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Balls Eight: History of the Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress Mothership

Balls Eight: History of the Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress Mothership

Painting Guide for the Boeing Stratofortress Motherships

Painting Guide for the Boeing Stratofortress Motherships

Balls Eight: History of the Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress Mothership
(200 pages Paperback Color)

$74.95

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Painting Guide for the Boeing Stratofortress Motherships
(96 pages Paperback Color)

$44.95

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Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: Project FICON

Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: Project FICON

Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: Wing Tip Coupling

Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: Wing Tip Coupling

Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: Project FICON
(172 pages Paperback Black & White)

$39.95

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Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: Project FICON
(172 pages Hardcover Color)

$74.95

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Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: Wing Tip Coupling
(96 pages Paperback Black & White)

$21.95

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Project FICON Handbooks

Project FICON Handbooks

Project FICON Handbooks

Project FICON Handbooks

Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: McDonnell XF-85 Goblin
(48 pages Paperback Black & White)

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Project FICON Handbooks
(236 pages Paperback Black & White)

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Balls Eight: History of the Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress Mothership

Balls Eight: History of the Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress Mothership

Balls Eight: History of the Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress Mothership

It has been asserted that the Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress, carrying Air Force serial 52-0008, can lay claim to being the airplane that has seen and participated in more history than any other single airplane. For forty-five years, the NB-52B was a fixture at Edwards Air Force Base. While the NB-52B is most famous for launching the three North American X-15 rocket planes, it continued to serve in the role of launch platform for a multitude of programs until its final mission on November 16, 2004. It was the oldest flying B-52 by nearly ten years.
The NB-52B launched the three X-15 hypersonic rocket planes.
It launched the Northrop HL-10, Northrop M2-F2/F3, Martin Marietta X-24A and Martin Marietta X-24B lifting bodies.
It simulated the steep, power off approach to landing used by the Space Shuttles.
It assisted in the collection of data about wake turbulence from large aircraft.
It served as an air-to-air gunnery target.
It launched 3/8-scale F-15 Remotely Piloted Research Vehicles (RPRV) and Spin Research Vehicles (SRV).
It launched a Ryan Firebee II drone and the Ryan Firebee based Drones for Aeroelastic Structures Testing (DAST).
It launched the Highly Maneuverable Aircraft Technology (HiMAT) RPRVs.
It dropped the 48,000-pound Space Shuttle Reusable Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB/DTV).
It released a simulated F-111 crew module from its bomb bay to evaluate new parachute recovery systems.
It was the first airplane to launch a satellite into orbit on the Orbital Sciences Pegasus booster.
It tested the drag chute used to decelerate space shuttle orbiters.
It tested pollution reducing fuel additives with a pair of jet engines mounted under its bomb bay.
It launched the X-38 Space Station Crew Return Vehicles.
It launched the X-43A Hyper-X Supersonic Combustion Ramjets.

The book is 200 pages long. It contains 246 color photographs, 89 black and white photographs, and 2 other illustrations.

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Painting Guide for the Boeing Stratofortress Motherships

Painting Guide for the Boeing Stratofortress Motherships

Painting Guide for the Boeing Stratofortress Motherships

If you can get your hands on a Monogram 1/72-scale Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress with X-15A-2 kit and a set of Cutting Edge NB-52 decals, you need this book to help you establish the appropriate paint scheme for any particular mission that you want to model.

The book is 96 pages long.

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Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: McDonnell XF-85 Goblin

Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: McDonnell XF-85 Goblin

Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: McDonnell XF-85 Goblin

The P-85 Goblin was the only airplane that ever flew which was designed from scratch to be operated entirely from another airplane. The development of the B-36 by the Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas resulted in a requirement for fighter protection for the bomber at distances from any friendly base that far exceeded the range of currently available escort fighter airplanes. Due to the inability of contemporary fighters to escort B-36 bombers all the way to their targets, the Army Air Corps initiated Project MX-472, Unconventional Fighter Design Studies, on December 3, 1942. The primary objective of the project was the development of a suitable method of protecting the B-36 on long-range bombing missions. The McDonnell Aircraft Corporation designed the P-85 Goblin to fit entirely within the confines of the bomb bay of the B-36. The little fighter was just fifteen feet long with a wing span of twenty-one feet.

The book is 48 pages long. It contains 98 photographs.

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Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: Project FICON

Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: Project FICON

Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: Project FICON

The book is 172 pages long. It is available paperback with black-and-white printing or hardbound with color printing.

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Paperback

The paperback edition contains 171 photographs and 77 other illustrations.

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Hardcover

The hardcover edition contains 12 color photographs, 165 black-and-white photographs, 8 color illustrations and 69 black-and-white illustrations.

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Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF:
Wing Tip Coupling

Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: Wing Tip Coupling

Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: Wing Tip Coupling

During and after World War II, aircraft designers were faced with the problem of increasing the range of strategic bombers. Dr. Richard Vogt, a German immigrant to the United States, proposed that floating wing panels carrying fuel tanks could be attached to the wing tips of an airplane with hinges to extend its range. The floating wing panels would support their own weight, without increasing the load on the airplane’s wings. The Air Force initiated a project to simulate floating wing panels with a piloted light plane that coupled to a larger airplane in flight. Soon the scope of the project expanded to explore the possibility of towing fighters coupled to the wing tips of bombers.

The book is 96 pages long. It contains 118 photographs and 38 other illustrations.

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Project FICON Handbooks

Reprints of the Air Force Flight and Maintenance Handbooks for the GRB-36D.

Project FICON Handbooks=

The book is 236 pages long. It contains:

Utility Flight Handbook USAF Series GRB-36D-III/RF-84F Composite Aircraft
Utility Flight Handbook GRB-36D-III FICON Aircraft
Supplemental Handbook Maintenance Instructions USAF Series GRB-36D-III Aircraft

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