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#2890290 - 10/29/09 04:28 PM Re: WWI research and resource thread! [Re: Ming_EAF19]  
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Nice to see that the NASA link I posted (twice) is considered to be useful enough to rate as a sticky...or was I just a being a nuisance... blush

I just added a different link on the same topic in another post but I'll repeat it here so it can share this topic heading:

http://scientificaviator.com/index.php?v...t&Itemid=63


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#2891056 - 10/30/09 04:56 PM Re: WWI research and resource thread! [Re: Jimko]  
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Originally Posted By: Jimko
Nice to see that the NASA link I posted (twice) is considered to be useful enough to rate as a sticky...or was I just a being a nuisance... blush

I just added a different link on the same topic in another post but I'll repeat it here so it can share this topic heading:

http://scientificaviator.com/index.php?v...t&Itemid=63



No offense, but I had posted that link very early on and got only a big yawn. I think the history and engineering buffs are just beginning to discover RoF.

Maybe we were both ahead of our time ahoy

Here's another to consider:

http://naca.central.cranfield.ac.uk/reports/1923/naca-tn-147.pdf

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#2891080 - 10/30/09 05:28 PM Re: WWI research and resource thread! [Re: HotTom]  
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No offense taken, HT...that's why I wondered if I was just being a "nuisance", since I didn't know if others had posted it... biggrin

Glad that you have added another to the list...thanks!

I don't get as caught up in these facts and figures as some zealots do, but they are interesting to me for sake of comparing the different planes' characteristics as well as the evolution of their development.

I once got caught up in trying to figure out the glide ability of the Camel and WW1 planes in general so I have some comparative info on that as well. Perhpas I'll dig it out and post it here sometime in the future.

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#2912094 - 12/03/09 12:00 AM Re: WWI research and resource thread! [Re: Jimko]  
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Here is a good Doc on "Fighting Aircraft of WWI". Its a hour and a half and has some good info and some original footage, and some footage of restored planes flying.

MegaUpload : http://www.mrbrownee70.com/alt.php?url=http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CHED8R53



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#2919122 - 12/13/09 09:00 AM Re: WWI research and resource thread! [Re: Desode]  
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Nice spot here with a blurb and picture on many of the WW1 Aircraft

http://www.theaerodrome.com/aircraft/


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#2923060 - 12/19/09 10:54 PM Re: WWI research and resource thread! [Re: JonK]  
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Would love to hear book recommendations--wondering what the definitive miltiary histories of the air war are?

best

found nice color footage documentary

http://www.cosmolearning.com/documentaries/world-war-1-in-colour-406/5/

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#2934583 - 01/07/10 05:33 PM Re: WWI research and resource thread! [Re: uhoh6]  
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Well, I would say start out with "Fighting the Flying Circus" You can get it free online in a PDF, from google.

Or get this collection here it includes my Favorite mentioned above.

Here is a link to a bunch of WWI books all put together in a zip.
http://www.raf209squadron.net/downloads ... oks_01.zip

I thought everyone might want to grab this. Enjoy !
Ps All of you ! read Fighting the Flying Circus if you haven't read it yet.

This file includes the following:
Biogrophies, Diaries, Personal Writings

A Flying Fighter, by E.M. Roberts, c.1918

A Happy Warrior, the letters of William M. Russel, c.1918

Above the Battle, by Vivian Drake, c.1918

Air Men O'War, by Boyd Cable, c.1918

An Aviators Field Book, the field notes of Oswald Bolcke, English Edition c.1917

Cavalry of the Clouds, by Alan Bott, c.1918

En l'air!, by Bert Hall, c.1918

Fighting the Flying Circus, by Eddie Rickenbacker, c.1919

Flying For France, by James R. McConnell, c.1917

Go Get 'Em!, by William Wellman, c.1918

Green Balls: The Adventures Of a Night-Bomber, by Paul Bewsher, c.1919

High Adventure, by James Norman Hall, c.1918

Night Bombing With the Bedouins, by Robert H. Reece, c.1919

The Flying Poilu, by Marcel Nadaud, c.1918

The Red Battle Flyer, by Manfred von Richthofen, English Edition c.1918

The Way of the Eagle, by Charles J. Biddle, c.1919

Winged Warfare, by William A. Bishop, c.1918


References:

Aircraft Mechanics Handbook, c.1918

Heroes Of Aviation, by Laurence La Tourette Driggs, c.1918

How To Fly, by A. Frederick Collins, c.1918

Learning To Fly in the U.S. Army, by E.N. Fales, c.1917

Practical Flying, by W.G. McMinnies, c.1918

The Aero Manual, c.1909

The German Air Force in the Great War, by Georg Paul Neumann, c.1920

The Romance Of Aircraft, by Laurence Smith, c.1919

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#2934591 - 01/07/10 05:37 PM Re: WWI research and resource thread! [Re: Desode]  
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Hmmm, for some reason the link doesn't work on this forum, but it works on thr ROF forums where I originally posted it.
http://riseofflight.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=6164&start=10

This link will take you to my post there, then click the link in my Rof forum post and the download will come up.

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#2939896 - 01/15/10 06:08 AM Re: WWI research and resource thread! [Re: JonK]  
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Hi Ming, Hi Dart

I havent been about for ages. good to see you both.

cheers Oz

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#2940504 - 01/16/10 07:09 AM Re: WWI research and resource thread! [Re: OzZiggy]  
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Thanks Desode.
I am getting it now. smile


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#3028683 - 06/10/10 06:18 PM Re: WWI research and resource thread! [Re: JonK]  
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Now that "Historical Scenarios" (HS) are being built with the TDF format, here is an excellent resource (5 books in all, by region) called "Airfields and Airmen" that gives all the details of just about every aerodrome on both sides on the Western Front, what squadrons and ace flew from them, airfield diagrams, even nearby cemeteries where pilots are buried:

http://www.amazon.com/AIRFIELDS-AIRMEN-YPRES-Battleground-Europe/dp/0850527538/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_2

They are published by Pen & Sword, which is a British book company, and I'm sure are available at Amazon UK and other booksellers as well.

Lots of descriptions of missions from many fields to use as the basis for historical RoF encounters.

They were my primary guide to finding old aerodromes (now almost all returned to being farm fields) when I toured the Western Front last year.

Meanwhile, in the Freebie Department, this is a wonderful interactive aerodrome map and data base
showing what field operated on what dates and what squadrons were at those fields during different periods of time:

http://patriot.net/~townsend/WW1AirMap2/

You may have to copy and paste that addy into your browser's URL window as it doesn't show up as a link in SimHQ. But it does work.

A lot of work obviously went into the data base for this map.

Hope that helps some mission builders!

S!

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#3059408 - 07/25/10 01:48 AM Re: WWI research and resource thread! [Re: HotTom]  
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Does anyone have a good link for comparative information on WWI aircraft? I'm also looking for an availability chart, such as I saw in a book, where it shows years going by, and aircraft coming in/being retired from use.
Some useful links above too, thanks.

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#3070619 - 08/10/10 09:57 AM Re: WWI research and resource thread! [Re: Bandy]  
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We need the following information on german Gotha squadrons:

- airfield locations with dates.

Please help!


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#3071191 - 08/11/10 02:46 AM Re: WWI research and resource thread! [Re: =FB=VikS]  
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This is some data from the RB3D which may be a bit helpful:

- Boghol 3, Jabbecke, 1916-1918
- KGVI Staffel, 1.08.1917-11.11.1918, Le Haut Chemin Ferme

I hope someone will provide better and more accurate data.

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A new request:

we are looking for any photo/pitcures information on Gotha G.V cockpit gauges (and yes - we already had Windsock Datafile Special - but photos there are not a good guality).

Please help if you have any other photos!


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#3092893 - 09/13/10 06:20 PM Re: WWI research and resource thread! [Re: =FB=VikS]  
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I take it you already have this one

#3092951 - 09/13/10 07:15 PM Re: WWI research and resource thread! [Re: =FB=VikS]  
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Auch, still gathering info on cockpit gauges?... - I guess the flyable is a good way off then....


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#3094230 - 09/15/10 02:58 PM Re: We're Searching for Information! Can you help? [Re: =FB=VikS]  
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