Aviation in the 20th Century changed the world forever, and this book portrays that history through art.
Author: Mike Machat
Aviation in the 20th Century changed the world forever, and this book portrays that history through art. In addition to more than 60 original fine art paintings of significant moments in aviation history are the dramatic and compelling personal stories of 30 renowned airmen who blazed new trails and accomplished many significant 'firsts' in American skies. Names like Chuck Yeager, Scott Crossfield, Pete Everest, and Joe Engle grace this list. Add pilots like "Fitz" Fulton, Jack Broughton, and "Tex" Johnston, and you have a veritable "Who's Who" of America's greatest aviation legends. This book gives readers a special "behind-the-scenes" look at the actual process of how aviation art is made. Many projects are shown from the very first "back-of-the-napkin" sketch to the complex developmental steps leading to final engineering drawings and finished paintings. If you've ever wondered how aviation art is created, this book not only explains the process in detail, but shows how the pilots contribute to finished artwork as well. Through his award-winning artwork, Mike Machat has documented aviation for the past 40 years in ways never before seen, a process made possible by flying in many of the aircraft he painted, and developing life-long personal friendships with pilots of the aircraft he has preserved for history.
Ann combines an understanding of aviation with a deeply felt empathy for those women who have made real ... She has chosen the spectacular aviation art of Sharon Rajnus to illuminate the stories of her heroines in a way that the best ...
Item #SP139 PAINTING AVIATION'S LEGENDS: The Art of Mike Machat Mike Machat Through his award-winning artwork, Mike Machat has documented aviation history for the past 40 years in ways never before seen, a process made possible by ...
Author: Anthony Chong
Publisher: Specialty Press
John K. "Jack" Northrop and the company he founded in 1939, Northrop Aircraft, Inc., will be forever linked with the giant futuristic Flying Wings of the 1940s. But those iconic designs were not the only ideas to spring from the mind of this pioneering visionary and the innovative engineers who followed him. Many piston-powered and turbojet concepts, both conventional and radical in shape and purpose, were proposed and developed over the company's proud fifty-five year history. This book unveils Northrop's once-secret radical designs, many for the first time, with never-before-published drawings, models, and photos of such novel concepts as a ship-based vertical take-off and landing fighter, a supersonic intercontinental cruise missile, a rocket-boosted jet spaceplane trainer, and a radical combination truck/aircraft/boat cargo vehicle. Much of this material has only recently been declassified. Here for the first time is the untold story of Northrop's rare, unique, and formerly super-secret aircraft and spacecraft of the future. Featuring stunning original factory artwork, technical drawings, and never-before-seen photographs, this book shows an amazing array of radical high-performance aircraft concepts from Jack Northrop and his team of brilliant and innovative engineers.
... PAINTING AVIATION'S LEGENDS: The Art of Mike Machat Through his award-winning artwork, Mike Machat has documented aviation history for the past 40 years in ways never before seen, a process made possible by flying in many of the ...
Author: Erik Simonsen
Publisher: Specialty Press
Since the first days of rivalry between the Wright Brothers and Glenn Curtiss, aircraft manufacturers have been vying for lucrative military aircraft contracts and competing for prized long-term production runs. As a result, many advanced and now legendary aircraft have been designed, built, and flown in every generation of aviation development. Focusing on the Cold War era, this book shows readers how crucial fly-off competitions have been to the development of America's military air arsenal. This book not only explains in detail how fly-off competitions are conducted, it shows the reader what both competing aircraft designs looked like during their trials, and then what the losing aircraft would have looked like in operational markings had it actually won. Described in vivid detail are the specific aircraft and how they fared, as well as the inside political maneuvering and subterfuge involved in often-controversial aircraft contract awards. Beginning with the Boeing B-47 Stratojet's decisive victory over rival Convair and Martin designs and ending with today's advanced unmanned aerial marvels, this book covers every era of Post-World War II aviation. Author Erik Simonsen uses the wonders of modern digital photography to create highly believable images of aviation's most tantalizing 'might have beens.'
The pictures and stories in Stars of the Sky bring these women, their personalities, their passion for flying, and their legend-worthy experiences to clear, colorful, and vibrant life.
Author: Ann Lewis Cooper
Publisher: Zenith Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
With the full force of culture and convention ranged against them, women have nonetheless been taking to the air almost from the first. And because of all the obstacles they have faced, these women in aviation have had to show a rare degree of courage, ambition, and skill. Stars of the Sky celebrates these women--the wildly daring, the pioneering, and the implacably determined--and their remarkable achievements. In profiles illustrated by aviation artist Sharon Rajnus, accomplished writer and flight instructor Ann Cooper introduces readers to fifty female stars of the sky. Among these women are many firsts (first black female aviator, first female aircraft designer, first woman to fly solo around the world, first female Airline manager, and first female Thunderbolt pilot). Rajnus also profiles women who have made singular contributions, from a flight surgeon and a daredevil sky-writer to an Eskimo Bush pilot and air traffic controller, as well as record setters such as a long-distance record holder, a Hellcat test pilot, and a golden age Air Racer. The pictures and stories in Stars of the Sky bring these women, their personalities, their passion for flying, and their legend-worthy experiences to clear, colorful, and vibrant life.
Trudgian brings a reality and authenticity to this work that has made him a favorite with the pilots and crews of the combat aircraft featured in his paintings?an accolade achieved by very few aviation artists.
Author: Nicolas Trudgian
This sequel features 50 aviation paintings, the most elaborate collection since the artist?s first volume of Air Combat Legends was published in 1998. One of the world?s most popular painters of military subjects, Trudgian?s fascinating narrative complements his own paintings.The clever interplay of light, shadow and color, set in boundless landscapes and fascinating skies, provide intensely exciting snapshots of aerial combat not achievable with the camera. Trudgian brings a reality and authenticity to this work that has made him a favorite with the pilots and crews of the combat aircraft featured in his paintings?an accolade achieved by very few aviation artists.
The author complements his work with detailed narrative describing the background to each painting, his methods of research, such as discussion with aircrews, and how this is expressed in his finished canvases.
Author: Nicolas Trudgian
Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers
A collection of aviation art by the renowned artist Nicolas Trudgian. The author complements his work with detailed narrative describing the background to each painting, his methods of research, such as discussion with aircrews, and how this is expressed in his finished canvases.
Following the enormous success of 'Aircraft of the Aces: Legends of World War 2', this book celebrates the achievements of some of the world's most remarkable Aces.
Author: Tony Holmes
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
Following the enormous success of ' Aircraft of the Aces: Legends of World War 2', this book celebrates the achievements of some of the world's most remarkable Aces. Thirty full-colour paintings from Osprey's best selling Aircraft of the Aces series have been reproduced here for the first time, and new text by Aircraft of the Aces series editor Tony Holmes introduces the ace pilot featured in each painting and describes the action depicted. From World War I to Vietnam, this gripping and visually spectacular volume brings together some of the greatest and most daring feats in the history of military flight. Colour aircraft profiles and aircraft specifications complete each one of the book's thirty chapters.
flower paintings; Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist (1907–1954), most famous for her dramatic self-portraits; ... Other craters are named after famous explorers, aviation pioneers, astronomers and scientists that just happen to be female.
Author: Rachel Alexander
This book is an amateur astronomer’s guide to the mythology and symbolism associated with the celestial bodies in the Solar System, and even includes some of the legendary tales of people who had or have a connection with these objects. It explores different cultures (for example, the Greco-Roman and the Norse) and different times and how stories were used to explain the worlds they saw above them. You’d be amazed how much of our world today reflects the myths and stories of these cultures! Most amateur astronomers are familiar with the various Solar System objects, but they will be only peripherally aware of what ancient cultures thought of these other worlds. In fact, the mythology of the planets challenges many twenty-first century concepts and beliefs There are other books available on astromythology, but this one focuses mostly on our own Solar System, as opposed to the constellations and deep sky objects. Alexander offers a new angle on timeless subjects and is exciting, informative and dramatic, as well as surprisingly relevant to everyday life. Find out for yourself how our modern world is steeped in the bygone worlds of yesteryear.
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This volume presents more than seventy such works, with historical descriptions of each scene.--From publisher description.
Author: James H. Kitchens
Category: Airplanes, Military, in art
Some of the greatest dramas of World War II occurred in the skies, where courageous and tenacious fighter pilots battled in dogfights so fierce that the pilots--and their planes--became legends in their own time. Their stories continue to capture the imaginations of not only World War II buffs and history fans, but also of many talented artists who painstakingly recreate the most famous battles in vivid detail, and with staggering accuracy. This volume presents more than seventy such works, with historical descriptions of each scene.--From publisher description.
This fantastic volume presents more than one hundred such works, with detailed historical descriptions of each scene.
Author: James H. Kitchens
Publisher: Friedman/Fairfax Pub
The "Ace" had become a new kind of hero by the time the skies became a primary battlefield during World War II--and the dogfights that ensued became more deeply personal than those on the ground below. These inspired paintings capture both the courage and tenacity of these men and their machines in more than 70 works, painstakingly recreated by artists in vivid detail. They tell harrowing stories of wounded Robert S. Johnson, tailed by a Luftwaffe full of deadly purpose--but without ammunition--or Germany's legendary Erich Hartmann, the first fighter pilot to down 300 enemy aircraft. All painted by respected aviation art masters, including Stan Stokes, Robert Taylor, and Roy Grinnell, they are enhanced with archival photographs of legendary Aces and their planes and battles. It's an authoritative tribute to the men of the skies--and a great gift for any aficionado of aviation or military history. New lower price!
Aircraft of the Aces : Legends of World War 2. Osprey Military and Aviation ... Irish artist Iain Wyllie's paintings are consistently among the best today in popular aviation history publishing . Nevertheless , he does seem to have ...
Done after the painting by Gilbert Stuart , made by Edwards & Deutsch Litho . ... A nice image of a period biplane having the legends “ Aviation Section " above , and " Kelly Field - Texas - November 12 , 1918 " below .
NICOLAS TRUDGIAN AVIATION SKETCHBOOK COMPETITION I MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109 FLIGHT SIMULATOR WIN ! One. The secret of pencil work is that the ... Art at its most elemental Air Combat Legends was the first compilation of Nick's output .
In this collection, aviation artist Nicolas Trudigan pays tribute to these legendary aircraft and their pilots.
Author: N Trudgian
Publisher: David & Charles
Of the scores of combat aircraft that flew during World War II, many became legends in their day, made even more memorable by the skill, courage and heroism of the pilots who flew them. In this collection, aviation artist Nicolas Trudigan pays tribute to these legendary aircraft and their pilots.
... unauthorized ” + signs . knew instinctively Gil would make a good Habu , for we were always spray - painting black SR - 71 silhouettes around the base . ... A wonderful aviation poem was written in the early days of powered flight .
Author: Richard H. Graham
Feel the Mach 3 power generated by Lockheed's incredibly fast SR-71 Blackbird! Former SR-71 pilot, instructor and wing commander, Richard Graham, presents the most intriguing SR-71 stories ever told. This once highly classified program is fully revealed through the words of pilots, commanders, mechanics, and instructors involved in the Blackbird's creation and flight-testing. From grueling reconnaissance missions to the Persian Gulf conflict, this insightful book tells stories of bravery and daring determination.
... drawings, and paintings created by the community, some artifacts are in the form of stories that convey core ... According to anthropologists, artifacts include physical evidence as well as key stories, legends, and myths that are ...
Author: Earl L. Wiener
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
Human Factors in Aviation, written for the widespread aviation community--engineers, scientist, pilots, managers, government personnel, and others--is also be of interest to those in nonaviation fields. The authors/contributors were chosen not only as experts in their fields, but because they could write for a wider audience than they customarily address. The organization of the book takes the reader from the general to the specific, first covering broad issues, then the more specific topics of pilot performance, human factors in aircraft design, and vehicles and systems. The physiological and medical aspects are well documented also.
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