Scale #ad - For those with significant histories, each variant of the aircraft is described and illustrated. The latest book from detail & scale is a unique look at all of the American carrier-based fighters, scout/dive bombers, and torpedo bombers of World War II. The first provides maps and a brief history of naval combat in the Pacific Theater in World War II.
The book also includes a section with maps showing the major battles and engagements as well as the capital ship losses on both sides in the Pacific Theater. The final section covers navy paint schemes and markings used on these aircraft in the years leading up to the war, and how they continued to evolve during the conflict.
U. S. Navy and Marine Carrier-Based Aircraft of World War II #ad - The navy and Marine fighter chapter covers fourteen aircraft. Finally, this chapter covers those aircraft that were not pursued for a variety of reasons after the prototype flew. This look begins with the colorful “yellow wing” aircraft of the 1930s and shows how war clouds on the horizon in 1940 began a six-year period of evolving camouflage schemes for naval combat aircraft.
Each of the well-known aircraft types are covered, but so too are the lesser known aircraft that reached the flying prototype stage during the war. The most famous of these are the f2a Buffalo, F4U Corsair, F4F Wildcat, and F6F Hellcat. S. The second contains a significant amount of colorful details on the paint schemes used on Navy and Marine aircraft, and the general marking systems in use.
Fighter!Voyageur Press #ad - From design and weaponry to the daring tales of the pilots who flew the aircraft, Fighter! is a unique and lavishly presented look at World War II aviation through the imagination of military aviation's top artist and illustrator. The featured aircraft are: the messerschmitt bf 109, supermarine spitfire, curtiss p-40, republic P-47, Hawker Hurricane, Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Focke-Wulf Fw 190, Lockheed P-38 Lightning, North American P-51, and Messerschmitt Me 262.
While each of laurier's paintings and illustrations are breathtaking and technically exacting, the stories highlight key moments in battle and the nostalgia surrounding these fighters and their pilots, offering anecdotes that enhance the art's power. A warbird history like no other, fighter! brings the romance of aerial combat, the power of agile takeoffs, and the fury of deadly weapons alive on the page.
A complete appendix includes key statistics for each aircraft. But photos from the period fall short in three major categories: the vast majority are black and white, most were composed under duress, and very few capture moments that have since entered the written record of aerial conflict. Award-winning artist jim laurier rectifies the situation in this stunning, large-format, hardcover book celebrating World War II's top fighter aircraft.
Fighter! #ad - Plunge into the action, and marvel at ten of the best and best-known World War II fighter aircraft!There's no shortage of fantastic archival aviation photography from World War II. The book presents chapters about ten legendary aircraft, multi-view color plates including cockpits, archival photography for context, each featuring paintings of the fighter in action, and the stories behind the planes' design and service.
Jet Fighters of the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps: Part 1: The First Ten YearsDetail & Scale #ad - S. Also covered by the books is the history of how American aircraft carriers evolved from the ESSEX class ships that won World War II with propeller-driven aircraft to the mighty supercarriers of today. In this first book, Jet Fighters of the U. Jet fighters of the U. This new publication is a tremendous follow-on to Detail & Scale’s best selling book U.
Both volumes will cover every jet fighter that has ever been produced for the Navy and the Marine Corps, and not only those that were used operationally, but even the aircraft that only made it to the flying prototype stage are included. The second generation fighters covered by the book include the vought f7u cutlass, american fj-2/3/4 fury, convair XF2Y-1 & YF2Y-1 Sea Dart, McDonnell F3H Demon, Douglas F4D Skyray, Grumman F9F Cougar, Grumman XF-10F Jaguar, and the Grumman F11F Tiger.
Jet fighters of the U. S. Navy and marine corps is a two-book series that describes the entire history of american Naval jet fighters, from the very beginning when many thought that the onset of military jets would mean the end of naval carrier-based aviation, to today when the fifth-generation stealth jet F-35B/C Lightning II has begun its service with both the Navy and Marine Corps.
Jet Fighters of the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps: Part 1: The First Ten Years #ad - In addition to the general photographs that illustrate the different variants of the aircraft, detail photos that show cockpit interiors and other details are included. Navy and marine carrier-based aircraft of world war ii, which covered the fourteen fighters and eleven dive and torpedo bombers of the United States that were either operational or reached the flying prototype state during the Second World War.
Jet fighters of the U.