This book examines lesser known, frequently secret British projects for Flying wings, deltas and tailless aircraft undertaken for research or military purposes during the last century and also covers aircraft that were actually built and in some cases entered service. It also includes the superb looking Barnes Wallace supersonic swing-wing bomber.
A comprehensive, highly detailed, and highly illustrated history of Soviet-built fighters used during the Second World War including detailed descriptions of both operational and experimental fighters. It has photographs and colour profiles of all fighter aircraft. Drawings from period flight and technical manuals are also included.
The Most Advanced Japanese Fighters of the Second World War
During the last months of the war, the wasted Japanese industry could not manufacture fighters that were sufficiently advanced to face the Superfortress. They destroyed 67 towns and half of Tokyo in a nine months' bombing campaign. The book describes 42 little known projects of Japanese unbuilt super fighters designed at the end of the war.
Captain Marendaz, pilot with the RFC, was a controversial manufacturer of record-breaking sports cars and aircraft between the wars, his cars being driven by Kaye Don, Gwenda Stewart and the parents of Stirling Moss. He was detained by the Government under 18B Regulations in 1940, later emigrating to South Africa for a number of years.
The Schneider Trophy race was very significant in advancing design, particularly in the fields of aerodynamics and engines, and would show its results in the best fighters of WW2. The streamlined shape and the low drag, liquid-cooled engine pioneered by Schneider Trophy designs are obvious in the Supermarine Spitfire and the P-51 Mustang.
Many books about airfields have been written but this one covers most of them in one volume. It describes 1700 airfields and provides details of the activities carried out, based units and current status of military bases, civil airfields and farm strips. Over one hundred photographs are included, most of which have not been published previously.