Secret Wings of World War II

This book charts the story from it origins, through current-day innovations and beyond, into the all-wing future of tomorrow.

Author: Lance Cole

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473823440

Category: History

Page: 224

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There are many myths and legends surrounding the advanced German aeronautical technology of the Second World War. There are also facts and proven events. Yet within these stories and behind these facts lie conspiracy theories, mistaken assumptions and denials that seem to contradict the evidence. So what really happened? How far ahead were the German scientists? And, of even greater interest, why and how???There have been other books about advanced German wartime aeronautics, yet few authors have fully examined the detail of the designs and their relevance to the fighter and bomber legends of the 1950s and '60s, let alone the current crop of military and civil all-wing or blended-wing aircraft. This book charts the story from it origins, through current-day innovations and beyond, into the all-wing future of tomorrow.

Secret Wings of World War II

This book charts the story from it origins, through current-day innovations and beyond, into the all-wing future of tomorrow.

Author: Lance Cole

Publisher:

ISBN: 1473862728

Category: History

Page: 224

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There are many myths and legends surrounding the advanced German aeronautical technology of the Second World War. There are also facts and proven events. Yet within these stories and behind these facts lie conspiracy theories, mistaken assumptions and denials that seem to contradict the evidence. So what really happened? How far ahead were the German scientists? And, of even greater interest, why and how???There have been other books about advanced German wartime aeronautics, yet few authors have fully examined the detail of the designs and their relevance to the fighter and bomber legends of the 1950s and '60s, let alone the current crop of military and civil all-wing or blended-wing aircraft. This book charts the story from it origins, through current-day innovations and beyond, into the all-wing future of tomorrow.

German Secret Weapons of World War II

... claim that it was simply a model developed for wind-tunnel tests at velocities up to Mach 1.6. It had a well-streamlined body with small triangular wings, an underslung tail fin, twin rocket motors in pods beneath the wings, ...

Author: Ian V. Hogg

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781510703681

Category: History

Page: 224

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Hitler’s regime was notorious for its many experiments and its various secret ploys, weapons, and technological developments. But typically, the term “secret German weapons” only turns up images of the V-1 and V-2 missiles that played a part in bombing London in 1944. But truth be told, there were many more unheard of weapons behind the Third Reich. Many of these weapons have been unknown to the general public. Here, Ian V. Hogg, one of the world’s leading experts on weaponry, reveals the sheer magnitude of Hitler’s secret weapon projects, from the V-3 and the V-4 missiles, to the Schmetterling, to the German nuclear bomb, to the question of nuclear war and more. This detailed account of the myths surrounding secret German weapons examines the various fields the Germans concentrated on during their weapon development process and discusses difficulties that arrived in the process and how, in many cases, the ideas were exploited by other nations. German Secret Weapons of the Second World War draws comparisons between similar Allied projects and narrates the deeper purpose behind many of these projects. Many of these developments were not completed before the end of the war, but have created a solid foundation for many of today’s great military developments. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Classic Car Museum Guide

Also by the author (non-fiction) Bugatti Blue The Classic Car Adventure Secrets of the Spitfire Spitfire MkV Secret Wings of WWII Jeep WWII Bugatti Type 35 and Variants Porsche 911 Porsche Model by Model Allard The Complete Story Saab ...

Author: Lance Cole

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781526735881

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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An enthusiast’s guide to motoring and transport museums in Britain and beyond. Written by experienced automotive expert Lance Cole, this companion guide for car and motorcycle enthusiast covers ninety British motoring and transport museums in depth and over 350 museums worldwide. Included are: Descriptions and photographs A comprehensive global museum listing Outtakes on visits to selected overseas museums A glossary of old car and motorcycle terms and types A discussion of motoring museum culture and the history these museums portray

VC10 Icon of the Skies

Cole, Lance, Secrets of the Spitfire: The Story of Beverley Shenstone: The Man Who Perfected the Elliptical Wing, ... Cole, Lance, Secret Wings of World War II: Nazi Technology and the Allied Arms Race, Pen and Sword, Barnsley 2015. 4.

Author: Lance Cole

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473875340

Category: History

Page: 256

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Other books have charted the VC10 in airline life, but this book blends that story with a well-researched tale of corporate and political power play. It asks; just what lay behind the sales failure of the VC1O? Politics played an important part of course, as did BOACs tactics, and a who dunnit cast of politico-corporate events and machinations at the highest level of society during the dying days of Empire in 1960s Britain. Key players in the story, from Tony Benn to famous test pilot Brian Trubshaw (Concorde), are cited and quoted.The VC10 was the nations biggest jet airliner of its age and regarded as the worlds best looking airliner. It was safe, fast, and designed to take off from short runways in Africa and Asia, at the request of its main operator BOAC - the airline that would later go on to become todays British Airways.The VC10 and the larger Super VC10 were beloved by pilots and passengers alike and became icons of the 1960s. They were hugely popular all over the world; East African Airlines made its name with Super VC10s, and so too did Freddie Laker with his famed VC10 fleet.Yet the VC10 was eclipsed by Boeings 707 which sold by the hundreds, despite the fact that the 707 was less capable and could not initially operate from the runways of the Commonwealth and old British Empire routes, as the VC10 undoubtedly could.The men of the Vickers Company who created the VC10 would later go on to engineer Concorde and, of course, the rest is history. But the era of the VC10 was pivotal and, by exploring this historical period in depth and highlighting all the various impediments that stood in the way of success for the VC10, Lance Cole adds an important layer to our understanding of twentieth century history.

Wunderwaffen The secret weapons of World War II

It was, in effect, a version with a human pilot and fitted with the V2 wings, the development of which, however, was banned by the high command. Despite this, however, von Braun continued to work on this project, which received the ...

Author: Mantelli - Brown - Kittel - Graf

Publisher: Edizioni R.E.I.

ISBN: 9782372973267

Category: History

Page: 120

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Vergeltungswaffen, retaliatory weapon, was a term coined during the Second World War to represent some Wunderwaffe, miraculous weapons, that Germany was developing. The "miracle" weapons, according to the propaganda, would have given a clear technological superiority of the German army and would have radically changed the course of the conflict, which has now clearly turned in favor of the Allies. The most famous Wunderwaffe, as well as some of the few to have been completed and widely used, were the Vergeltungswaffe, "vengeance weapons"; most still Wunderwaffe remained at the project level, as the German military nuclear program, or prototypes, such as the Panzer VIII Maus. Among the most famous are cited: the V1 flying bomb, the fighter interceptor Bachem Ba 349 Natter, the rocket V2, Wasserfall anti-aircraft missile, the V3 cannon and the cannon 21 cm K 12 (E). While the V1 can be considered a first draft of cruise missile, as it was flying on a cruise route to the target before you fall on the objective, the V2 rocket was the first real man-made and used in an armed conflict. Initially these weapons had their own names, but for the purposes of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels coined the name Vergeltungswaffen, "retaliatory weapons", since they were the first to bomb British popular districts of German cities, slaughtering innocent civilians.

American Aircraft Development of the Second World War

153–154 Spark, N. T., “The Secret Weapons of World War II,” Wings, October 2004, pp. 40–56 Stamburger, P., “All American Aviation,” AAHS Journal, Vol. 7 No. 3, Fall 1964, pp. 198–206 Stern, D., “Artic Ops Part II: Early Secret Military ...

Author: William Norton

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 448

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This book presents a little-known aspect of America's aircraft development of World War II in emphasizing unique and non-production aircraft or modifications for the purpose of research and experimentation in support of aircraft development, advancing technology, or meeting narrow combat needs. It describes some important areas of American aviation weapons maturation under the pressure of war with emphasis on advanced technology and experimental aircraft configurations. The great value of the work is illumination of little known or minimally documented projects that significantly advanced the science of aeronautics, propulsion, aircraft systems, and ordnance, but did not go into production. Each chapter introduces another topic by examining the state-of-the-art at the beginning of the war, advantages pursued, and results achieved during the conflict. This last is the vehicle to examine the secret modifications or experiments that are little known. Consequently, this is an important single-source for a fascinating and diverse collection of wartime efforts never before brought together under a single cover. The "war stories" are those of military staffs, engineering teams, and test pilots struggling against short schedules and tight resource constraints to push the bounds of technology. These epic and sometimes life-threatening endeavors were as vital as actual combat operations.

Frank Wisbar

Secret Wings of World War II. Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK: Pen and Sword Books, 2015. Cooke, Paul, and Mark Silberman. Screening War: Perspectives on German Suffering. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010. Doherty, Thomas.

Author: Henry Nicolella

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476666884

Category: Drama

Page: 239

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"German director Frank Wisbar (1899-1967) had the misfortune of achieving success as a filmmaker just as Hitler came to power. The author examines the films and career of an under-appreciated auteur who ultimately lost faith in his own vision"--

World War II A Student Encyclopedia 5 volumes

Winks, Robin W. Cloak and Gown: Scholars in the Secret War, 1939–1961. ... The CICERO Spy Affair: German Access to British Secrets in World War II. ... War Wings: The U.S. and Chinese Military Aviation, 1929–1949.

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851098583

Category: History

Page: 1795

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Designed with the more visual needs of today's student in mind, this landmark encyclopedia covers the entire scope of the Second World War, from its earliest roots to its continuing impact on global politics and human society. Over 1,000 illustrations, maps, and primary source materials enhance the text and make history come alive for students and faculty alike. ABC-CLIO's World War II: A Student Encyclopedia captures the monumental sweep of the "Big One" with accessible scholarship, a student-friendly, image-rich design, and a variety of tools specifically crafted for the novice researcher. For teachers and curriculum specialists, it is a thoroughly contemporary and authoritative work with everything they need to enrich their syllabi and meet state and national standards. Ranging from the conflict's historic origins to VJ Day and beyond, it brings all aspects of the war vividly to life—its origins in the rubble of World War I, its inevitable outbreak, its succession of tumultuous battles and unforgettable personalities. Students will understand what the war meant to the leaders, the soldiers, and everyday families on home fronts around the world. Featured essays look at Pearl Harbor, the Holocaust, the atomic bomb, and other crucial events, as well as fascinating topics such as signals intelligence and the role of women in war. A separate primary source volume provides essential source material for homework, test preparation or special projects. With a wealth of new information and new ideas about the war's causes, course, and consequences, World War II will be the first place students turn for the who, what, when, where, and—more importantly—the why, behind this historic conflict. 950 A–Z entries, including lengthy biographies of individuals, studies of battles, details of weapons systems, and analyses of wartime conferences—all of the topics students look for, and teachers and educators need to have for their classes Over 270 contributors, including an unprecedented number of non-U.S. authorities, many from Japan and China, giving students a truly global understanding of the war An inviting design incorporating 600 photographs, including contemporaneous images of individuals, scenes from the front lines, posters, and weapon technologies A separate primary source volume offering a wide array of materials ranging from official documents to personal correspondence An early section of 70 detailed geopolitical and military maps, show students the basic sweep of the war

The Ultimate Flying Wings of the Luftwaffe

Impossible to detect by radar or intercepted by fighters, the Luftwaffe embarked on top secret projects to create supersonic and stealth flying wings to end the war.

Author: Justo Miranda

Publisher:

ISBN: 1781553726

Category: Aeronautics, Military

Page: 232

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WORLD HISTORY: SECOND WORLD WAR. With the Allied forces pushing into Germany, a desperate Hitler launched the next breed of German aircraft. Imagine a strange triangular bomber, that could not be detected by radar or intercepted by fighters, launching an inextinguishable ball of fire over London which destroys the city and its surroundings up to the sea. Or perhaps a black boomerang sixty meters long drops two tons of anthrax over Washington and New York, making them uninhabitable for fifty years.