Released on 2021-11-29Categories History

American Military Helicopters and Vertical/Short Landing and Takeoff Aircraft Since 1941

American Military Helicopters and Vertical/Short Landing and Takeoff Aircraft Since 1941

Author: E.R. Johnson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476643427

Category: History

Page: 494

View: 328

Over the past eight decades, developments in vertical lift aircraft--both helicopters and vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) planes--have given the American military unparalleled capabilities on the modern battlefield. The U.S. has led the world in vertical lift technologies with the help of some of the brightest minds in this field--Igor I. Sikorsky, Arthur M. Young, Frank N. Piasecki, Charles H. Kaman and Stanley Hiller, Jr., to name a few--and by having the industrial prowess to make their concepts reality. This book provides a concise historical survey, including technical specifications, drawings, and photographs of every type of helicopter and V/STOL aircraft developed for the U.S. military, from the earliest examples tested in 1941 and 1942, up to the newest prototypes.
Released on 2021-11-01Categories History

American Military Helicopters and Vertical/Short Landing and Takeoff Aircraft Since 1941

American Military Helicopters and Vertical/Short Landing and Takeoff Aircraft Since 1941

Author: E.R. Johnson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476677347

Category: History

Page: 494

View: 837

Over the past eight decades, developments in vertical lift aircraft--both helicopters and vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) planes--have given the American military unparalleled capabilities on the modern battlefield. The U.S. has led the world in vertical lift technologies with the help of some of the brightest minds in this field--Igor I. Sikorsky, Arthur M. Young, Frank N. Piasecki, Charles H. Kaman and Stanley Hiller, Jr., to name a few--and by having the industrial prowess to make their concepts reality. This book provides a concise historical survey, including technical specifications, drawings, and photographs of every type of helicopter and V/STOL aircraft developed for the U.S. military, from the earliest examples tested in 1941 and 1942, up to the newest prototypes.
Released on 1995-03-29Categories Literary Criticism

Aviation

Aviation

Author: Donald S. Lopez

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 002860041X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 576

Aviation This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide tells the fascinating story of one of the greatest technical triumphs of our times—the story of flight. Produced in association with the world-renowned Smithsonian Institution, Aviation is lavishly illustrated with materials from the collection of the National Air and Space Museum. This Smithsonian Guide features: Detailed text by a Smithsonian expert clearly explaining how world aviation developed More than 350 full-color photographs and explanatory illustrations of airplanes, equipment, people, and events Full-color foldout timeline of aviation milestones decade by decade 40-page quick-access A-to-Z glossary, including capsule biographies, special terms, and key concepts Smithsonian Guides is an illustrated home reference series exploring the worlds of science, nature, technology, and history, produced in unique partnership with the world's most popular museum. Each superbly produced guide stands alone as a compact introduction to its subject. Taken together, Smithsonian Guides form a library on topics timeless in their appeal. Other titles: Spaceflight • Planets • Zoo Animals • Automobiles • Railroads
Released on 2007-07-20Categories History

British Naval Aviation in World War II

British Naval Aviation in World War II

Author: Gilbert S Guinn

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: IND:30000124203633

Category: History

Page: 217

View: 962

Throughout World War II, the United States played a pivotal role in the development of British maritime aviation. Even before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm pilots were being trained in the United States under a scheme set up by the United States Navy as part of the Lend-Lease agreement. For many young British aviation cadets, the journey across the Atlantic and America was eye-opening. Men found themselves caught up with issues such as segregation in the American South, of which they had no experience and little understanding. Drawing on extensive interviews and correspondence with former cadets, together with archival research, Guinn and Bennett document the endeavours of American Navy pilots who taught over 16,000 British aviation cadets how to fly and fight. They comprehensively examine the details and impact of the scheme from a military, diplomatic, educational and cultural perspective.
Released on 2007Categories History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History: Actium, Battle of

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History: Actium, Battle of

Author: John B. Hattendorf

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105128329369

Category: History

Page: 2912

View: 276

One thousand articles written by the world's leading historians that examine all aspects of maritime history, including naval history, shipbuilding, biographies of major figures, navigation and scientific instrumentation, maritime art and literature, commerce and economics and international law. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History is available in print and as an e-reference text from Oxford's Digital Reference Shelf.
Released on 1972Categories Politicians

Who's who in Government

Who's who in Government

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89081283996

Category: Politicians

Page:

View: 123

"Biographies of the outstanding men and women in every branch of our federal, state, county and municipal governments."--Pref.