Focke Wulf Fw190 Manual

Author: Graeme Douglas
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857337894
Size: 51.70 MB
Format: PDF
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When the German Focke Wulf Fw190 fighter burst onto the scene over France in 1941 it took the RAF by surprise, outperforming the Spitfire Mk V. At the time the RAF described the performance gap as 'a quantum leap'. Its superior performance on the Eastern Front had a significant impact in the air war against the Soviet Union. Graeme Douglas gets under the skin of the Fw190 with the new-build Focke Wulf Fw190A-8 and D-9 models built by the Flug Werk company in Germany. He also describes flying and maintaining the Fw190 in combat.

Focke Wulf Fw190

Author: J. Richard Smith
Publisher: Crecy Pub
ISBN: 9781906537319
Size: 70.92 MB
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Over 650 photographs including those showing factory and construction, close ups of weapons and equipment, operational units as well as numerous facsimiles of Focke-Wulf handbook drawings.

Boeing B 17 Flying Fortress Manual

Author: Graeme Douglas
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781785211201
Size: 63.31 MB
Format: PDF
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Spearhead of the US 8th Air Force’s daylight bomber offensive over Germany and northwest Europe in the Second World War, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress has become one of the most famous and best-known bomber aircraft of all time. The B-17 is the latest classic aircraft to receive the Haynes Manual treatment, with French-owned and operated B-17G Pink Lady and the Imperial War Museum’s B-17G Mary Alice providing this manual’s centerpieces. Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Manual author Graeme Douglas gives a full insight into owning, servicing and flying the USAAF’s formidable Second World War bomber.

Supermarine Spitfire Restoration Manual

Author: Paul Blackah
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857332240
Size: 29.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Spitfire remains one of the most iconic combat aircrafts of all time and to own an airworthy example of this classic fighter is the Holy Grail for many wealthy Warbird collectors. For an aircraft that first flew more than 70 years ago and which went out of production in the early 1950s, it may seem odd to discover that there is a flourishing industry centered on this aircraft in the 21st century. Scratch-building brand new Spitfires or restoring original examples to airworthy condition has become big business, with aircrafts changing hands for several million dollars apiece. Husband and wife author team Paul and Louise Blackah look into what is required to find a Spitfire that's suitable for restoration and then return it to the skies. With Paul's vast experience in restoring and maintaining the RAF BBMF's Spitfires, and both Paul and Louise's contacts in the aircraft restoration community, this promises to be a unique look inside the world of Spitfire building and restoration in the 21st century.

Luftwaffe Fighter Aces

Author: Mike Spick
Publisher: Frontline Books
ISBN: 1848326270
Size: 35.12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this exciting book Mike Spick shows how the Luftwaffe's leading fighter pilots were able to outscore their allied counterparts so effectively and completely during the Second World War. When the records of the Jagdflieger pilots became available after the war, they were initially greeted with incredulity _ the highest claim was for 352 kills, and more than 100 pilots had recorded more than 100 victories. However postwar research proved that these claims had in fact been made in good faith and confirmation had only been given after rigorous checking. To discover the secret of this success, aviation history expert Mike Spick examines the exploits of these aces and sets out the context in which it took place. Every major theater is covered in detail including the conditions peculiar to each: climate, relative numerical and qualitative strengths, the presence or absence of radar and other measures, and the relative merits of the planes being flown. He focuses on the methods and tactics used by individual aces and uses firsthand sources wherever possible to put the reader right alongside the pilot in the cockpit.

De Havilland Mosquito

Author: Jonathan Falconer
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857333605
Size: 12.86 MB
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Nicknamed the ‘wooden wonder’ , the de Havilland Mosquito was one of the most versatile and successful combat aircraft of the Second World War. Offering insights into the design, construction and operational career of the iconic Mossie, this manual gets under the aircraft’s birch and balsa skin to examine its anatomy and describe the painstaking restoration to flight by Avspecs (New Zealand) of Jerry Yagen’s FB26 KA114 and of Victoria Air Maintenance’s B35 VR796 in British Columbia, Canada.

Dreadnought Battleship Manual

Author: Chris McNab
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781785210686
Size: 13.19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When HMS Dreadnought was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1906 this revolutionary new class of big-gun iron-clad warship immediately changed the face of naval warfare, rendering all other battleships worldwide obsolete. Known collectively as 'Dreadnoughts', these powerful warships from Britain and Germany fought at the Battle of Jutland in May 1916, in the greatest clash of naval firepower in history. Chris McNab gives detailed insights into the design, operation and combat history of these incredible vessels, including coverage of the restoration in Belfast of the light cruiser HMS Caroline - the only surviving Jutland veteran.

Junkers Ju 87 Stuka Owners Workshop Manual

Author: Jonathan Falconer
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781785211416
Size: 63.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With its cranked wing and vulture-like looks the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive-bomber came to symbolise the terror of the German Blitzkrieg. In the early years of the Second World War the Ju 87 lived up to its fearsome reputation, but it eventually met its match when pitted against more modern adversaries. Supported by a comprehensive selection of photographs and technical drawings, Jonathan Falconer's Junkers JU 87 Stuka Manual describes the design, construction and operation of the feared Stuka, which saw frontline action wherever the German Army went – from Norway, western Europe and Russia, to North Africa.

Rocket Manual 1942 Onwards

Author: David Baker
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857333711
Size: 63.46 MB
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The Rocket Manual tells the story of rocket motors, how they were first developed, how they work, what they are used for and how they are operated. It also explains the origin and operating record of satellite launchers around the world. Rocket motors large and small are listed and explained, including small motors used to push satellites and spacecraft into different orbits, throttleable rockets for controlling spacecraft descending to the Moon and the surfaces of other planets, restartable motors for adjusting orbits and reusable motors such as those developed for the Shuttle.