Convair Advanced Designs II: Street Fighters, Attack Aircraft, and Unique Concepts 1929-1973

Overview

This companion publication to Robert E Bradley's Convair Advanced Designs: Secret Projects from San Diego, 1923-1962, covers these new aircraft types in the same detailed and comprehensive style.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Hardcover
$31.48
BN.com price
(Save 21%)$39.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $25.19   
  • New (7) from $25.19   
  • Used (1) from $31.47   
Sending request ...

Overview

This companion publication to Robert E Bradley's Convair Advanced Designs: Secret Projects from San Diego, 1923-1962, covers these new aircraft types in the same detailed and comprehensive style.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

International Plastic Modelers Society - Hub Plott
"If you have the author's first volume you simply must buy this one too. You will be glad you did." -IPMS, March 2014
James Caiella - Caiella
An Important Addition to Aviation HistoryIn reviewing any book, one has to keep in mind the author’s intent and whether it delivers on that desire. Robert E. Bradley in his Convair Advanced Designs II sets out to illuminate the “Secret Fighters, Attack Aircraft and Unique Concepts” of Consolidated Vultee Aircraft in its many incarnations from 1929 to 1973. The subject matter is fertile ground; few authors have looked at the details of advanced engineering—specifically design studies and proposals, which led to production aircraft.Bradley does this in style. From the clay-coated, thick, glossy stock of the pages to the subtle tones in watercolor reproductions, this is impressive. The paper choice is an imperative for crisp reproduction not only of the photographs and paintings, but the many line art 3- and 4- views. Those drawings are, from my point of view, the most important addition to my library. Disappointingly, they represent the greatest failing of the work—the lack of identifying information so that the reader can easily track down the originals if needed. But that is my quibble as a researcher. Any other quibble isn’t worth mentioning.Consider one chapter. The XP-92, which evolved into the XF-92A that eventually led to the F-102 and F-106, is a good case in point. Over 21 pages, there are 36 illustrations, six of which are detailed 3-view drawings. All are of adequate size and very good quality reproductions of the originals, they are not redraws. This is a well-illustrated production. Very few are familiar, virtually every turn of the page is an addition to an aviation reader’s visual lexicon.While the focus is on studies and proposals that never saw metal, Bradley does give us enough information about related programs—and even a few competitors—that saw production to give the reader context. No book can be all things to everyone, and that is the case here. But Bradley touches all the bases he outlines in the introduction. He defines the limits of what he presents and the limits of the information that is available. Within those limits this work is bang-on and a worthy addition to the library of anyone who has more than a passing interest in the genesis of military aircraft.The book may be ordered from Specialty Press at 1-800-895-4585, or www.specialtypress.com.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780859791700
  • Publisher: Crecy Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/2014
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 664,425
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Bradley has an established career in the aeronautics industry. His career spanned 30+ years at Convair Astronautics. After retirement he volunteered as an archivist at the San Diego Air & Space Museum specializing in the space and missile collection, and Convair archives. Bradley has a long-standing interest in aerospace history, with special emphasis on design studies and proposals of projects that did not reach the hardware stage.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted March 2, 2014

    Well Worth It!

    An excellent follow-on to the the first CONVAIR ADVANCED DESIGNS, this book hit it out of the park. Covering some better known projects such as the XF-92, XP-81, and their F-106 delta wing fighter along with lesser-known variants of that design, and unique designs like the AAFSS and Model 200 VSTOl fighter.

    Get this book now. It's worth it! :-)

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)