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Convair Deltas

Author : Bill Yenne
ISBN : 158007118X
Genre : History
File Size : 54.91 MB
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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

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.
Category: History

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.

Secret Wings Of World War Ii

Author : Lance Cole
ISBN : 9781473862715
Genre : History
File Size : 46.63 MB
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There are many myths and legends surrounding the advanced German aeronautical technology of the Second World War. There are also facts and proven events. Yet within these stories and behind these facts lie conspiracy theories, mistaken assumptions and denials that seem to contradict the evidence. So what really happened? How far ahead were the German scientists? And, of even greater interest, why and how?There have been other books about advanced German wartime aeronautics, yet few authors have fully examined the detail of the designs and their relevance to the fighter and bomber legends of the 1950s and '60s, let alone the current crop of military and civil all-wing or blended-wing aircraft. This book charts the story from it origins, through current-day innovations and beyond, into the all-wing future of tomorrow.
Category: History

Convair F 106 Delta Dart

Author : William G. Holder
ISBN : 0816806004
Genre : Political Science
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Category: Political Science

Dressing For Altitude

Author : Dennis R. Jenkins
ISBN : 0160901103
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 32.14 MB
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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.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles


Author : Martyn Chorlton
ISBN : 9781445680880
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 52.12 MB
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A fascinating, lavishly illustrated look at an iconic aircraft manufacturer of the Convair aircraft.
Category: Transportation

Delta Air Lines

Author : Geoff Jones
ISBN : 0738515833
Genre : History
File Size : 49.63 MB
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The history of Delta Air Lines can be traced back to 1924 and the start of an aerial crop dusting outfit, but it was in 1929 that scheduled passenger services began. From the small beginnings at Macon, Georgia and then Monroe, Louisiana and a small five-passenger plane, Delta has grown to become one of the world's leading airlines. This book celebrates a remarkable 75-year history in words and pictures, highlighting the men and women who have helped to make Delta a tour de force. Monumental growth and change occurred at Delta throughout the second half of the 20th century. By the start of the new millennium, Delta Air Lines was the world's largest airline in terms of passengers carried-120 million in 2000-and operating from the world's largest hub airport, Atlanta Hartsfield International. This volume uncovers the earliest days of Delta, from it first scheduled passenger service on June 17, 1929, through the myriad developments of the 20th century. Images culled from the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum, Inc. and the author's personal collection are coupled with an engaging narrative in a collection sure to be treasured by Delta employees past and present, aviation enthusiasts, and the many who have flown with Delta over the years.
Category: History