Aircraft

An aircraft is a vehicle that is able to fly by gaining support from the air. It counters the force of gravity by using either static lift or by using the dynamic lift of an airfoil, or in a few cases the downward thrust from jet engines. Common examples of aircraft include airplanes, helicopters, airships (including blimps), gliders, paramotors and hot air balloons.The human activity that surrounds aircraft is called aviation. The science of aviation, including designing and building aircraft, is called aeronautics. Crewed aircraft are flown by an onboard pilot, but unmanned aerial vehicles may be remotely controlled or …

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24 May 2022 English

A list of ministers and other officials which constituted the government of the U.K. during the Second World War. Heads of the Cabinet; Treasury and Exchequer; Ministers for Domestic Affairs; …

1945 8 February 1941 – 23 May 1945 Minister of Aircraft Production The Lord Beaverbrook (Con) John Moore-Brabazon 1942 Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aircraft Production John Llewellin (Con) Frederick Montague


24 May 2022 English

Content in British Society, 1939-1951 is arranged in collections corresponding to the archives from which they were sourced. You can read more about the archive materials selected for this resource …

variety of topics, including: instances of enemy aircraft flying over Britain, the progress of evacuations These comprise General Headquarters and Anti-Aircraft, Eastern, Northern, Scottish, South Eastern, Southern where recruits could also be expected to man anti-aircraft equipment. A sample of files from across these


5 May 2022 English

Notes of interest with links to documents in Cold War Eastern Europe. Links to photos, maps and compelling stories.

maps of the routes to be used by Western military aircraft should the West find itself needing to provide 371/188780 39-40 Visual Photographs of Polish military aircraft and radar sites FO 371/188836 133-139 Textual 371/189274 141-end Textual Crash of a Soviet Yak-28 aircraft in West Berlin FO 371/182699-701 [all] Textual


UNE · 28 February 2018 English

By the late 1930s it was widely expected, drawing on the experience of German air raids on Britain in the First World War, that if and when the next war …

caused by the sounds from British and American aircraft, or even from motorcyclists changing gears, being 1944 [34, 35]. 33 HO 199/465, “German Pilotless Aircraft, ‘Flying Bombs.’” 32 HO 205/233, Dunne, “Report


University of Kent · 1 January 2018 English

This essay gives you an introductory view of the topic of war and social change on the British Home Front by using the changing position of women as a case …

watch.7 When a British pilot bailed out of his aircraft following a dogfight during the Battle of Britain enlist in the forces. A report from a Bristol aircraft factory noted “there is practically no work which


1 January 2017 English

In 1960–61, the outbreak of an increasingly acrimonious dispute between Nikita Khrushchev’s Soviet Union and Enver Hoxha’s Albania caught most foreign observers by surprise, all the more so because the …

ground that the Ilyushin was a danger to other aircraft, to the airport, and to its own crew.”66 Unlike


1 January 2017 English

We will focus here on how British and U.S. officials assessed the prospects of Sino-Soviet relations, why they were of the opinion that NATO benefited from the Sino-Soviet and Soviet-Albanian …

market (see the 1961 sale of Vickers Viscount aircraft to China). https://history-commons.net/artif


The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

EMBASSY BELIEVE THAT THE HIJACKERS OF THE PI A AIRCRAFT ARE IN L I B Y A . WE CANNOT SAY HOW MUCH CREDENCE


The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

A file containing documents concerning Soviet visitors to the United Kingdom. The principal subject covered in the file is a planned visit to Britain by a Soviet deputy health minister …

Minister, said ,not show his arrival, a t h e Aircraft to leave Tash- nine bodyguards. e he had ordered


The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

the street and, together with his wife, put an aircraft for Gorky, a town closed to foreign visitors luggage to Israel. However, on their way to the aircraft, they were told that their visas were not in


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