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Curtiss P 40

Author : Carl Molesworth
ISBN : 9781472802828
Genre : History
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The initial version of the Curtiss P-40, designated by the manufacturer as the Hawk H-81, combined the established airframe of the earlier radial-powered H-75 (P-36) fighter with the Allison V-1710 liquid-cooled engine. The year was 1939, and the marriage was one of expediency. With the threat of war in Europe growing by the day, the US Army Air Corps brass wanted a modern fighter that would combine the sterling handling qualities of the P-36 with a boost in performance that would make it competitive with the new types emerging in Germany and England, and the generals wanted the new plane immediately. The P-40 delivered admirably, and though it never reached the performance levels of the Bf 109 or Spitfire, the sturdy fighter nevertheless made a place in history for itself as the Army's frontline fighter when the US entered World War II. Long-nosed P-40s initially saw combat in North Africa, flying in Royal Air Force squadrons. They also fought in the skies over Pearl Harbor and the Philippines. But the long-nosed P-40 is best known as the shark-faced fighter flown by the American Volunteer Group – the legendary "Flying Tigers" – over Burma and China during 1941–42.

Virtual Airplane

Author : Witold Jaworski
ISBN : 9788394141769
Genre : Computers
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This book will teach you how to create the model shown on its cover. It assumes that you may know nothing about the 3D modeling software, and starts this course from the very basics. In subsequent chapters the author gradually introduces new methods and tools, on the example of building a model of the P-40B fighter. Every step of this workflow is presented in numerous illustrations. The goal of this book is to encourage all the "plastic modelers" for this new branch of their hobby. To make this hobby more affordable, this course uses solely the free (Open Source) software. This publication may also be interesting to all who would like to master the powerful Blender 3D package. "Virtual Airplane" contains so many illustrations (over 2400) that it is readable to some extent even in a foreign language. If you want to skim all of its contents, search the Google Books for its free version (ISBN: 9788394141752, it is a Polish translation), or visit airplanes3d.net.

Curtiss P 40

Author : Carl Molesworth
ISBN : 9781472807069
Genre : History
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An improved version of the Allison V-1710 engine gave rise to the Curtiss H-87, which began life in 1941 as the P-40D and featured a completely redesigned fuselage. The shorter and deeper nose of the new fighter gave it a decidedly snub-nosed appearance compared to the earlier P-40 models. Curtiss continued to tweak the H-87 for the next two years in the search for better performance, but the last major version, the P-40N, was only marginally faster than the first. In the process, Curtiss even tried an engine change to the Packard Merlin in the P-40F and L but to no avail. What the late model P-40s lacked in speed and service ceiling, they traded for maneuverability, durability and availability. Their niche became fighter-bomber operations, and they fought on fronts as varied as the arctic wastes of the Aleutian Islands and Iceland, the steaming jungles of the South Pacific and the barren deserts of North Africa. P-40s were a common sight in the skies over Burma and China, Sicily and Italy, and western Russia as well. By the time production ceased in 1944, Curtiss had produced nearly 14,000 P-40s.

Flying Warbirds

Author : Cory Graff
ISBN : 9780760346495
Genre : History
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Get a comprehensive look at how World War II was fought from the air. Do you want to get an up-close look at some of the rarest airplanes in the world? Are you curious about combat aircraft from World War II? In deluxe hard-back volumes, Flying Warbirds brings U.S., British, German, Russian and Japanese fighting planes from the 1930s and 1940s together, complete with detailed photographs to delight every aeronautics connoisseur. The airplanes at the Flying Heritage Collection were created at a time when aeronautical discovery had evolved to aviation mastery. Finely crafted by distinguished design bureaus with the leading technologies of the 1930s and 1940s, the main emphasis of the collection includes combat aircraft from World War II. In 1998, Paul G. Allen began acquiring and preserving these iconic warriors and workhorses, many of which are the last of their kind. Allen's passion for aviation and history, and his awareness of the increasing rarity of original WWII aircraft, motivated him to restore these artifacts to the highest standard of authenticity. Periodically, one or more of the exhibits are temporarily absent to participate in an event, for maintenance, or for continuing restoration. Experience one of the world’s top airplane collections any time you like through Flying Warbirds. Photographs include cockpit shots, exterior museum shots, historic photographs, and breathtaking contemporary flying shots from photographers like award-winning John Dibbs. Flying Warbirds is the definitive guide to everything you want to know about this fascinating period in aeronautics and military history.

Flying To The Limit

Author : Peter Caygill
ISBN : 9781844152261
Genre : History
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Describes the design and testing of British fighter planes during World War II.

Wirtualne Modelarstwo

Author : Witold Jaworski
ISBN : 9788394141752
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Ta książka uczy jak stworzyć model pokazany na okładce. Jej autor zakłada, że możesz nic nie wiedzieć o oprogramowanie do modelowania 3D, i zaczyna ten kurs od podstaw. Następnie stopniowo wprowadza nowe metody i narzędzia, na przykładzie budowy modelu myśliwca P-40B. Każdy etap tej pracy zostały przedstawione na licznych ilustracjach. Celem tej książki jest zachęcenie wszystkich "modelarzy plastikowych" dla tej nowej gałęzi ich hobby. Żeby uczynić ją bardziej przystępną, do budowy modelu użyto wyłącznie darmowego oprogramowania (Open Source). Publikacja ta może być także interesująca również dla wszystkich, którzy chcieliby nauczyć się obsługi takiego narzedzia jak Blender 3D, lub poprawić swoje umiejętności w korzystaniu z tego programu. (Więcej informacji, jak i samą książkę, można także znaleźć na: www.samoloty3d.pl)

Aircraft Spotters Guide

Author : National Aeronautics Council (U.S.)
ISBN : UOM:39015023940615
Genre : Airplanes, Military
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