Officially called the Fighting Falcon by the USAF (a name loathed by pilots and ground crews), the F-16 is popularly referred to as the "Viper". First introduced into service with the USAF in 1978, the F-16 is a successful all-weather multi-role jet fighter of which more than 4,500 have been built and exported to 25 countries worldwide. It remains in service more than 30 years later. The Viper incorporates a number of innovative design features that include a frameless bubble canopy for better visibility, pilot's side-mounted control stick for ease of control when manoeuvring, a seat reclined 30 degrees to reduce the effect of g-forces on the pilot, and the first use of a relaxed static stability/fly-by-wire flight control system that makes the Viper a highly agile aircraft. At the 'business end' the F-16 has an internal M61 Vulcan cannon and eleven weapon-mounting stations.
Reviews of Spitfires & Yellow Tail Mustangs: The U.S. 52nd Fighter Group in WWII (Stackpole Military History Series). Spitfires & Yellow Tail Mustangs: The U.S. 52nd Fighter Group in WWII (Stackpole Military History Series) [Tom Ivie, Paul Ludwig] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
Story of one of the best fighter units in the Mediterranean theater, which earned two Distinguished Unit Citations and produced 21 acesVivid episodes of aerial combat during the key campaigns for Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, and moreNicknamed "Yellow Tails" for the color markings on their aircraftThe unit flew British Spitfires before switching to P-51 MustangsIncludes rare photos and color artwork
747 is the thrilling story behind "the Queen of the Skies"—the Boeing 747—as told by Joe Sutter, one of the most celebrated engineers of the twentieth century, who spearheaded its design and construction. Sutter's vivid narrative takes us back to a time when American technology was cutting-edge and jet travel was still glamorous and new. With wit and warmth, he gives an insider's sense of the larger than life-size personalities—and the tensions—in the aeronautical world.
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Reviews of Reap the Whirlwind: Untold Story of 6 Group R.A.F. – Canada’s Bomber Force of World War II. Reap the Whirlwind: Untold Story of 6 Group R.A.F. – Canada's Bomber Force of World War II [Spencer Dunmore, William Carter] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.