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The C Planes: U.S. Cargo Aircraft from 1925 to the Present (Schiffer Military History) ePub download

by Scott Vadnais,Bill Holder

  • Author: Scott Vadnais,Bill Holder
  • ISBN: 0887409121
  • ISBN13: 978-0887409127
  • ePub: 1571 kb | FB2: 1561 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Military
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; 1st edition (January 1, 2004)
  • Pages: 160
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 274
  • Format: txt lit mobi mbr
The C Planes: U.S. Cargo Aircraft from 1925 to the Present (Schiffer Military History) ePub download

Bill Holder & Scott Vadnais. Cargo aircraft are the backbone of today’s military operations

Bill Holder & Scott Vadnais. Cargo aircraft are the backbone of today’s military operations. From Operation Vittles to Operation Desert Storm, without the C planes the battles would have been lost. This new book is the definitive history of every cargo aircraft that displayed the American flag, from the commercial Douglas C-1 built in 1925, to the newest C-33 designation given to a potential commercial, off-the-shelf transport aircraft to supplement the C-17. The authors have attempted to trace the roots of each of the C aircraft.

Автор: Bill Holder Название: C Planes: . Cargo aircraft are the backbone of todays military operations. Today in military parlance the C designation means only one thing-getting there first with the most! Cargo aircraft are the backbone of todays military operations.

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Large Scale Planes, the home of large scale aircraft modeling. ORIGINAL USAAC/USAAF/USAF DESIGNATIONS: C-1, C-2, C-3 (Ford Trimotor), C-4 (Ford Trimotor), C-5, C-6, C-7, C-8, C-9, C-10 (Curtiss Robin), C-11, C-12 (Lockheed Vega), C-14, C-15, C-17 (Lockheed Speed Vega), C-19 (Northrop Alpha), C-21 (Douglas Dolphin), C-22 (Consolidated Fleetster), C-23 (Lockheed Altair), C-25 (Lockheed Altair), C-26 (Bellanca Airbus), C-29 (Douglas Dolphin), C-30 (Curtiss Condor), C-32 (DC-2), C-33 (DC-2), C-34 (DC-2), C-35 (Lockheed.

Cargo Aircraft 1925-to the present. Bill Holder, Scott Vadnais. Title: The "C" Planes . Cargo Aircraft 1925-to the present. Author: Bill Holder, Scott Vadnais. We are aware of 10 similar reference publications related to "Reference books (Cross topic-aircraft)". Messerschmitt Me163 & Heinkel He162.

This new book is the definitive history of every cargo aircraft that displayed the . A very good reference book for . military cargo aircraft.

This new book is the definitive history of every cargo aircraft that displayed the American flag, from the commercial Douglas C-1 built in 1925, to the newest C-33 designation given to a potential commercial, off-the-shelf transport aircraft to supplement the C-17. Air Force (and predecessors), not Navy, Marines or Coast Guard! As the title states, it is '"C" Planes'. But it should fully cover the C-2 Greyhound, etal. Cargo aircraft are the backbone of todays military operations

Автор: Bill Holder Название: C Planes: . The book provides a complete understanding of the shipping cycle so all associated personnel can work as a team in observing the three Cs of shipping: communication, cooperation, and coordination.

Cargo Aircraft from 1925 to the Present (Schiffer Military History). Today in military parlance the ""C"" designation means only one thing-getting there first with the most. by Scott Vadnais and William G. Holder.

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History of the aircraft carrier. Aircraft carriers are warships that evolved from balloon-carrying wooden vessels into nuclear-powered vessels carrying scores of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. Since their introduction they have allowed naval forces to project air power great distances without having to depend on local bases for staging aircraft operations.

During the American Civil War, General Nathan Bedford Forrest stated that in order to win a battle, ""you had to get there the firstest with the mostest"". Today in military parlance the ""C"" designation means only one thing-getting there first with the most
Iriar
I was expecting a book on par with the work of Lloyd S. Jones' books on fighters and bombers. Unfortunately this book falls far short of that standard. While it's good to have a single source for basic information it offers little else. The photos are of poor quality in many cases and the layout makes it difficult to follow. It seems like this book was done with minimal research, many entries have nothing but basic information and the selection of photos is not very good. In short, this is not the definitive work on C planes.
Tinavio
Very good! It contains basic dimensional and performance data on most US military cargo planes, at least the ones I have heard of and quite a few I had previously not heard of. Information on the design development and production histories is pretty thin, but I guess you can't have everything in a 160 page book that covers well over 100 airplane designs.

For more detailed information on several experimental or prototype cargo planes of WW II, I recommend "American Aircraft Development of WW II -- Special Types 1939 - 1945" by Norton (2016). Chapter 5 "Tactical Haulers" describes in much detail airplanes such as the Waco XPG-3 (also known as the CG-15A), Waco YC-62, Curtis C-76, Leister-Kauffman XCG-10A, Cessna C-106, Budd C-93, and Fairchild C-82.
AnnyMars
Very nice concept; putting together a comprehensive listing of military C planes. However, the layout of this book is very poorly done; some pictures do not go with the description of the particular C plane (i.e., C-40 description shows both a C-40 and a C-60), pictures are not well placed with the descriptions. It was sometimes hard to follow the aircraft descriptions, or correlate pictures with descriptions, due to the layout.

Editing leaves a lot to be desired. For instance, the C-32 was described as having a 750 horsepower R-1820-25 engine, while the C-32A had a "completely different powerplants-a pair of R1820-33 engines." A "completely different" powerplant would be, maybe, an R-1830 series. The -33 is merely an upgraded version of the -25, not completely different.

The C-27 Airbus was described as "characterized by an extremely long nose". Well, it WAS a long nose, but not necessarily "extremely long".

Overall, this is an informative book, but if you don't know your airplanes, you may become confused with which photo goes with which description.
Golkree
Can I give this no stars? This book really is that bad.
It purports to be, a history of all the C planes, but many C numbers are not included with no explanation, eg C28,C38,C56,C120,C138. Probably they were not used, but it would be helpful to know.Many types (over 30) are not illustrated at all, including some of the most interesting such as the Budd Conestoga.,C58 Bolo and Boeing C105 variant of the XB15.
Most illustrations are not captioned and many do not relate to the text that they are meant to be illustrating. The authors seem to have great difficulty in identifying the various Lockheed types, as some photos are clearly on the wrong page e.g page 28 where the lower picture is a Lodestar, not a C35, and page 33 where to photos are again Lodestars not the C40 Electra. The photo on page 69 shows a C81 Reliant, not the Harlow it purports to be. On page 85 the section on the C101 shows a C61 Forwarder. Pages 158/159 shows completely wrong photos in relation to the accompanying text. On page 80 the same photo is reproduced twice ( cropped slightly differently).
An example of the careless text and poor editing is the description of the Boeing 727 as a ' twin jet with rear mounted horizontally opposed engines.' The prototype c140 was fitted with two, not four, Bristol Orpheus engines.
I am surprised that a quality publisher such as Schiffer can produce such a careless and flawed book.
Fast Lovebird
Most of the subject matter was covered in great detail (specifications).
Photos were first rate, covering entire screen without any magnification.
Thus far, it is the only Kindle book I have read which I have not deleted.
Only problem - locating a specific airplane.
Keramar
A simply fabulous book with details that are unbelievable! You want to know what serial numbers of C-47s the USAAF bought? It's here. Each airplane is detailed and has it's own story. An interesting and informative format for a book. I enjoyed it immensely!
Swordsong
It has good pictures with good info. It's simply a good book. but this web-page only sez Bill Holder is the author when the cover of the book sez Bill Holder AND Scott Vadnais as authors.
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