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Bill Gunston (1927–2013)

Autor(a) de Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II

245+ Works 4,631 Membros 40 Reviews 3 Favorited

About the Author

Bill Gunston was born in London. He was educated at the University of Durham -- under the auspices of the Royal Air Force -- and at London University. During his RAF service 1945-48, he piloted 93 types of aircraft. In 1951, he joined the staff of Flight International and became the magazine's mostrar mais technical editor in 1955. In 1970, Gunston "retired" and began writing. Since then, he has written 362 books, countless reports, and several thousand magazine articles. He also contributes to video, movie, and television scripts, and has acted as an expert witness in a celebrated U.S. aviation manufacturing dispute. He is currently editor of Jane's Aero-Engines, a renowned guide dedicated to every gas-turbine engine used for manned aircraft. Gunston is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and, in 1995, was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to aviation writing. mostrar menos

Séries

Obras de Bill Gunston

Classic World War II Aircraft Cutaways (1995) 136 cópias, 1 resenha
The World of Flight (1995) 128 cópias
The History of Fighter Planes (1984) 125 cópias, 1 resenha
The Encyclopedia Of World Air Power (1980) — Editor — 121 cópias, 2 resenhas
Hitler's Luftwaffe (1977) — Autor — 119 cópias, 2 resenhas
Chronicle of Aviation (1992) — Editor — 81 cópias, 2 resenhas
Modern Fighting Helicopters (1986) 63 cópias, 1 resenha
Aircraft of World War 2 (1980) 61 cópias, 1 resenha
American Warplanes (1986) 52 cópias
The Development of Piston Aero Engines (1993) 41 cópias, 5 resenhas
Anatomy of Aircraft (1656) 40 cópias, 1 resenha
Aviation Year By Year (1992) 36 cópias, 2 resenhas
F-4 Phantom (1977) 32 cópias
The Conquest of the Air (1972) 30 cópias, 1 resenha
F-111 (1600) 30 cópias
F-111 (1828) — Autor — 29 cópias
Fighting Machines (2005) 25 cópias
Harrier (1984) — Autor — 24 cópias
History of Military Aviation (2000) 22 cópias
Aviation (1978) 22 cópias
Worlds Military Aircraft (1983) 21 cópias
Flights of Fantasy (1990) 21 cópias
Modern Combat Aircraft (1983) 20 cópias
World War II German Aircraft (1985) 20 cópias
Fighters 1914-1945 (1978) 20 cópias
Bombers (Classic Aircraft) (1978) 20 cópias
Bombers of the West (1973) 19 cópias
Stingers (1990) 19 cópias
Modern European Aircraft (1985) 18 cópias
Panavia Tornado (1980) 18 cópias
Fighters of the Fifties (1981) 18 cópias
Fighter Aircraft In Color (1980) 17 cópias
Encyclopedia of Aviation (1977) 16 cópias
The World's Greatest Airplanes (1981) 15 cópias, 1 resenha
Helicopters At War (1977) 15 cópias
Modern Soviet Aircraft (1985) 15 cópias
Fighter Aircraft (1981) 15 cópias
F/A-18 Hornet (1985) 15 cópias
Fighters (Classic aircraft) (1978) 14 cópias, 1 resenha
Submarines in colour (1976) 13 cópias, 1 resenha
Attack Aircraft of the West (1974) 13 cópias
Coal (Energy) (1981) 12 cópias
Modern Fighting Aircraft (1984) 12 cópias
Family Library of Aircraft (1980) 11 cópias
Rolls Royce Aero Engines (1989) 10 cópias
American Military Aircraft (1988) 10 cópias, 1 resenha
Air superiority (1985) 9 cópias
Modern attack aircraft (1989) 9 cópias
Planes (Wild About) (2003) 9 cópias
Aviaton The Story Of Flight (1978) 9 cópias
Aero-Mania (Vehicle-Mania) (2003) 9 cópias
Boat-mania! (2003) 9 cópias
Jane's Aerospace Dictionary (1980) 8 cópias
Moderne helikopters (1990) 8 cópias
Century of Flight (1988) 7 cópias
Phantom (1984) 6 cópias
Moderne jachtvliegtuigen (1989) 5 cópias
Bombers of World War II (1980) 5 cópias
The plane makers (1980) 4 cópias
Look It Up: Ships and Boats (1985) 4 cópias
Aircraft of the Vietnam War (1987) 4 cópias
Moderne aanvalsvliegtuigen (1990) 4 cópias
Kampf Flugzeuge (1998) 3 cópias
Battle Machines (2009) 3 cópias
Spotting Planes (1978) 3 cópias
Airbus: The Complete Story (2010) 3 cópias
Railways (Topics) (1987) 2 cópias
Les grands avions de ligne (1980) 2 cópias
Les Avions de chasse (1979) 2 cópias
Les Bombardiers (1979) 2 cópias
Warships (Rourke Guides) (1984) 2 cópias
Modern vadászrepülők (1992) 2 cópias
Fighters of World War II 1 exemplar(es)
CAÇAS DA OTAN 1 exemplar(es)
Combat Aircraft 1 exemplar(es)
Combat aerien moderne 1 exemplar(es)
Alles über das Fliegen (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Enciclopedia dei missili 1 exemplar(es)
Railroads (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
Modern légi erődök (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
Moderne angrebsfly (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Warplanes (Granada guides) (1981) 1 exemplar(es)
U-Boote und ihre Geschichte (1977) 1 exemplar(es)
Hubschrauber 1900-1960. (1977) 1 exemplar(es)
Warplanes 1 exemplar(es)
Transport technology (1972) 1 exemplar(es)
Guinness bog om tempo & fart (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
Record Breakers, Air (1977) 1 exemplar(es)

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Alphabetical survey of man's attempts since 1852 to design, develop and mass-produce aeroplanes and rotorcraft has more than 3000 entries
 
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MasseyLibrary | 1 outra resenha | Feb 20, 2024 |
Uses contemporary accounts to trace the history of aviation and describe records, events, and technical developments
 
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DavidFranks | 1 outra resenha | Jan 25, 2024 |
End of 1980s and mid 1990s were times where high technology applications to the aerospace industry in particular where awed at and people wrote about it (information was much more available I have a feeling than it is case today, or there was no information overload like today that IMHO has somewhat blocking nature). From introduction of fully digital cockpit demonstrators (today called full glass cockpits), concepts of FBW flight concts, to concepts of machines that can fly almost in space, VTOLs and tiltrotors and various multipurpose light fighters used for attack and air supremacy roles, like Tigershark and Mitsubishi CCV. Who can forget EPA and later competing French designs that at the end gave birth to Typhoon, revolutionary Grumman X29 or various Sikorsky prototypes of hi speed choppers. This was also time when Russian combat aircraft started becoming more known in the West, from air superiority fighters to heavy bombers and helicopters.

Excellent overview of technologies that are still in operational use and get ever improved.

Very informative little book. Highly recommended to all fans of aerospace technology.
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Zare | Jan 23, 2024 |
 
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CAHC.CCPA | Nov 26, 2022 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
245
Also by
1
Membros
4,631
Popularidade
#5,443
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
40
ISBNs
471
Idiomas
12
Favorito
3

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