The American Aviation Experience

The American Aviation Experience

Author: Tim Brady

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809323710

Category: Transportation

Page: 462

View: 368

A chronological history of American aviation is followed by coverage of such topical themes as balloons and dirigibles, government in aviation, and military airpower developments.

The Story of American Aviation

The Story of American Aviation

Author: Jim Ray

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547250050

Category: History

Page: 172

View: 739

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Story of American Aviation" by Jim Ray. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

The American Aircraft Factory in World War II

The American Aircraft Factory in World War II

Author: Bill Yenne

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9781610600866

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 849

Few industrial phenomena have been as dramatic as the United States’ mid-20th-century shift from peacetime to wartime production. The American Aircraft Factory in World War II documents the production of legendary warbirds by companies like Boeing, North American, Curtiss, Consolidated, Douglas, Grumman, and Lockheed. It was a production unmatched by any other country and a crucial part of why the allies won the war. Author Bill Yenne considers the prewar governmental acts that got the plants rolling, as well as the gender shift that occurred as women entered the work force like never before. He also describes the construction of megafactories like Willow Run, factory design considerations, and the postwar conversion back to peacetime production. Illustrated with 175 period photographs—including 50 rare color photos never before seen in print.

Kites, Birds & Stuff - Aircraft of the U.S.A. - North American Aircraft

Kites, Birds & Stuff - Aircraft of the U.S.A. - North American Aircraft

Author: P.D. Stemp

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326828158

Category: Reference

Page: 260

View: 706

The North American Aircraft manufactures from their very beginning to their take-over by Rockwell and their eventual take over. The book gives details on the many aircraft produced. Performance - Dimensions - Weights - power plants - construction - first flights - totals and where many of them served. Around 250 pages of information which contains - 312 pictures - 96 plans

Picture History of World War II American Aircraft Production

Picture History of World War II American Aircraft Production

Author: Joshua Stoff

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486139074

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 472

Over 250 rare photographs depict one of the greatest industrial feats of all time: America's massive production of World War II fighters and bombers. An introduction and captions outline the history.

American Aircraft Development of the Second World War

American Aircraft Development of the Second World War

Author: William Norton

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 817

This book presents a little-known aspect of America's aircraft development of World War II in emphasizing unique and non-production aircraft or modifications for the purpose of research and experimentation in support of aircraft development, advancing technology, or meeting narrow combat needs. It describes some important areas of American aviation weapons maturation under the pressure of war with emphasis on advanced technology and experimental aircraft configurations. The great value of the work is illumination of little known or minimally documented projects that significantly advanced the science of aeronautics, propulsion, aircraft systems, and ordnance, but did not go into production. Each chapter introduces another topic by examining the state-of-the-art at the beginning of the war, advantages pursued, and results achieved during the conflict. This last is the vehicle to examine the secret modifications or experiments that are little known. Consequently, this is an important single-source for a fascinating and diverse collection of wartime efforts never before brought together under a single cover. The "war stories" are those of military staffs, engineering teams, and test pilots struggling against short schedules and tight resource constraints to push the bounds of technology. These epic and sometimes life-threatening endeavors were as vital as actual combat operations.

The General Aviation Industry in America

The General Aviation Industry in America

Author: Donald M. Pattillo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476677217

Category: Transportation

Page: 257

View: 983

The industry known as "general aviation"--encompassing all flying outside of the military and commercial airlines--dates from the early days of powered flight. As technology advanced, making possible smaller aircraft that could be owned and operated by civilians, manufacturers emerged to a serve a growing market. Increasingly this meant business flying, as companies used aircraft in a variety of roles. The industry struggled during the Great Depression but development continued; small aircraft manufacturers became vital to the massive military production effort during World War II. After the war, rapid technological advancement and a robust, prosperous middle class were expected to result in a democratized civil aviation industry. For many reasons this was never realized, even as general aviation roles and aircraft capabilities expanded. Despite its many reverses and struggles, entrepreneurship has remained the driving factor of the industry.