Profiles Of Flight Series

Profiles of Flight series

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Contents:
- Profiles of Flight - Lockheed F-104 starfighter - By Dave Windle & Martin Bowman
- Profiles of Flight - Vought F4 Corsair - By Dave Windle & Martin Bowman
- Profiles of Flight- North American Mustang P-51 - By Dave Windle & Martin Bowman
- Profiles of Flight: British Aerospace Hawk - By Dave Windle & Martin Bowman
- Profiles of Flight: Panavia Tornado - By Dave Windle & Martin Bowman
- Profiles of Flight: SEPECAT Jaguar - By Dave Windle & Martin Bowman
- Profiles of Flight: V Bomber - By Dave Windle & Martin Bowman

 


 

Profiles of Flight - Lockheed F-104 starfighter

By Dave Windle & Martin Bowman

Profiles of Flight - Lockheed F-104 starfighterDescription:
The Starfighter was once described as 'a delight to fly, but one mistake and it will kill you'. It is one of the world's fastest fighters with a top speed of Mach 2.2 and a service ceiling of 58,000 feet. First delivered to the USAF in 1958 it was also sold to the German, Greek, Italian, Turkish and Italian Air Forces. It could carry a variety of air to air and air to surface missiles and was powered by a single General Electric J79 turbojet that developed 17,900 lb of thrust with afterburner. The Italian Air Force continued to fly it into the 21st Century.

This book contains the world famous colour profiles created by Dave Windle of the type in different operational modes, configurations and colour schemes. Martin Bowman has written detailed descriptions and photographs to create the perfect enthusiast's reference.

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Profiles of Flight - Vought F4 Corsair

By Dave Windle & Martin Bowman

Profiles of Flight - Vought F4 CorsairDescription:
The Vought F4U was the best carrier based fighter of WW2. 12,571 aircraft were built and downed 2,140 enemy aircraft for the loss of only 189 Corsairs. It was developed early in 1938 for the US Navy. The designer, Tex Beisel, worked on the principle of the largest engine in the smallest airframe. Britain received 2012 of the type.

This book contains the world famous colour profiles created by Dave Windle of the type in different operational modes, configurations and colour schemes. Martin Bowman has written detailed descriptions and photographs to create the perfect enthusiasts reference.

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Profiles of Flight- North American Mustang P-51

By Dave Windle & Martin Bowman

Profiles of Flight- North American Mustang P-51Description:
The Mustang was born from a British WW2 specification to North American during 1940. The prototype was completed within 117 days but the RAF was not happy with the aircraft's performance and suggested replacing the V-12 Allison engine with the more powerful RR Merlin. The result was a superbly fast and manoeuvrable aircraft that had the range to escort Allied bomber forces on raids deep into occupied Europe. A total of 15,469 of the type were built and were also used in combat during the Korea War.

This book contains the world famous colour profiles created by Dave Windle of the type in different operational modes, configurations and colour schemes. Martin Bowman has written detailed descriptions and supplied superb photographs to create the perfect enthusiast's reference.

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Profiles of Flight: British Aerospace Hawk

By Dave Windle & Martin Bowman

Profiles of Flight: British Aerospace HawkDescription:
For many years the world's finest aerobatic team, the RAF's Red Arrows, have thrilled millions with their demonstrations of this fine aircrafts agility and manoeuvrability. Black Hawks can also be seen in the valleys of Wales, flying ground-hugging flight paths along the valleys. These are the aircraft used to teach flying perfection to new generations of fighter and ground-attack pilots. The aircraft has earned millions of pounds, being exported to many overseas countries.This book contains the world famous colour profiles created by Dave Windle of the type in different operational modes, configurations and colour schemes. Martin Bowman has written detailed descriptions and photographs to create the perfect enthusiasts reference.

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Profiles of Flight: Panavia Tornado

By Dave Windle & Martin Bowman

Profiles of Flight: Panavia TornadoDescription:
The Tornado has been the backbone of the RAF within its many different theatres of operation. The aircraft started as a European venture between Germany, Italy and the UK, based on the original swing-wing technology invented by Barnes-Wallis. It has also been successfully exported to several Middle-Eastern air forces. It is likely to remain in service for several years to come.

This book contains the world famous colour profiles created by Dave Windle of the type in different operational modes, configurations and colour schemes. Martin Bowman has written detailed descriptions and photographs to create the perfect enthusiasts reference.

Dave Windle has gained the reputation of being Britain's most skilful creator of aircraft profiles. He draws upon his service with the RAF to maintain complete accuracy. Lives near Aberdeen.

Martin Bowman is one of Britain's foremost aviation historians and has written many books and articles. He lives in Norwich.

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Profiles of Flight: SEPECAT Jaguar

By Dave Windle & Martin Bowman

Profiles of Flight: SEPECAT JaguarDescription:
This versatile single-seater aircraft was a joint development between the UK and France. It first flew in 1968, but its robust and flexible operational uses led to its long service life, only being retired from RAF service in 2008. It has seen front-line action in all major conflicts since introduced and has been exported to India, Ecuador, Nigeria and Oman. This book contains the world famous colour profiles created by Dave Windle of the type in different operational modes, configurations and colour schemes. Martin Bowman has written detailed descriptions and photographs to create the perfect enthusiasts reference.

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Profiles of Flight: V Bomber

By Dave Windle & Martin Bowman

Profiles of Flight: V BomberDescription:
Britain's desire to stay at the leading edge in the design and development of modern jet powered aircraft was born in the later stages of World War Two. The RAF sent requests to the leading aircraft manufactures for a variety of specifications, amongst which was one for a long-range heavy bomber. Three designs were accepted and eventually went into production - these became the V-Bomber Force.

The first to enter service was the Vickers Valliant, a high swept-wing four engine aircraft. This type was used to test-drop Britain's first H-Bomb in the Christmas Islands and then was tasked with delivering our deterrent during the early years of the Cold War. It saw action in a non-nuclear role during the Suez Crisis and then went on to serve as a flight refuelling tanker until withdrawn with metal fatigue problems.

The delta-wing Avro Vulcan then carried our latest nuclear weapon until the Royal Navy took over the deterrent task with the Polaris submarine fleet. This aircraft entertained rapt audiences at air displays around the world as its powerful engines, later to power Concorde, allowed this large bomber to fly like a fighter. Its most famous and only wartime service came during the Falklands Conflict for which it is now legendary for bombing Port Stanley, having flown thousands of miles with countless air-to-air refuelling link-ups en route.

The crescent-winged Handley Page Victor was the most durable of the trio and continued in service as a tanker into the twenty-first century. In practice it was probably the most successful of the three designs. It flew higher and faster than the Vulcan and Valliant and was remarkably robust - even into old age.

This book contains the world famous colour profiles created by Dave Windle of all three types in different operational modes, configurations and colour schemes. Martin Bowman has written detailed descriptions and photographs to create the perfect enthusiasts reference.

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