The speculation about what the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) might have achieved if World War II had continued into 1946 is a fascinating and rapidly growing field of interest. This book develops some of this intriguing speculation with extensive illustrations and descriptions of German attack aircraft that were proposed but never flew, from the mid thirties until the end of WWII. Volume 4 describes projects developed by Junkers, Messerchmitt and others.
Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson led the design of such crucial aircraft as the P-38 and Constellation, but he will be more remembered for the U-2 and SR-71 spy planes. His extraordinary leadership of the Lockheed “Skunk Works” cemented his reputation as a legendary figure in American aerospace management.
This book provides a detailed discussion of one-on-one dog-fights and multi-fighter team work tactics. Full discussions of fighter aircraft and weapons systems performance are provided along with an explanation of radar intercept tactics and an analysis of the elements involved in the performance of fighter missions.
Reviews of Voodoo Warriors: The Story of the McDonnell Voodoo Fast-jets. Voodoo Warriors: The Story of the McDonnell Voodoo Fast-jets eBook: Nigel Walpole: Kindle Store. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
During the mid-1950s the United States Air Force was given its most powerful single-seat, two-engine fighter to date. The Voodoo would be deployed before the end of that decade in the tactical nuclear bomber and tactical reconnaissance roles world-wide, and in homeland defense with the two-seat, all-weather variant. In December 1957 it took the World Air Speed Record to Mach 1.6 – over one and a half times faster than the sound barrier.
This book looks at the evolution of the original design and its introduction into service. Chapters cover operations in Korea, Vietnam, the Cuban Crisis and in Europe during the Cold War years. Many first-hand accounts from pilots are included and the author's own experiences with the aircraft are given with fascinating insight.
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Reviews of Hard Fighting: Israel in Lebanon and Gaza. Hard Fighting: Israel in Lebanon and Gaza (9780833058508): David E. Johnson: Books. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
Like Israel in 2006, the United States today is likely ill prepared for hybrid warfare. To identify lessons that the U.S. military might learn from the Israeli experience in Lebanon, the author examines the state of the Israeli military before the Second Lebanon War, the lessons it learned during that conflict, the reforms it undertook to address its deficiencies, and how it fared during Operation Cast Lead three years later.