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Twenty Thousand Miles In A Flying Boat

Author : Alan J. Cobham
ISBN : 0752441817
Genre : Africa
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Air-route development in Africa was a result of Sir Alan Cobham's 1929 flight through and round Africa in a flying-boat. Lady Cobham accompanied her husband throughout the journey. This work features Sir Alan Cobham's account of his journey. First published in 1930, it is illustrated with over 50 photographs from the trip, from the family archive.

Wings On The River

Author : David Embry Jones
ISBN : 9781921054273
Genre : Aeronautics
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History Of Air To Air Refuelling

Author : Richard Tanner
ISBN : 9781844152728
Genre : History
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This is a unique account of the development and operational use of air-to-air flight refuelling since its early beginnings in the USA and the UK to the equipment that is in use today. The author draws upon his life-long career as senior design engineer with the successful British company In-Flight Refuelling who were responsible for the development of the hose and drogue technique now preferred by many of the world's air forces. The story begins in the early 1920s when the art of air refuelling was part of the Barn Storming record-breaking attempts that were popular in the USA. It continues into the late thirties when successful experiments were made. Amazingly, the Royal Air Force were not interested in pursuing this great technical advantage during World War II and it was the USAAF who requested the British invention to experiment with on their B-17s and B-24s. The Korean War saw extended use of operational air-to-air refuelling for the first time and now the 'tanker fleet' is an essential unit in major air-forces around the world.

The Spider Web The Romance Of A Flying Boat War Flight Illustrated Edition

Author : Anon, “P.I.X”
ISBN : 9781782891024
Genre : History
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“War at sea-war in the air—This is an account of the early days, during the Great War, of the service that became the Fleet Air Arm. It did not take long after hostilities commenced for the Royal Navy to appreciate the potential of an ‘air force’ both as an eye in the sky and as an effective method of countering enemy surface vessels and most especially German submarine activity. Endurance, speed and surprise were the essential components of the sea-plane and flying boat war. Appearing suddenly out of the sun, a surface cruising U-Boat had little time to dive to safety before destruction rained down upon it. This book contains may gripping incidents of U-Boat hunting in the ‘Spider Web’, a great tract of the North Sea which was the Navy flyer’s patrol area and battlefield. This was a hard war, fraught with dangers from mechanical breakdowns, attacks from enemy aircraft, lethal weather and anti-aircraft fire among its many perils. A riveting account of the sea and early aviation warfare.”-Leonaur Print version. Author — Anon, “P.I.X” Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in Edinburgh, W. Blackwood and sons, 1919. Original Page Count – x and 278 pages. Illustrations — 20 maps and Illustrations.

The Engines Of Our Ingenuity

Author : John H. Lienhard
ISBN : 0195167317
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book explores the nature of creativity in engineering and technology, and how it relates to creativity in art or science. Lienhard has for ten years done a twice-weekly radio show, carried on about 35 NPR stations, consisting of 3-minute essays on technology. He uses the substance of selected segments of his radio program to create a continuous narrative presenting his insights on technological creativity. This book has the same title as his radio program, to further draw the attention of his one million listeners.

Flight Directory Of British Aviation

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105013145508
Genre : Aeronautics
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Author : Alexander Smith Russell
ISBN : UOM:39015031957874
Genre : Science
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The Saturday Evening Post

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ISBN : IOWA:31858030119220
Genre : Philadelphia (Pa.)
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Journal Of The Royal Aeronautical Society

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Chamber S Journal

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ISBN : MINN:319510024409025
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