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Convair Deltas

Author : Bill Yenne
ISBN : 158007118X
Genre : History
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As viewed from above or below, a "delta" wing appears as a triangle. During the 1950s, the pure delta-wing became a design signature of the Convair Company - sleek, menacing, and supersonic were hallmarks of a Convair delta aircraft. The experimental XF-92 led to a family of Convair Deltas, from the supersonic F-102 and F-106 fighters, to the record-shattering B-58 Hustler bomber, the seaplane jet fighter known as the Sea Dart, and the vertical take-off, tail-sitting Pogo experimental point-defense fighter. Convair Deltas examines each of the company's delta-wing programs in detail using dozens of original factory photos to highlight the narrative. This book contains a bonus 60-minute DVD showing the development of these aircraft as well as rare footage of the Sea Dart jet fighter flying on and off the water.
Category: History

Boys Life

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

World S Fastest Single Engine Jet Aircraft

Author : Col. Doug Barbier
ISBN : 9781580072373
Genre : History
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Developed for the Air Force in the early 1950s as a next-generation interceptor following Convair's pioneering delta-wing F-102, the F-106 excelled in every aspect of the Air Defense Command mission. With its advanced Hughes radar system, Falcon air-to-air missiles, and a top speed in excess of Mach 2, the Delta Dart became known as "the ultimate interceptor," able to scramble, launch, find its targets, and blow them out of the sky. The 'Dart was also the lightest-weight aircraft ever powered by a Pratt & Whitney J75 turbojet. This book provides an insightful and in-depth look at the sixth member of the Air Force "Century Series" family of supersonic fighters. From initial concept through early flight test and development and into operational service, every facet of the F-106's career is examined and explained in comprehensive, yet easy-to-read text. All USAF Air Defense Command units that operated F-106s are covered, and aircraft markings and color schemes are included as well. The Convair F-106 remains to this day as one of the most successful military aircraft ever built. This book now gives the reader a thorough and meticulous reference source on the F-106 using excellent photographs and technical illustrations to tell the story of this history-making aircraft, while also providing valuable detailed information for modelers and historians.
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Bandits Over Baghdad

Author : Warren E Thompson
ISBN : 9781580071758
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This work is comprised of verbatim accounts taken from the pilots who flew the unarmed F-117 Nighthawk into the “mother of all battles” - and returned without so much as a scratch on their aircraft. Included are accounts of evading Iraqi fighters during the early days, fears of the “golden BB,” incredible secondary explosions, and re-selection of targets well after the release of a guided bomb. Included with the personal accounts are technical facts and details on the F-117 making this the most comprehensive book ever published on the subject. Includes maps and full color images of special squadron emblems and patches.

Western Aerospace

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105013076745
Genre : Aeronautics
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Dressing For Altitude

Author : Dennis R. Jenkins
ISBN : 0160901103
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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"Since its earliest days, flight has been about pushing the limits of technology and, in many cases, pushing the limits of human endurance. The human body can be the limiting factor in the design of aircraft and spacecraft. Humans cannot survive unaided at high altitudes. There have been a number of books written on the subject of spacesuits, but the literature on the high-altitude pressure suits is lacking. This volume provides a high-level summary of the technological development and operational use of partial- and full-pressure suits, from the earliest models to the current high altitude, full-pressure suits used for modern aviation, as well as those that were used for launch and entry on the Space Shuttle. The goal of this work is to provide a resource on the technology for suits designed to keep humans alive at the edge of space."--NTRS Web site.
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Military In San Diego The

Author : Scott McGaugh
ISBN : 9781467131568
Genre : History
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No city is as proud of its military heritage as San Diego, known as "Navy Town, USA." Congress also has designated San Diego as "the Birthplace of Naval Aviation." However, its community fabric reflects a more diverse and tightly woven relationship with our nation's defense. Over the past century, the city has invented and then reinvented itself in response to shifting world affairs and national priorities. It began with a successful campaign to become a West Coast Navy base in the early 1900s. By the 1930s, military aircraft manufacturing drove economic development. After explosive growth in World War II, San Diego emerged as an established military metropolis. At the dawn of the Cold War, San Diego recast itself as a home for Cold War research and development and defense contractors. Today, San Diego is an internationally renowned defense science and technology development center, a city in which one in four jobs and fully 50 percent of regional domestic product are defense related. Like no other city in America, San Diego has grown from a remote military presidio outpost to become a preeminent Pacific powerhouse.
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Aerospace Historian

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ISBN : MINN:31951001365993Q
Genre : Aeronautics
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Category: Aeronautics