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Infamous Aircraft: Dangerous designs and their vices
     

Infamous Aircraft: Dangerous designs and their vices

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by Robert Jackson
 

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Many aircraft, some famous and some rare, gained a reputation for being difficult to fly and sometimes downright dangerous. This book looks at some of the worst culprits over a period spanning World War One to the age of supersonic flight. The following aircraft are included.

BE.2 - The RFC went to war in it in 1914. The BE was easy to fly and very stable - but

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Many aircraft, some famous and some rare, gained a reputation for being difficult to fly and sometimes downright dangerous. This book looks at some of the worst culprits over a period spanning World War One to the age of supersonic flight. The following aircraft are included.

BE.2 - The RFC went to war in it in 1914. The BE was easy to fly and very stable - but it was difficult to maneuver and very easy to shoot down. Tarrant Tabor - The Tabor was grotesque, a massive misfit of an experimental bomber that predictably came to grief on its first flight. Avro Manchester - The twin-engined Manchester would fly all the way to Berlin and back - only to burst into flames over its own base. Messerschmitt Me 210 - The Me 210 was developed as a successor to Goering's Destroyer, the Bf110. It was a disaster with a phenomenal accident rate. Martin B-26 Marauder - They called the B-26 the Widow-maker, fast and powerful, with some savage characteristics. Reichenberg IV - a manned version of the V-1 flying bomb, was a desperation weapon, its pilots intended to fly suicide missions against Allied shipping. Tu-144 - Rushed prematurely into its test program to beat the Anglo-French Concorde, the TU-144 was intended to be Russia's supersonic dream.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844687527
Publisher:
Pen and Sword
Publication date:
11/19/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,011,220
File size:
6 MB

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Robert Jackson is an author and historian.

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Infamous Aircraft: Dangerous Designs and Their Vices 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable read.