From the earliest WWII jets to modern masters of the air, Andrew Dewar presents a review of the finest and most distinctive fighter jets in the history of flying. As realistic and intricate as they are, these planes are designed to be easy to construct.
Warplanes have only been around for about 100 years. How have they changed from biplanes and triplanes to jets that fly faster than the speed of sound? Learn about fighter planes that are invisible to radar and bombers that can destroy whole cities.
Gives readers a close-up look at fighter jets. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, labeled diagrams, and a "How It Works" feature, the book provides an engaging overview of this amazing aircraft.
Fighter jets zoom through the sky in this informative introduction to military machines. Readers will enjoy carefully leveled text and color photographs as they learn about the history, parts, and uses of fighter jets.
Feel what it's like to prepare fighter jets, "smell" the jet fuel, and taste the fighter environment. One Desert Jet Turner is an aviation book introduction to USAF fighter jet culture written by a F-4/F-16 fighter mechanic who shares all. This aviation career book provides information from the same perspective about the USAF Thunderbirds, and accident investigation as observed by the author at Nellis AFB, near both Las Vegas, NV and Area 51. Earl Heron also details the sensational transition from F-16 mechanic to C-130 flight engineer.One Desert Jet Turner is illustrated, but unlike many books about fighters that are primarily pictorial, this work concentrates on the realities behind the images.
The wait is over! This book brings one of man's best technological achievements - fighter jets - to the origami world and further supports the ancient art of paper folding. Art imitates life, but for this book, paper imitates the beauty, versatility, and potentially destructive power of man's flying aircraft. This book is designed for both the origami purist as well as aircraft model hobbyist, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instuctions illustrated for both beginners and experienced folders alike. Original design for three different paper base sizes include: (a width half sheet of 8.5 x 11) 1:2.6, 3:1, adn 3.5:1. Some of these fighter jet models include the F-14, F-15, F-16, F-18, F-22, MIG-29, SU-27, Typhoon, Rafale C, and Gripen are some of the best fighters from around the world. There is even a model stand design fo rthe display of your origami aircraft to complete and showcase your work. With interest, you can design unit colors and markings of your favorite country's fighter squadron with the use of a computer, printer, and self-adhesive labeling sheet. These fighter models demonstrate the ancient craftmanship of origami combined with figures of the modern world of flying machines. Hobbyists will enjoy the artistry and younger children will discover an amazing and challenging craft that helps teach patience, persistence, and creativity.
From extremely fast passenger planes to stealthy military vehicles, jets have come a long way since their invention. Action shots and diagrams along with high-interest text explore these superfast aircraft.