1914-1918: The History of the First World War by David Stevenson

By David Stevenson

In the summertime of 1914 Europe exploded right into a frenzy of mass violence. The struggle that had international repercussions, destroying 4 empires and costing thousands of lives. Even the successful nations have been scarred for a iteration, and we nonetheless this day stay in the conflict's shadow. during this significant new research, released a few 90 years after the 1st international struggle started, David Stevenson re-examines the reasons, path and impression of this 'war to finish war', putting it within the context of its period and exposing its underlying dynamics. His e-book presents a wide-ranging foreign background, drawing on insights from the most recent examine. It deals compelling solutions to the major questions on how this bad fight opened up: questions that stay disturbingly suitable for our personal time.

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5; the wings flex considerably during flight. Each wing has two engine pods spaced equidistantly along its leading edge; each pod carries two engines (all have turbojets but the B-52H, which has turbofans). Retractable outrigger wheels and fuel tank pods are outboard of the engines. 20-m) tall fin and full-height rudder with squared-off tops; earlier B-52s had a taller, pointed fin. The relatively large, low-aspect-ratio horizontal stabilizers are 25 mounted midfuselage, directly below the tailfin.

The inaugural flight of the first Globemaster was in 1945; it was followed by the C-124 Globemaster II, which first flew in 1949. The first C-17, #91192, entered operational service with the Air Mobility Command's first operational C-17 wing, the 437th Airlift Wing, at Charleston AFB, South Carolina, on June 14, 1993. The lead aircraft was christened the Spirit of Charleston. 11 m) volume: 20,900 ft3 (592 m3) ENGINES 4 Pratt & Whitney Fl 17-PW100 turbofan max power 37,000 Ib (16,783 kg) static thrust AIRCRAFT SPEED normal cruise high level: 450 kts (518 mph; 834 km/h) low level: 350 kts (403 mph; 648 km/h) radius short-field takeoff/ landing, 86,100-lb payload: 500 nm (575 mi; 925 km) short-field takeoff/ landing, zero payload: 1,900 nm (2,190 mi; 3,520 km) landing-field length 3,000 ft, 140,800-lb payload: 1,900 nm (2,190 mi; 3,520 km) 35 The pointed nose is nearly stepless as it leads back to the windshield subdivided by three thin mullions.

Flight controls, flaps, brakes, and landing gear are driven by four independent hydraulic systems. The fuselage has a sharply sloped nose leading up to a raised flight deck with a nearly stepless windshield. The flightdeck level extends aft, the top line sloping down to the main fuselage at a point in line with the wing's leading edge. The fuselage has a constant cross section to well aft of the wing trailing edge, at which point the lower fuselage line tapers up to meet the tail. The VC-25 is equipped for air refueling.

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