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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #105 on: August 27, 2018, 03:38:43 pm »
Osprey has announced the titles in their "X-Planes" series to be released in 2019, though no dates were given.  The four titles are:
  • Northrop Flying Wings (previously announced)
  • Douglas D-558
  • Jet Prototypes of World War II
  • Wright Flyers 1899-1916

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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #106 on: August 28, 2018, 02:36:45 am »
Osprey has announced the titles in their "X-Planes" series to be released in 2019, though no dates were given.  The four titles are:
  • Northrop Flying Wings (previously announced)
  • Douglas D-558
  • Jet Prototypes of World War II
  • Wright Flyers 1899-1916

Jet Prototypes of World War II looks interesting - hopefully as the description says it will focus mainly on the British and Italian designs.

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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #107 on: August 28, 2018, 04:05:48 am »


<----------- This one, publication date 8th Dec 2018 in the UK and one week later in the US
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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #108 on: August 28, 2018, 04:14:03 am »



<----------- This one, publication date 8th Dec 20018 in the UK and one week later in the US

Pre-ordered on Amazon.co.uk. Any chance of a contents list?

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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #109 on: August 28, 2018, 06:04:34 am »
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chapter 1  -  Britain, Supermarine and the Schneider Trophy

            Box-out    Jacques Schneider
1913 -  a lacklustre contest
1914 – an unexpected victory
1919 – an opportunity wasted
1920 and 1921 – international indifference
1922 – Italy thwarted
1923 – the stakes are raised
1924 – US sportsmanship
1925 – expectations dashed
1926 – Mussolini fights back
1927 – Supermarine on the ascendant
1929 – The greatest contest that nearly was
Chapter 2 - Supermarine and the high speed aircraft research programme
Supermarine’s Aircraft Design
             Box-out    Reginald Mitchell
   The S5 – the foundation for success
             Box-out    Supermarine’s Design Department
   The S6 – Refining the racing line
   The S6B – the ‘11th-hour’ racer
   The engine development programme
      Napier
      Rolls-Royce
             Box-out    Fuels and Lubricants
  Propellers
       Fairey-Reed
Chapter 3 - Anatomy of the S6B and earlier Supermarine racing seaplanes
    The Supermarine Napier S4
        The Supermarine Napier S5
             Box-out    Construction in metal
        The Supermarine Rolls-Royce S6 and S6B
                     Pilot’s Controls and Instruments
                     Fuel system
                     Oil system
                     Water system
Chapter 4 - Flying the S6B and earlier Supermarine racing seaplanes
                      Box-out    The RAF High Speed Flight
  Taxiing and Take-off run
  Take-off and flight
  Turning and g-load
  Approach and landing
Chapter 5 - Preparing and maintaining the S6B
  Development and servicing
  Preparations for flight
Chapter 6 - The Schneider Trophy Contest of 1931 – a dismal finale
                     Box-out    Lady Houston – the myth surrounding a generous woman
Chapter 7 - Supermarine Schneider Trophy Survivors
Specification - Supermarine Rolls-Royce S6B


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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #110 on: August 28, 2018, 06:22:19 am »
Cool - can't wait to get my hands on it!

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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #111 on: August 28, 2018, 07:40:59 am »


<----------- This one, publication date 8th Dec 2018 in the UK and one week later in the US

They picked the right guy to write it!

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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #112 on: September 15, 2018, 01:19:20 pm »
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393064441/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

Charles W. Eliot

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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #113 on: December 03, 2018, 11:51:16 pm »
The Haynes 'manual' for The Supermarine Rolls-Royce S6B is now available from all good, and many disreputable, booksellers


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https://haynes.com/en-gb/supermarine-rolls-royce-s6b-manual
https://www.amazon.co.uk/SUPERMARINE-ROLLS-ROYCE-S6B-Haynes-Manuals/dp/1785212265/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1534702427&sr=8-3&keywords=s6b
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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #114 on: December 04, 2018, 04:43:16 am »
The Haynes 'manual' for The Supermarine Rolls-Royce S6B is now available from all good, and many disreputable, booksellers


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https://haynes.com/en-gb/supermarine-rolls-royce-s6b-manual
https://www.amazon.co.uk/SUPERMARINE-ROLLS-ROYCE-S6B-Haynes-Manuals/dp/1785212265/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1534702427&sr=8-3&keywords=s6b

Arrived in the post this morning. Only got a quick skim through it over breakfast but it's a beautifully illustrated volume full of lovely photos, diagrams, cutaways and as much detail and history as you could possibly want on the S6B. It's a great Christmas present... for myself!
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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #115 on: December 04, 2018, 02:37:41 pm »
Beauty!

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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #116 on: December 13, 2018, 06:00:29 pm »
I just received a copy of this book.  After a quick browse, it looks pretty good, if brief, as the books in this series are.   

https://ospreypublishing.com/superguns-1854-1991

Contents:
Introduction
The 19th Century: William Armstrong's 'Monster Guns'
World War I: The Paris Gun
World War II German Superguns: Dora and the V-3
Cold War Superguns: US Atomic Cannon and Soviet Oka and Kondensator
Gerard Bull's Superguns: HARP and Project Babylon
Current Developments
Bibliography
Index

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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #117 on: December 21, 2018, 06:20:47 am »
I just received a copy of this book.  After a quick browse, it looks pretty good, if brief, as the books in this series are.   

https://ospreypublishing.com/superguns-1854-1991

Contents:
Introduction
The 19th Century: William Armstrong's 'Monster Guns'
World War I: The Paris Gun
World War II German Superguns: Dora and the V-3
Cold War Superguns: US Atomic Cannon and Soviet Oka and Kondensator
Gerard Bull's Superguns: HARP and Project Babylon
Current Developments
Bibliography
Index

The book only makes passing reference to railroad guns like Dora.  (Osprey already has other books on railroad guns.)  Personally, I was not impressed by the book, and am sending it back.

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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #119 on: January 07, 2019, 11:34:57 pm »
Excellent. Kindle version is also available.