Infamous Aircraft: Dangerous Designs and Their Vices
Pen & Sword Aviation, 2005 - 170 σελίδες
Many aircraft, some famous and some rare, gained a reputation for being difficult to fly and sometimes downright dangerous. This book looks at some of the worst culprits over a period spanning World War One to the age of supersonic flight. The following aircraft are included.
BE.2 - The RFC went to war in it in 1914. The BE was easy to fly and very stable - but it was difficult to maneuver and very easy to shoot down. Tarrant Tabor - The Tabor was grotesque, a massive misfit of an experimental bomber that predictably came to grief on its first flight. Avro Manchester - The twin-engined Manchester would fly all the way to Berlin and back - only to burst into flames over its own base. Messerschmitt Me 210 - The Me 210 was developed as a successor to Goering's Destroyer, the Bf110. It was a disaster with a phenomenal accident rate. Martin B-26 Marauder - They called the B-26 the Widow-maker, fast and powerful, with some savage characteristics. Reichenberg IV - a manned version of the V-1 flying bomb, was a desperation weapon, its pilots intended to fly suicide missions against Allied shipping. Tu-144 - Rushed prematurely into its test program to beat the Anglo-French Concorde, the TU-144 was intended to be Russia's supersonic dream.
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Hats off to the test pilots who flew these planes! There was a very real risk that pilots whould suffer a violent and sudden death. Sometimes the flights - literally - became 'break tests'. Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής
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