The Big Book of Aviation Facts

The Big Book of Aviation Facts

Author: Marbella Publishing

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798651908493

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Page: 29

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An illustrated compilation of curiosities, statistics, military, history and fun facts. Includes over 100 facts and awesome pictures.

The Big Book of X-Bombers & X-Fighters

The Big Book of X-Bombers & X-Fighters

Author: Steve Pace

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9780760351420

Category: History

Page: 360

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They're all here--every X-bomber and X-fighter since 1942. On October 2, 1942, the Bell XP-59 Airacomet soared up and away from present-day Edwards AFB, launching the US Army Air Forces into the Jet Age. In the several decades since, hundreds of new variations of experimental and test turbojet-powered bombers and fighters--X-bombers and X-fighters--have taken explosive flight. These aircraft blazed a trail leading to today's B-2 Stealth Bomber and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The Big Book of X-Bombers & X-Fighters showcases all of the USAF jet-powered X-bombers and X-fighters that have flown since 1942--more than 90 in all, including the alphabet soup of their variants. From experimental to prototype service bombers and fighters--from the XB-43 to the B-2A and the XP-59A to the F-35A--they're all here, with their inside stories revealed. Some of these aircraft were further developed. Others were canceled. All stretched the performance and design envelopes. More than 250 photos illustrate all of these experimental aircrafts' cutting-edge features and zeroes in on histories of their design, flight testing, and weapons testing. Specification tables detailing performance, design, and armaments help round out this compendium of information on truly groundbreaking aviation designs. X-bombers and X-fighters in The Big Book of X-Bombers & X-Fighters include: Bell P-59 Airacomet Republic P/F-84 Thunderjet Douglas B-43 Jetmaster North American B-45 Tornado Boeing B-47 Stratojet Curtiss P/F-87 Blackhawk McDonnell P/F-85 Goblin Convair P/F-92 "Dart" Northrop F-17 Cobra Boeing B-1 Lancer And all the rest! Specifications included for each aircraft include: Length Height Wingspan Empty weight Gross weight Maximum range Ceiling Maximum speed Armament In addition, veteran aviation author Steve Pace shows readers some of the designs that could have been and offers a peek into what might be lurking in the future, making this the definitive guide to USAF jet-powered experimental aircraft!

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

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Page: 288

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

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Page: 272

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

The Big Book of Spy Trivia

The Big Book of Spy Trivia

Author: Bernadette Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781646041312

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 287

View: 402

Discover the fascinating true stories of spies and secret agents throughout history in this ultimate collection of espionage trivia. Whether you’re a wannabe 007 or just a fan of subterfuge, the fun facts and legendary stories in this big book of spy trivia are sure to shock and fascinate. Discover how the most infamous spy organizations like the CIA and MI6 came began, how they recruit agents, and how they have helped shape world events. You’ll even learn real tactics that spies use on missions, from escaping zip ties to reading the body language. This collection spans centuries and countries, including: • One of history’s first spy operations: the Trojan Horse in ancient Greece • America’s first spy organization: George Washington’s Culper Ring • Real KGB spies from the Cold War era: American citizens Ethel and Julius Rosenberg • And much more! This fact-packed book quizzes readers on their spy knowledge, from pop culture icons to unsung heroes that history books have forgotten.

The Big Book of Planes

The Big Book of Planes

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241270271

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 618

Take to the skies with DK's The Big Noisy Book of Planes, filled with exciting flight facts for young children. Discover every type of plane imaginable in this fun, informative visual guide, from jumbo jets and fighter jets to stunt planes and crop-sprayers. Kids will find out all about how planes work and learn about the fastest jet in the world, while the annotated high-resolution photographs show them in stunning detail everything there is to know about aircraft. Fully updated to include the latest breakthroughs in the world of aviation, DK's The Big Noisy Book of Planes is the perfect book for any child who has ever asked the question "how does a plane fly?".

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

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Page: 328

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.