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Hurricane Manual 1940

Author : Dilip Sarkar
ISBN : 9781445621296
Genre : History
File Size : 62.1 MB
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How to fly the legendary fighter plane in combat, using the manuals and instructions supplied by the RAF during the Second World War.
Category: History

Spitfire Manual 1940

Author : Dilip Sarkar
ISBN : 9781445607955
Genre : History
File Size : 82.83 MB
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How to fly the legendary fighter plane in combat using the manuals and instructions supplied by the RAF during the Second World War.
Category: History

The Hurricane Pocket Manual

Author : Martin Robson
ISBN : 9781472834270
Genre : History
File Size : 38.5 MB
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The Hawker Hurricane was a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the RAF. Although overshadowed by the Spitfire, during the Battle of Britain the Hurricane accounted for 60% of the RAF's air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of the Second World War. The 1930s design evolved through several versions and adaptations, resulting in a series of aircraft that acted as interceptor-fighters, fighter-bombers (also called 'Hurribombers'), and ground support aircraft. Further versions known as the Sea Hurricane had modifications that enabled operation from ships. Some were converted as catapult-launched convoy escorts, known as 'Hurricats'. More than 14,583 Hurricanes were built by the end of 1944 (including at least 800 converted to Sea Hurricanes and some 1,400 built in Canada. The book collates a variety of pamphlets and manuals on the plane that were produced throughout the war for the benefit of pilots and others associated with the aircraft.
Category: History

Hawker Hurricane Pilot S Flight Operating Manual

Author : Royal Air Force
ISBN : 9781935327561
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The Hawker Hurricane flew in the Battle of Britain against the German Luftwaffe. While Spitfires took on Nazi fighters, the Hurricanes assaulted enemy bombers. Between 8 August and 21 September 1940 Hurricanes scored 1,593 kills out of the 2,739 total claimed. The plane was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. This pilot's flight operating manual was standard issue to R.A.F. pilots during WWII. Although this manual has been slightly reformatted to 8.5x11, care has been taken to preserve the authenticity of the text. Please note: British manuals are somewhat sparse in their descriptions and photos when compared to American manuals. Please look at the book preview before purchasing.

The Hurricane Ii Manual

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105117977251
Genre : History
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The Hawker Hurricane was the mainstay of the RAF during the early years of World War II. It saw extensive service in the Battle of Britain, over the Mediterranean and even saw action on the Eastern Front. Reliable, sturdy, rugged and effective this fighter proved itself time and again in action against the Luftwaffe. With a 1,260 horsepower Merlin engine the Hurricane was, for its time, one of the best fighters ever produced. This detailed, technical manual reveals the technology behind the Hurricane's fighting ability. It examines the aircraft's engine, armament, controls, design and technical specifications to give a clear picture of the plane's strengths and limitations. Technical drawings, electrical plans and cockpit photographs support the text. The Hurricane II Manual is a facsimile of the original official workshop manual - used by the personnel who flew and maintained the aircraft - first published in the 1940s.
Category: History

Flying Higher

Author : Morten Beyer
ISBN : 9781425166533
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The rise of transport airlines stems from the final days of World War II, when airplanes were used mostly by the military and for Government mail. Juan Trippe’s idea of an “Empire of the Air” transporting people was a distant dream. There were no footsteps to follow. Beyer, working himself up through the ranks, cast his practical eye at the many aspects of how an airline could run and prosper, and became known as an efficiency wizard. During his international career, he says what it was like dealing with government regulations, he describes the fleets and their maintenance, and at one point a revolution. All this is interspersed with some hilarious anecdotes. It was a risky business, and this is the true adventure of Mort Beyer’s life as the president of several scheduled and non scheduled airlines over a span of sixty years.
Category: Biography & Autobiography