REPORT ON THE 180 H.P. MERCEDES AERO ENGINE
Albatros, 2010, limited printed facsimile of the Ministry of Munitions report of March 1918 provides a really unique document. The technical report and stats are accompanied by five photos, seven sketches and a full side elevation cut-away - perfect documentation for modellers building German WWI fighters such as the Albatros, Pfalz, Fokker D.VII, etc. 20 pages including covers.
FIRST AIRPLANE DIESEL ENGINE: PACKARD MODEL D4-980 OF 1928
Meyer, Robert, Smithsonian, 1964, g (soft cover. insect damage to cover, does not interefer with text) history, documentation, photos & drawings, 48 pgs.
|FRANKLIN ENGINES, 1963, |
brochures with specifications & drawings.
|CONTINENTAL MOTORS, 2003,|
28 page color brochure on continental motors.
| AVIATION AND AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING BOUND MAGAZINES (VOLUME 1 1916-1917),|
This is the first 12 issues of this magazine published bi-weekly from August 1, 1916 to January 15, 1917. They have been protected by a hardcover binding (embossed name on fly page).
|15 AIRCRAFT CIRCULARS 15 ISSUES, |
These soft cover booklets were published by NACA from 1928 to 1934. They cover specifications & information on European aircraft in production at that time.
#80 CAMS 54 GR Transatlantic Seaplane (French)
#121 Caproni "90 PB" Military Airplane (Italian)
#134 AMIOT 14o M Military Airplane (French)
#144 IAR Pursuit Airplane (Roumanian)
#157 Loire 11 Colonial Military Airplane (French) - no back cover
#165 Farman Night Bombers 211 & 212 (French) - no front cover
#169 Bleriot 137 Military Airplane (French)
#172 Messerschmidt M.29 Touring Airplane (German)
#174 DH Dragon Moth Commercial Airplane (British)
#175 Heinkel He 64c Sport Airplane (German)
#177 Boulton Paul P.64 Mail Carrier (British)
#178 Airspeed Courier Commercial Airplane (British)
#179 Westland "Wallace" Geneeral Purpose Airplane (British)
#191 Avro 642 Commercial Airplane (British)
#195 Klemm "Eagle" Commercial Airplane (British) Specifications, detailed drawings, photos, 10 -12 pages each,
for the whole lot
|AVIATION POCKET BOOK 1917, Matthews, R. Borlase, D. Appleton, 1917, vg (formerly owned by a Lt. stationed at Langley Field, VA, 1918, see scan, covers all phases of aeronautics, the theory of flight, design, materials, engines, military & navigation, 300 pgs.||$35.00|
|BIRDFLIGHT AS THE BASIS OF AVIATION, Lilienthal, Otto, American Aeronautical Archives, 2001, new, soft cover, see photo, reprint of Lilienthal's observation, analysis, ingenuity and daring laid the foundation for the development of aviation. After a comprehensive scientific study of how birds fly, Lilienthal recognized the superiority of curved wing surfaces. He then developed a theory of flight and designed and built a series of gliders. From 1891 to 1896 he made over 2,000 glides, illustrations, 151 pgs.||$12.00|
|ITALIAN AIRCRAFT AND ARMAMENT, Asst. Chief of Air Staff, 1943, soft cover,see scan, Official publication (Summary No. 43-39) published in Washington & issued July 1943. Noted to be distributed to Squadrons & not to be taken into the air. Each aircraft has a photograph & silhouette, description and on facing page Performance & Armament specification etc. Includes Fiat CR 42, Macchi, Reggiane, Caproni, Savoia-Marchetti etc, 74 pgs.||$45.00|
|NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR AERONAUTICS - TECHNICAL NOTES|
|PRACTICAL AERONAUTICS, Hayward, Charles, American Technical Society, 1917, vg (inked name, the spine has been professionaly rebuilt), originally published in 1912, this is the 1917 edition which was updated to 1917, Example of illustrations, the theory of and history of balloons, dirigibles & aviation and aero engines. There are also descriptions of more than 30 current aircraft types, photos & many illustrations, 769 pgs.||$100.00|
|STEAM IN THE AIR, Kelly, Maurice, Pen & Sword, 2006, new, see photo, application of steam power in aviation during the 19th & 20th centuries, describes in detail how many types of steam engine were adapted for use in flight and the flying-machines into which they were fitted, photos, diagrams & drawings, 159 pgs.||$25.00|