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Aviation

  • Know Your Helicoptersby Thomas Hargreave

    5M Publishing Ltd 2017; US$ 8.99

    Know Your Helicopters is a pocket-sized book detailing 44 types of helicopters most commonly seen in service today from the smallest Robinson to the biggest Mil, including Bells, Boeings, Sikorskys and many more. A photograph of each machine is included.Tom Hargreave served 18 years in the British Army as an Army Air Corps pilot. In this time he accumulated... more...

  • Lancasterby Bloomsbury Publishing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 6.99

    Developed from the underperforming twin-engined Manchester, the Avro Lancaster was the RAF's most successful heavy bomber of World War II, forming the backbone of Bomber Command during the large-scale night bombing campaign against occupied Europe. While Britain was unable to hit back on the ground, the Lancaster enabled Britain to take the fight to... more...

  • Three in Thirteenby Roger Dunsford; Geoff Coughlin

    Casemate 2017; US$ 17.94

    Joe Singleton was an unlikely hero. A junior manager at a paints and varnish company at the outbreak of war, he was surprised to discover he had a hidden talent for flying. Despite RAF Fighter Squadrons crying out for replacements after the carnage of the Battle of Britain, Joe was posted to the rapidly developing world of night fighting. He flew... more...

  • Dronesby Harrison G. Wolf

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 120.00

    This book is an everything-included approach to understanding drones, creating an organization around using unmanned aircraft, and outlining the process of safety to protect that program. It is the first-of-a-kind safety-focused text book for unmanned aircraft operations, providing the reader with a required understanding of hazard identification,... more...

  • The Imagined Empireby Mi Gyung Kim

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 54.95

    The hot-air balloon, invented by the Montgolfier brothers in 1783, launched for the second time just days before the Treaty of Paris would end the American Revolutionary War. The ascent in Paris?a technological marvel witnessed by a diverse crowd that included Benjamin Franklin?highlighted celebrations of French military victory against Britain and... more...

  • Fallen Eaglesby Norman Franks

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 24.48

    The 50 pilots featured in Fallen Eagles were all decorated for bravery during The Great War. All survived the conflict only to die flying in the postwar years.The causes of their deaths ranged from being casualties of small wars, then as now rife in the Middle East, mechanical failure or pilot error. The 1920s were still pioneering years for aviation... more...

  • VC10: Icon of the Skiesby Lance Cole

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 24.48

    Other books have charted the VC10 in airline life, but this book blends that story with a well-researched tale of corporate and political power play. It asks; just what lay behind the sales failure of the VC1O? Politics played an important part of course, as did BOAC?s tactics, and a ?who dunnit? cast of politico-corporate events and machinations at... more...

  • Great War Fighter Aces 1916 - 1918by Norman Franks

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 13.58

    By the close of 1916, the air war over France was progressing amazingly. The Royal Flying Corps, the French Air Force and the opposing German Air Service, were all engaged in fierce aerial conflict and the Allied air forces were following a particularly successful if aggressive policy. They were taking the war to the Germans by constantly crossing... more...

  • Plunkett's Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac 2017by Jack W. Plunkett

    Plunkett Research Ltd. 2017; US$ 349.99

    A complete market research guide to the transportation, supply chain and logistics industries—for strategic planning, competitive intelligence, employment searches or financial research. Contains our famous trends analysis, statistical tables and glossary. Includes our profiles of the top 500 global transportation, supply chain and logistics firms,... more...

  • Cavitation Instabilities and Rotordynamic Effects in Turbopumps and Hydroturbinesby Luca d'Agostino; Maria Vittoria Salvetti

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 139.46

    The book provides a detailed approach to the physics, fluid dynamics, modeling, experimentation and numerical simulation of cavitation phenomena, with special emphasis on cavitation-induced instabilities and their implications on the design and operation of high performance turbopumps and hydraulic turbines. The first part covers the fundamentals (nucleation,... more...