The Jewish World in Stamps Ronald L. Eisenberg 2002 In hundreds of full-colour stamps from many lands, this book depicts a small people who continue to leave their imprint on every area of human activity, from faith and morality to sports and motion pictures. Areas covered include Jewish customs and traditions, major contributions in all areas of culture and science, sports, entertainment, and much more. The stamps are arranged artistically and are catalogued, making the book a visual joy for all readers and a sourcebook for collectors.
Encyclopedia of World War II Alan Axelrod 2007 Provides over seven hundred entries about the second World War discussing the biographies of key figures, maps and explanations of decisive battles, and the military, historical, political, and diplomatic aspects of the war.
Visual Aircraft Recognition U. S. Army 2013-01-14 This manual is primarily a ready reference to assist the ground observer in aircraft recognition and identification. It provides information on current operational aircraft of the United States and foreign countries, which may be observed worldwide in the combat area. It can be used as source material for personnel conducting unit training in visual aircraft recognition. The procedures in this publication apply throughout the US Army. The data is based on the best information available at the time of publication; however, it is not all-inclusive because of some classification guidelines. This publication, by nature, has a built-in time lag, and some aircraft may still be under development or classified at the time of writing, but may be fielded or unclassified at, or after, publication.
Mikoyan's Piston-Engined Fighters Yefim Gordon 2003 This latest title in Midland's Red Star series describes in detail the first aircraft--a series of piston-engined fighters--produced by the famous Mikoyan Design Bureau during and immediately after World War II. The first of these, the I-200 of 1940, entered limited production the following year as the MiG-1, which was quickly developed into the MiG-3, a high altitude interceptor. This book discusses these aircrafts' operational history and describes the standard production type and the experimental variants. It also covers the unusual I-250 (N) mixed-power fighter, which, with a 'pseudo-turbojet' booster, had a top speed of 513 mph--impressive in its day. Though only a handful were built, the I-250 was the final step toward the MiG-9 of 1945, the Soviet Union's first true jet fighter.
Polikarpov Fighters Of The Spanish Civil War Erik Pilawskii 2021-07-03 Volume no.6 of the Profile & Scale series illuminates the various Polikarpov fighters of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). The book is fully bi-lingual Spanish and English text, to include all captions, descriptions and references. More than 70 full-colour profiles document the appearance of these famous I-15s and I-16s, or Chatos and Moscas, in unstinting detail and accuracy. All-original, never previously published 1:48 scale line drawings are provided for the I-15 from all three manufacturers, Russian and Spanish. Full scale plans are included for the I-16 Types 5 and 10, but also for the special Ispanskii hybrid version shipped to Spain and the locally built examples from Alicante. These line drawings are the culmination of nearly 30 years' dedicated work on Polikarpov aircraft, and should present the most complete, accurate and illuminating scale work regarding these machines to date. The book presents many production, development and detail facts about Polikarpov fighters in Spain which have not been published previously. The old myth of the I-16 "Type 6" is laid to rest at last, and the mysterious Ispanskii models finally revealed. A proper explanation of the Russian M-25 engine is presented along with other such technical details, making this volume a treasure-trove for variant identification and resolution.
Aircraft of World War II in Combat 2008 A comprehensive history of the use of air power during World War II, From Blitzkrieg Dive-Bombing Attacks To Parachute Landings And Aerial Reconnaissance.
Post-World War II Fighters, 1945-1973 Marcelle Size Knaack 1986
Soviet Air Power Kenneth R. Whiting 1985
All the U.S. Air Force Airplanes, 1907-1983 Andrew W. Waters 1983
F-86 Sabre vs MiG-15 Douglas C. Dildy 2013-05-20 As the routed North Korean People's Army (NKPA) withdrew into the mountainous reaches of their country and the People's Republic of China (PRC) funneled in its massive infantry formations in preparation for a momentous counter-offensive, both lacked adequate air power to challenge US and UN. Reluctantly, Josef Stalin agreed to provide the requisite air cover, introducing the superior swept-wing MiG-15 to counter the American's straight-wing F-80 jets. This in turn prompted the USAF to deploy its very best – the F-86A Sabre – to counter this threat. Thus began a two-and-a-half-year struggle in the skies known as “MiG Alley.” In this period, the unrelenting campaign for aerial superiority witnessed the introduction of successive models of these two revolutionary jets into combat. This meticulously researched study not only provides technical descriptions of the two types and their improved variants, complete with a “fighter pilot's assessment” of these aircraft, but also chronicles the entire scope of their aerial duel in “MiG Alley” by employing the recollections of the surviving combatants – including Russian, Chinese, and North Korean pilots – who participated.
Soviet MiG-15 Aces of the Korean War Leonid Krylov 2012-12-20 The Soviet Union began assisting the People's Republic of China in its establishment of a modern air force in 1950, when Soviet Air Force regiments were sent to train local pilots. China's involvement in the Korean War in late October 1950 inevitably drew Soviet pilots into the war, with a total of 52 Soviet pilots scoring five or more victories there. The history of these covert actions has been a long-buried secret and this book is the first English publication to detail the only instance when the Cold War became 'hot'. This book uncovers Soviet combat experiences during the Korean War from detailed unit histories and rare first-hand account. With access to extensive Russian archives, the authors offer an enthralling insight into an air war that has been largely covered up and neglected. Illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and detailed full colour profiles, this book is a unique opportunity to read about an often-forgotten aspect of the Cold War.
Fighters and Bombers of World War II, 1939-45 Kenneth Munson 1983
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Alexander Mladenov 2014-06-20 The MiG-21 (NATO reporting name Fishbed) firmly holds the title of the world's most widely built and used jet fighter, with more than 10,000 units rolling off the lines of three plants in the former Soviet Union. The type was also built under license in India and Czechslovakia, and without license in China until the late 2000s. Designed as a Mach-2 light tactical fighter, its original prototype, the Ye-6/1, was first flown in 1958. The first production variant of the type, designated the MiG-21F, appeared in 1960 and its improved sub-variant, the MiG-21F-13 (Type 74, NATO reporting name Fishbed-C), was made available for export by 1961. It was a simplified daytime short-range, clear-weather interceptor and tactical fighter.
USAF F-105 Thunderchief vs VPAF MiG-17 Peter E. Davies 2019-07-25 The F-105D Thunderchief was originally designed as a low-altitude nuclear strike aircraft, but the outbreak of the Vietnam War led to it being used instead as the USAF's primary conventional striker against the exceptionally well-defended targets in North Vietnam and Laos. F-105 crews conducted long-distance missions from bases in Thailand, refuelling in flight several times and carrying heavy external bombloads. The MiG-17 was the lightweight, highly manoeuvrable defending fighter it encountered most often in 1965–68 during Operation Rolling Thunder. A development of the MiG-15, which shocked UN forces during the Korean War, its emphasis was on simplicity and ease of maintenance in potentially primitive conditions. Fully illustrated with stunning artwork, this book shows how these two aircraft, totally different in design and purpose, fought in a series of duels that cost both sides dearly.
LaGG & Lavochkin Aces of World War 2 George Mellinger 2012-10-20 This book examines the LaGG family of fighters, that were amongst the first modern piston-engined interceptors made available to the Red Air Forces in early 1941and proved far better fighters than their radial-engined predecessors. Despite technical maladies and political interference from Moscow, the LaGG-3 matured into an effective fighter when flown to its strengths at low level. Many early Soviet aces were weaned on the LaGG-3, and if they survived the early massacres of 1941-42, they went on to fly the Lavochkin family of fighters. Indeed, the Lavochkin La-3, -5 and -7 were the fighters of choice for Heroes of the Soviet Union such as Ivan Kozhedub, who claimed 62 kills.
Fast Answers to Common Questions St. Louis Public Library 2000 A guide to more than 4,500 commonly asked reference questions on a variety of subjects.
1001 Images of Aircrafts Francois Gross 1993-05 Informative text provides the history and accompanies over 1000 color photographs of aircraft.
Clash of Wings Walter J. Boyne 2012-03-13 Boyne resurrects the war of the skies in all its heroic and tragic drama, while supplying insightful, expert conclusions about previously overlooked aspects of the war, including the essential role of American bombers in Europe; Germany's miscalculation of the number of planes required for victory; the Allies' slow start in deploying maximum air power—and why they eventually triumphed.
The Chinese Air Force Richard P. Hallion 2012-10-03 Presents revised and edited papers from a October 2010 conference held in Taipei on the Chinese Air Force. The conference was jointly organized by Taiwan?s Council for Advanced Policy Studies, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the U.S. National Defense University, and the RAND Corporation. This books offers a complete picture of where the Chinese air force is today, where it has come from, and most importantly, where it is headed.
Soviet Fighters of the Second World War Jason Nicholas Moore 2021-07-30 The Red Air Force had just started to re-equip with modern monoplane fighters when the Germans opened Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union. Hundreds of fighters were destroyed in the first few days, but many of these were obsolete biplanes. Soviet Fighters of the Second World War details fighter development from the dark days of Barbarossa to eventual triumph over Berlin. Starting with outdated aircraft such as the Polikarpov Po-2 biplane and monoplane fighters, the Soviets then settled on two main lines of development: the inline-engine LaGG-3 and its radial-engine derivatives, the La-5 and La-7, and the inline-engine Yakovlev fighters, which were produced in greater numbers than any other series of fighters. Not only are these aircraft accurately described, but experimental fighters are also dealt with. In addition, colour profiles illustrate these aircraft in terms of design, camouflage and markings. From the I-15bis biplane of the late 1930s to the superb La-7 and Yak-3 fighters of the last year of the war, all Red Air Force fighters are covered in this comprehensive volume.
Flying Guns World War II Emmanuel Gustin 2003-06-08 This book describes the history of aircraft guns, their ammunition and their installations in aircraft. It commences with a technical history covering the development of guns, their ammunition, and related issues such as mountings and sights. This is followed by chapters on aircraft installations covering all nations and an evaluation of their use in combat. Appendices include comprehensive tables of the gun installations of World War II combat aircraft with details and illustrations of the guns used and specifications of their ammunition. There has never before been a comprehensive description of World War II aircraft gun armament. This book has been written with the aim of being the definitive work on this subject, dealing with armament of all participating air forces. Every technical aspect has been covered: gun design in the full range of sizes from small-caliber machine guns to heavy cannon; ammunition types and their use; fixed, flexible and turreted installations and gun sights. Comparative drawings and specifications of service weapons are provided, plus illustrations and data concerning their ammunition.
Early Fighters Christopher Chant 1999 Drawings, photographs, and text describe a variety of fighter planes, both U.S. and foreign, in use in World Wars I and II, including Britain's Sopwith Camel, the German Fokker and Messerschmitts, the American Curtiss series and the Lockheed Lightning.
Academic American Encyclopedia 1980
The Russian Air Force in the Eyes of German Commanders Generalleutnant Walter Schwabedissen 2017-06-28 The Russian Air Force in the Eyes of German Commanders by Generalleutnant a. D. Walter Schwabedissen, is one of a series of historical studies written by, or based on information supplied by, former key officers of the GAF for the United States Air Force Historical Division. The overall purpose of the series is twofold: 1) To provide the U.S. Air Force with a comprehensive and, insofar as possible, authoritative history of a major air force which suffered defeat in World War II, a history prepared by many of the principal and responsible leaders of that air force; 2) to provide a firsthand account of that air force’s unique combat in a major war, especially its fight against the forces of the Soviet Union. This series of studies therefore covers in large part virtually all phases of the Luftwaffe’s operations and organization, from its camouflaged origin in the Reichswehr, during the period of secret German rearmament following World War I, through its participation in the Spanish Civil War and its massive operations and final defeat in World War II, with particular attention to the air war on the Eastern Front. In World War II the Russian Air Force came of age. The men most vitally concerned with this, aside from the Russians themselves, were commanders in the German armed forces. The experience of these commanders, then, constitutes a unique source for information on an organization whose capabilities, both past and future, are of vital concern to the world. The chief German experience with the Russian Air Force derives from World War II. It was during this period that the Russians learned most from the Germans and the Germans learned most about the Russians. This study exploits this broad German experience. Compiled from the official records of the German Air Force and from reports written by German commanders who saw action in the Russian campaign, it documents many of the Russian Air Force’s achievements as well as its failures.
Science and Technology Desk Reference Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Science and Technology Department 1993 Discusses such topics as food and nutrition, the animal world, and weather and climate
Soviet Air Force Fighter Colours 1941-1945 Erik Pilawskii 2003 This book represents probably the most detailed study published in the English language of the camouflage and markings of the fighter aircraft of the Soviet Air Force during World War II. Erik Pilawskii is a scholar of the Soviet Air Force in World War II and has undertaken several years of research to produce this ground-breaking book. With information drawn from previously inaccessible Soviet archives, the author first presents a detailed analysis of the developments, trends, patterns and irregularities of the color systems seen on Russian fighters and offers a fascinating insight into the workings of the Soviet manufacturing system responsible for this task. He then brings readers a technical study of each of the main fighter aircraft and variants, and each description is followed by coverage of camouflage and markings, factory-applied, field variations and seasonal. The text is supported by hundreds of rare and previously unpublished photographs and more than 40 commissioned full color artworks. Furthermore, hundreds of color illustrations portray the immense variety of patterns related to this fascinating subject. This book will be a must-have for all students of Soviet air power and Russian aircraft modelers.
Mikoyan MiG-21 Yefim Gordon 2008 The book has detailed colour profiles and squadron markings, which will attract the interest of the scale modeller and the serious aviation historian and will become regarded as the definitive account of one of the most influential jet aircraft to have been produced during the Cold War era.
The Handy Technology Answer Book Naomi Balaban 2015-12-21 Technology pervades our daily lives and modern society, and not just when it comes to computers and smart phones. Before there was the computer, there was the abacus. Before the smart phone, there was the telegraph and ball point pen. Electricity, penicillin, and the compass have all led to revolutionary changes in how we live. The Handy Technology Answer Book explains how technology has revolutionized the way people live, work, and play. It covers a broad range of fields, including medicine, mining, buildings, transportation, the military, and agriculture, and how they have been changed by technology. From the relationship between science and technology to nanotechnology, robots, and predictions for future technology, The Handy Technology Answer Book presents the latest and historical in an engaging and informative format. It brings well-researched answers to more than 1,100 common questions on technology, such as What are the major time periods of technology? Who is considered to be the first engineer? Which individual was granted the most U.S. patents? What is a Uniform Resource Locator, or URL? What products are made from recycled plastic? Can human beings be cloned? What is the future of wearable technology in health care?
Aircraft of World War Two Kenneth Munson 1968
Air War on the Eastern Front Mike Guardia 2020-10-28 A pictorial history of Nazi Germany’s entire air campaign against the Soviet Union on the Eastern Front in World War II. The Red Air Force versus the Luftwaffe in the skies over Eastern Europe. June 1941: Having conquered most of Western Europe, Adolf Hitler turned his attention to the vast Soviet Union. Disregarding his Non-Aggression Pact with Joseph Stalin, Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, a full-scale invasion of the Soviet homeland . . . aimed squarely at Moscow. In the skies over Russia, the battle-hardened airmen of the Luftwaffe made short work of the Red Air Force during opening days of Barbarossa. To make matters worse, Stalin had executed many of his best pilots during the perennial “purges” of the 1930s. Thus, much of the Red Air Force was destroyed on the ground before meeting the Luftwaffe in the skies. By 1944, however, the Soviet airmen had regained the initiative and fervently wrested air superiority from the now-ailing Axis Powers. “Will be of great interest to both modelers and aircraft historians alike.” —AMPS Indianapolis “This slim survey provides a quick, convenient intro to the deadly totalitarian duel. Make it a launchpad to further study of Eastern Front air combat in WWII.” —Cybermodeler “The prose is smooth and provides a top-level look at WWII German and Soviet air warfare.” —Historical Miniatures Gaming Society
Encyclopedia of US Air Force Aircraft and Missile Systems: Post-World War II fighters, 1945-1973 Marcelle Size Knaack 1978
Soviet Air Power Kenneth Whiting 2019-09-27 This comprehensive examination of Soviet air power analyzes the three branches of the USSR Military Air Forces & Frontal Aviation, Long-Range Aviation, and Military Air Transport and Naval Aviation and the National Air Defense, emphasizing World War II and postwar developments.
Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II Frederick Thomas Jane 1989 More than one thousand black-and-white photographs, line drawings, and data tables accompany an authoritative survey of World War II aircraft that reviews the airpower of sixty-eight nations and provides detailed descriptions of each aircraft.
Allies in Wartime Alexander B. Dolitsky 2007 This book is a collection of articles, essays and speeches that together illuminate a remarkable chapter in human history: the Alaska-Siberia Airway during World War II.
Case Studies in the Achievement of Air Superiority Benjamin Franklin Cooling (III) 1994
MiG-3 Aces of World War 2 Dmitriy Khazanov 2013-05-20 The MiG-1/3 family of fighters was built to satisfy a Soviet Air Force requirement for an advanced, fast, high-altitude fighter. Entering service in the spring of 1941, the problematic MiG-1 had its handling issues rectified with the hasty production of the MiG-3. Many of these were destroyed on the ground when the Germans launched Operation Barbarossa. Nevertheless, enough examples survived to allow pilots such as Stepan Suprun and Aleksandr Pokryshkin to claim a number of victories in the type. This book tells the complete story of the men who made ace in the first examples of the famous MiG fighter.
MiG-21 'Fishbed' Yefim Gordon 1996 MiG-21 Fishbed Gordon and Gunston Subtitled: The Worlds Most Widely Used Supersonic Fighter. Using much never-before-published material, a huge array of photographs previously unseen in the West, and color artwork, this book reveals the secrets of the fighter that has flown and fought in more countries than any other supersonic jet.Produced with full access to MiG design bureau archives. Sftbd., 8 1/2x 11, 144 pgs., 15 bandw ill. , 7 color.
Russian Aircraft of World War II Edward Ward 2021-06 Organized chronologically by type, Russian Aircraft of World War II offers a highly illustrated guide to the main types of aircraft used by the Soviet Air Force during World War II. The book provides a comprehensive survey of combat aircraft, from the compact, revolutionary Polikarpov I-16 fighter of the Winter War in Finland, to the Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik and Petlyakov Pe-2, two of the outstanding ground-attack aircraft of the Eastern Front campaign. All the major and many minor types are featured, including fighters, dive bombers, ground-attack aircraft, night bombers, strategic bombers, and reconnaissance and transport aircraft. This includes both well-known models, such as the classic MiG-1 fighter and Tupolev SB fast bomber, through lend-lease aircraft like the A-20 Havoc and B-24 Liberator, to lesser-known models, including the Yermolayev Yer-2 medium bomber and Kharkiv KhAI-5 light bomber. Each featured profile includes authentic markings and color schemes, while every separate model is accompanied by exhaustive specifications. Packed with 110 full-color artworks with detailed specifications, Russian Aircraft of World War II is a key reference guide for military modelers and World War II enthusiasts.
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 1846
Aircraft of World War II Stewart Wilson 1998 A comprehensive directory of the aircraft that saw service during WWII, with over 300 entries covering the fighters, bombers, reconnaissance and strike aircraft, trainers and transports built in some 15 nations around the world. Entries list: country of origin; aircraft type; powerplants; dimensions; weights; armament; performance; operators; production; and history of each featured aircraft. Sftbd., 8 1/2"x 11", 176 pgs., 322 bandw ill.

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