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Grumman Albatross

Author : Wayne Mutza
ISBN : 088740913X
Genre : Albatross (Amphibian planes)
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The Albatross was the premier fixed-wing rescue aircraft for the U.S. Air Force and Coast Guard. Its very colorful history begins in 1946 and spans nearly a quarter of a century, including service with twenty-two foreign nations. With a total of 466 built by Grumman, more than eighty examples still thrive on the civil register. The Albatross also saw extensive service in the Korean and Vietnam wars. The fascinating history of this unique aircraft is complemented by over 200 photographs including many in color showing the great variations in color schemes and markings.
Category: Albatross (Amphibian planes)

Grumman Hu 16 Albatross

Author : Steve Ginter
ISBN : 0942612116
Genre : History
File Size : 50.34 MB
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The Grumman HU-16 Albatross started out as a company venture in the late forties and became such a success that it has been used by more than two dozen armed forces throughout the world. It has become one of those hand-me-down aircraft like the venerable DC-3/C-47 and is still in use today.
Category: History

A Field Guide To Airplanes Of North America

Author : M. R. Montgomery
ISBN : 0618411275
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 80.73 MB
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Identifies more than four hundred private, commercial, and military aircraft, and briefly describes the history and characteristics of each.
Category: Transportation

U S Coast Guard Aviation

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ISBN : 1563113600
Genre : Aeronautics
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Includes list of aviator numbers (names of all those who earned pilots wings, 1916-1996.
Category: Aeronautics

Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : WISC:89122457930
Genre : Subject headings, Library of Congress
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Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Canadian Warplanes

Author : Harold A. Skaarup
ISBN : 9781440167591
Genre : History
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This aviation handbook is designed to be used as a quick reference to the classic military heritage aircraft that have been flown by members of the Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army and the present-day Canadian Forces. The interested reader will find useful information and a few technical details on most of the military aircraft that have been in service with active Canadian squadrons both at home and overseas. 100 selected photographs have been included to illustrate a few of the major examples in addition to the serial numbers assigned to Canadian service aircraft. For those who like to actually see the aircraft concerned, aviation museum locations, addresses and contact phone numbers have been included, along with a list of aircraft held in each museums current inventory or on display as gate guardians throughout Canada and overseas. The aircraft presented in this edition are listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. Although many of Canadas heritage warplanes have completely disappeared, a few have been carefully collected, restored and preserved, and some have even been restored to flying condition. This guide-book should help you to find and view Canadas Warplane survivors.
Category: History

Wings Across Canada

Author : Peter Pigott
ISBN : 9781554883790
Genre : Transportation
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From the eccentric Fairey Battle to the lethal-looking CF-18, from modern airliners that have no defects (and no character) to the classic North Star (which had both), here is the ultimate line-up of the aircraft that have served Canadians in the last century. With over one hundred photographs of fifty historic planes, Wings Across Canada is a retrospective of Canada’s aeronautical technology. This book does not compare the planes, nor claim that all are "classics" in the traditional sense of the word. Instead, it is a celebration of a love affair with aircraft that all served a purpose in their own time.
Category: Transportation

Oregon Warbird Survivors 2003

Author : Harold A. Skaarup
ISBN : 9781462047864
Genre : History
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Some of the finest military warbirds in American aviation history are still flying in the West Coast State of Oregon. Many of them are on display in a number of excellent air museums, or they have been mounted on pylons to stand as memorials to the many military aviators who called Oregon home. This handbook is designed to provide aviation enthusiasts with a simple locating guide on where to find a good number of these incredible flying machines within the state. Many of the aircraft can be found in the Tillamook Naval Air Station Museum; the Evergreen Aviation Museum at McMinnville; in the Oregon Air & Space Museum at Eugene; with the Oregon Military Museum at Clackmas; or in the hands of private owners and collectors. The handbook provides photographs of many of the aircraft preserved in Oregon, along with a brief description and history of its service within the US armed forces. The aircraft are listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and aircraft type. Famous aircraft found on display in Oregon include the gigantic Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat (also known as the Spruce Goose), and a number of very rare warbirds not found in many other museums.
Category: History

Amphibious Aircraft

Author : Source: Wikipedia
ISBN : 1233102230
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 50. Chapters: Consolidated PBY Catalina, Supermarine Walrus, Grumman Goose, Grumman HU-16 Albatross, Republic RC-3 Seabee, Bombardier 415, Thurston Teal, Canadair CL-215, SIAI-Marchetti FN.333 Riviera, Grumman J2F Duck, Grumman Widgeon, ICON A5, Beriev A-40, Vickers Viking, Supermarine Seagull, Johansen CAJO 59, Beriev Be-103, Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey, Beriev Be-12, Grumman G-73 Mallard, Osprey Osprey 2, Saro Cutty Sark, Supermarine Sea Otter, United Consultants Twin Bee, Volmer VJ-22 Sportsman, Stroukoff YC-134, Sikorsky S-40, Airmax Sea Max, Fleetwings Sea Bird, Grumman JF Duck, Sikorsky S-43, Great Lakes XSG, Douglas YOA-5, Supermarine Swan, Heinkel He 57, Anderson Kingfisher, Piaggio P.136, Taylor Coot, Supermarine Commercial Amphibian, Quikkit Glass Goose, AAC SeaStar, Beriev Be-112. Excerpt: The Consolidated PBY Catalina was an American flying boat of the 1930s and 1940s produced by Consolidated Aircraft. It was one of the most widely used multi-role aircraft of World War II. PBYs served with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and in the air forces and navies of many other nations. In the United States Army Air Forces and later in the United States Air Force their designation was OA-10. A Canadian-built PBY would be familiarly called a Canso. During World War II, PBYs were used in anti-submarine warfare, patrol bombing, convoy escorts, search and rescue missions (especially air-sea rescue), and cargo transport. The PBY was the most successful aircraft of its kind; no other flying boat was produced in greater numbers. The last active military PBYs were not retired from service until the 1980s. Even today, over 70 years after its first flight, the aircraft continues to fly as an airtanker in aerial firefighting operations all over the world. The initialism of "P.B.Y." was determined in accordance with the U.S. ...