Archive for Items Categorized 'Military', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Sergey Burdin & Alan E. Dawes
The West feared it, the Soviets had high hopes for it, but this pioneering supersonic bomber failed to live up to either. But it looked pretty. And crews could turn unused alcohol from the AC system into “vodka.” Nastrowje.
by Mike Roussel
Air racing was once a big thing, seemingly the catalyst for advancing aircraft technology and also public buy-in. By looking at only the Schneider Trophy, and from a very European point of view, this book is limited in its answers.
by Glenn White
Only 17 known complete survivors of the iconic WWII bomber exist worldwide and this thoroughly illustrated book takes you to and inside them.
by Dennis R. Jenkins & Tony R. Landis
Over their 199 flights, the three X-15s obliterated records and returned benchmark hypersonic data for aircraft performance, stability and control, and materials. This book is so thorough you could probably build an X-15 from scratch!
by Andrei I. Shepelev & Huib Ottens
The work of the Horten brothers, especially given their young age and the circumstances under which they worked, is very remarkable. The Ho 229 was their last and most ambitious project—yielding lessons that are still puzzling engineers.
by Terry C. Treadwell
A popular subject these days—but this book won’t be! Too inaccurate.
by Jim Wilberg
Not only are 44 examples of Smith’s award-winning paintings shown and described but a dozen learned WW I specialists offer insights into airplanes, historic events, and the challenges of doing proper research.
by Tony Iveson & Brian Milton
The subtitle calls only the bomber “legendary” but not the battleship? A good and necessary book but a bit one-sided.
by William D. Spidle
The Navy’s first fully operational supersonic aircraft would become the most successful military aircraft ever built. This book covers its design and development as well as the early stages of its operational history.
by Philip Kaplan
There’s a ton of Spitfire books. This one adds something. People who flew or otherwise know the Spit inside out tell you what makes this airplane different, and, well, better.
by Robert Kirby
If it weren’t for the subtitle many readers would probably not even know into what period to place this all but forgotten aircraft. Developed during times in which neither the technology nor the mission was entirely clear it lived a short and difficult life—but it was not for naught.
by Robert R. “Boom” Powell
If you have even the remotest interest in flying—of any sort—or teamwork—of any sort—don’t miss this book because it’ll offer food for thought about many things!