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Night Raiders Of The Air

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Author: A.R. Kingsford
Publisher: Casemate / Greenhill
ISBN: 1612001491
Size: 52.85 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 184
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Book Description: A WWI pilot’s memoir of flying with the unit that dropped the first bomb at night on Germany—and, on November 11, 1918, the last one. One of the many who came to Europe from all over the British Commonwealth to fight in the First World War, A. R. Kingsford had sailed from New Zealand in 1914. He joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1917 and learned to fly at Northolt before being posted to 33 Squadron at Lincoln, where he flew against Zeppelins sent from across the North Sea on night bombing raids. Kingsford joined 100 Squadron in France early in 1918 and had an active career with this famous squadron up until the end of the war. Full of adventure, Night Raiders of the Air is a first-person account of this young volunteer’s experiences during the Great War—a fascinating read for anyone interested in the early days of military aviation.


Night Raiders Of The Air

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Author: Alfred Reginald Kingsford
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Size: 72.74 MB
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Category : World War, 1914-1918
Languages : en
Pages : 207
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Night Raiders Of The Air

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Size: 75.53 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 237
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Book Description: Beskriver piloters oplevelser under 1. verdenskrig.


Sabres Over Mig Alley

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Author: Kenneth P. Werrell
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612513441
Size: 28.41 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Book Description: This is the story of the first jet versus jet war, the largest in number of victories and losses, and one of the few military bright spots in the Korean War. It tells how an outnumbered force of F-86 Sabres limited by range and restricted by the rules of engagement, decisively defeated its foe. Based on the latest scholarship, author Kenneth Werrell uses previously untapped sources and interviews with sixty former F-86 pilots to explore new aspects of the subject and shed light on controversies previously neglected. For example, he found much greater violation of the Yalu River than thus far has appeared in the published materials. The F-86 became a legend in "The Forgotten War" because of its performance and beauty, but most of all, because of its record in combat.


Night Fighter

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Author: H. E. Bates
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ISBN: 9781526721020
Size: 31.45 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 200
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Book Description: It is no surprise that the Air Ministry chose an author of H.E. Bates' talents to portray the battle over the night skies of Britain whilst the war against Germany was still to reach its conclusion. For his rich prose excites and inspires as much as it informs. Bates opens his stirring story by analyzing the comparative efforts of the RAF and the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain and the decision by the Germans to turn to attacking British towns and cities, first during daytime, then, as losses mounted, at night. At first, the RAF's night fighters achieved only limited success, with the ground stations and the pilots unable to track down the intruders in the dark. But that was soon to change. The volunteers of the Royal Observer Corps became increasingly adept at identifying the movement of enemy planes by sound alone and to help the antiaircraft batteries defending London, lines of sound locators were established which measured the course and speed of the intruders to be measured, enabling the batteries to calculate the point and time that the enemy would cross the barrage line. It was a similar method of radiolocation that enabled the RAF's night fighters to hunt down the enemy bombers and to make the British night skies a deadly battleground for German machines. Whilst antiaircraft guns accounting for most of the enemy aircraft destroyed over Britain in the early months of the Blitz, as the war progressed the RAF's night fighters became increasingly effective as new technologies were adopted that enabled pilots to locate their enemies. H.E. Bates tells a tale of harrowing scenes of destruction in London, Coventry and across Britain delivered by an 'unseen' and seemingly unstoppable enemy, that gradually evolves into one of success and victory - and it is written with the consummate and concise prose of a master raconteur.


Air Space Smithsonian

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Size: 35.41 MB
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Category : Aeronautics
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Encyclop Dia Britannica

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Author: Hugh Chisholm
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Size: 61.54 MB
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Category : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Languages : en
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Aeronautics

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Size: 61.19 MB
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Category : Aeronautics
Languages : en
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