Photography

F-84F Thunderstreak e RF-84F Thunderflash. Ediz. multilingue

F-84F Thunderstreak e RF-84F Thunderflash. Ediz. multilingue

Author: Federico Anselmino

Publisher: Aviation Collectables

ISBN: 8831993100

Category: Photography

Page: 88

View: 178

The F-84F and RF-84F were two of the most important airplanes used by the Italian Air Force from the mid fifties to the seventies.

F-84f Thunderstreak Walk Around

F-84f Thunderstreak Walk Around

Author: Ken Neubeck

Publisher:

ISBN: 0897475887

Category:

Page: 80

View: 945

The success of the F-86 Sabre prompted Republic to design its own swept-wing aircraft and the prototype of the Thunderstreak - designated the YF-96A - took to the skies in 1950. The F-84F could reach a top speed of 695 mph, and in March of 1955, the Thunderstreak set a transcontinental speed record by flying from Los Angeles to New York in just 3 hours and 33 minutes. On the basis of the F-84F design, a photo-reconnaissance version, known as the RF-84F Thunderflash, was also developed and placed into production in 1952. Program delays plagued the development of the F-84F, and active duty phaseout began almost as soon as it entered service in 1954. By 1958 the F-84F was relegated to the Air National Guard. The Thunderstreak did serve as NATO's front-line fighter-bomber during the 1950s, and France successfully sent F-84Fs into battle against Egypt during the 1956 Suez Canal Crisis. The F-84F remained in service with several European air forces for decades, with Greece only retiring its last Thunderstreak in 1984. Illustrated with more than 250 photographs, color art, and profiles.
History

Air Force Tac Recce Aircraft

Air Force Tac Recce Aircraft

Author: Paul J. Wagner

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434994585

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 816

A comprehensive history of tactical reconnaissance aircraft produced and operated during the Cold War in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

FM 30- 30 Aircraft Recognition Manual Supplement No. 6

FM 30- 30 Aircraft Recognition Manual Supplement No. 6

Author: United States. Department of the Army

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359123834

Category:

Page: 573

View: 586

History

California Warplanes

California Warplanes

Author: Harold Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475901443

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 641

This aviation handbook is designed to be used as a quick reference to the classic military heritage aircraft that have been restored and preserved in the state of California. The aircraft include those flown by members of the US Air Force, the US Navy, the US Army, the US Marine Corps, the US Coast Guard, the Air and Army National Guard units, and by various NATO and allied nations as well as a number of aircraft previously operated by opposition forces in peace and war. The interested reader will find useful information and a few technical details on most of the military aircraft that have been in service with active flying squadrons both at home and overseas. 150 selected photographs have been included to illustrate a few of the major examples in addition to the serial numbers assigned to American military aircraft. For those who would like to actually see the aircraft concerned, aviation museum locations, addresses and contact phone numbers, websites and email addresses have been included, along with a list of aircraft held in each museum's current inventory or that on display as gate guardians throughout the state of California. The aircraft presented in this edition are listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. Although many of California's heritage warplanes have completely disappeared, a few have been carefully collected, restored and preserved, and a good number have been restored to flying condition. This guide-book should help you to find and view California's Warplane survivors.
History

Tactical Reconnaissance in the Cold War

Tactical Reconnaissance in the Cold War

Author: Doug Gordon

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781844153329

Category: History

Page: 317

View: 739

This book describes how the United States Air Force tactical reconnaissance units operated from the end of World War II until the 1970s. This was an immensely active period that also included major conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. It was also a period of rapid technological development in aircraft and photographic techniques. The book includes the following: Introduction: The post war period in Europe and the East. The Korean Conflict and the role of the 67th TRW from 1950 to 1954. The role of the highly secret RF-86 missions over Red China and the Soviet Far East in the early to mid '50s. Also the RB-57A missions out of Bitburg and Yokota flying clandestinely over the Soviet Union and the RF-100A missions that were flown over the Soviet Union from Turkey, Rhine Maine and Yokota. United States Air Forces in Europe. The Cuban Missile Crisis and the role of the RF-101 Voodoos and RB-66s. Highly Illustrated with 164 colour & 221 Mono photos, 13 colour profiles and 9 colour insignia. Profiles designed by Robbie Robson.
Airplanes, Military

Encyclopedia of US Air Force Aircraft and Missile Systems: Post-World War II fighters, 1945-1973

Encyclopedia of US Air Force Aircraft and Missile Systems: Post-World War II fighters, 1945-1973

Author: Marcelle Size Knaack

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112041282093

Category: Airplanes, Military

Page: 376

View: 573

History

Flashpoints

Flashpoints

Author: Michael Napier

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472853554

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 715

From acclaimed aviation historian Michael Napier, this is a highly illustrated survey of the aerial fighting in the flashpoints of the Cold War. The Cold War years were a period of unprecedented peace in Europe, yet they also saw a number of localised but nonetheless very intense wars throughout the wider world in which air power played a vital role. Flashpoints describes eight of these Cold War conflicts: the Suez Crisis of 1956, the Congo Crisis of 1960–65, the Indo-Pakistan Wars of 1965 and 1971, the Arab-Israeli Wars of 1967 and 1973, the Falklands War of 1982 and the Iran–Iraq War of 1980–88. In all of them both sides had a credible air force equipped with modern types, and air power shaped the final outcome. Acclaimed aviation historian Michael Napier details the wide range of aircraft types used and the development of tactics over the period. The postwar years saw a revolution in aviation technology and design, particularly in the fields of missile development and electronic warfare, and these conflicts saw some of the most modern technology that the NATO and Warsaw Pact forces deployed, alongside some relatively obscure aircraft types such as the Westland Wyvern and the Folland Gnat. Highly illustrated, with over 240 images and maps, Flashpoints is an authoritative account of the most important air wars of the Cold War.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Jet Fighters

Jet Fighters

Author: Jim Winchester

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781448859825

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 162

View: 850

Presents illustrations, historical notes, facts, and specifications for jet fighters, ranging from the earliest designs of the mid twentieth century to some of the most modern fighters in use today.
History

California Warbird Survivors 2002

California Warbird Survivors 2002

Author: Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595236442

Category: History

Page: 577

View: 906

During the twentieth century, civil and military aviation has played a prominent role in the history and development of California. Commercial operators have exploited the advantages offered by aircraft to overcome its unique challenges of geography and climate. By virtue of California’s comparative size and strategic importance on the West Coast of the continental USA, a wide variety of military aircraft have been based there through the years. The list of military aircraft types that made up the tapestry of California aviation is as extensive as the list of legendary figures who have contributed to its amazing history. While most of the military aircraft types no longer grace the airspace over California, many can be viewed in their former splendor as they stand as gate guards or museum exhibits. This booklet provides a comprehensive guide to where these restored aircraft can be found. Complementing the details concerning aircraft specifications and roles, the author has included many facts. Finally, the descriptions of the recovery, restoration and preservation efforts stand as a tribute to the many volunteers who have devoted time, energy and financial support to ensure this rich heritage is preserved.
Thunderstreak (Fighter planes)

Republic F/RF-84F Thunderstreak/Thunderflash

Republic F/RF-84F Thunderstreak/Thunderflash

Author: Richard Ward

Publisher:

ISBN: 0668022949

Category: Thunderstreak (Fighter planes)

Page: 50

View: 677

Beskriver det amerikanske rekognoscerings- og jagerfly RF/F-84 benævnt henholdsvis Thunderflash og Thunderstreak. Omtaler også de lande, der har benyttet flyet - herunder Danmark

Encyclopedia of US Air Force aircraft and missile systems

Encyclopedia of US Air Force aircraft and missile systems

Author:

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428993975

Category:

Page:

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