Military Aircraft Markings 2016


Author: Howard Curtis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781857803747
Category:
Page: 304
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First published in the 1970s, Military Aircraft Markingshas become an indispensable annual publication for any aircraft enthusiast, historian or student of military aviation. At the heart of MAM is the most complete listing of all aircraft of the UK Armed Forces--the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Army and associated units. For each entry the military serial, aircraft type, unit/operator and usual base is given. Further listings cover Ireland's military aircraft and historic aircraft in military markings. Other sections of MAM list American military aircraft based in Europe, overseas military aircraft which may be seen in the UK, unit markings and a unit serial number/letter de-code. Basic details of the UK's main military air bases, a maintenance unit cross-reference and detailed RAF Squadron markings help make up this essential guide to contemporary military aviation in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. MAM 2016 is fully revised and updated and now features a new, clearer layout and full color photo sections.

Russian Aviation Colours 1909-1922: Vol 2

Camouflage and Markings. Great War
Author: Boris Stepanov,Marat Khairulin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788365281005
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Page: N.A
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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.

Oberflächenschutzverfahren und Anstrichstoffe der deutschen Luftfahrtindustrie und Luftwaffe 1935-1945

eine historisch-technische Abhandlung über die Oberflächenschutzverfahren und Anstrichstoffe der deutschen Luftfahrtindustrie und Luftwaffe, dessen Verbindung zum RAL-Register, der Einfluss auf die Farbindustrie und deren heutige Verfügbarkeit für den Restaurateur und Modellbauer
Author: Michael Ullmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783763762019
Category:
Page: 291
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The Aircraft-SpotterÕs Film and Television Companion


Author: Simon D. Beck
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476622930
Category: Transportation
Page: 360
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Ever wondered how many aircraft were converted into Japanese Zeroes and torpedo bombers for Tora! Tora! Tora! or how French Gazelle helicopters were modified for the title role in Blue Thunder? This first of its kind reference book lists aircraft featured in 350 films and television shows, providing brief individual histories, film locations, serial numbers and registrations. Aircraft are also cross-referenced by manufacturer. Appendices provide brief bios on pilots and technicians, information on aircraft collections owned by Tallmantz Aviation and Blue Max Aviation and film credits for U.S. aircraft carriers.

Portuguese Fighter Colours 1919-1956

Piston-engine Fighters
Author: Luis Armando Tavares,Armando Jorge Soares
Publisher: Mmp
ISBN: 9788363678456
Category: History
Page: 200
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This volume describes and illustrates the colours and markings of all piston-engine fighters that served with the Portuguese military from the end of WWI to the 1960s.

Russia and Eurasia 2015-2016


Author: Richard Bidlack
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475818777
Category: Education
Page: 330
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Published and updated annually, Russia and Eurasia deals with the twelve independent republics that became members of the Commonwealth of Independent States following the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1992. The text focuses strongly on recent economic and political developments with shorter sections dealing with foreign policy, the military, religion, education, and specific cultural elements that help to define each republic and differentiate one from the other. Approximately one-third of the book is devoted to Russia, but also includes sections on Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. How the Commonwealth of Independent States came into being and how it has evolved since 1992 is also discussed. The combination of factual accuracy and up-to-date detail along with its informed projections make this an outstanding resource for researchers, practitioners in international development, media professionals, government officials, potential investors and students.

Complete History of U.S. Combat Aircraft

Winners, Losers, and What Might Have Been
Author: Erik Simonsen
Publisher: Specialty Press
ISBN: 1580072275
Category: History
Page: 228
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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.'

Flying Tigers Colors

Camouflage and Markings of the American Volunteer Group and the Usaaf 23rd Fighter Group, 1941-1945
Author: Carl Molesworth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788360672266
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Page: N.A
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No aircraft markings in history are more iconic than the distinctive shark s mouths applied to the noses of American Volunteer Group and 23rd Fighter Group P-40s and P-51s that fought in the skies over Asia during World War II. This book covers the camouflage and markings of the fighters they flew, including the first detailed account of the progression of markings changes made by the 23rd FG throughout the war, as well as the combat history of these legendary units. It features over 100 rare period photographs, plus 32 fully researched, full-color plates showing different aircraft types employed by the units across different camouflage patterns, with very detailed captions and reference photos. Over the past 35 years, the author has written more than a dozen books and numerous magazine articles about USAAF fighter operations during World War II. Contains: 64 pages, 105 b&w photos, 6 color photos and 32 full color plates of artwork."

Damaskus

Oase zwischen Hass und Hoffnung
Author: Gerhard Konzelmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783776618570
Category: Middle East
Page: 432
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Ausgehend von der wechselvollen Geschichte zeigt der Autor, warum die syrische Hauptstadt in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart eine Sonderstellung im Nahen Osten einnimmt.

Modern Chinese Warplanes

Chinese Naval Aviation Planaf - Combat Aircraft and Untis
Author: Andreas Rupprecht
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780997309256
Category: History
Page: N.A
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China's economic development has been matched by rising political ambitions and the aim of returning the country to a central role in regional and global affairs. It is therefore considered vital for China to demonstrate military presence in its area of influence. Within the past decade, China's military has undergone some of the most profound reforms and improvements since its establishment. The Chinese navy and its naval air arm are playing an increasingly important role in achieving these goals. A 2016 'white paper' called for a greater focus on the seas and clearly stated the requirement for China to establish itself as a major maritime power. Consequently, the navy is shifting its focus from defense of offshore waters to 'protection of the open seas'. The changes for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) - and its aviation component - will probably be even more dramatic than those for the air force. As the PLAN creates a modern, capable 'blue water' force, its air arm will steadily increase its capabilities by introducing more modern multi-role systems and through the establishment of an indigenous carrier force. From the author of the highly acclaimed Modern Chinese Warplanes and Flashpoint China books, this uniquely compact yet comprehensive directory provides an extensively illustrated, in-depth analysis of modern Chinese naval air power. It is organized in four parts: * The most important military aircraft and their weapons found in People's Liberation Naval Air Force service today.* Aircraft markings and serial number systems. * Recent modernization efforts and structural reforms.* Orders of battle for the PLANAF.

Trump: The Art of the Deal


Author: Donald J. Trump,Tony Schwartz
Publisher: Plassen Verlag
ISBN: 3864704804
Category: Political Science
Page: 400
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Donald Trump in Action – im Business, im Alltag, mit seinen Freunden, seinen Geschäftspartnern, seiner Familie. Hier finden Sie seine elf goldenen Regeln, destilliert aus seinen großartigsten Deals. Das ultimative Lesevergnügen für jeden, der Geld verdienen und erfolgreich sein möchte. Und seit dem 20. Januar 2017 auch für jeden, der verstehen möchte, wie der mächtigste Mann der Welt denkt.

Die irre Heldentour des Billy Lynn

Roman
Author: Ben Fountain
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423420553
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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»Mit Billy haben wir den Helden für unsere Zeit gefunden.« The Independent Kein Geringerer als der dreifach oscargekrönte Regisseur Ang Lee (›Life of Pi: Schiffbruch mit Tiger‹, ›Brokeback Mountain‹, ›Tiger and Dragon‹) hat diesen so groteskrealistischen wie politischen Bestseller von Ben Fountain mit den Stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin und Joe Alwin grandios verfi lmt. Halb Groteske, halb Realsatire ist dieser Roman ein Bravourstück über die Dynamik von Kriegs- und Medieneinsätzen, die mitreißende Story eines jungen Soldaten: manipuliert und vom eigenen Land als Held missbraucht, Opfer eigener falscher Ideale und Getriebener, der voller Sehnsucht und auf der Suche nach sich selbst ist.

Das Black-Box-Prinzip

Warum Fehler uns weiterbringen
Author: Matthew Syed
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423430656
Category: Psychology
Page: 360
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Analysieren statt vertuschen Menschen, die gezielt aus Fehlern lernen, anstatt sie zu vertuschen oder anderen in die Schuhe zu schieben, nennt Matthew Syed Black-Box-Denker. Dazu sind jedoch nur wenige in der Lage. Auch in vielen Unternehmen geht man mit Misserfolgen nicht offen und ohne Schuldzuweisungen um. Syed bietet aufschlussreiche Analysen für dieses Verhalten. Zu welchen Erfolgen hingegen ein offensiver Umgang mit Fehlern führen kann, zeigt Syed anhand konkreter Beispiele, aus der Welt des Sports oder von erfolgreichen Unternehmen wie Google, Pixar oder Dropbox.

Spitfire Aces of the Channel Front 1941-43


Author: Andrew Thomas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472812603
Category: History
Page: 96
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80 years after the Spitfire was first developed it remains an icon of military aviation. Though many associate its victory during the Battle of Britain as the high point in the history of the Spitfire, the years following were of equal importance. Having weathered the initial storm, at the start of 1941 Fighter Command took the fight to the Germans with offensive missions over the Channel. This book reveals how first using the Spitfire I and II, and then following the introduction of the Bf 109 the cannon-armed Spitfire V, RAF squadrons embarked on a range of missions which included one of the most important air battles of the war, over Dieppe on 19 August 1942. Alongside British pilots were squadrons manned by exiled Europeans and pilots from the RAAF, RCAF and RNZAF. In just three years over 100 of these pilots were to rack up ace status in the Spitfire.

Hoffnung wagen

Gedanken zur Rückbesinnung auf den American Dream
Author: Barack Obama
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641224241
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 480
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Persönlich, glaubwürdig, visionär – Ansichten und Standpunkte des politischen Hoffnungsträgers der USA vor seiner Wahl 2008 Wie US-Senator Barack Obama im Wahljahr 2008 Millionen Menschen für sich gewann, ist Legende. Zu seinem schnell aufsteigenden Stern in hohem Maße beigetragen hat sein zuvor erschienenes Buch »Hoffnung wagen« (»The Audacity of Hope«). Hier präsentierte Obama sich als Mann der Integration, als Liberaler im positiven Sinn mit klaren Positionen. Uns allen machte er Hoffnung auf eine Renaissance des »besseren Amerika«. Nicht wenige wünschen sich Barack Obama heute sehnsüchtig zurück ins Weiße Haus.