Aircraft of World War I

Aircraft of World War I Author Jack Herris
ISBN-10 1906626669
Year 2010
Pages 192
Language en

Illustrated with detailed artworks of combat aircraft and their markings, 'The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide: Aircraft of WWI' is a comprehensive study of the aircraft that fought in the Great War of 1914-18. Arranged chronologically by theater of war and campaign, this book offers a complete organizational breakdown of the units on all the fronts, including the Eastern and Italian Fronts. Each campaign includes a compact history of the role and impact of aircraft on the course of the conflict, as well as orders of battle, lists of commanders and campaign aces such as Manfred von Richtofen, Eddie Rickenbacker, Albert Ball and many more.Every type of aircraft is featured, including the numerous variations and types of well-known models, such as the Fokker Dr.I, the Sopwith Camel and the SPAD SVII, through to lesser-known aircraft, such as the Rumpler C.1, and the Amstrong Whitworth FK8. Each aircraft profile is accompanied by exhaustive specifications, as well as details of individual and unit markings. Packed with more than 200 color profiles of every major type of combat aircraft from the era, 'The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide: Aircraft of WWI' is an essential reference guide for modelers, military historians and aircraft enthusiasts.

Bloody Paralyser

Bloody Paralyser Author Rob Langham
Year 2017-03-13
Language en
Publisher Fonthill Media

Bloody Paralyser: The Giant Handley Page Bombers of the First World War tells the story of the largest British bombers of the First World War and the men who flew them. In 1915, the biggest plane ever seen in Britain took flight for the first time a twin-engine monster with a 100- foot wingspan, designed to be a Bloody Paralyser to the Germans. Operating mainly at night, the Handley Page bombers attacked Germany and Germanoccupied towns and cities, disrupting the enemy s industry and transport and targeting U-boats that were causing heavy losses to merchant shipping. The men that flew in the Bloody Paralysers were the forerunners of the crews of Bomber Command in the Second World War, and now their story is told in their own words.

Russian Aviation Colours 1909 1922

Russian Aviation Colours 1909 1922 Author Marat Khairulin
ISBN-10 8363678481
Year 2015-03-19
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher MMP

This book describes the history of the little-known emblems and distinctive markings of Russian military aviation from the early origins of domestic military aviation up to the Russian exit from WW1.The authors have managed to collect, and in some cases partially reconstruct, the majority of emblems and signs used in Russia during this period by military aviation units.The book catalogues the differences aviation motifs from the beginning of the formation of Russian military aviation. The collected material is presented in a clear and attractive form - color plates, reconstructed logos, and original photographs from public and private archives.This book is intended for a wide audience and at the same time will be a great help to researchers and historians seriously engaged in the history of Russian military aviation.This profusely illustrated book covers all the aircraft used, with brief details of their service use and comprehensive details of the colors and markings they carried. Besides the many photos, full color profiles illustrate the markings applied. Detailed color notes and precise descriptions and illustration of national markings over the period complete a book that will be invaluable to aircraft enthusiasts, historians and modelers. REVIEWS MMP illumines the riveting history of early Imperial Russian military aircraft markings in Russian Aviation Colours 1909-1922 - the first of four planned volumes...Literally every page proved enlightening. A.V. Kazakov's color plates are superb. And many of the previously unpublished photos come from private archives...Rabidly recommendedCybermodeler

Pfalz Aircraft of World War I

Pfalz Aircraft of World War I Author Jack Herris
ISBN-10 1891268155
Year 2001-03-01
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Flying Machines Press

This book details every Pfalz design, from the eraly two seaters and prototypes through the classic D.III, D.VIII and D.XIII fighters that saw combat on the Western Front. It features more than 320 never-published photos, many of operational aircraft and their markings, plus a lavish, 18-page color section highlighting 62 aircraft, many of which have never been portrayed in color, and excellent five-view scale drawings of 15 Pfalz designs to standard modelers' scales of 1/48 and 1/72.

Convair Class VF Convoy Fighter

Convair Class VF Convoy Fighter Author Jared A Zichek
ISBN-10 0996875433
Year 2017-03-31
Pages 40
Language en

Presents the original proposal for the Convair Class VF Convoy Fighter, which led to the XFY-1 Pogo turboprop tailsitter naval aircraft of the early 1950s. Also included are 2 Army observation VTOL tailsitters from 1955 and the Gamby Vertigo of 1933. This book features 45 images, including rare photos, blueprints, illustrations, and color profiles.

Patriotic Pacifism

Patriotic Pacifism Author Sandi E. Cooper
ISBN-10 9780199923380
Year 1991-12-19
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press

Despite the liberalized reconfiguration of civil society and political practice in nineteenth-century Europe, the right to make foreign policy, devise alliances, wage war and negotiate peace remained essentially an executive prerogative. Citizen challenges to the exercise of this power grew slowly. Drawn from the educated middle classes, peace activists maintained that Europe was a single culture despite national animosities; that Europe needed rational inter-state relationships to avoid catastrophe; and that internationalism was the logical outgrowth of the nation-state, not its subversion. In this book, Cooper explores the arguments of these "patriotic pacifists" with emphasis on the remarkable international peace movement that grew between 1889 and 1914. While the first World War revealed the limitations and dilemmas of patriotic pacifism, the shape, if not substance, of many twentieth-century international institutions was prefigured in nineteenth-century continental pacifism.

Air Power And The Ground War In Vietnam Ideas And Actions

Air Power And The Ground War In Vietnam  Ideas And Actions Author Dr Donald J. Mrozek
ISBN-10 9781786250131
Year 2015-11-06
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Pickle Partners Publishing

Ultimately, this study is about a smaller Vietnam War than that which is commonly recalled. It focuses on expectations concerning the impact of air power on the ground war and on some of its actual effects, but it avoids major treatment of some of the most dramatic air actions of the war, such as the bombing of Hanoi. To many who fought the war and believe it ought to have been conducted on a still larger scale or with fewer restraints, this study may seem almost perverse, emphasizing as it does the utility of air power in conducting the conflict as a ground war and without total exploitation of our most awe-inspiring technology. Although the chapters in this study are intended to form a coherent and unified argument, each also offers discrete messages. The chapters are not meant to be definitive. They do not exhaust available documentary material, and they often rely heavily on published accounts. Nor do they provide a complete chronological picture of the uses of air power, even with respect to the ground war. Nor is coverage of areas in which air power was employed—South Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and North Vietnam—evenly distributed nor necessarily proportionate to the effort expended in each place during the war. Lastly, some may find one or another form of air power either slightly or insufficiently treated. Such criticisms are beside the point, for the objectives of this study are to explore a comparatively neglected theme—the impact of air power on the ground—and to encourage further utilization of lessons drawn from the Vietnam experience.

From Mouse to Mermaid

From Mouse to Mermaid Author Elizabeth Bell
ISBN-10 9780253116161
Year 1995-11-01
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Indiana University Press

From Mouse to Mermaid, an interdisciplinary collection of original essays, is the first comprehensive, critical treatment of Disney cinema. Addressing children’s classics as well as the Disney affiliates’ more recent attempts to capture adult audiences, the contributors respond to the Disney film legacy from feminist, marxist, poststructuralist, and cultural studies perspectives. The volume contemplates Disney’s duality as an American icon and as an industry of cultural production, created in and through fifty years of filmmaking. The contributors treat a range of topics at issue in contemporary cultural studies: the performance of gender, race, and class; the engendered images of science, nature, technology, family, and business. The compilation of voices in From Mouse to Mermaid creates a persuasive cultural critique of Disney’s ideology. The contributors are Bryan Attebery, Elizabeth Bell, Claudia Card, Chris Cuomo, Ramona Fernandez, Henry A. Giroux, Robert Haas, Lynda Haas, Susan Jeffords, N. Soyini Madison, Susan Miller, Patrick Murphy, David Payne, Greg Rode, Laura Sells, and Jack Zipes.

Seventy Years of Exploration in Oceanography

Seventy Years of Exploration in Oceanography Author Klaus Hasselmann
ISBN-10 3642120873
Year 2010-04-08
Pages 137
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

It all began with Markus Jochum approaching one of us (HvS) – “when you guys are doing interviews with senior scientists from oceanography and related sciences, why are you not doing Walter Munk?” Indeed, why not? Walter Munk, an icon in oceanography, had just given a wonderful talk in a symposium in honor of his 90th birthday, sweeping a grand circle from his earliest work with Chip Cox on airborne measurements of ocean surface roughness to the latest satellite data – not simply a review, but the struggle of an active scientist opening up new perspectives – as inspiring and stimulating as when one of us (KH) rst met him at the Ocean Waves Conference in Easton in 1961 (Fig. I. 1). Walter immediately agreed to share with us his recollections on the nearly seventy years of his path-breaking contributions in a sheer amazing range of topics, from ocean waves, internal waves, ocean currents, tides, tsunamis, sea level, microseisms and the rotation of the earth to ocean acoustic tomography. With “you guys” Markus was referring to HvS and the various partners HvS had 1 invited to join him in conducting a series of interviews of retired colleagues.

The Engines of Our Ingenuity

The Engines of Our Ingenuity Author John H. Lienhard
ISBN-10 0195167317
Year 2003-04-10
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press

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.

Air Warfare an International Encyclopedia A L

Air Warfare  an International Encyclopedia  A L Author Walter J. Boyne
ISBN-10 9781576073452
Year 2002-01-01
Pages 771
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO

Written by more than 100 international scholars and experts, this encyclopedia chronicles the individuals, equipment, and drama of nearly a century of aerial combat.

The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction

The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction Author Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr.
ISBN-10 9780819571526
Year 2011-02-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Wesleyan University Press

As the world undergoes daily transformations through the application of technoscience to every aspect of life, science fiction has become an essential mode of imagining the horizons of possibility. However much science fiction texts vary in artistic quality and intellectual sophistication, they share in a mass social energy and a desire to imagine a collective future for the human species and the world. At this moment, a strikingly high proportion of films, commercial art, popular music, video and computer games, and non-genre fiction have become what Csicsery-Ronay calls science fictional, stimulating science-fictional habits of mind. We no longer treat science fiction as merely a genre-engine producing formulaic effects, but as a mode of awareness, which frames experiences as if they were aspects of science fiction. The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction describes science fiction as a constellation of seven diverse cognitive attractions that are particularly formative of science-fictionality. These are the “seven beauties” of the title: fictive neology, fictive novums, future history, imaginary science, the science-fictional sublime, the science-fictional grotesque, and the Technologiade, or the epic of technsocience’s development into a global regime.

Premediation Affect and Mediality After 9 11

Premediation  Affect and Mediality After 9 11 Author R. Grusin
ISBN-10 9780230275270
Year 2010-04-09
Pages 196
Language en
Publisher Springer

In an era of heightened securitization, print, televisual and networked media have become obsessed with the 'pre-mediation' of future events. In response to the shock of 9/11, socially networked US and global media worked to pre-mediate collective affects of anticipation and connectivity, while also perpetuating low levels of apprehension or fear.

French Aircraft in the First World War

French Aircraft in the First World War Author Vital E. Ferry
ISBN-10 2352503701
Year 2015-02-26
Pages 196
Language en
Publisher Harcourt Young Classics

During the cradle of aviation, at the beginning of the Great War, France had access to only a few dozen military aircraft, with a staff who didn't quite know what to do with them. However, during the course of the conflict, the embryonic Air Force, dedicated to the creation of reconnaissance and bombing missions, evolved like wildfire to the point that by the Armistice of 11 November 1918, French military aviation had become one of the world's most powerful as a result of the construction of 10,000 aircraft spread throughout nearly 300 squadrons. Having became the first nation equipped with an air force, the French aviation industry in its infancy before the war, had been able to produce in four years 50,000 aircraft, may of which would go on to support a number of her allies, including Britain, Russia and especially the United States. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of the French Air Force from 1914 to 1918 through a historical narrative peppered with anecdotes and illustrated with many unpublished pictures from the period and profiles of the most iconic devices. The work is complete with full specifications of aircraft built and used by France during the four years of the Great War.

Fighting Patton

Fighting Patton Author Harry Yeide
ISBN-10 9780760345924
Year 2014-03-01
Pages 528
Language en

DIVIn Fighting Patton, noted historian Harry Yeide is the first to examine legendary U.S. General George S. Patton Jr. through the eyes of his enemies: the opposing German commanders of WWII./div