McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Since 1920, Vol. 1

McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Since 1920, Vol.

A notable book: rich in detail yet readable. Cloth over boards with a sewn binding. 617 pp. 2.25 pounds. B&w illustrations throughout: photographs, plans, charts. Origin of the company, company history, with the bulk of the book consisting of detailed examination of aircraft. Over 50 pp of Appendices including Production Summary, Production Details, and Serial Numbers.

  • Brand: Brand: Naval Institute Press
  • ASIN: 0870214284

McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom II at George Air Force Base, California: 1964-1992

McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom II at George Air Force

This concise, illustrated history focuses on the McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom II aircraft and units assigned to George AFB, California, from 1964–92. George's association with the aircraft began with the arrival of the first F-4s in April 1964, and would last over twenty-eight years. The initial mission was to train F-4 aircrews, and from 1964 through 1973, the majority of these graduates went directly to Southeast Asia in support of the Vietnam War. As the need for newly trained aircrews decreased, the 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, and later the 37th TFW, added an operational commitment flying F-4Es and F-4C Wild Weasels, as well as F-4G Advanced Wild Weasel aircraft. The training of aircrews for Germany's Air Force was added to the 35th TFW's mission in December 1972. F-4 operations continued at George under the 35th and 37th wings until inactivation of the 35th Wing in December 1992, and the closing of George AFB at the end of the Cold War.

  • ASIN: 0764354493

Scooter!: The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story

Scooter!: The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

Few modern military aircraft can claim the longevity and success of the legendary Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. First flown in the mid - 1950s, the A-4 Skyhawk achieved combat fame in the Falklands and Vietnam wars and saw service with the air arms of seven foreign countries including Israel and New Zealand. It is still in use today in South America.The A-4, also known as the Bantam Bomber and Scooter, was a small, subsonic aircraft which was originated during the 1950s. The A-4 dramatically bucked the trend toward ever bigger, faster, and more complicated tactical jet airplanes in favor of simplicity and low cost.Although originally optimized for the delivery of a nuclear bomb, it proved to be far more versatile in service and as a consequence the A-4 enjoyed a 25-year production run and operation for many more years by not only the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps but in the service of the foreign air forces to whom it had been supplied. For several years the U.S Navy's famed Blue Angels aerobatic team employed it for their air show demonstrations, a role for which it was ideally suited given its performance and maneuverability. Those same characteristics were utilized as a challenging adversary in the training of fighter pilots for air-to-air combat--A-4s flown by both the U.S Navy and the I...

  • ASIN: 1910809268

The Illustrated History of McDonnell Douglas Aircraft : From Cloudster to Boeing

The Illustrated History of McDonnell Douglas Aircraft :

What a history. What a company. With close technical analysis from Bill Gunston and artist Mike Badrocke's meticulous cutaway drawings, presented to the best effect on fold-out pages, this volume tells the complete story of one of the few truly great aircraft builders.

  • Brand: Brand: Osprey Publishing
  • ASIN: 1855329247

Flight Plan For Tomorrow the Douglas Story a Condensed History ( Aircraft Aerospace ) Growth of the Company after its founding in 1920 is fully Traced

Flight Plan For Tomorrow the Douglas Story a

A history of the Douglas Aircraft Company.

  • ASIN: B000JD9HRK

Douglas A-4C/L Skyhawk In Navy Service (Naval Fighter)

Douglas A-4C/L Skyhawk In Navy Service (Naval

Book six in the Naval Fighter Series on the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk covers the single seat subsonic carrier-capable A-4C/L in Navy service. It covers the technical aspects of these aircraft and squadron histories including squadron patches. Previous books in the series are: NF-49, USN A-4A/Bs; NF50, USMC/USMCR/USNR A-4A/Bs; NF-51, USN A-4E/Fs; NF52, USMC A-4E/Fs, and NF82, USN/USMC Two-Seat Skyhawks. The A-4C was the most numerous version of the Skyhawk built (636). It also saw more combat service during the Vietnam war than any other A-4 version, completing 44 of the 111 deployments to Vietnam made with the Skyhawk. In 1970, the A-4C was given a second lease on life when 100 were upgraded to A-4Ls. These were to equip the attack squadrons of the newly reorganized reserves and their two Air Wings. The A-4Cs were given the A-4Fs electronics and hump and thus emulated the A-4Fs. After usage in seven reserve squadrons, these A-4Ls were used by the VC/utility squadrons into the late 1970s.

  • ASIN: 0999388460

A-4 Skyhawk Illustrated (The Illustrated Series of Military Aircraft)

A-4 Skyhawk Illustrated (The Illustrated Series of Military

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is one of the most successful military aircraft programs in history. Skyhawks are still flying in military service in 2019, over 60 years after the first flight of the A-4. This latest entry in the Illustrated series contains over 250 photos and diagrams, most of them in color, many of them published here for the first time. The Skyhawk story is told by the men who flew it in testing and in combat and in peacetime. These first-person accounts are the highlight of the book, putting the reader in that tiny cockpit that has seen so much action in the Skyhawk's long and illustrious career.

  • ASIN: 1090402678

McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F-15 Eagle Manual: 1972 onwards (all marks) (Haynes Owners Workshop Manual)

McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F-15 Eagle Manual: 1972 onwards (all

The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is a twin-engine, highly maneuverable, all-weather tactical jet fighter, designed to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. It is considered among the most successful of modern jet fighters with 104 aerial combat victories to its credit, with no losses (combined figure across all user-air forces). The F-15 Eagle first flew in July 1972 and entered service with the USAF in 1976. It is expected to remain in service with the USAF until 2025.

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 0857332430

On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier

On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest

What defended the U.S. after the attack on Pearl Harbor, defeated the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and is an essential tool in the fight against terror? Aircraft Carriers. For seventy years, these ships remained a little understood cornerstone of American power. In his latest book, On Wave and Wing , Barrett Tillman sheds light on the history of these floating leviathans and offers a nuanced analysis of the largest man-made vessel in the history of the world.

  • ASIN: 1621575918

Stuka Pilot


Autobiography of World War Two Luftwaffe pilot Hans Ulrich Rudel, the most highly decorated German serviceman of WW2, and the only one to be awarded the Third Reich’s most prestigious medal which was specially created for Rudel by Hitler himself, the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.Shot down over 24 times, Hans Rudel is credited with destroying over 500 tanks, 2,000 ground targets, the Russian battleship Marat, two cruisers and a destroyer, and was so successful against Russian forces that Joseph Stalin put up a 100,000 rouble ransom on his head. His flying record of over 2,500 combat missions remains unmatched by any pilot since.Until his death in 1982 Hans Rudel remained a loyal supporter of Adolf Hitler, and National Socialism. Hans Rudel remained a complex character, but arguably one of WW2’s most heroic figures. This is a new edition of this classic war epic which includes new maps, photographs, and footnotes, with an introduction by British air ace Group Captain Douglas Bader.

  • Brand: Brand: Black House Publishing Ltd
  • ASIN: 1908476877
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