Airplane Manufacturing in Farmingdale (Images of
Farmingdale, located in west-central Long Island on both sides of the Nassau-Suffolk County border, was an important center of airplane manufacturing from the First World War until almost the end of the Cold War. Aviation pioneers like Lawrence Sperry, Sherman Fairchild, Leroy Grumman, Alexander de Seversky, and Alexander Kartveli directed the manufacture of aircraft, aircraft engines, and key subassemblies as they evolved from the propeller, biplane era to the jet and space age. Farmingdale witnessed the creation of such cutting-edge aircraft as the Sperry Triplane Amphibian and Messenger; the Fairchild FC-2; the Grumman FF-1, JF-1 Duck, and G-22 Gulfhawk; the Seversky P-35; the Republic Aviation P-47, F-84, and F-105; and the Fairchild Republic space shuttle tails and A-10 Warthog. Airplane manufacturing in Farmingdale ended in 1987 with the demise of Fairchild Republic, but this book offers a comprehensive pictorial history of the outstanding achievements of so many talented men and women over seven decades.
- ASIN: 1467115622
Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force
"A highly readable book ... from a unique source. Recommended for a wide audience." --Ron Franscell, best-selling true-crime author of Delivered from EvilOne community's experience with mass murder and military aviation disaster. Two fatal tragedies that occurred suddenly... but not without warning.On 20 June 1994, a gunman opened fire on the patrons and staff of the Fairchild Air Force Base hospital. Four days later, a B-52 bomber with four souls on board went down in a fiery crash. Hundreds of ordinary men and women experienced the tragedies. Countless others had struggled to prevent them.This compelling work of narrative-nonfiction comes from the military policeman and former criminal investigator who ended the killing spree. Andy Brown draws from extensive research and interviews with the people who witnessed the tragedies unfold to tell their story with cinematic clarity and detail. Brown also reveals how he had prepared for the deadly gunfight, describes his encounter with the gunman, and offers a candid insight into the hidden cost of becoming a "hero."If you appreciate stories of humanity, history, or heroism, read this page-turning true story of mental illness, mass murder, and aviation disaster.Available in ebook, audiobook, paperback and hardcover.*** Contains more tha...
- ASIN: 0997863404
A10 Thunderbolt II: Fairchild Republic's Warthog at War (Legends of Warfare:
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, commonly nicknamed the "Warthog" due to its unusual and ungainly appearance, became the most effective close-air-support aircraft that has ever served for the US Air Force and Air National Guard. Designed around the GAU-8/A Avenger autocannon, the aircraft was a highly effective tank killer during Operation Desert Storm. The Warthog continues to serve, from its first appearance in 1976 through subsequent wars up to the present time, and well into the future. This concise, illustrated book covers the construction, development, and combat history of this unusual aircraft and features superb detail and combat photography. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.
- ASIN: 0764356704
Fairchild C-82 Packet: The Military and Civil
Originally designed as a cargo and paratroop transport during World War II, the Fairchild C-82 Packet is today mainly remembered for its starring role in the Hollywood film The Flight of the Phoenix (1965). Its ungainly appearance earned it the nickname the flying boxcar but the aircraft was the first to achieve practical end-loading and aerial delivery of cargoes. Its outsized capacity served the U.S. military's needs for more than ten years--civilian operators flew it in remote locations like Alaska and South America for a further three decades. This book provides a comprehensive history of the C-82, detailing each of the 224 aircraft built, with technical diagrams, multiple appendices and more than 200 photos.
- ASIN: 1476669759
Fairchild Aircraft (Images of
When Orville Wright made the first successful flight of an airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903, no one could have envisioned the impact that the historic occasion would have on Hagerstown, Maryland, and the tri-state area of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. When Sherman M. Fairchild bought controlling interest in Hagerstown�s Kreider-Reisner Aircraft in 1929, thestage was set for the newly formed Fairchild Aircraft to become a major contributor to the country�s World War II efforts. In 1939, the companywas awarded a contract to build 270 PT-19 trainers for the U.S. Army Air Corps. By the spring of 1944, Fairchild had manufactured more than 5,000 of the primary trainers, which became synonymous with the city of Hagerstown. When asked by the military to �put wings on a railroad boxcar,� Fairchild responded with various cargo aircraft including theC-82, the C-119, and the C-123. Fairchild�s contribution to the world of aviation unofficially ended in March 1984 with the delivery of the last of the A-10s contracted by the U.S. Air Force. Over the course of its history in Hagerstown, Fairchild employed more than 50,000 men and women in the manufacture of military and civilian aircraft.
- ASIN: B009A4TFTE
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II: 1972 to date (all marks) (Owners' Workshop
Dubbed 'Warthog' - or just 'Hog' - by those who fly and maintain it, the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is the world's undisputed close air support attack jet. As tough as it is ugly, it has built a fearsome reputation as a tank buster and infantry killer in conflicts around the globe, and its GAU-8 Avenger 30mm cannon strikes fear into the hearts of all unlucky enough to be on the wrong side of it.he A-10 was clutched from the jaws of retirement by the 1991 Gulf War. At the time of the conflict, the United States Air Force was making plans to shed it's A-10 fleet, citing obsolescence and redundancy. As the ensuing conflict showed, nothing could have been further from the truth, and no other airframe could have provided the US and Coalition commanders with the sort of forward air control, close air support, combat search and rescue, and tank busting capabilities that the Hog did. Since then the A-10 has delivered capabilities to battlefield commanders in the Balkans (1990s), Afghanistan (2001 onwards) and the second Gulf War (2003 onwards), and Libya (2011). A-10s have flown around 11 per cent of Operation Inherent Resolve sorties (striking IS targets in Iraq) since combat operations began in August 2014.
- Brand: HAYNES UK
- ASIN: 1785210815
Recollections of my days as a Strategic Air Command B-52 crewman. They are basically true essences of how it was back in the late 1950's in the Cold War days.
- ASIN: B009RR1X4E
Long Island Aircraft Manufacturers (Images of
Significant aircraft manufacturing began on Long Island in the early 20th century and boomed during the war years. Long Islanders helped transform aviation from a dangerous sport to a viable means of transportation, while also producing a large portion of the nation’s aerial arsenal in times of war. From the first frail biplanes to the warbirds of World War II and the sleek fighters of the jet age, aviation companies on Long Island helped make aviation the integral part of our world that it is today. During the 20th century, over 70 firms came to build aircraft on Long Island. Some of these firms lasted for decades and became famed builders of historic aircraft, such as Grumman, Republic, Curtiss, Fairchild, and Sikorsky.
- ASIN: 0738573361 Part No: Illustrated
FAIRCHILD C-82 PACKET AND C-119 FLYING BOXCAR
These specialist twin-boom US military freighters have a significant history and are well known but underpublished. First flown in 1944, with deliveries from the end of 1945, the C-82 was the first freighter to really take advantage of the uninterrupted cargo hold and ground-level loading advantages conferred by the twin-boom layout. A planned lengthy production run was canceled after VJ-Day so that the total number built was 220, some of which served in the Berlin Airlift. An improved version, redesignated as the C-119, was developed from 1947 with deliveries beginning in 1949. It featured more powerful engines, a widened fuselage, and re-designed cockpit area. Nearly 1,100 C-119s were built in various versions, the most numerous of which was the C-119G. The type saw lengthy and important service principally with the United States Air Force Troop Carrier Command wings, Military Air Transport Service, and the Air Force Reserve. It participated extensively in the Korean War, flying from Japan, and gave sterling service for many years thereafter. Overseas customers included Belgium, Italy, and Taiwan. There were also various experimental versions. This Aerofax, which also includes a chapter on civilian operations, will be a valuable tribute to a somewhat unrecognized and unsung wor...
- ASIN: 1857802012
Yesterday Today Tomorrow Fifty Years of Fairchild Aviation Limited
Used, has fine wear on cover and binder, no torn or creased pages, been sitting on shelf.
- ASIN: B005ESR7WM
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Flying A 1935 Fairchild 24 Rare Antique Aircraft
Barnstormer Pilot, Andrew King was ferrying a beautiful 1935 Fairchild 24 C8C from Texas to Pennsylvania. He stopped by to show it off and take us for a ride. Join us as we take a look at this aircraft. Come catch a flight in a antique biplane with Goodfolk & O'Tymes Biplane Rides, www.gobiplane...
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FAIRCHILD HILLER TURBO PORTER 30912
Created by Fairchild Hiller to sell the Turbo Porter aircraft, this industrial film gives a great overview of the plane and shows it in various roles including as a military platform. The Pilatus PC-6 Porter is a single-engined Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) utility aircraft designed by Pilatu...
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Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar History
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar history segment from the documentary, "Hagerstown-Remembering Our Aviation History" www.HagerstownAviationMuseum.org
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