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American Military Training Aircraft

American Military Training Aircraft

Fixed and Rotary-Wing Trainers Since 1916

  • Author: E. R. Johnson,Lloyd S. Jones
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786470941
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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The U.S. did not become the world's foremost military air power by accident. The learning curve--World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and more recently the war on terror--has been steep. While climbing this curve, the U.S. has not only out-gunned the opposition, producing superior military aircraft in greater numbers than its foes, but has out-trained them, too. This book provides a comprehensive historical survey of U.S. military training aircraft, including technical specifications, drawings and photographs of each type of fixed and rotary-wing design used over a 98-year period to accomplish the first step of the learning process: the training of pilots and aircrews.

United States Marine Corps Aircraft Since 1913

United States Marine Corps Aircraft Since 1913

  • Author: E.R. Johnson
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476630658
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 590
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Among the world’s military air arms, United States Marine Corps Aviation occupies a unique tactical niche. As the air component of a combined-arms expeditionary force, it exists primarily to support Marine combat forces on the ground in their amphibious assault mission. From the “Banana Wars” of the 1920s to the present day “War on Terror,” Marine aviation has undergone a lengthy fine-tuning process not only in terms of warfare doctrines and tactics, but also in the types of aircraft needed to accomplish the mission. This comprehensive survey provides the history, technical specifications, drawings, and photographs of every type of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft used by Marine Air from its origins prior to World War I up to current operations.

Flying Wings & Radical Things

Flying Wings & Radical Things

Northrop's Secret Aerospace Projects & Concepts 1939-1994

  • Author: Anthony Chong
  • Publisher: Specialty Press
  • ISBN: 1580072291
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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John K. "Jack" Northrop and the company he founded in 1939, Northrop Aircraft, Inc., will be forever linked with the giant futuristic Flying Wings of the 1940s. But those iconic designs were not the only ideas to spring from the mind of this pioneering visionary and the innovative engineers who followed him. Many piston-powered and turbojet concepts, both conventional and radical in shape and purpose, were proposed and developed over the company's proud fifty-five year history. This book unveils Northrop's once-secret radical designs, many for the first time, with never-before-published drawings, models, and photos of such novel concepts as a ship-based vertical take-off and landing fighter, a supersonic intercontinental cruise missile, a rocket-boosted jet spaceplane trainer, and a radical combination truck/aircraft/boat cargo vehicle. Much of this material has only recently been declassified. Here for the first time is the untold story of Northrop's rare, unique, and formerly super-secret aircraft and spacecraft of the future. Featuring stunning original factory artwork, technical drawings, and never-before-seen photographs, this book shows an amazing array of radical high-performance aircraft concepts from Jack Northrop and his team of brilliant and innovative engineers.

Tumultuous Years

Tumultuous Years

The Presidency of Harry S. Truman, 1949-1953

  • Author: Robert J. Donovan
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • ISBN: 9780826210852
  • Category: History
  • Page: 444
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"In January of 1949 the aftershocks of the Second World War were still jarring large parts of the globe, although they had greatly diminished in the United States. In Asia, however, turbulence continued to rise as a result of the collapse of Japan, the tottering of the European empires after the war, and the combustion produced by nationalism mixed with communism. Because a segment of American opinion, generally represented in the more conservative wing of the Republican party, was very sensitive to events in Asia, the tremors in the Far East came as harbingers of disturbing political conflict in the United States." Robert J. Donovan's Tumultuous Years presents a detailed account of Harry S. Truman's presidency from 1949-1953.

Abbreviations Dictionary

Abbreviations Dictionary

  • Author: Dean A. Stahl,Karen Landen
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1420036645
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 1529
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Published in 2001: Abbreviations, nicknames, jargon, and other short forms save time, space, and effort - provided they are understood. Thousands of new and potentially confusing terms become part of the international vocabulary each year, while our communications are relayed to one another with increasing speed. PDAs link to PCs. The Net has grown into data central, shopping mall, and grocery store all rolled into one. E-mail is faster than snail mail, cell phones are faster yet - and it is all done 24/7. Longtime and widespread use of certain abbreviations, such as R.S.V.P., has made them better understood standing alone than spelled out. Certainly we are more comfortable saying DNA than deoxyribonucleic acid - but how many people today really remember what the initials stand for? The Abbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition gives you this and other information from Airlines of the World to the Zodiacal Signs.

FREEDOM ROAD

FREEDOM ROAD

An American Family Saga from Jamestown to World War

  • Author: Ric Murphy
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1496920503
  • Category: History
  • Page: 430
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FREEDOM ROAD is an historic account of America’s oldest recorded African American family, and their participation and rich contributions to American history over a four hundred year period. FREEDOM ROAD is a compilation of well-documented individual stories that begins in Africa in 1483, and from there, spans over fifteen generations and three continents, and definitively changes our understanding of American history, showcasing the significant role that one African American family has played from colonial American history to present day. This book is an exciting and compelling American saga that captivates readers with the story of the enslavement of John Gowen, one of the first Africans brought to America, and the first to be set free; the story of Thomas and Rebecca Cornell, forced to leave England because of their religious beliefs, and how they became known as the family of Presidents; and the story of the daring escape of Othello and Thomas Fraction from their cruel, vindictive slave master, himself the brother of a Confederacy Senator and the son of a Virginia governor. FREEDOM ROAD is enthralling, resounding, and evocative; it challenges the reader to have a better understanding of American history, and inspires them to learn about their own family history.

Some Relationships Between U.S. Military Training in Latin America and Weapons Acquisition Patterns, 1959-1969

Some Relationships Between U.S. Military Training in Latin America and Weapons Acquisition Patterns, 1959-1969

  • Author: Geoffrey Kemp
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Arms transfers
  • Page: 67
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American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925

American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925

  • Author: E.R. Johnson,Lloyd S. Jones
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476601550
  • Category: History
  • Page: 488
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Without the support of airlift, the modern American military machine would be brought to a standstill. Since World War II—beginning with the Cold War and continuing up to the present day—the U.S. armed forces have come increasingly to rely upon airlift for mobility. The power to rapidly move and thereafter support a military operation—anywhere in the world, at any time—has become a foundational element of American defense policy. This work provides the reader with a comprehensive historical survey—including technical specifications, drawings, and photographs—of each type of fixed-wing aircraft used by U.S. military forces over a nearly 90-year period to carry out the airlift mission.

South Plains Army Airfield

South Plains Army Airfield

  • Author: Donald R. Abbe
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1467131334
  • Category: History
  • Page: 127
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South Plains Army Airfield in Lubbock, Texas, was a major training base for US Army Air Force glider pilots during World War II. Approximately 80 percent of the roughly 6,000 pilots trained to fly the combat cargo glider received their advanced training and were awarded their "G" Wings at SPAAF, as it was known. The base was conceived, built, used, and then closed in a short five-year period during World War II. Today, little remains to remind one of the feverish and important military training program that once took place on the flat, featureless South Plains of Texas. During World War II, American military strategy and tactics included a significant airborne component. Major invasions, such as D-Day at Normandy, were preceded by huge aerial fleets carrying paratroopers and their equipment. These airborne invasion fleets sometimes exceeded well over 1,000 Allied gliders. The American airborne forces depended upon an ungainly looking aircraft, the CG-4A glider, to carry the vehicles, munitions, and reinforcements needed to survive. The pilots who flew them learned their trade at South Plains Army Airfield.

ISLA

ISLA

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Latin America
  • Page: N.A
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Clippings of Latin American political, social and economic news from various English language newspapers.