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Jim Winchester is a freelance writer who has written widely of various aspects of aviation. He is the author of several books

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Obres de Jim Winchester

Fighter (1633) 60 exemplars
Jet Fighters Inside Out (2010) 32 exemplars
X-Planes & Prototypes (2005) 27 exemplars
The World War II Tank Guide (2000) 17 exemplars
Dog Fight - Air Adversaries (2006) 11 exemplars
Military Jets (Inside Out) (2019) 5 exemplars
Aviones militares modernos (2005) 2 exemplars
Chronik der Luftfahrt (2009) 2 exemplars
Zivile Flugzeuge im Detail (2005) 1 exemplars

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Winchester, Jim
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Not quite the book I was expecting, but that might be a comment on the nature of the incident in question, as on December 5, 1965, pilot Douglas Webster rolled tail-first off the carrier "Ticonderoga" while participating in an exercise involving an actual atomic weapon. In barely a minute the pilot, the plane, and the weapon were lost, with the event, as was typical for the period, being suppressed.

From there, Winchester gives you a grab bag of supporting stories, this book being a biography of Webster, a chronicle of the carrier "Ticonderoga" (particularly her war cruise of 1965-66), an examination of the operational theory of the nuclear arsenals carried on the U.S. Navy's carriers, the publicity impact of what happened once the incident was finally uncovered, and a coda about the lingering impact.

As for what the U.S. Navy made of this whole event, it did lead to a certain tightening of procedures in terms of deck-handling of aircraft on carriers. One consistent theme in Winchester's chronicle is the high level of physical menace on a carrier during an operational deployment.

So, not the most scintillating book I've ever read, but it was certainly informative.
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Shrike58 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Apr 22, 2023 |
A fascinating look at some of the bloopers in the aircraft industry. Some aircraft were commercially unsuccessful, some no longer met military requirements, some definitely should not have left the drawing board. The aircraft presented run the gamut from bogus concepts to planes with power problems to construction disasters, among other flaws. The World s Worst Aircraft takes a detailed but light-hearted look at these flying disasters.
 
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MasseyLibrary | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | May 30, 2021 |
Fueled by the desire to conquer the unknown, the aviation industry has creates some of the most remarkable and spectacular aircraft ever to fly, including rocket-powered spacecraft, vertical take-off aeroplanes, giant transporters and experimental rotorcraft. This title details 150 of these incredible and unusual aircraft, from the early years of aviation to the present day, exploring their capabilities, features and development.
 
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MasseyLibrary | May 30, 2021 |
 
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LeeHamlett | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Sep 14, 2019 |

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Obres
41
Membres
1,074
Popularitat
#23,944
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
17
ISBN
104
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5

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