The How To Draw series takes a highly visual and practical approach to drawing. This title helps you learn how to draw a variety of planes, from easy aviation to supersonic flying machines.
This text and CD-ROM is dedicated to the problem of flight control over the sea at low altitudes, and is concerned particularly with Ekranoplanes: a breed of aircraft which use low resistance of ground effect flight. Under low flying conditions radar sensors measuring altitude, tilt and velocity of craft trace the variable profile of wave disturbance practically without averaging, thus making it difficult to gauge the motion parameters in relation to the undisturbed level of the sea surface. Translated from the original Russian, this volume should be of interest to specialists in aviation and marine instrumentation, and to researchers and designers of control systems for ekranoplanes, hovercraft, hydrofoils and other types of transport designed for motion close to the sea. A video on CD-ROM showing various versions of the Ekranoplane in flight and general operation is included.
From the first military uses of powered aircraft to the B-2 stealth bomber and beyond, an enormous body of data concerning the various flying machines used by American military forces has been assembled in repositories across the land. This is a comprehensive guide to the printed literature on the U.S. military's different airplanes and helicopters. Thousands of entries cover 525 fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft models, including prototypes. The published materials listed include books and monographs, periodical articles over one page long, and government documents.