Books describe the history of the little-known emblems and distinctive markings of Russian military aviation from its early origins up to the Russian exit from World War One. 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 collected material is presented in a clear and attractive form - color plates, reconstructed logos, and original photographs from public and private archives. 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 photographs, 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.
Camouflage and Markings. Great War
Author: Boris Stepanov,Marat Khairulin
Compiled from official source documents this book covers the entire period of the USAAF, pre-war and post-war, and throughout World War II, up to the fomation of the independent U.S. Air Force in 1947. Described are many hitherto unknown facts about the USAAF involvement in the worldwide war theaters. This includes information about converting the Eighth Air Force in England to night bombing, because of the horrendous losses being suffered over Germany, and how the timely development of the Merlin-engined P-51 helped to prevent this. Full details are given of the conversion of B-17s to the night bombing role. The book covers the toal subject in chronological order, with chapters covering 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, and 1945-1947. All details, and the reasons for the changes, are given for the camouflage colors, camouflage schemes, national insignia, and aircraft markings. A chapter is devoted to a brief description of the combat aircraft distinctive markings evolved by the Eighth Air Force (these will be covered fully in a subsequent book), a complete history of the Invasion stripes used during the Allied assault on Europe in 1944 (the author had these Top-Secret files declassified in 1966), and a selection of some of the unit insignia used by various USAAF units. A final chapter discusses the evolution of the camouflage and gloss colors used by the USAAF, including the official color standard numbers employed in the various color specifications up to, and including, FS 595B, and includes color swatches of them. Two appendices cover the aircraft designation system, and the aircraft maintenance markings. All aircraft camouflage schemes are shown in full color, as three-view drawins, where applicable. This includes the almost unknown special camouflage schemes evolved by the Army in North West Africa, to reduce losses due to the unexpected German counterattack, near the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia. The text of the numerous official technical orders are given in full, allowing the reader to see their complete progression for the first time. The meetins of the applicable joint meetings with members of the allied nations, and the effect of their decisions are fully covered, together with some surprising differences. This book is an indispensable reference for historians, restorers of USAAF aircraft, museums, and modelers.
Aircraft Markings and Camouflage, 1941-1947 : the History of USAAF Aircraft Markings, Insignia, Camouflage, and Colors
Author: Robert D. Archer,Victor G. Archer
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
En fortegnelse over og kort beskrivelse af den japanske hærs jagerfly i perioden 1939-1945.
Fighters of the Imperial Japanese Army, 1939-1945
Author: Eduardo Cea
Publisher: Quiron Ediciones
The unique art that graced military aircraft in World War II and the Korean War. Applied by amateurs or professional artists like Vargas, the art typically featured alluring women whose charms belied the deadly cargo the crew hoped to deliver to its targets. Hundreds of examples are shown in a combination of archival photos from the wars and current photos of artwork in museum collections.
Author: Gary Valant
Publisher: Zenith Imprint
Much of the fascination that Chinese military aviation holds for the analyst and enthusiast stems from the thick veil of secrecy that surrounds it. This uniquely compact yet comprehensive directory serves as a magnificently illustrated, in-depth analysis and directory of modern Chinese air power. It is organized in three parts: the most important military aircraft and their weapons found in Chinese service today; aircraft markings and serial number systems; and orders of battle for the People's Liberation Army Air Force and Naval Air Force. The study includes the latest developments emerging from behind the 'Bamboo Curtain', including the J-20 stealth fighter program and other indigenous projects that are equipping a rapidly modernizing air arm. The centerpiece consists of almost 100 fully illustrated pages detailing the organizational structure of the Air Force and Naval Aviation, providing an easy-to-use review of all known flying units, their equipment and their markings. No other book has ever attempted to present this level of accuracy in this way: 'Modern Chinese Air Power' portrays the PLAAF and the PLANAF in a degree of detail that was previously unavailable.
Combat Aircraft and Units of the Chinese Air Force and Naval Aviation
Author: Andreas Rupprecht,Tom Cooper
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
In this engaging and informative approach to modern aircraft, readers take a look inside all the advances in military aircraft technology since World War II, including fighter planes from the United States, NATO, Russia, and more. With detailed diagrams of cockpits, engines, and weapons systems, this book gives readers an up-close and personal view of several impressive aircraft, including the F-15E Strike Eagle, which can travel at over 1,900 miles per hour (3,060 km/h) – more than twice the speed of sound! Dynamic visuals and accessible text offer opportunities to explore both social studies and STEM concepts through this high-interest subject matter.
Author: Aaron R. Murray
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This full color book is a fully comprehensive reference work on USAF tail code markings, and covers all major command untis; Pacific Air Forces, Alaskan Air Command, TAC, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, USAFE, Air Training Command, Air Forces Logistics Command, and Air Force Systems Command. The tail codes are listed alphabetically and are cross-referenced in a tail code summary for ease of use. The 300 photographs show the variety of aircraft in the USAF arsenal.
The Complete History of USAF Tactical Aircraft Tail Code Markings
Author: Patrick Martin
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
This book shows, for the very first time, what might have happened had these cancelled designs actually entered production and operational service. These cancellations were oftentimes fraught with corporate politics and industrial intrigue, and the author sheds new light on those aspects of the story as well.
Famous Military Aircraft Cancellations of the Cold War and What Might Have Been
Author: Erik Simonsen
Publisher: Crecy Pub
This is a large format A-Z encyclopedia of every Allied and Axis fighting plane from 1933-1945 - from the famous to the lesser known - in all theatres of war from Europe to Asia and the Pacific.
With Full-Color Illustrations of Every Fighting Plane from 1933-1945, Including Bombers, Fighters, Assault Aircraft, and Many More
Author: Enzo Angelucci,Paolo Matricardi
Category: Airplanes, Military
Before the war or during it, the Luftwaffe used, or adapted, virutally every one of its major front-line aircraft types for all manner of essential support roles, be it within the ambulance, communications, headquarters or observer services. It also operated types dedicated to the support role. For Luftwaffe enthusiasts and modelers, the main interest in such aircraft lies in the wide variety of types, and the abundance of camouflage and markings suited to specific theatres, factory and field modifications, and lesser-known emblems. This book includes for example, all-white Ju 52 ambulance aircraft, the famous Fieseler Storch observation aircraft in both desert schmes as well as winter schemes with skis, etc., together with many lesser-known types, including helicopters. Serious Luftwaffe enthusiasts will find a wealth of detail about some of the more familiar types and some rarities which will be of particular interest. Some of the types featured include: Bcker B 181 Bestmann, Fieseler Fi 156 Storch, Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri helicopter, Focke-Wulf Fw 58 Weihe, Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor, Heinkel He 46, Heinkel He 111, Henschel Hs 126, Junkers Ju 52, Junkers Ju 88, Messerschmitt Bf 109, and Siebel Si 204.
Units, Aircraft, Emblems and Markings, 1933-1945
Author: Barry Rosch
Publisher: Ian Allen Pub
Climb inside the cockpits of the world's most famous military aircraft from World War I, World War II to the present day! What was it like to sit in the pilot's seat and take control of a P-51 Mustang in World War II? What about an F-14 Tomcat at the height of the Cold War? Or a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor today? The cockpits of these fighter and bomber aircraft are revealed in Fighting Cockpits. Showcasing more than 50 of the world's most famous combat cockpits from early World War I aircraft to present-day fighters, this book includes more than 200 rich color photos from photographer Dan Patterson, as well as detailed history about combat cockpit development from aviation expert and historian Donald Nijboer. In the beginning of the twentieth century, aircraft had open cockpits. Pilots during World War I had to bundle up with fleece-lined leather coats, sheepskin thigh boots, and woolen underclothing to avoid freezing in the cold air four miles up. There was no heating, no oxygen for high flying, no retractable undercarriage, no engine starter, no radio links with air or ground, no brakes to help with landing, and no parachutes. The pilot was afforded merely left and right foot pedals to control the rudder and a single central control stick to cause the nose of the plane to pitch up or down. Since then, the cockpits of fighters and bombers have seen quite an evolution, and the chronology is represented in Fighting Cockpits. Presented in large-format volume, this book will complete any history buff or aviation enthusiast's library. Aircraft includes... Wind in the Wires: Nieuport 28, Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5, Bristol F.2, Fokker Dr.I, Sopwith Camel, Sopwith Triplane, AEG G.IV, SPAD VII, Halberstadt CL.IV, Fokker D.VII The Rise of the Monoplane: Martin MB-2, Hawker Hind, Fiat CR.32, Boeing P-26 Peashooter, Curtiss F9C, Sparrowhawk, Vought SB2U Vindicator, Westland Lysander, PZL P.11 World War II: Supermarine Spitfire, Messerschmitt Bf 109, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, North American P-51 Mustang, Handley Page Halifax, Vickers Wellington, Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Wurger, Fairey Firefly, Fiat CR.42, Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik, Heinkel He 219 Uhu, Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu, Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, Northrop P-61 Black Widow, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Dornier Do 335 Pfeil, Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe, Arado Ar 234 Blitz Cold War to the Present: North American F-86 Sabre, Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, Grumman A-6 Intruder, General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark, Hawker Siddeley Harrier, McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F-15 Eagle, Grumman F-14 Tomcat, Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, Mikoyan MiG-29, Rockwell B-1 Lancer, Lockheed Martin F-117 Nighthawk, Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter
In the Pilot's Seat of Great Military Aircraft from World War I to Today
Author: Donald Nijboer
Publisher: Zenith Press
Since the first days of rivalry between the Wright Brothers and Glenn Curtiss, aircraft manufacturers have been vying for lucrative military aircraft contracts and competing for prized long-term production runs. As a result, many advanced and now legendary aircraft have been designed, built, and flown in every generation of aviation development. Focusing on the Cold War era, this book shows readers how crucial fly-off competitions have been to the development of America's military air arsenal. This book not only explains in detail how fly-off competitions are conducted, it shows the reader what both competing aircraft designs looked like during their trials, and then what the losing aircraft would have looked like in operational markings had it actually won. Described in vivid detail are the specific aircraft and how they fared, as well as the inside political maneuvering and subterfuge involved in often-controversial aircraft contract awards. Beginning with the Boeing B-47 Stratojet's decisive victory over rival Convair and Martin designs and ending with today's advanced unmanned aerial marvels, this book covers every era of Post-World War II aviation. Author Erik Simonsen uses the wonders of modern digital photography to create highly believable images of aviation's most tantalizing 'might have beens.'
Winners, Losers, and What Might Have Been
Author: Erik Simonsen
Publisher: Specialty Press
Jane's Aircraft Recognition Guide is the only guide that allows the general public access to information from the world-famous Jane's All the World's Aircraft (first published in 1909), used by international aviation and military organisations and professionals. This revised and fully up-to-date edition is jam-packed with colour photographs and technical data to reflect recent developments in the aviation industry. This edition includes a complete list of international civil aircraft markings, a comprehensive glossary of terms, and national military aircraft markings. Each entry contains full technical data - including specifications, armament, dimensions and important features, and also includes a colour photograph and a recognition silhouette for each aircraft. Jane's Aircraft Recognition Guide is an invaluable reference guide and essential for the enthusiast. Contents Civil Jet Airliners Civil Prop Airliners Business Jets and Turboprops Private Light Aircraft Civil Helicopters Combat Aircraft Military Helicopters
Author: Günter G. Endres,Michael J. Gething
(20th Edition) The 20th Edition of Wrecks & Relics records all non-operational aircraft wherever they are to be found, in a county-by-county and province-by-province journey around the British Isles. The book explores museums, military stores and dumps, the places where geriatric airliners await the axe, and the workshops where aircraft are being lovingly restored. Aircraft are traced back to technical schools, treasures discovered in garages and barns, and as gate guardians outside defense establishments. Bruised airframes used to train firefighters are also found in this book. This fully revised and updated book includes a 64 page full-color photographic section featuring many new photographs.
The Biennial Survey of Preserved, Instructional and Derelict Airframes in the UK and Ireland
Author: Ken Ellis
Publisher: Midland Pub Limited