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From Bouncing Bombs To Concorde

Author : Robert Gardner
ISBN : 9780752496030
Genre : History
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George Edwards' name is synonymous with the Vickers Viscount, the world's first turboprop airliner; the controversial TSR2 project and the legendary Anglo-French Concorde. During the Second World War, it was Edwards who made the Dam Busters' bouncing bombs bounce.

Bouncing Bomb Man

Author : Iain Robert Murray
ISBN : 1844255883
Genre : History
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Barnes Wallis’s work covers far more than just basketwork bombers and bouncing bombs. So how did his engineering genius take ideas from airships and push them forward to aircraft faster than Concorde? Barnes Wallis is best known as the’ boffin’ behind the famous bouncing bomb used by 617 Squadron to breach the Ruhr dams in 1943, but his work covers a far wider canvas. It ranges from airships, through novel aircraft structures and special weapons to long-range supersonic aircraft, and an extensive patent portfolio. This book describes the huge breadth of Wallis’s work. It shows why his genius brought totally new ideas into these fields, and reveals the science and engineering expertise that he deployed to make them work.

Concorde Pocket Manual

Author : Richard Johnstone-Bryden
ISBN : 9781472827807
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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First flown in 1969, Concorde was the first supersonic aircraft to go into commercial service in 1976 and made her final flight in 2003. She was operated primarily by British Airways and Air France. British Airways' Concordes made just under 50,000 flights and flew more than 2.5m passengers supersonically. A typical London to New York crossing would take a little less than three and a half hours compared to around eight hours for a 'subsonic flight'. In November 1986 a Concorde flew around the world, covering 28,238 miles in 29 hours, 59 minutes. Today, Concordes can be viewed at museums across the UK and in France, including at IWM Duxford, Brooklands and Fleet Air Arm Museum, as well as at Heathrow, Manchester and Paris-Orly airports. However, there have been recent reports suggest that a Concorde may start operating commercially again. Through a series of key documents the book tells the story of how the aircraft was designed and developed as well as ground-breaking moments in her commercial history.

Secret Weapons

Author : Brian J Ford
ISBN : 9781472804730
Genre : History
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Deep in the bunkers of Nazi Germany, many of the world's top scientists worked to create a new generation of war winning super-weapons. A few of these, such as jet aircraft and the V2 rocket, became realities at the end of the war, others never made it off the drawing-board. Written by noted research scientist, Brian Ford, this exciting book charts the history of secret weapons development by all the major powers during the war, from British radar to Japanese ray-guns, and explains the impact that these developments eventually had on the outcome of World War II. Ford also takes a look at the weapons that never made it to development stage, as well as the more radical plans, such as the idea of turning Hitler into a woman with hormone treatment.

Flypast

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ISBN : IND:30000117508162
Genre : Aeronautics
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Aviation News

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105131526423
Genre : Aeronautics
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The Compact Timeline Of Aviation History

Author : Anthony A. Evans
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132191490
Genre : Aeronautics
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'The Compact Timeline of Aviation History' encompasses the entire history of flight, from the days of legends, balloons and gliders to the latest high-tech aircraft.

Battle Of Britain Broadcaster Charles Gardner Radio Pioneer Wwii Pilot

Author : Robert Gardner Mbe
ISBN : 1526746875
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1936 Charles Gardner joined the BBC as a sub-editor in its news department. Shortly afterwards, he was joined by Richard Dimbleby and together they became the very first BBC news correspondents. They covered everything from shipwrecks to fires, floods to air raid precautions and, in Garner's' case, new aircraft. Their exploits became legendary and they laid down the first principles of news broadcasting - of integrity and impartiality - still followed today. With the outbreak of war Charles Gardner became one of the first BBC war correspondents and was posted to France to cover the RAF's AASF (Advanced Air Strike Force). He made numerous broadcasts interviewing many fighter pilots after engagements with the Germans and recalling stories of raids, bomb attacks and eventually the Blitzkrieg when they all were evacuated from France. When he got home he wrote a book AASF which was one of the first books on the Second World War to be published. In late 1940 he was commissioned in the RAF as a pilot and flew Catalina flying boats of Coastal Command. After support missions over the Atlantic protecting supply convoys from America, his squadron was deployed to Ceylon which was under threat from the Japanese navy. Gardner was at the controls when he was the first to sight the Japanese fleet and report back its position. Gardner was later recruited by Lord Mountbatten, to help report the exploits of the British 14th Army in Burma. He both broadcast and filed countless reports of their astonishing bravery in beating the Japanese in jungle conditions and monsoon weather. After the war, Gardner became the BBC air correspondent from 1946-1953. As such, he became known as 'The Voice of the Air, ' witnessing and recording the greatest days in British aviation history. But Perhaps he will best be remembered for his 1940 eye-witness account of an air battle over the English Channel when German dive bombers unsuccessfully attacked a British convoy but were driven off by RAF fighters. At the time it caused a national controversy. Some complained about his commentary 'being like a football match, ' and not an air battle where men's lives were at stake. That broadcast is still played frequently today.

Aerospace Engineering

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ISBN : UCSD:31822015410129
Genre : Airplanes
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Philatelic Literature Review

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ISBN : PSU:000070849219
Genre : Stamp collecting
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The Illustrated London News

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105117434600
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V Bombers

Author : Barry Jones
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025283933
Genre : History
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Presents a history of the V-Bomers, covering their inception, design, operational service, retirement, and preservation.

Vickers Vc10

Author : Lance Cole
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025189759
Genre : Transportation
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The VC10 was designed to operate in the difficult and demanding environment of the _Empire_ routes, which combined tropical conditions with often limited facilities. It was a tremendous success with its excellent payload, range, and performance, and was heralded by passengers and crew alike. Its length of service, the variants produced, and its development as an RAF transport all confirm the basic excellence of its design. Lance Cole tells the full story of its design and development. Using original Vickers documentation and interviews with the design and flight team, he has amassed a wealth of material, from its roots in the stillborn V1000 through to its current use with the RAF. Hdbd., 8 3/4_x 11_, 174 pgs., 148 b&w ill., 29 color.

New Scientist

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ISBN : CHI:11220689
Genre : Science
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New Scientist And Science Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X001746514
Genre : Science
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Newsweek

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ISBN : NWU:35556026839944
Genre : Current events
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100 Years Of Brooklands

Author : Ron Bambridge
ISBN : 0955102065
Genre : Transportation
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Conceived and designed by Peter Campbell working in conjunction with top advertising photographer Ron Bambridge and the Brooklands Museum, this profusely illustrated book celebrates the centenary of the world's first custom-built motor racing circuit and home of British aviation. In the pioneering days of driving, competitive racing was banned on public roads in the United Kingdom. British automobile manufacturers could only watch as their European counterparts such as Fiat, Renault, and Peugeot gained valuable publicity from city-to-city races held around the continent, despite the inherent dangers. To create a base for UK motor sport, Hugh Fortescue Locke-King designed a circuit where cars could race in comparative safety. In 1906 he set to work to build a huge concrete banked oval bowl, 100 feet wide and more than two miles long, on land he owned in Surrey. This formidable engineering project was completed within 18 months and in 1907, Brooklands held its first race. It remained in constant use until 1939 and the cars and drivers who competed there have passed into legend. Huge, powerful cars from companies such as Duesenberg, Railton, Lorraine-Dietrich, and Bentley, and smaller cars from MG and Morgan, all took part in long distance races and record breaking. Pioneer drivers such as Malcolm Campbell, Raymond Mays, and J. G. Parry-Thomas competed against fearless lady racers like Doreen Evans and Kay Petrie. It was John Cobb at the wheel of his mighty Napier Railton that established the ultimate circuit record of 143.33mph. The reputation of many motorcycle companies like Norton, Ariel, Zenith, and Douglas were established due to their exploits at Brooklands. Within the grounds of the concrete circuit, hangars were built alongside a small runway. From these buildings pioneer aviators Alliott Verdon-Roe, Tommy Sopwith, and Harry Hawker founded the British aviation industry. It became the home of the Vickers aircraft company and during WWII, numerous aircraft such as the Wellington bomber were built at Brooklands and Barnes Wallis designed his infamous "bouncing bomb." In later years, the circuit fell into disrepair but the production of aircraft continued, from the launch of the first passenger services to the design and creation of much of the first supersonic aircraft, Concorde. The award-winning photographs in this book record the design and engineering details of many of the cars, bikes, and aircraft that now form part of the famous Brooklands Museum, from the very earliest examples to more recent Formula 1 cars that form part of the collection. Shot in black and white, these images evoke a memory of a unique period in the history of automobile and aircraft development, and the unique race circuit that created its own niche in history.

Jane S Encyclopedia Of Aviation

Author : Michael John Haddrick Taylor
ISBN : UCSC:32106020970536
Genre : Aeronautics
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The New York Times Biographical Service

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105118473318
Genre : Biography
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A compilation of current biographical information of general interest.

Chronicle Of Aviation

Author : M. J. Armitage
ISBN : UOM:49015003044139
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Uses contemporary accounts to trace the history of aviation and describe records, events, and technical developments

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