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Vertical Take-Off Fighter Aircraft: Chinese Fighter and Bomber Aircraft Development

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A comprehensive history of all the conceptual, experimental and operational military VTO and VTOL aircraft from their inception to the present day. A must for all military aircraft enthusiasts.
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ISBN-13: 9781906537395
ISBN-10: 1906537399
Pagini: 176
Ilustrații: Illustrations
Dimensiuni: 215 x 287 x 17 mm
Greutate: 0.91 kg
Editura: Ian Allan Publishing

Notă biografică

Bill Rose was born in 1948 and grew up in the North London suburbs. He was educated at Buckingham College and the University of Westminster. He began his working life as a laboratory technician, became a Fleet Street press photographer, and eventually a photojournalist. As a writer, he has worked for science journals, technical publications, and various national and provincial newspapers. His principal areas of interest are photography, astronomy, space exploration, and aviation. He has worked as a researcher for several UK-based TV production companies and currently runs a small photographic business located in Norfolk, which specializes in PR work, graphic design, and image restoration.

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"Vertical Take-Off Fighter Aircraft" is an illustrated history of concepts, experimental, and operational military VTO & VTOL aircraft. The book starts with wartime German projects such as the Focke Wulf Treibflugel, Heinkel Wespe, and VTO rocket fighters. Postwar projects include US Navy carrier-based VTOL fighters, the French annular wing experiments undertaken by SNECMA, and various other proposals for fighters. In addition to "tail sitters," the author discusses conventionally shaped VTOL designs such as the Harrier, Russian carrier-based Yaks, and the new LockMart F-35 Lightning. This title will be of interest to aviation enthusiasts and modelers.