This title explores the development and use of the versatile AH-64D Apache Longbow attach helicopter. Readers will follow the history of its origins, from the AH-56 Cheyenne to the AH-64. Chapters detail the aircraft's military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as its Northrop Grumman millimeter-wave Longbow radar, its two turboshaft engines, and its powerful guns and missiles. Readers will also learn about the Apache Longbow's use in Panama, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Anaconda, and other significant combat and peacekeeping missions.
Put readers in the driver's seat of a chopper! With vibrant graphics, action-packed photographs, and engaging text, this book will get readers excited about the fast, thrilling world of choppers. Readers will learn how these amazing vehicles are custom built for power and style. Comprehensive diagrams display the main parts of a chopper and its engine. Also discussed are safety measures and chopper history. Features include a table of contents, fast facts, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Explore the history and function of planes including the vital role that planes played in World War II and their transition into commercial travel. Readers will enjoy reading about famous people in aviation including the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, and Amelia Earhart while learning the basic principles of aerodynamics. Book includes vocabulary related to the history and function of planes.
All aboard! It's time to learn about trains from their humble beginning of the steam engine and chugs to the diesel-electric trains of today including the unique construction of the tracks and wheels, as well as the multitude of jobs that exists in the world of locomotives.
Take a closer look at the automobile by exploring Henry Ford's assembly-line production, auto safety, hazards of smog and pollution as well as potential cars of the future. This book includes vocabulary related to auto parts and auto function.
Take to the skies with How to Build Aircraft. Featuring simple step-by-step instructions, handy templates, vibrant photographs, and easily accessible materials, this title shows readers how to build their very own aircraft that can really fly! Projects include a hot-air balloon, roto-copter, a variety of gliders, and many more.
Explains how bicycles are made from different materials; discusses how bicycles are assembled in a factory; and how bicycles become available to consumers.