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  1. OT: Sopwith Scout 7309

    While we are on the subject of WW1 aviation books, I have found an epub version of "open cockpit" on the kobo website this weekend. Now I just need to wait for "No Parachute" and "sopwith Scout 7309" to be released as epubs. Then they can join the following epubs I have already purchased: Flying Fury King of Airfighters Racing Ace Iron Man Red Baron - The life and death of an ace Autumn of Terror Herman Goering Fighter Pilot September Evening Sagittarius Rising Airway to the East 1918-1920 Aces of Jagdstaffel 17 Mannock: The life and death of Major Edward Mannock Jasta Boelcke - The history of Jasta 2 1916-1918 RFC HQ 1914-18 Battle of Britain 1917 - The first heavy bomber raids on England Albatros DI-DII Somme Success Bloody April Aces Falling An Aviators field book Immelmann The Eagle of Lille Black Fokker Leader - Carl Degelow the first world wars last airfighter knight Billy Bishop - Top Canadian Flying Ace No Empty Chairs - the short and heroic lives of the young aviators who fought and died in the first world warThe Short and Heroic Lives of the Young Aviators Who Fought and Died in the First World War Fall of the Red Baron - WW1 aerial tactics and the death of Richthofen Recollections of the great war in the air My Golden flying years - from france 1918, through iraq 1920 to the schneider trophy race of 1927 Wooden props and canvas wings - recollections and reflections of a WW1 pilot Flying Horseman Cavalry of the clouds - air war over europe 1914-1918 The flatpack bombers - the royal navy and the zeppelin menace Albert Ball VC Fire in the sky - the australian flyinc corps in WW1 Sopwith Pup aces of WW1 Julius Buckler - Malaula! The battle cry of jasta 17 British and Empire aces of WW1 Fighting the flying circus The making of billy bishop - the first world war exploits of billy bishop vc Surviing the skies - A night bomber pilot in the great war Raymond Collishaw and the black flight Hat in the ring - the birth of american air power in the great war Balloon busting aces of WW1 DH2 v Albatros DI/DII - western front 1916 Open Cockpit I have probably twice this many epubs that relate to WW1 in general.
  2. use of rockets on aircraft

    That would mean then that the rockets have 60lb warhead on them. If I remember correctly sometime ago a forumite mentioned that on a balloon busting mission, they got into a dogfight and accidentally fired their rockets while stood vertically on their tail, only to have the rockets descend and destroy them seconds later?
  3. Zeppelin Killing 101...

    Not sure I would like piloting that aircraft, I have enough trouble flying the BE2 series with the observer in front of me (especially seeing where I am heading when landing). Also think of the drag the gunner position must have added to the flight characteristics of this aircraft?
  4. WOT (Way Off Topic)..Feb 9, 1991

    Von Baur, Having lost my mum on the 21st December 2012. I can relate very much to your post, as I am still every day thinking about mum, and expect to for the rest of my life, and how much I miss her (as does my dad, and her close relatives). Also I wish I had sat her down and committed her memories to paper, as she had such a good memory and being 78 had been evacuated during the war, and had rich stories to tell about that and life in London in the 1950's and 1960's. To Von Baur (and this includes the rest of the forum), I am not trying to hijack your post, and I would be upset if people responded mainly to my post and ignored your initial post, as your pain must be far greater than mine. but your opening post has opened the gates to my pain forum wise.
  5. AI Planes Crashing with HPW EW Mods

    HPW, Yes I am interested in your excellent work continuing. I feel I now have a better balanced chance when fighting.
  6. Worst Skin Ideas Ever

    BH, Perhaps less absinthe - although if you do have more absinthe when skinning, please post the result(s). lol
  7. Olham, Have you tried asking this question at The Aerodrome" http://www.theaerodrome.com/index.php someone there may be able to give you an answer? Or if you search the forum, the question you are asking may already have been asked
  8. Bizarre Quirk

    BH, I remember seeing a similar photo to this in the flypast magazine a few years ago. If I remember correctly this be (2 or 12 variant or model number it was), was rigged up for one of the first airshows after the first world war to confuse and confound the crowd. Perhaps if they had used this during the war the crews flying them would have had more chance of getting home, after all if you were flying against them would you have been able to stop laughing long enough to shoot one down. I think it was flown by one of the farnborough test pilots. A truly bizarre creation, if anyone can find more specific details I would be interested in learning them.
  9. A couple of Eye-Openers...

    Hauksbee, How did you manage to copy the pictures from The Vintage Aviator website? I tried left clicking to enlarge them and then right clicking to save image and it did not give me the option to save image.
  10. OT: Crazy weather in Newcastle!

    Jim, I agree with you 100% on this, just one question: What is your take on global warming? lol
  11. I have now found and purchased the book in epub format fot £2.85.
  12. RAFL, That is the book, thank you and also what a quick response - now I just have to find it in an epub format (no luck so far).
  13. All, I have been trying to find a book on the internet that was mentioned in a programme I saw on the American war of Indenpendence, the olnly problem is I can't remember the name of the book which is why I am asking for help. I do remember the programme said the book was written by a man who had been a young soldier fighting on the american side, his age was 15-17 (I think) and his first name was Joe/Joseph (again I am not 100% sure of this), he wrote the book when he was an old man and it is well known in America as one of the finest if not the finest book written about that war. If some kind soul could provide me with the title of the book and the name of the author I would be most grateful.
  14. Olham, In the early 1900 there would have probably been someone who was a carpenter in civilian life, and as such had an understanding of how to fit wooden poles/beams together to get the strongest structure. Also the engine was probably relatively light compared to later aircraft engines (late 1920's and onwards). I am speaking with some knowledge here as my dad's apprenticeship was as a master cabinet maker and he is able to look at a piece of wood and instinctively know where its strongest and weakest points are and how to cut it to retain the most strength. Also the way that the frame is braced looks structurally strong to my fairly untrained eye.
  15. Tamper, Out of interest do you use the free one or one of the ones you have to pay for?

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