Archive for Items Categorized 'Aviation', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume
This book and its sister volume may look unassuming but they are nothing of the sort. They are also so well written that anyone with an ear for language will find them enriching.
by Yefim Gordon & Sergey Komissarov
Similar names, different aircraft. One was the first Soviet supersonic nuclear-capable bomber but failed to live up to expectations, the other a completely reconfigured improvement. This book needs no improvement.
by Peter Pigott
Fifty of the most significant aircraft in the history of Canadian aviation are discussed in good detail and with lively writing.
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 Ralph Pegram
Over a hundred different aircraft are covered here, along with a thorough look at the reasons for air racing, as well as technical developments and the historical/political picture.
Lunar, Planetary and Interstellar Relics of Exploration
by Peter Joseph Capelotti
Capelotti teaches archaeology and concerns himself with both terrestrial and aerospace archaeology. Here he successfully achieves his goal of gathering “into a single source the data on the artifacts that Homo Sapiens have discarded in space and place them into the framework of archaeology.”
by Edward M. Young
Japan adopted Western technologies late but then with a vigor unmatched by other Asian nations. Several hundred postcards tell that story here.
by Paul McDonald
The RAF did tremendously important reconnaissance work on Malta, and the women and girls who worked as plotters and cipherenes helped. Obviously, they had private lives, and Ratcliffe’s in particular is way out there.
by Erik Simonsen
“Too many cooks spoil the broth” . . . this book puts the blame for pulling the plug on seemingly viable aviation projects on hapless bureaucrats who keep the military from doing its thing. But it ain’t that easy . . .
by Bill Rose
Never mind the names—Flapjack, Foo Fighter, Flying Top, Umbrellaplane—this interesting book is not about space aliens but actual man-made stuff that flew, or might have.
by Bohumír Kudlička
The Czechs built German aircraft. Surprised? There’s much to be surprised at in this interesting little book!
by Philip Jarrett
Many important aviation developments wouldn’t have happened if McClean hadn’t had the means, the skills, and the convictions he possessed. At long last here’s a book to give credit where credit is due.