Aviation Records in the Jet Age

The Planes and Technologies Behind the Breakthroughs

Author: William A. Flanagan

Publisher: Specialty Press

ISBN: 1580072305

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 2459

Since aviation's early years, pilots, designers, and manufacturers have sought to break world records for notoriety or technical advancement, which captivated the public. This book tells of famous record-breaking flights throughout history, focusing on the exciting time following World War II when new speed, altitude, and endurance records were broken on an almost-routine basis. Supplementing these stories are detailed explanations of the technological innovations that made those record-breaking aircraft possible. From swept wings to afterburning turbojet engines, and "Coke-bottle" fuselages to high-altitude pressure suits, aviation progress has always been measured with breakthrough advances in the technology of flight. This book, written by a former crewmember of the triplesonic SR-71 Blackbird, takes you through the annals of aviation history with spellbinding stories of world-record flights and explanations of how advanced technology played a pivotal role in making these records happen. Illustrated with excellent archival photographs and technical illustrations, this book explains in detailed, but easy-to-understand, terms how specific advances in aircraft design such as powerplants, aerodynamics, flight control systems, instrumentation, and life-support systems led to ever-improved record-breaking aircraft. The appendix serves as a handy reference guide that documents world speed, altitude, and distance records as well as the legendary aircraft and pilots who flew them.

World's Fastest Single-Engine Jet Aircraft

The Story of Convair's F-106 Delta Dart Interceptor

Author: Col. Doug Barbier

Publisher: Specialty Press

ISBN: 1580072372

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 2332

Developed for the Air Force in the early 1950s as a next-generation interceptor following Convair's pioneering delta-wing F-102, the F-106 excelled in every aspect of the Air Defense Command mission. With its advanced Hughes radar system, Falcon air-to-air missiles, and a top speed in excess of Mach 2, the Delta Dart became known as "the ultimate interceptor," able to scramble, launch, find its targets, and blow them out of the sky. The 'Dart was also the lightest-weight aircraft ever powered by a Pratt & Whitney J75 turbojet. This book provides an insightful and in-depth look at the sixth member of the Air Force "Century Series" family of supersonic fighters. From initial concept through early flight test and development and into operational service, every facet of the F-106's career is examined and explained in comprehensive, yet easy-to-read text. All USAF Air Defense Command units that operated F-106s are covered, and aircraft markings and color schemes are included as well. The Convair F-106 remains to this day as one of the most successful military aircraft ever built. This book now gives the reader a thorough and meticulous reference source on the F-106 using excellent photographs and technical illustrations to tell the story of this history-making aircraft, while also providing valuable detailed information for modelers and historians.

Wave-Off!

A History of LSOs and Ship-Board Landings

Author: Robert "Boom" Powell

Publisher: Specialty Press

ISBN: 1580072356

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 3565

From the beginning, landing airplanes on ships at sea has been considered the ultimate challenge in aviation. The success of generations of aircraft carrier operations would never have been possible without the Landing Signal Officer, or LSO. A full history of the LSO has never been published before now. The major changes brought about by visual landing aids and angled decks are nothing less than revolutionary, and these features are explained by a seasoned Naval Aviator who flew attack jets from carriers. This book tells the story of LSOs from the first carrier operations in 1922 through World War II, the early jet era, Korea, Vietnam, and up to today's nuclear-powered leviathans. Also explained are naval aircraft and equipment development through the years; it covers both the faster and heavier aircraft and the changes in shipboard flight-deck systems. Diagrams showing the evolution of aircraft carrier deck design from World War I to the present are also included. Historical fact and detailed information is interspersed with colorful anecdotes that add the feeling of being on the fantail of a carrier as jets scream past at 200 mph and land right next to you. There's a good reason the LSO platform is called "the best seat in the house." From primitive biplanes to the latest supersonic jets, aircraft could not have been brought aboard ship without the Landing Signal Officer. This book explains the exciting world of the LSO. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

A Brief History of Mechanical Engineering

Author: Uday Shanker Dixit,Manjuri Hazarika,J. Paulo Davim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319429167

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 178

View: 8873

What is mechanical engineering? What a mechanical engineering does? How did the mechanical engineering change through ages? What is the future of mechanical engineering? This book answers these questions in a lucid manner. It also provides a brief chronological history of landmark events and answers questions such as: When was steam engine invented? Where was first CNC machine developed? When did the era of additive manufacturing start? When did the marriage of mechanical and electronics give birth to discipline of mechatronics? This book informs and create interest on mechanical engineering in the general public and particular in students. It also helps to sensitize the engineering fraternity about the historical aspects of engineering. At the same time, it provides a common sense knowledge of mechanical engineering in a handy manner.

Going Places

Transportation Redefines the Twentieth-century West

Author: Carlos A. Schwantes

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253342027

Category: History

Page: 419

View: 5228

The author explores the role of transporation in shaping the American West, covering planes, trains, and automobiles, in a richly illustrated study that examines the interconnections between society and modes of transportations, the development of the American highway and rail systems, waterways, and more. (Transportation)

Astronautics: Dawn of the space age

Author: Ted Spitzmiller

Publisher: Collectors Guide Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 4660

Chronicling the history of space rocketry, this resource details the discoveries and engineering innovations that have occurred—in both the United States and the former Soviet Union—from World War II to the early 1970s. From European war missiles to multibillion dollar spacecraft that orbit the earth today, this sourcebook covers the evolution of rocketry in great detail and discusses the impact rocket science has had on other areas of humanity. Filled with fascinating facts from history without technical jargon and specialized language, this reference will interest both space enthusiasts and general readers alike.

Aerospace

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aerospace industries

Page: N.A

View: 4827

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8245

Pushing the Envelope

Airplanes of the Jet Age

Author: Harold Rabinowitz

Publisher: Metro Books

ISBN: 9781567995961

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 5861

Written by experienced aviation historian Harold Rabinowitz and illustrated with stunning black-and-white and full-color photographs, Pushing the Envelope documents the dramatic rise of jet-powered airplanes and points the way to jets of the future.

Der Vogelflug als Grundlage der Fliegekunst

Author: Otto Lilienthal

Publisher: mach-mir-ein-ebook.de

ISBN: 3944309111

Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 5023

„Wie ein Vogel zu fliegen“, das war der Traum von Otto Lilienthal und seines Bruders Georg. Nachdem die beiden Brüder jahrelang die physikalischen Grundlagen des Vogelfluges erforschten, veröffentlichte Lilienthal am 5. Dezember 1889 dieses Buch, das hier erstmals als E-Book erscheint. Auch wenn das zeitgenössische Interesse an diesem Buch eher gering war, da die breite Öffentlichkeit die Luftfahrt nach dem Prinzip „leichter als Luft“, die Weiterentwicklung des Ballons zum Luftschiff, favorisierte, stellt es dennoch die wichtigste flugtechnische Veröffentlichung des 19. Jahrhunderts dar. Die charakteristische Flügelform der Vögel war auch anderen Flugtechnikern nicht entgangen, doch die Gebrüder Lilienthal haben sie erstmals mit exakten Messungen verbunden und publiziert. Der heutige Reiz dieses Buch liegt weniger darin, ein modernes Lehrbuch der Aerodynamik zu ersetzen, sondern sich darin in die Frühzeit der Luftfahrt zu begeben. Otto Lilienthal betont in seinem Vorwort, dass das Buch für alle geschrieben wurde, die die Grundlagen des Vogelfluges und damit der Fliegerei kennenlernen wollen. Das Buch kommt mit sehr wenigen mathematischen Formeln aus und beschreibt detailliert die Experimente der beiden Brüder und ihre daraus gezogenen Schlussfolgerungen. Es enthält 80 Illustrationen zu ihren Experimenten und Gedankengängen. Dieses Buch ist für alle an der Geschichte der Luftfahrttechnik Interessierten eine äußerst spannende Lektüre, auch wenn sich Lilienthal in einigen Punkten über die Zukunft der Luftfahrt geirrt hat, wie das folgende Zitat aus dem Buch zeigt: „Die verschiedenartige Ausführung unserer Versuchskörper überzeugte uns, dass die Metalle überhaupt zum Flügelbau nicht zu gebrauchen sind, und dass die Zukunftsflügel wahrscheinlich aus Weidenruten mit leichter Stoffbespannung bestehen werden.“

Interavia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aeronautics

Page: N.A

View: 3124

Aviation Week and Space Technology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aeronautics

Page: N.A

View: 9349

Includes a mid-December issue called Buyer guide edition.

Skystreak, Skyrocket, & Stiletto

Douglas High-speed X-planes

Author: Scott Libis

Publisher: Specialty PressPub & Wholesalers

ISBN: 9781580070843

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 2519

- Provides complete coverage of the little-known Douglas X-Planes. - Includes details of the first Mach 2 aircraft (D-558-2) and the first-ever Mach 2 flight. - Covers the ill-fared X-3 Stiletto program.

Cold war at 30,000 feet

Anglo-American technology controls, aircraft sales, and trading with the enemy at the dawn of the jet age

Author: Jeffrey A. Engel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 576

View: 6240

Der rote Kampfflieger

Author: Manfred von Richthofen

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849625222

Category:

Page: 210

View: 2361

Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (* 2. Mai 1892 in Breslau; † 21. April 1918 bei Vaux-sur-Somme, Département Somme) war ein deutscher Jagdflieger im Ersten Weltkrieg. Er erzielte die höchste Zahl von Luftsiegen, die im Ersten Weltkrieg von einem einzelnen Piloten erreicht wurde. Den berühmten Beinamen „Der Rote Baron“ erhielt von Richthofen, der einen Großteil seiner Einsätze in mehr oder weniger rot gestrichenen Flugzeugen flog, erst nach dem Krieg. Er geht vermutlich auf ein englisches Nachkriegsbuch zurück, das seinen Titel „Freiherr“, den es im Englischen nicht gibt, mit „Baron“ übersetzte. Im Ersten Weltkrieg wurde Richthofen auf französischer Seite « le petit rouge » (deutsch: „Der kleine Rote“) oder auch « Rouge diable » (deutsch: „Roter Teufel“) genannt. Seine gesammelten Tagebücher tragen den Titel „Der rote Kampfflieger“. (aus wikipedia.de) Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine detaillierte Abhandlung über die Entstehung der Militärluftfahrt.

Harper's Magazine

Author: Lee Foster Hartman,Frederick Lewis Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 7071

Important American periodical dating back to 1850.

Aeronautical engineering

Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Branch,United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Office,NASA Scientific and Technical Information Facility

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 9379

A selection of annotated references to unclassified reports and journal articles that were introduced into the NASA scientific and technical information system and announced in Sscientific and technical aerospace reports (STAR) and International aerospace abstracts (IAA)

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 4073

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.