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Combat Flying Equipment: U.S. Army Aviators' Personal Equipment, 1917 - 1945 #SIPSFT0015
 
Combat Flying Equipment: U.S. Army Aviators' Personal Equipment, 1917 - 1945
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$9.99
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Used
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Aviation
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Smithsonian Institution Press

The book, Combat Flying Equipment: U.S. Army Aviators' Personal Equipment, 1917 - 1945 describes the development and characteristics of every type of personal flying equipment used by United States Army Air Corps pilots from World War I through the end of World War II.  Personal stories give meaning to the absorbing background story of research, testing, laboratory work and combat experience that impacted the development of military flying equipment from 1917 through 1945.  Along the way, readers will discover among other things, why German World War I aviators had parachutes but Allied did not along with who was responsible for the design of the first, modern, free-fall, back-type ripcord operated parachute.  The reader will also discover what the secret wartime antigravity developments were that gave American pilots an advantage over Axis flyers or what caused the failure of the AAF full-pressure suit program in 1943, as well as, what ingenious alternative was used instead.  "Combat Flying Equipment: U.S. Army Aviators' Personal Equipment, 1917 - 1945" includes many illustrations that reveal the myriad types of oxygen equipment, parachutes, armor, pressure suits and survival gear utilized by United States aviators from 1917 through 1945.  The major sections of "Combat Flying Equipment: U.S. Army Aviators' Personal Equipment, 1917 - 1945" are as follows: 1) Foreword; 2) Preface; 3) Introduction; 4) Chapter I - Human Engineering; 5) Chapter II - Oxygen Equipment; 6) Chapter III - Military Parachutes; 7) Chapter IV - Armor For Aviators; 8) Chapter V - Anti-G Garments And Pressure Suits; 9) Chapter VI - Survival Equipment; 10) Chapter VII Miscellaneous Equipment; 11) Notes; 12) Glossary Of Abbreviations; 13) Bibliography and 14) Index.  In addition to an informative narrative, "Combat Flying Equipment: U.S. Army Aviators' Personal Equipment, 1917 - 1945" includes the following features: 1) Approximately 211 black and white vintage photographs and 2) About 6 black and white illustrations.  This book is 244 pages and is in excellent condition.  The author is C.G. Sweeting with Donald S. Lopez (foreword).  Edition published in 1989.

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