Cold War Delta Prototypes

Cold War Delta Prototypes Author : Tony Buttler
Release : 2020-12-24
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 1472843320
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At the dawn of the supersonic jet age, aircraft designers were forced to devise radical new planforms that suited the new power of the jet engine. One of the most successful was the delta wing. Although Gloster produced the delta wing Javelin, and Boulton Paul –its P.111 research aircraft – Fairey and Avro were the champions of the delta in Britain. Meanwhile in America, with the exception of Douglas's Navy jet fighter programmes, Convair largely had the delta wing to itself. These development lines, one on each side of the Atlantic, had essentially the same objective – to produce high-speed fighter aircraft. In Britain, the Fairey Delta 2 went on to break the World Air Speed Record in spectacular fashion, but it failed to win a production order. In contrast Convair received major orders for two jet fighter types and one jet bomber. At the same time, the British Avro company built the 707 family of research aircraft, which led to the famous Vulcan, to show how the delta wing could be adopted for a highly successful subsonic bomber. This book examines the development of the delta wing in Britain and America, and the way in which experimental aircraft like the Fairey Deltas proved their potential and versatility. In Britain it covers the Fairey Delta 1 and Fairey Delta 2, the proposed Fairey Delta Rocket Fighter and huge Delta 3 long range interceptor, and the Avro 707. On the American side, it examines the Convair XF-92 and XF-92A, the development of the Delta Dagger/Delta Dart family, and the Convair Sea Dart – the world's only supersonic seaplane.

Cold War Delta Prototypes

Cold War Delta Prototypes Author : Tony Buttler
Release : 2020-12-24
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 1472843347
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At the dawn of the supersonic jet age, aircraft designers were forced to devise radical new planforms that suited the new power of the jet engine. One of the most successful was the delta wing. Although Gloster produced the delta wing Javelin, and Boulton Paul –its P.111 research aircraft – Fairey and Avro were the champions of the delta in Britain. Meanwhile in America, with the exception of Douglas's Navy jet fighter programmes, Convair largely had the delta wing to itself. These development lines, one on each side of the Atlantic, had essentially the same objective – to produce high-speed fighter aircraft. In Britain, the Fairey Delta 2 went on to break the World Air Speed Record in spectacular fashion, but it failed to win a production order. In contrast Convair received major orders for two jet fighter types and one jet bomber. At the same time, the British Avro company built the 707 family of research aircraft, which led to the famous Vulcan, to show how the delta wing could be adopted for a highly successful subsonic bomber. This book examines the development of the delta wing in Britain and America, and the way in which experimental aircraft like the Fairey Deltas proved their potential and versatility. In Britain it covers the Fairey Delta 1 and Fairey Delta 2, the proposed Fairey Delta Rocket Fighter and huge Delta 3 long range interceptor, and the Avro 707. On the American side, it examines the Convair XF-92 and XF-92A, the development of the Delta Dagger/Delta Dart family, and the Convair Sea Dart – the world's only supersonic seaplane.

Cold War, Hot Science

Cold War, Hot Science Author : Robert Bud
Release : 1999
Publisher : Harwood Academic Pub
ISBN :
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"Cold War, Hot Science presents an authoritative history of post-war British defence research as related to the establishments that now form part of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA)." "The agency includes such well-known centres as the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough, the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment at Malvern, and the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment at Porton Down. Collectively these have carried out a very high proportion of all the scientific research conducted in Britain since the war. Study of these vast, but traditionally secretive, institutions is vital to understanding science in post-war Britain."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Vulcan Test Pilot

Vulcan Test Pilot Author : Tony Blackman
Release : 2007-08-19
Publisher : Grub Street Publishing
ISBN : 1908117958
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In June 2007 a very special event will happen in the aviation world. A restored Avro Vulcan Mark 2 – XH558 – will take to the air again to help commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Falklands conflict. To coincide with this the memoirs of one of its test pilots, Tony Blackman, will be published – the first ever book about test flying this monumental delta-wing aircraft which dominated the history of the late 20th century. Tony is the ideal man to write such a tale as he flew no less than 105 of the 136 built, logging 850 flights at over 1,327 hours. His book will describe in layman’s terms what it was like to tame the first prototypes and to master the unusual characteristics necessitated by the Vulcan’s shape. Although Tony puts the developments, demonstrations, incidents and accidents in their political and historical context, his story is a highly personal one. He explains how this awesome aircraft became a national treasure and captured the imagination of the whole country. His words, descriptions and hitherto largely unpublished photographs will make people feel as he did the excitement of handling such an incredibly powerful monster always in the knowledge that he had to be in complete charge all the time as the monster could and did bite back.

The Avro Vulcan

The Avro Vulcan Author : Peter G. Dancey
Release : 2017-01-24
Publisher : Fonthill Media
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The delta-wing design of the subsonic bomber Avro Vulcan was years ahead of its time in terms of design when the Ministry accepted the proposal in 1947. Based on top secret Luftwaffe material after the end of the Second World War, the first prototype flew on 18 May 1951 and it went on to serve in the RAF from 1952 to 1984. During this time it carried Britain s first nuclear weapon, the gravity bomb, and played an important part in the deterrence policy of the Cold War. The Avro Vulcan: A History provides a complete history of the design and development of Britain s iconic and much loved bomber, covering the period from 1947 to 1984, when it was finally withdrawn due to mounting costs. The history takes in trials and development, taking flight, and the Vulcan B.2 and Black Buck attacks in the Falklands War, and provides details of all 136 airframes including completion dates, operational services in unit order, worldwide goodwill and flag-waving missions, making it a valuable record of this graceful and famous bomber aircraft.

Flight Craft 5: Sukhoi Su-15

Flight Craft 5: Sukhoi Su-15 Author : Yefim Gordon
Release : 2015-04-30
Publisher : Pen and Sword
ISBN : 1473823900
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In the late 1950s, the Sukhoi Design Bureau, already an established fighter maker, started work on a successor to its Su-9 and Su-11 single-engined interceptors for the national Air Defence Force. Similar to its predecessors, the new aircraft designated Su-15 had delta wings; unlike the Su-9/Su-11, however, it had twin engines and lateral air intakes freeing up the nose for a powerful fire control radar. First flown in May 1962, the Su-15 officially entered service in 1965 and was built in several versions, the late ones having cranked-delta wings and a more capable radar. Being an air defence fighter, the Su-15 frequently had to deal with intruders. Unfortunately the aircraft gained notoriety in two separate incidents involving shoot-downs of Boeing airliners (a 707 in 1978 and a 747 in 1983), both of which were South Korean and had intruded into Soviet airspace on what was very probably clandestine spy missions.??This book describes the developmental and service history of the Sukhoi-Su-15, containing a comprehensive survey of all model-making kits currently available on the market.

The Avro Arrow

The Avro Arrow Author : Lawrence Miller
Release : 2014-10-10
Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
ISBN : 1459402316
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When it first flew in 1957, the Avro Arrow was the world’s best supersonic combat aircraft. It was the proudest achievement of the engineers and designers who came out of Canada’s world-leading aircraft industry. They had delivered other notable aircraft, including the world’s first passenger jet, but the Arrow put them ahead of everyone else in the field. The Arrow was designed to protect Canada against the military threat posed by the Soviet Union and its long-bombers loaded with nuclear weapons. It did everything it was supposed to do -- and more. Yet, after only six airplanes were built, the Arrow was killed. It was cancelled by a Conservative government overnight -- thousands lost their jobs. Its builder, Avro Aircraft, was ruined, and with it went an important high-tech industry. Astonishingly, the government ordered the finished airplanes cut up and destroyed. Nothing was to remain -- and nothing did. Using hundreds of photos, most in colour, along with original documents, this book tells this amazing story -- a key development in Canada’s Cold War history. It provides the information that will let readers decide for themselves what best explains a decision which even today is hard to understand. And it shows Canada’s capacity in engineering and science when challenged to produce the best in the world.

Britain’s Cold War Bombers

Britain’s Cold War Bombers Author : Tim McLelland
Release : 2017-05-17
Publisher : Fonthill Media
ISBN :
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Britain’s Cold War Bombers explores the creation and development of the jet bomber, tracing the emergence of the first jet designs (the Valiant and Vulcan) through to the first-generation jets which entered service with the R.A.F. and Fleet Air Arm. Each aircraft type will be examined, looking at how the design was created and how this translated into an operational aircraft. The basic development and service history of each type will be examined, with a narrative which links the linear appearance of each new design, leading to the present day and the latest generation of Typhoon aircraft. Other aircraft types explored will include the Canberra, Sperrin, Victor, Scimitar, Buccaneer, Nimrod, Phantom, Sea Harrier, Jaguar, Tornado GR1/4 and Typhoon. Illustrations: 200 black-and-white and 50 color photographs

Flypast

Flypast Author :
Release : 2008
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Sukhoi Interceptors

Sukhoi Interceptors Author : Yefim Gordon
Release : 2020-01-28
Publisher : Schiffer Military History
ISBN : 9780764358685
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Closed in 1949, the Sukhoi Design Bureau was reborn in 1953 to meet an urgent demand for a fast interceptor that would counter the threat posed by NATO bombers. It wasted no time developing a succession of missile-armed, Mach 2 interceptors characterized by delta wings; the single-engined Su-9 entered service in 1960, followed by the up-armed Su-11 in 1964 and the twin-engined Su-15 in 1967. Though built in modest numbers, the three types became an important asset for the Soviet Air Defense Force--particularly the more capable Su-15, which unfortunately became notorious for shooting down two intruding South Korean airliners within five years. The Su-15 outlasted the Soviet Union, the last being retired in 1996. There were also several Sukhoi interceptors that remained in prototype or project form. All known versions are described, as are operational details. The book features many rare and previously unpublished photos.

Convair Deltas: From Seadart to Hustler

Convair Deltas: From Seadart to Hustler Author : Bill Yenne
Release : 2015-08-12
Publisher : Specialty Press
ISBN : 9781580072311
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Convair Deltasexamines each of the company's delta-wing programs in detail using dozens of original factory photos to highlight the narrative.

Aviation News

Aviation News Author :
Release : 2006
Publisher :
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Alpha Bravo Delta Guide to Stealth Warfare

Alpha Bravo Delta Guide to Stealth Warfare Author : David Alexander
Release : 2004
Publisher : Alpha Books
ISBN : 9781592571789
File Size : 80.20 MB
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Everything there is to know about stealth warfare. "What you can't see, you can't kill." Stealth is as old as warfare itself, using any means available to make anything, whether it be planes, tanks, ships, command centers, even human beings, less visible to the enemy. This book provides a historical overview of its use in 20th century wars and post-war programs as well as details of modern stealth operations and strategies used to ensure victory.

Bombers

Bombers Author : Philip Kaplan
Release : 2000
Publisher : White Lion Publishing
ISBN :
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This is the first book-length comparison of the narrative techniques of two of the twentieth century's most important writers of prose. Using a combination of theoretical analysis and close readings of Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu and Beckett's trilogy of novels, Molloy, Malone dies, and The Unnamable, James H. Reid compares the two novelists' use of first-person narration in constructing and demystifying fictions of consciousness. Reid focuses on the narrator's search to represent the voice that speaks the novel, a search, he argues, that structures first-person narration in the works of both novelists. He examines in detail the significant impact of Proust's writing on Beckett's own work as well as Beckett's subtle reworkings of Proust's themes and strategies. This study is an important contribution to critical literature, and offers fresh perspectives on the crucial importance of the Recherche and the trilogy in the context of the twentieth-century novel.

The Media Archive

The Media Archive Author :
Release : 1998
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Dense, rigorous essays concerned not with the secret intentions lurking behind information transmission, but on the parallel worlds created through these transmissions. Media see the world as raw material for their own project, and as they are forced to constant development, the media text can never produce a final understanding. In these essays, ADILKNO looks for models of thought and magic words that will help the media text spell itself out to the point of exhaustion.

New Scientist

New Scientist Author :
Release : 1995
Publisher :
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Supersonic Eagles

Supersonic Eagles Author : W. D. Becker
Release : 2012-02
Publisher : Inland Expressions
ISBN : 0981815790
File Size : 82.85 MB
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Entering service during the 1950s, the Century Series Fighters provided the US Air Force with capabilities undreamt of just ten years earlier. Equipped with advanced jet engines and sophisticated electronic systems, these aircraft pushed the boundaries of aerospace technology. Although now retired from frontline service, the members of the Century Series remain some of the most memorable aircraft of the Cold War despite the fact that they were designed over fifty years ago. In this book, the histories of the F-100 Super Sabre, F-101 Voodoo, F-102 Delta Dagger, F-104 Starfighter, F-105 Thunderchief, and the F-106 Delta Dart are related.

Popular Science

Popular Science Author :
Release : 2002
Publisher :
ISBN :
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Phi Delta Kappan

Phi Delta Kappan Author :
Release : 1959
Publisher :
ISBN :
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