Prototype Aircraft

100 Great British Aircraft & Aviation Milestones (Aeroplane)  Magazines

Posted by wall.enable at Feb. 4, 2011
100 Great British Aircraft & Aviation Milestones (Aeroplane)

100 Great British Aircraft & Aviation Milestones (Aeroplane)
English | 108 Pages | 51MB | PDF

FOR DECADES, BRITAIN led the world in aviation — and, even though the UK does not build much in the way of complete aircraft any more, the country's aerospace industry remains its second-biggest manufacturing employer. That industry is nowadays more concerned with engines, equipment and parts, which, although world class and profitable, inevitably do not generate quite the same sense of wonder as the first flight of a complete new prototype!

Sukhoi Su-24 (Russian Aircraft in Action)  

Posted by Oleksandr74 at Jan. 19, 2010
Sukhoi Su-24 (Russian Aircraft in Action)

Yefim Gordon - Sukhoi Su-24
Polygon Press | 2003 | ISBN: 1932525017 | 82 pages | PDF | 105.51 MB
Russian Aircraft in Action

As the need arose to replace the Yakovlev Yak-28 Brewer making up the backbone of the Soviet Air Force's tactical bomber fleet since 1960, the Sukhoi Design Bureau began development of a twinjet tactical bomber known in-house as the T-6. The first prototype (called T6-1) flew in June 1967, featuring delta wings and four lift-jets buried in the fuselage to improve field performance. However, the weight penalty imposed by the lift-jets was deemed unacceptable and the aircraft was radically reworked to feature variable-geometry wings, becoming the Soviet counterpart to the General Dynamics FB-111. The resulting T6-21 entered flight testing in May 1970, subsequently entering production and service as the Su-24. The bomber underwent a progressive refinement and development process, spawing dedicated reconnaissance and ECM variants. To this day, the Su-24 remains the principal Russian tactical bomber. Apart from deployment in East Germany and Poland in the Cold War days, the type has participated in "hot" conflicts as the Afgan War and the First Chechen War.
Tupolev - The Man and His Aircraft: The Man and His Aircraft (Reference)

Tupolev - The Man and His Aircraft: The Man and His Aircraft (Reference)
Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers Inc | ISBN: 1560918993 | edition 1996 | PDF | 241 pages | 16,68 mb

A History of the Design Bureau and its Aircraft Yefim Gordon & Vladimir Rigmant The origins of the design bureau that was to bear his name can be traced back to the appointment of Andrey Nikolayevich Tupolev as head of the TsAGI's Aviation Department in 1918. Over the years, nearly 300 projects have evolved within the OKB. Nearly 90 reached the prototype construction stage, with more than 40 types put into series production.In the 1930s, the TB-1 (ANT-4) and TB-3 (ANT-6) bombers, the latter being the world's first heavy strategic bomber, paved the way for the long line of large multi-engined aircraft both civil and military for which the OKB is justly famed. Wartime production of the SB and Tu-2 plus the remarkable 'reverse engineering' of the Boeing B-29 that resulted in the Tu-4 led on to the jet Tu-16 and prop Tu-95 bombers. These, in turn were adapted for civil purposes as the Tu-104 and Tu-114 airliners. The supersonic Tu-22 and Tu-22M bombers and the Tu-144 airliner, a move into pilotless aircraft and a host of imaginative but unbuilt projects complete a fascinating work.
Soviet Combat Aircraft of the Second World War. Vol.1: Single-Engined Fighters

Y.Gordon, D.Khazanov - Soviet Combat Aircraft of the Second World War. Vol.1: Single-Engined Fighters
Midland | 1998 | ISBN: 1857800834 | 184 pages | PDF | 84.05 MB

The first of a two-volume set detailing Soviet Second World War combat aircraft - both prototype and operational.

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

Aircraft Modelling (Osprey Modelling Masterclass) (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Димарик at Dec. 2, 2016
Aircraft Modelling (Osprey Modelling Masterclass) (repost)

Aircraft Modelling (Osprey Modelling Masterclass)
2010 | ISBN: 1846039320 | English | 192 Pages | True PDF | 6 MB