Aircraft in Action p 47

US Liaison Aircraft in action (Squadron Signal 1195) (Repost)  

Posted by Oleksandr74 at Dec. 25, 2015
US Liaison Aircraft in action (Squadron Signal 1195) (Repost)

Al Adcock - US Liaison Aircraft in action
Squadron/Signal Publications | 2005 | ISBN: 0897474872 | English | 52 pages | PDF | 22.08 MB
Aircraft Number 195

Aircraft Number 195: US Liaison Aircraft in action (Repost)  

Posted by Oleksandr74 at Jan. 21, 2012
Aircraft Number 195: US Liaison Aircraft in action (Repost)

Al Adcock - US Liaison Aircraft in action
Squadron/Signal Publications | 2005 | ISBN: 0897474872 | English | 52 pages | PDF | 22.1 MB
Aircraft Number 195

Tupolev Tu-22M (Russian Aircraft in Action)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sawk2x at April 5, 2010
Tupolev Tu-22M (Russian Aircraft in Action)

Tupolev Tu-22M (Russian Aircraft in Action)
Polygon Press Ltd. | 2003 | ISBN: 1932525025 | English | 82 Pages | PDF | 95,3 MB

Sukhoi Su-24 (Russian Aircraft in Action)  

Posted by Oleksandr74 at Jan. 19, 2010
Sukhoi Su-24 (Russian Aircraft in Action)

Yefim Gordon - Sukhoi Su-24
Polygon Press | 2003 | ISBN: 1932525017 | 82 pages | PDF | 105.51 MB
Russian Aircraft in Action

As the need arose to replace the Yakovlev Yak-28 Brewer making up the backbone of the Soviet Air Force's tactical bomber fleet since 1960, the Sukhoi Design Bureau began development of a twinjet tactical bomber known in-house as the T-6. The first prototype (called T6-1) flew in June 1967, featuring delta wings and four lift-jets buried in the fuselage to improve field performance. However, the weight penalty imposed by the lift-jets was deemed unacceptable and the aircraft was radically reworked to feature variable-geometry wings, becoming the Soviet counterpart to the General Dynamics FB-111. The resulting T6-21 entered flight testing in May 1970, subsequently entering production and service as the Su-24. The bomber underwent a progressive refinement and development process, spawing dedicated reconnaissance and ECM variants. To this day, the Su-24 remains the principal Russian tactical bomber. Apart from deployment in East Germany and Poland in the Cold War days, the type has participated in "hot" conflicts as the Afgan War and the First Chechen War.

Tupolev Tu-95/-142 (Russian Aircraft in Action)  

Posted by Oleksandr74 at Dec. 4, 2009
Tupolev Tu-95/-142 (Russian Aircraft in Action)

Yefim Gordon - Tupolev Tu-95/-142 (Russian Aircraft in Action)
IP Media Incorporated - Polygon Press | 2003 | ISBN: 1932525009 | 82 pages | PDF | 39.67 MB

The beginning of the Cold War and the perceived need by Soviet political and military leaders to deliver nuclear strikes against the continental USA led the Soviet Union to develop new delivery vehicles - primarily strategic bombers. Thus, in 1951 the Tupolev Design Bureau brought out the Tu-95. Known to the West as the Bear, this machine was unique in that it combined turboprop engines with swept wings - a feature which accounted for the bomber's impressive top speed of 910 km/h. The basic bomber soon became a symbol of the Soviet threat and the progenitor of a whole family of combat aircraft which included missile carriers, an over-the-horizon targeting version working with missile submarines, reconnaissance versions, a long-range ocean anti-submarine warfare aircraftwhich was sufficiently different to receive a separate designation (Tu-142), a communications relay version, and assorted test beds. The Tu-95 also served as the basis for the impressive Tu-114 long-haul airliner. Some of the Bear's versions remain in service to this day. This book contains approximately 200 black-and-white and color photos illustrating the type's development and service from inception to the present day. Photos include detailed captions.

US Liaison Aircraft in action  

Posted by tiras12 at Aug. 4, 2009
US Liaison Aircraft in action

Don Greer,David Gebhardt, "US Liaison Aircraft in action".
Publisher: Squadron Signal Publications | ISBN: 0897474872 | 2005 edition | PDF | 49 Pages | 20.94 MB

US Liaison Aircraft in Action.

Tupolev Tu-22M (Russian Aircraft in Action)  

Posted by parakeet at April 22, 2009
Tupolev Tu-22M (Russian Aircraft in Action)

Tupolev Tu-22M (Russian Aircraft in Action)
Polygon Press | ISBN 1932525033 | 2003 | PDF | 82 pages | 40 MB

In 1964, the Tupolev Design Bureau began development of a twin-engined medium bomber intended as a replacement for the Tu-22 supersonic bomber which had entered service in the early 1960s.

For political reasons, Andrey Nikolayevich Tupolev presented the project as the Tu-22M; this was a trick intended to fool the Soviet government into thinking a considerable increase in capabilities could be obtained by a simple modification of the existing Tu-22 'Blinder'. This, according to Tupolev, was easier and cheaper than the "clean sheet of paper" designs proposed by the rival Sukhoi and Myasischev bureaus.

Known in-house as "aircraft 145", initially the projected bomber indeed looked like a rehash of the production Tu-22 with new variable-geometry wings. Soon, however, it became obvious that this approach was no good, and the aircraft which eventually entered flight testing on 30 August 1969 as the Tu-22M0 had virtually nothing in common with the Blinder. Suffice it to say that the engines were now buried in the fuselage, not mounted at the base of the fin.

Achieving initial operating capability in 1972, the bomber was initially misidentified by the West as the Tu-26 and code-named Backfire. The initial Tu-22M2 production version evolved into the improved Tu-22M3 and the Tu-22MR reconnaissance version. In addition to conventional bombing, the aircraft was suitable for naval missile strike missions. From 1987 on, the type saw action during the closing stage of the Afghan War, dropping heavy bombs which, in the words of the crew, "flattened the mountains completely". After the demise of the Soviet Union, the type was operated by two of the new CIS republics, Russia and the Ukraine.

Squadron/Signal Publications Aircraft in Action 1196 - F16 Fighting Falcon  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by pinkyshor at June 2, 2006
Squadron/Signal Publications Aircraft in Action 1196 - F16 Fighting Falcon

by Lou Drendel | Illustrated by David Gebhardt and Darren Glenn | 49 pages | Pub. Date: 2005 | ISBN: 0897474902 | Format: PDF | Size: 10.3MB

The long awaited Aircraft in Action title, brought to you by GothScans.

Fiat Gr32/Gr42 Aircraft In Action 1172 Squadron/Signal Publications  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Satsuma at Nov. 18, 2005

Fiat Gr32/Gr42 Aircraft In Action 1172 Squadron/Signal Publications

P-47 Thunderbolt  

Posted by lout at Oct. 27, 2009
P-47 Thunderbolt

P-47 Thunderbolt (Aircraft in Action 1208) By Larry Davis
Publisher: Squadron/Signal Publications 2007 | 62 Pages | ISBN: 0897475429 | PDF | 43 MB