By Macarthur Job
Jet trip shrank the area. Planes might fly speedier, additional and at better altitude; starting the door to overseas vacation trips to the hundreds. yet, it got here at a cost. within the early days this new complex period of aviation confronted a number of unexpected difficulties, leading to catastrophic injuries and necessarily the lack of human lives.
From the 1st jetliner, the ill-fated Comet, to an terrible Boeing 747 mid-air collision at Tenerife, award-winning Macarthur task – one of many world’s prime aviation writers, and himself a pilot - tells the tales and unpicks the explanations of eighteen fateful air disasters.
Based on coincidence reviews and broad study he finds how those calamities ended in the advance of the most secure and most suitable kind of shipping within the world.
Illustrated with photos and technical drawings through aviation artist Matthew Tesch, 'Air catastrophe 2: The Jet Age' covers the interval among 1952 and 1977.
Other books within the series:
Air catastrophe 1: The Propeller Era
Air catastrophe three: Terror within the Sky
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38 Using radar, the British were able to refute earlier assumptions that bombers could attack without warning. By the summer of 1940, the Germans introduced a radio-aided navigational device, known as Knickebein, to improve night bombing accuracy. ”39 By the winter of 1943, electronic warfare played a critical role in RAF night bombing. In support of their night area bombing campaign, the British developed navigational aids (including Gee and Oboe), H2S airborne radar, and radar countermeasures (WINDOW, or chaff, and various electronic devices).
For further details, see R. J. , 1985), 43–61. 39. R. V. Jones, Most Secret War (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1978), 92–100; and Jackson, 20–25. 40. Webster and Frankland, vol. 2, E1, pt. 4, 190–211. 41. Col Hugh Winter, USAF, retired, interviewed by Frank Voltaggio and Alfred Price, 29 August 1980, 1, file 47, Col H. Winter, Association of Old Crows, Association of Old Crows Building, Alexandria, Va. (hereafter AOC Archive); and Alfred Price, The History of US Electronic Warfare, vol. , AOC Archive, 1984), 21–22.
Ironically, even as SAC struggled, the JCS produced war plans based upon the strategic bombing doctrine seemingly vindicated by World War II. 30 In other words, Pincher addressed the questions of how and when a war would begin, the initial course of operations, and the strategic framework for US operations. Like the World War II’s Rainbow plans, Pincher formed the basis for conceptual thinking about the next war. 31 Indeed, an analysis of Pincher revealed glaring limits in American intelligence capability.