Focke Wulf FW190 Manual

Author: Graeme Douglas
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 0857337890
Release Date: 2016-05-01
Genre: Transportation

When the German Focke Wulf Fw190 fighter burst onto the scene over France in 1941 it took the RAF by surprise, outperforming the Spitfire Mk V. At the time the RAF described the performance gap as 'a quantum leap'. Its superior performance on the Eastern Front had a significant impact in the air war against the Soviet Union. Graeme Douglas gets under the skin of the Fw190 with the new-build Focke Wulf Fw190A-8 and D-9 models built by the Flug Werk company in Germany. He also describes flying and maintaining the Fw190 in combat.

Focke Wulf FW190

Author: J. Richard Smith
Publisher: Crecy Pub
ISBN: 1906537313
Release Date: 2014-02-07
Genre: History

Over 650 photographs including those showing factory and construction, close ups of weapons and equipment, operational units as well as numerous facsimiles of Focke-Wulf handbook drawings.

Junkers JU 87 Stuka Owners Workshop Manual

Author: Jonathan Falconer
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 1785211412
Release Date: 2018-02-20
Genre: History

With its cranked wing and vulture-like looks the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive-bomber came to symbolise the terror of the German Blitzkrieg. In the early years of the Second World War the Ju 87 lived up to its fearsome reputation, but it eventually met its match when pitted against more modern adversaries. Supported by a comprehensive selection of photographs and technical drawings, Jonathan Falconer's Junkers JU 87 Stuka Manual describes the design, construction and operation of the feared Stuka, which saw frontline action wherever the German Army went – from Norway, western Europe and Russia, to North Africa.

De Havilland Mosquito

Author: Jonathan Falconer
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 0857333607
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Transportation

Nicknamed the ‘wooden wonder’ , the de Havilland Mosquito was one of the most versatile and successful combat aircraft of the Second World War. Offering insights into the design, construction and operational career of the iconic Mossie, this manual gets under the aircraft’s birch and balsa skin to examine its anatomy and describe the painstaking restoration to flight by Avspecs (New Zealand) of Jerry Yagen’s FB26 KA114 and of Victoria Air Maintenance’s B35 VR796 in British Columbia, Canada.

Boeing B 17 Flying Fortress Manual

Author: Graeme Douglas
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 178521120X
Release Date: 2017-04-15
Genre: Transportation

Spearhead of the US 8th Air Force’s daylight bomber offensive over Germany and northwest Europe in the Second World War, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress has become one of the most famous and best-known bomber aircraft of all time. The B-17 is the latest classic aircraft to receive the Haynes Manual treatment, with French-owned and operated B-17G Pink Lady and the Imperial War Museum’s B-17G Mary Alice providing this manual’s centerpieces. Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Manual author Graeme Douglas gives a full insight into owning, servicing and flying the USAAF’s formidable Second World War bomber.

Luftwaffe Fighter Aces

Author: Mike Spick
Publisher: Frontline Books
ISBN: 9781848326279
Release Date: 2011-07-19
Genre: History

In this exciting book Mike Spick shows how the Luftwaffe's leading fighter pilots were able to outscore their allied counterparts so effectively and completely during the Second World War. When the records of the Jagdflieger pilots became available after the war, they were initially greeted with incredulity _ the highest claim was for 352 kills, and more than 100 pilots had recorded more than 100 victories. However postwar research proved that these claims had in fact been made in good faith and confirmation had only been given after rigorous checking. To discover the secret of this success, aviation history expert Mike Spick examines the exploits of these aces and sets out the context in which it took place. Every major theater is covered in detail including the conditions peculiar to each: climate, relative numerical and qualitative strengths, the presence or absence of radar and other measures, and the relative merits of the planes being flown. He focuses on the methods and tactics used by individual aces and uses firsthand sources wherever possible to put the reader right alongside the pilot in the cockpit.

Dreadnought Battleship Manual

Author: Chris McNab
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 1785210688
Release Date: 2016-05-01
Genre: History

When HMS Dreadnought was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1906 this revolutionary new class of big-gun iron-clad warship immediately changed the face of naval warfare, rendering all other battleships worldwide obsolete. Known collectively as 'Dreadnoughts', these powerful warships from Britain and Germany fought at the Battle of Jutland in May 1916, in the greatest clash of naval firepower in history. Chris McNab gives detailed insights into the design, operation and combat history of these incredible vessels, including coverage of the restoration in Belfast of the light cruiser HMS Caroline - the only surviving Jutland veteran.

Supermarine Spitfire Restoration Manual

Author: Paul Blackah
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 0857332244
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Genre: Transportation

The Spitfire remains one of the most iconic combat aircrafts of all time and to own an airworthy example of this classic fighter is the Holy Grail for many wealthy Warbird collectors. For an aircraft that first flew more than 70 years ago and which went out of production in the early 1950s, it may seem odd to discover that there is a flourishing industry centered on this aircraft in the 21st century. Scratch-building brand new Spitfires or restoring original examples to airworthy condition has become big business, with aircrafts changing hands for several million dollars apiece. Husband and wife author team Paul and Louise Blackah look into what is required to find a Spitfire that's suitable for restoration and then return it to the skies. With Paul's vast experience in restoring and maintaining the RAF BBMF's Spitfires, and both Paul and Louise's contacts in the aircraft restoration community, this promises to be a unique look inside the world of Spitfire building and restoration in the 21st century.

US Navy A 1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War

Author: Rick Burgess
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472800305
Release Date: 2013-01-20
Genre: History

Nicknamed the 'flying dump truck', the A-1 was a key component in naval air wings from the end of World War II into the 1960s, allowing the aircraft to play its part in the escalating conflict in Vietnam. Both A-1 attack and EA-1F airborne early warning aircraft saw action in Southeast Asia from 1960 through 1969, when the last examples were finally retired from carrier decks. The A-1s in particular bombed targets in both North and South Vietnam, despite the aircraft being highly vulnerable to enemy flak and fighters. Co-written by a two-tour Vietnam War combat veteran in the A-1, this is the first book that focuses exclusively on the aircraft's service in Vietnam.

Black 6

Author: Russ Snadden
Publisher: Haynes Publications
ISBN: 1852604255
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Messerschmitt 109 (Fighter planes)


Clash of Eagles

Author: Martin W. Bowman
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: WISC:89082441601
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: History

This is the story of the air war over Western Europe, told first hand by the American and German pilots and aircrew who took part. It spans the period between 1942 and 1945 and covers the encounters between the audacious Luftwaffe fighter pilots and the Fortress and Liberator bomber crews of the American 8th Air Forces flying from East Anglia. Many unique experiences are recounted from both the night and day bombing raids that were hurled against Hitlers war machine. What was it like to fly through the dense flak over the Ruhr and against the German Experten and to be hit by machine gun and cannon fire from Focke Wulf 190s and Bf 109s? How did so many badly damaged bombers manage to struggle back, against all odds, to their East Anglian bases? The author has sought the experiences of German fighter pilots, who explain how they stalked their prey in the sky over the Reich and how they pounced on their four engine victims from 12 oclock high. This book contains vivid accounts of some of the most heroic actions in the history of air warfare and contains many previously unpublished action photographs.

Messerschmitt Bf 110

Author: John Vasco
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 0764314459
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 110: Bombsights over England Erprobungsgruppe 210 in the Battle of Britain

Men s Pie Manual

Author: Andrew Webb
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 0857332872
Release Date: 2014-10-22
Genre: Cooking

The Men's Pie Manual tells you everything you need to know about making and baking proper pies. Covering tools and equipment, perfect pastry, and fantastic fillings, it will have you wowing your friends and family. Because when you bring a big golden pie to the table and gently break into that flakey pastry, or pop a steamed pudding and let the filling slowly tumble out, anyone who isn't impressed by that isn't worthy space at your table; fetch their coat. Equipment - all the kit you'll need, from spring form tins to rolling pins, as well as how to take care of your knife. Pastry - Shortcrust to rough puff. How to make the golden casing for your pies Stocks and sauces - Can you make a cup of tea? Yes? Then you can make stock. It's that easy, and a key component in pies. Recipes - Fancy tucking in to a huge steak and ale pie, or maybe showing off your homemade Melton Mowbray pork pie to the lads? What about a classic apple or cherry pie? Finally, even things that are almost pies such as sausage rolls, pasties, and beef Wellingtons are covered.

Handley Page Halifax

Author: Jonathan Falconer
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 178521067X
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Genre: Transportation

The Halifax became the second of the new generation of four-engine heavy bombers to enter service with RAF Bomber Command in the Second World War. It flew its first offensive operation in March 1941 and by 1944 it had become the exclusive equipment for Bomber Command's 4 Group and 6 (Canadian) Group, as well as being used in smaller numbers by 100 (Bomber Support) Group. The Halifax flew on virtually all the main raids of the night offensive between 1942 and 1945 and the last occasion when Bomber Command Halifaxes operated in strength against the enemy was on 25 April 1945.