Fairchild Republic A 10 Thunderbolt II

Author: Steve Davies
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781785210815
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dubbed 'Warthog' - or just 'Hog' - by those who fly and maintain it, the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is the world's undisputed close air support attack jet. As tough as it is ugly, it has built a fearsome reputation as a tank buster and infantry killer in conflicts around the globe, and its GAU-8 Avenger 30mm cannon strikes fear into the hearts of all unlucky enough to be on the wrong side of it.he A-10 was clutched from the jaws of retirement by the 1991 Gulf War. At the time of the conflict, the United States Air Force was making plans to shed it's A-10 fleet, citing obsolescence and redundancy. As the ensuing conflict showed, nothing could have been further from the truth, and no other airframe could have provided the US and Coalition commanders with the sort of forward air control, close air support, combat search and rescue, and tank busting capabilities that the Hog did. Since then the A-10 has delivered capabilities to battlefield commanders in the Balkans (1990s), Afghanistan (2001 onwards) and the second Gulf War (2003 onwards), and Libya (2011). A-10s have flown around 11 per cent of Operation Inherent Resolve sorties (striking IS targets in Iraq) since combat operations began in August 2014.

Fairchild Republic A Oa 10 Warthog

Author: Dennis R. Jenkins
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781580071970
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Exploded views, cutaway and phantom drawings from technical manuals, rare variants, armament systems, and more fill this detailed guide with the information you're looking for! Includes production line photos, depleted uranium data, battle damage photos, Desert Storm nose art, and details of the two-seat N/AW variant. WarbirdTech 20

Junkers JU 87 Stuka Owners Workshop Manual

Author: Jonathan Falconer
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781785211416
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Westland Wessex Manual

Author: Lee Howard
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781785211171
Format: PDF
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With a full and active service life of more than 40 years with the Royal Navy and the RAF, the Westland Wessex was one of the most versatile helicopters of the Cold War era. As a British-built turbine-powered development of the American Sikorsky H-34, the Westland Wessex was developed and produced under license by Westland Aircraft (later Westland Helicopters). One of the main differences from Sikorsky's H-34 was the replacement of the piston-engine power plant with a turboshaft engine. The Wessex was the first helicopter to be produced in large numbers that made use of a gas turbine engine. Early models were powered by a single Napier Gazelle engine, while later builds used a pair of Rolls-Royce Gnome engines.

RAF Tornado

Author: Ian Black
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857332479
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Since 1986 the multi-role swing-wing Panavia Tornado has been the cornerstone of the RAF’s jet fighter and bomber forces, designed to intercept Cold War Soviet bombers and drop conventional and nuclear weapons on invading Warsaw Pact forces. RAF Tornados have seen action in both Gulf Wars, over Kosovo, and most recently over Afghanistan and Libya. Former RAF Tornado ADV pilot and air-to-air photographer Ian Black gives an ‘insider’ insight into operating, flying and maintaining the air defence and strike versions of the swing-wing jet.

RAF Typhoon

Author: Antony Loveless
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857330758
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Highly capable and extremely agile, the RAF’s Typhoon (Eurofighter) is a multi-role combat aircraft that is capable of being deployed across the full spectrum of air operations – from air policing, to peace support, through to high-intensity conflict. Published with the full cooperation of the RAF, the Typhoon is given the Haynes Manual treatment and offers readers a unique insight into flying and maintaining the latest high-tech combat aircraft in the RAF’s inventory.

McDonnell Douglas F A 18 Hornet and Super Hornet

Author: Steve Davies
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781785210549
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The US-designed and built McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is one of the most important Fourth Generation fighters in the world. Its twin-engine, twin-tails (canted outwards) and leading edge root extensions make it one of the most recognisable fighters in operation. The latest version is the enlarged Super Hornet. It was controversial in being chosen as the replacement for the much loved F-14 Tomcat, but the truth is that it is a potent and fearsome fighter that boasts one of the most capable radars in service (it can operate in both air and ground modes near-simultaneously) and a weapons loadout that takes full advantage of it. The Super Hornet currently performs the bulk of the Western world's airstrikes on the nefarious terrorist group 'ISIS' in Iraq and Syria.Developed initially by Northrop as the P-530 Cobra in response to the US Air Force's Light Weight Fighter competition (winner: the General Dynamics F-16), the Hornet had a troubled start in life. Designated the YF-17 for the LWF fly-off in 1974, it failed to impress the Air Force. However, contractor McDonnell Douglas stepped in confident that it could be improved sufficiently to make it a contender for the US Navy's new fighter competition. McAir, as was often the case, were right. Redesigned and redesignated the F/A-18 (fighter/attack), it won the competition and entered service with the US Navy as a carrier-borne, multi-role fighter, marking the beginning of the Hornet's journey from Air Force 'reject' to 'king' of the US Navy's Fleet Defenders.

McDonnell Douglas Boeing F 15 Eagle Manual

Author: Steve Davies
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857332431
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is a twin-engine, highly maneuverable, all-weather tactical jet fighter, designed to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. It is considered among the most successful of modern jet fighters with 104 aerial combat victories to its credit, with no losses (combined figure across all user-air forces). The F-15 Eagle first flew in July 1972 and entered service with the USAF in 1976. It is expected to remain in service with the USAF until 2025.

M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Manual

Author: Bruce Oliver Newsome
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781785210990
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The American M1 Abrams main battle tank is a revolutionary design: it broke an evolutionary development lineage from the M20 medium tank of 1941 to the M60 (which it replaced, and which stayed in production until 1987). The M1 remains the only main battle tank in the inventories of the US Army and the US Marine Corps, with years of service to come, while no replacement has been procured. It is believed that the M1 will easily serve for more than 50 years in the US alone. The US retains about 6,000 M1s, while almost 2,000 are in use with the armies of other countries including Australia, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.