Aircraft Losses

Wrześniowe straty 1939: polskie samoloty cz. I / September war losses 1939 : Polish aircraft vol. I

Andrzej Glass - Wrześniowe straty 1939: polskie samoloty cz. I / September war losses 1939 : Polish aircraft vol. I
Mirage Hobby | 2001 | ISBN: 8388996002 | Polish | 98 pages | PDF | 93.3 MB

Book covers: 190 photos and over 40 colour profiles of Polish aircraft, military and civilian, lost in 1939 Campaign; 16 maps and sketches of Polish airfield bombed in September 1939; Tables with statistical data on Polish aviation, both military and civilian; Part I includes photos from northern-western and cental Poland. Polish text, English summary and captions.
U.S. Navy and Marine Aircraft of World War II Part 2: Fighters

Bert Kinzey - U.S. Navy and Marine Aircraft of World War II Part 2: Fighters
Revell-Monogram | 2004 | ISBN: 0970990065 | 50 pages | PDF | 42.33 MB

Contents: Brewster F2A Buffalo; Grumman F4F & General Motors FM Wildcat; Bell XFL-1 Airabonita; Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket; Vought F4U Corsair; Curtiss XF14C; Grumman F6F Hellcat; "G" Symbol Markings of Early 1945; Capital Ship Losses, August 1942 - August 1945; Grumman F7F Tigercat; Grumman F8F Bearcat; Boeing XF8B-1; Vought XF5U-1 Flying Pancake; Ryan FR Fireball; Ryan XF2R-1 Dark Shark; Curtiss XF15C-1 Stingaree.

Bitevni Letoun Iljusin Il-2 / Ilyushin Il-2 Attack Aircraft  

Posted by Oleksandr74 at Oct. 6, 2009
Bitevni Letoun Iljusin Il-2 / Ilyushin Il-2 Attack Aircraft

Oleg Rastrenin - Bitevni Letoun Iljusin Il-2 / Ilyushin Il-2 Attack Aircraft
Jakab | 2008 | ISBN: 8087161025 | Czech/English | 98 pages | PDF | 182.23MB
Jakab No.11

The Il-2 Shturmovik was the workhorse of the Soviet Airforce and raised havoc with the German and their allied Axis forces invading the USSR and occupying Eastern Europe. One time during the war it was said that one of the factories in the Soviet Union which produced the famous ground attack aircraft fell behind in its production of IL-2's and Stalin himself issued a final warning to them, ordering them to produce their expected level or numbers of production or face dyre consequences. This aircraft was so versatile and their crews became so experienced they were credited with actually shooting down German and other Axis fighters in dogfights, which in military aviation is a miracle. This ground attack aircraft relentlessly followed the Nazi enemy into their capital Berlin, causing them devastating losses. It was also dubbed "The Flying Tank". This is the history of this Soviet ground attack aircraft. 3pp scale drawings. 20 colour profiles. 130 b/w photos. Dual Czech/English text.
USAAF Aircraft Markings and Camouflage 1941-1947: The History of USAAF Aircraft Markings, Insignia, Camouflage, and Colors

Victor G. Archer, Robert D. Archer - USAAF Aircraft Markings and Camouflage 1941-1947: The History of USAAF Aircraft Markings, Insignia, Camouflage, and Colors
Schiffer Publishing | 1997 | ISBN: 0764302469 | 352 pages | PDF | 79.2 MB

Compiled from official source documents this book covers the entire period of the USAAF, pre-war and post-war, and throughout World War II, up to the fomation of the independent U.S. Air Force in 1947. Described are many hitherto unknown facts about the USAAF involvement in the worldwide war theaters. This includes information about converting the Eighth Air Force in England to night bombing, because of the horrendous losses being suffered over Germany, and how the timely development of the Merlin-engined P-51 helped to prevent this. Full details are given of the conversion of B-17s to the night bombing role. The book covers the toal subject in chronological order, with chapters covering 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, and 1945-1947. All details, and the reasons for the changes, are given for the camouflage colors, camouflage schemes, national insignia, and aircraft markings. A chapter is devoted to a brief description of the combat aircraft distinctive markings evolved by the Eighth Air Force (these will be covered fully in a subsequent book), a complete history of the Invasion stripes used during the Allied assault on Europe in 1944 (the author had these Top-Secret files declassified in 1966), and a selection of some of the unit insignia used by various USAAF units. A final chapter discusses the evolution of the camouflage and gloss colors used by the USAAF, including the official color standard numbers employed in the various color specifications up to, and including, FS 595B, and includes color swatches of them. Two appendices cover the aircraft designation system, and the aircraft maintenance markings. All aircraft camouflage schemes are shown in full color, as three-view drawins, where applicable. This includes the almost unknown special camouflage schemes evolved by the Army in North West Africa, to reduce losses due to the unexpected German counterattack, near the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia. The text of the numerous official technical orders are given in full, allowing the reader to see their complete progression for the first time. The meetins of the applicable joint meetings with members of the allied nations, and the effect of their decisions are fully covered, together with some surprising differences. This book is an indispensable reference for historians, restorers of USAAF aircraft, museums, and modelers.
Losing Isn't Everything: The Untold Stories and Hidden Lessons Behind the Toughest Losses in Sports History

Curt Menefee, Michael Arkush, "Losing Isn't Everything: The Untold Stories and Hidden Lessons Behind the Toughest Losses in Sports History"
2016 | ISBN-10: 0062440071 | 272 pages | EPUB | 7 MB

Aircraft Control Allocation  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Underaglassmoon at Dec. 2, 2016
Aircraft Control Allocation

Aircraft Control Allocation
Wiley | Aeronautic & Aerospace | January 2017 | ISBN-10: 1118827791 | 312 pages | pdf | 4.49 mb

By Wayne Durham, Kenneth A. Bordignon, Roger Beck
An authoritative work on aircraft control allocation by its pioneers

Squadron/Signal Publications 1078: Yak Fighters in action - Aircraft Number 78 (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Oleksandr74 at Dec. 2, 2016
Squadron/Signal Publications 1078: Yak Fighters in action - Aircraft Number 78 (Repost)

Hans-Heiri Stapfer - Yak Fighters in action - Aircraft Number 78
Squadron/Signal Publications | 1986 | ISBN: 0897471873 | English | 60 pages | PDF | 17.71 MB
Squadron/Signal Publications 1078

Squadron/Signal Publications 1056: A-20 Havoc in action - Aircraft No. 56 (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Oleksandr74 at Dec. 2, 2016
Squadron/Signal Publications 1056: A-20 Havoc in action - Aircraft No. 56 (Repost)

Jim Mesko - A-20 Havoc in action - Aircraft No. 56
Squadron/Signal Publications | 1983 | ISBN: 0897471318 | English | 51 pages | PDF | 7.65 MB
Squadron/Signal Publications 1056

Squadron/Signal Publications 1054: SB2C Helldiver in action - Aircraft No. 54 (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Oleksandr74 at Dec. 2, 2016
Squadron/Signal Publications 1054: SB2C Helldiver in action - Aircraft No. 54 (Repost)

Robert Stern, Don Greer - SB2C Helldiver in action - Aircraft No. 54
Squadron/Signal Publications | 1982 | ISBN: 0897471288 | English | 51 pages | PDF | 13.13 MB
Squadron/Signal Publications 1054

Canadian Military Aircraft: Finish and Markings 1968-2004 (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Димарик at Dec. 2, 2016
Canadian Military Aircraft: Finish and Markings 1968-2004 (repost)

Canadian Military Aircraft: Finish and Markings 1968-2004
2004 | ISBN: No | English | 296 Pages | PDF | 150 MB