German Rocket Planes (Luftwaffe At War)
German Rocket Planes (Luftwaffe At
This exciting on-going series covers every aspect of the Luftwaffe in World War II and charts the rise and fall of this mighty force. Each volume makes use of over a hundred rare and valuable photographs, many of them taken by Luftwaffe personnel, to bring history to life and record both the men and the aircraft they flew. Using images taken of aircraft under development and in the field, German Rocket Planes examines the rocket planes' appearance and markings, and the pilots who flew and tested the aircraft. Includes coverage of the Me 163B (Komet), Me 163BV1, Me 163AV4, as well as a number of key experimental planes.
- ASIN: 1853674044
Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika Bomber (X-Planes)
Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika Bomber
As Europe plunged into World War II, Hitler ordered the development of a hi-tech secret weapon capable of taking the war across the Atlantic--the Messerschmitt Me 264. Chosen from designs for an "Amerika Bomber" tendered by Messerschmitt, Junkers, and Focke-Wulf, this ultra-long-range aircraft would be capable of attacking cities in the United States. Just one month before the attack on Pearl Harbor and the American entry into World War II, Hitler was promising, privately, to wage a "new war" against the USA after his victories in Europe. Dazzling digital artwork and 50 rare archival photographs perfectly complement the detailed analysis offered by Robert Forsyth as he examines the development, intended role, and influence of the aircraft that Hitler planned to use to bomb New York City.
- Brand: OSPREY
- ASIN: 1472814673
Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes - 3 Foam Plane Toys for Boys and Girls - Outdoor Rocket Toy Gift for Ages 5 (6, 7, 8) and Up
Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes - 3 Foam Plane
Run, Jump and STOMP to launch Stunt Planes! Includes three different planes designed by aeronautical engineers to perform a variety of amazing stunts. Looper plane performs giant loops, Glider plane soars up to 100 feet and Wildcat plane performs all kinds of crazy tricks! Adjust the angle of flight with the adjustable launch stand, fly into a head wind or with a tail wind, and more to change how these Stunt Planes fly!
- Brand: Stomp Rocket
- ASIN: B075VZJ7C2
- UPC: 795516400009
German Rocket Fighters of World War II (Schiffer Military History)
German Rocket Fighters of World War II (Schiffer
This book is the first to present every rocket aircraft flown in Germany and the rocket systems developed by Walter and BMW, as well as several of the most interesting projects drawn up by Germany's aviation industry. In 1940 the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fur Segelflug launched the DFS 194, developed by Alexander Lippisch, and the tests with this experimental plane laid the foundation for the Messerschmitt Me 163, the world's first operational rocket fighter. Using a Walter rocket engine, the Me 163 achieved hitherto unimaginable climb rates and speeds. It was in this rocket powered plane that, on 2 October 1941, Heini Dittmar reached 1003 km/h and thus became the first pilot in the world to break the magic mark of 1000 km/h. In so doing, he also brushed against the sound barrier. The technology incorporated into Germany's rocket planes - the Messerschmitt Me 163 Bs and Cs, the Me 263, and Bachem Ba 349 Natter - was recognized throughout the world as cutting edge and after the war had a major impact on the technological development of other countries. This book is a must-have for every aviation enthusiast.
- Brand: Brand: Schiffer Pub Ltd
- ASIN: 0764322206
Stomp Rocket Extreme Rocket 6 Rockets - Outdoor Rocket Toy Gift for Boys and Girls- Comes with Toy Rocket Launcher - Ages 9 Years Up
Stomp Rocket Extreme Rocket 6 Rockets - Outdoor
Stomp Rocket Extreme Rockets gives you the ultimate in Stomp Rocket performance! It’s 100% KID powered: Run, jump and STOMP to launch these rockets up to 400 feet in the air -- that’s longer than a football field, including the end zones! Stomp Rocket Extreme is strong and durable, and great for active, outdoor play. Stomp Rockets have won lots of awards from industry experts, including iParenting Media, Dr. Toy and Creative Child Magazine. Includes 6 Extreme Stomp Rockets, Flame Stickers and Stomp Launcher. Refill rockets also available. For kids ages 9 and up.
- Color: Multi
- Brand: Stomp Rocket
- ASIN: B00297OCZ6
- UPC: 885554461930
Forever Flying: Fifty Years of High-Flying Adventures, from Barnstorming in Prop Planes to Dogfighting Germans to Testing Supersonic Jets by R. A. "Bob" Hoover (1996-08-23)
Bell X-1 (X-Planes)
In 1947, no one knew if it was possible to break the "sound barrier." The Bell X-1 was the tiny, rocket-powered craft that finally broke it. It was the result of innovative designers and engineers turning their attention from the pioneering jets of World War II to a new task--an aircraft designed purely to fly faster than sound. Legendary pilots rallied to the cause, with World War II ace Chuck Yeager piloting the X-1 when it finally achieved supersonic flight in 1947, the first manned craft to reach such speeds. With historical photographs and meticulously researched digital art, Peter Davies traces the whole career of the Bell X-1, from its early development through to the influence it had on military and civilian jets in the second half of the 20th century.
- ASIN: 1472814649
Jagdwaffe V5 Sec 4- Jet Fighters and Rocket Interceptors 1944-1945 (Luftwaffe Colours)
Jagdwaffe V5 Sec 4- Jet Fighters and Rocket
With the publication of this, the last of 20 titles, Classic Publications' acclaimed Jagdwaffe series reaches its conclusion. The final book in the series could also be considered one of the most interesting as it examines the various types of advanced aircraft with which the Luftwaffe desperately tried to challenge what, by then, was overwhelming Allied air supremacy in the skies over the Reich. Whilst each book in the series can be enjoyed on its own, together the Jagdwaffe collection offers a very authoritative and detailed study of the camouflage and markings of Luftwaffe fighter units, in all theatres, throughout World War Two.
- ASIN: 1903223520
German Military Rifles and Machine Pistols, 1871 - 1945
German Military Rifles and Machine Pistols, 1871 -
German Military Rifles & Machine Pistols 1871-1945 Hans-Dieter Gotz Richly illustrated volume covers the development of modern German rifles and machine pistols, as well as their ammunition, and includes many rare and experimental types. Covered are the Werder rifle, Mauser rifles, the various M/71 rifles and ammunition, the 88 cartridge, the Infantry Rifle 88, the 98 rifles, the Fallschirmjäger rifle, the 41 & 43 rifles, ERMA and Walther machine pistols and many more. Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | over 200 photos, many documents drawings | 248 ppISBN13: 9780887402647 | Binding: hard cover
- ASIN: B000TZ6CL2
Stomp Rocket Ultra Rocket Refill Pack, 2 Rockets - Outdoor Rocket Toy Gift for Boys and Girls- Ages 5 Years Up
Stomp Rocket Ultra Rocket Refill Pack, 2 Rockets
This Refill Pack contains 2 foam-tipped Ultra Stomp Rockets. This is a Refill Pack for three different Stomp Rocket products. Launch these rockets up to 200 feet in the air using the Stomp Launcher in The Original Stomp Rocket: Ultra 4-Rocket Set (20008). Or launch both of these rockets at the same time using The Original Stomp Rocket: Dueling 4-Rocket Set (20888); the special Dueling Base allows two kids to launch rockets at the same time and see whose goes higher! This Refill Pack also works with the Stomp Launcher in The Original Stomp Rocket: Combo Pack 30-Rocket Set (20855). These Stomp Rocket sets are all 100% KID powered: Run, jump and STOMP to launch your rockets! Stomp Rockets are strong and durable, and great for active, outdoor play. They’ve won lots of awards from industry experts, including iParenting Media, Dr. Toy and Creative Child Magazine. For kids ages 6 and up.
- Color: Red/Yellow
- Brand: Stomp Rocket
- ASIN: B0006N6UPU
- UPC: 795516200029
Ministry of Space
This is the story of how we could have gone to space. Maybe how we should have gone to space. This is the story of the Ministry of Space: The black budget that financed the move into space. The deaths of the test pilots taken from the surviving Spitfire flyers of the Battle of Britain. And in 2000, the end of the Golden Age, as America and Russia begin moving into space. The secret revealed, and the destruction of a man who sacrificed himself for the Ministry of Space. Plus, a sketchbook section by Chris Weston and an all-new appendix by Warren Ellis revealing the facts behind the fiction!
- ASIN: 1582404232
Rocket Fighter: The Story of the Messerschmitt Me 163
The Me 262 Stormbird: From the Pilots Who Flew, Fought, and Survived It
The Me 262 Stormbird: From the Pilots Who
The Me 262 was the first of its kind, the first jet-powered aircraft. Although conceived before the war, with the initial plans being drawn in April 1939, the Stormbird was beset with technological (particularly the revolutionary engines) and political difficulties, resulting in it not entering combat until August 1944, with claims of nineteen downed Allied aircraft. The performance of the Me 262 so far exceeded that of Allied aircraft that on 1 Sepember 1944, USAAF General Carl Spaatz remarked that if greater numbers of German jets appeared, they could inflict losses heavy enough to force cancellation of the Allied daylight bombing offensive. The story of how the Stormbird came to be is fascinating history, and it comes to life in the hands of noted historian Colin Heaton. Told largely in the words of the German aces who flew it, The Me 262 Stormbird provides the complete history of this remarkable airplane from the drawing boards to combat in the skies over the Third Reich. Features two forewords, one by Jorg Czypionka, Me 262 night fighter pilot, and another by historian and author Barrett Tillman.
- ASIN: 0760342636
- UPC: 752748342637
Stomp Rocket Dueling Rockets, 4 Rockets and Rocket Launcher - Outdoor Rocket Toy Gift for Boys and Girls Ages 6 Years and Up - Great for Outdoor Play with Friends in The Backyard and Parks
Stomp Rocket Dueling Rockets, 4 Rockets and Rocket
With Dueling Stomp Rocket, you can challenge your friends and family: The special Dueling Base lets two kids launch rockets at the same time, so you can see whose goes higher. Dueling Stomp Rocket is 100% KID powered! Run, jump and STOMP to launch these rockets up to 20 stories high -- that’s 200 feet in the air! Dueling Stomp Rocket is strong and durable, and great for active, outdoor play. Plus, it won the 2014 Preferred Choice Award from Creative Child Magazine. Includes 4 foam-tipped Ultra Stomp Rockets and the special Dueling Base featuring 2 Stomp Launch Pads. Refill rockets also available (item #20002). For kids ages 6 and up.
- Color: Original Version
- Brand: Stomp Rocket
- ASIN: B00GAC6470
- UPC: 793625049188
For a top-secret research project, airline pilot Christoph Wilder is recruited to fly an A380 equipped with a time machine. But on the maiden voyage, activists hijack the plane and force Christoph to take them back to 1939. Their goal: to kill Adolf Hitler! But the price to pay for averting the Second World War exceeds Christoph’s worst nightmares. He has to decide whether to save the dictator’s life in order to prevent the downfall of humanity in the present day.+++A fast-paced high-tech thriller from Phillip P. Peterson, the author of Transport and Paradox.+++
- ASIN: B07CBDC4TY
Bachem Ba 349 Natter (X-Planes)
Bachem Ba 349 Natter
The Bachem Ba 349 Natter was a secretive, vertical take-off, single-seat rocket interceptor intended to offer high-speed defense of key targets. This radical aircraft offered Luftwaffe an inexpensive means with which to intercept and attack Allied heavy bombers using a vertically-launched, semi-expendable machine built of wood and armed with a nose-mounted "honeycomb" battery of spin-stabilized air-to-air rockets, as well as cannon armament. Launched vertically at 36,000 feet per minute, the pilot was expected to fly within range of the enemy bombers, fire his rockets at them, ram another bomber, eject, and parachute to the ground.Illustrated with contemporary photographs and stunning commissioned artwork, this study examines this inventive yet ultimately unsuccessful attempt by the Luftwaffe to defend against the tide of Allied aircraft that was bombing German cities into the ground.
- ASIN: 1472820096
4th Fighter Group: Debden Eagles (Aviation Elite Units)
4th Fighter Group: Debden Eagles (Aviation Elite
Formed around a nucleus of pilots already seasoned by their experience as volunteers in the RAF's Eagle Squadrons, the 4th Fighter Group was established in England in October 1942. Initially flying Spitfires, the Debden Eagles went on to fly the P-47 and P-51, becoming in July 1943, the first Eighth Air Force fighter group to penetrate German air space. The group's record of 583 air and 469 ground victories was unmatched in the Eighth Air Force, and the group produced a cast of characters that included legendary aces Don Blakeslee, Pierce McKennon, 'Kid' Hofer, Duane Beeson, Steve Pisanos and Howard Hively. While primarily a bomber escort group, the 4th also played roles in supporting the D-Day landings, Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge and the crossing of the Rhine. The group's achievements came at a price, however, for 248 aircraft were lost in combat, with 125 pilots killed in action and 105 being taken prisoner - a 42 percent casualty rate. Packed with first hand accounts, detailed aircraft profiles and full combat histories, this book is an intriguing insight into the best-known American fighter unit in World War 2.
- Brand: Brand: Osprey Publishing
- ASIN: 1846033217
Jagdgeschwader 400: Germany's Elite Rocket Fighters (Aviation Elite Units)
Jagdgeschwader 400: Germany's Elite Rocket Fighters (Aviation Elite
The Jagdgeschwader 400 group was formed for the sole purpose of flying one of the world's most revolutionary aircraft - the rocket-powered Me 163. Although the Me 163 scored relatively few kills, giving it a success rate much lower than the Me 262, it still had a massive psychological impact upon the Allies, and the technology and experiences gained in the Me 163 went on to influence the jet fighters of modern times. The introduction of jet-powered aircraft demanded massive changes in training, equipment, servicing and tactics, all of which are described and examined in this essential analysis of the story of the Me 163 in frontline service with Erprobungskommando 16 and Jagdgeschwader 400.
- Brand: AGD
- ASIN: 1846039754
Stomp Rocket Ultra Rocket, 4 Rockets - Outdoor Rocket Toy Gift for Boys and Girls - Comes with Toy Rocket Launcher - Ages 5 Years and Up
Stomp Rocket Ultra Rocket, 4 Rockets - Outdoor
Stomp Rocket Ultra is 100% KID powered! Run, jump and STOMP to launch these rockets up to 200 feet in the air -- that’s 20 stories high! Stomp Rocket Ultra is strong and durable, and great for active, outdoor play. It has won the Dr. Toy Award, iParenting Media’s Hot Toy Award, Creative Child Magazine’s Preferred Choice Award and iParenting Media’s Excellent Product Award. Includes 4 foam-tipped Ultra Stomp Rockets and a Stomp Launcher. Refill rockets also available (item #20002). For kids ages 5 and up.
- Color: Red
- Brand: Stomp Rocket
- ASIN: B0006O8Q7Y
- UPC: 033170585831
P-47 Thunderbolt vs Bf 109G/K: Europe 1943-45 (Duel)
P-47 Thunderbolt vs Bf 109G/K: Europe 1943-45
The P-47 climbed like a homesick angel and dived for the deck like a rock. This was due to the mighty power of its air-cooled, turbo-supercharged Double Wasp engine, combined with a brutish barrel-shaped airframe. The deadly firepower was totally destructive. The world's largest single-engined fighter when the USA entered the war, the P-47's 18 cylinders vibrated the whole aircraft like it was going to destroy itself. More Thunderbolts were built than any other American fighter in history. In December 1942, the P-47 was the only readily available American-produced high performance fighter. At altitudes up to 15,000 ft, its rival, the Bf 109G, had all-round better performance than the P-47C, most notably in rate of climb. The Thunderbolt's performance progressively improved above 15,000 ft, and between 25,000 to 30,000 ft it surpassed those of the enemy fighters, except for rate of climb and acceleration - the P-47 was double the weight of a Bf 109. Although the latter could initially accelerate well in a dive, the P-47C soon overhauled it and easily out-dived the Messerschmitt from high altitudes. P-47 pilots were advised to avoid combats at low altitudes and slow speeds. Thunderbolt pilots were synonymous with the might of the Eighth Air Force's fighter strength from the summer ...
- Brand: Duel - Aircraft
- ASIN: 1846033152
World's Only Flying Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (Kraftei)- The First Rocket-Powered Fighter Aircraft!
Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet
The Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet, designed by Alexander Martin Lippisch, was a German rocket-powered fighter aircraft. It was the only operational rocket-powered fighter aircraft during the Second World War and until today. Although revolutionary and capable of performance unrivaled at the time, it...
ME-163 KOMET GERMAN ROCKET POWERED FIGHTER AIRCRAFT - AMC Pictorial Review 1 40040d HD
This rare newsreel includes extremely rare footage of the German ME-163 rocket powered fighter. These German films of ME-163 performance tests give an idea of the power of these primitive, yet revolutionary, interceptor aircraft. This rare newsreel includes extremely rare footage of the German M...