Pistons to Jets: Diamond Anniversary 75th Year of Naval Aviation, Beginnings, Tactical Jet Missions, Power Projection, Korean War, Vietnam War Pistons to Jets: Diamond Anniversary 75th Year of Naval Aviation, Beginnings, Tactical Jet Missions, Power Projection, Korean War, Vietnam War

Pistons to Jets: Diamond Anniversary 75th Year of Naval Aviation, Beginnings, Tactical Jet Missions, Power Projection, Korean War, Vietnam War

Beginnings, Tactical Jet Missions, Power Projection, Korean War, Vietnam War

    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

Engines are the hearts of airplanes. Before the age of powered flight, variations of balloons and gliders challenged the sky and scored some victories. With the introduction of power plants, aircraft became more obedient to the human beings who manipulated those engines than to the meteorological whims of the wind. "Changes in hearts" — improvements, for the most part — enabled flying machines to go much faster, from 30 or so miles per hour to supersonic levels, in the span of a human lifetime. Unlike mortal hearts, all of which bear the same design, aircraft power plants appeared in a vast assortment of shapes with varying capabilities through the years. Some failed to match expectations. Others exceeded them. Many performed yeoman service as advertised. All contributed to the continuously rising chart line of new technology. Common to the success of any engine, though, is the maintenance effort required to ensure that it functions properly. There isn't a Naval Aviator on the planet who doesn't owe a debt of gratitude to the mechanics. The folks with wrench in hand and a formidable combination of determination and knowledge have kept and continue to keep the motors purring in peace and war. This monograph is dedicated to them. Some call it the most exciting sound of all — the roaring rush of burning wind from a jet engine. Up close it can crackle the eardrums. From a distance it still conveys power and might, like a sustained prelude to a thunderclap. The sound is dynamic, a living monument to man's continuing quest for new technological horizons. It was not a common sound in U.S. Naval Aviation during WW II, but minds were laboring in various camps that would soon make it so. In 1940, an Italian named Campini remained aloft for 10 minutes in a jet-propelled aircraft. In 1941, Great Britain plunged into development of jet planes. Toward war's end, Germany's twin-turbine ME-262 fighter was effective against Allied Forces. In fact, German expertise was to play a pivotal role in the development of jet aircraft after the conflict. Though there were growing pains, the advent of turbine power paved the way for unprecedented performance in the aviation world.

Some of the subjects covered: A-1 Skyraider; FM-2 Wildcat; Grumman F8F Bearcat; VU-1; JD-1; Grampaw Pettibone; Ryan XFR-4 Fireball; Skyshark; Chance Vought Cutlass; F9F Panther; A3D Skywarrior; Tactical Jet Missions; John Glenn; Transcontinental Speed Record; McDonnell F-4H1 Phantom; Korean War; Vietnam War; A-4 Skyhawk; Grenada; Lebanon.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2013
1 February
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
267
Pages
PUBLISHER
Progressive Management
SELLER
Draft2Digital, LLC
SIZE
303.3
KB

More Books by Progressive Management

21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Sniper Training - FM 23-10 - Marksmanship, Equipment, Ballistics, Weapon Capabilities, Sniping Techniques (Value-Added Professional Format Series) 21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Sniper Training - FM 23-10 - Marksmanship, Equipment, Ballistics, Weapon Capabilities, Sniping Techniques (Value-Added Professional Format Series)
2011
The Smell of Kerosene: A Test Pilot's Odyssey - NASA Research Pilot Stories, XB-70 Tragic Collision, M2-F1 Lifting Body, YF-12 Blackbird, Apollo LLRV Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (NASA SP-4108) The Smell of Kerosene: A Test Pilot's Odyssey - NASA Research Pilot Stories, XB-70 Tragic Collision, M2-F1 Lifting Body, YF-12 Blackbird, Apollo LLRV Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (NASA SP-4108)
2012
21st Century Essential Guide to U.S. Navy SEALs (Sea, Air, Land), Special Warfare Command, Special Operations Forces, Training, Weapons, Tactics, Dogs, Vehicles, History, bin Laden Killing 21st Century Essential Guide to U.S. Navy SEALs (Sea, Air, Land), Special Warfare Command, Special Operations Forces, Training, Weapons, Tactics, Dogs, Vehicles, History, bin Laden Killing
2011
That Others May Live: USAF Air Rescue In Korea - Dumbos, Stinson L-5B Sentinel, H-5 and H-19 Helicopters, SA-16 Albatross Amphibians, Daring Rescues, Air Rescue Helicopter Combat Operations That Others May Live: USAF Air Rescue In Korea - Dumbos, Stinson L-5B Sentinel, H-5 and H-19 Helicopters, SA-16 Albatross Amphibians, Daring Rescues, Air Rescue Helicopter Combat Operations
2015
2011 Complete Guide to IEDs: Improvised Explosive Devices: Enemy Tactics, Roadside Bombs, Counter-IED Targeting, Defeat the Device, Programs, Technologies, Afghanistan, Iraq, JIEDDO 2011 Complete Guide to IEDs: Improvised Explosive Devices: Enemy Tactics, Roadside Bombs, Counter-IED Targeting, Defeat the Device, Programs, Technologies, Afghanistan, Iraq, JIEDDO
2010
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Handbook of Forensic Services, 2007 Edition - Crime Scene Forensics and Criminal Evidence Collection and Handling Procedures Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Handbook of Forensic Services, 2007 Edition - Crime Scene Forensics and Criminal Evidence Collection and Handling Procedures
2010