The Land Cruiser Legend

Author: Alexander Wohlfarth
Publisher: Heel Verlag
ISBN: 3868526595
Size: 16.21 MB
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The complete history of these impressive vehicles that includes technical specs of all models and production lines.

Toyota Fj Cruiser

Author: Larry Edsall
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760324431
Size: 20.42 MB
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Toyota's legendary FJ40, the rugged off-road two-door Landcruiser introduced in 1960, sold more than one million models in its lifetime--and is still in service in the roughest parts of the world, nearly a quarter of a century after the last one rolled off the assembly line. As Toyota prepares to roll out its new version of this classic, this book offers a close-up, behind-the-scenes look at the development and production of the new FJ Cruiser, a retro 4x4 that combines its famous predecessor's unparalleled style with solid off-road capabilities and all the convenience and comfort that today's technology offers. With interviews from the designers, engineers, and executives involved in making the FJ Cruiser, as well as more than 150 photos of the new vehicle and details on the 4x4's specifications, this book puts readers into the driver's seat of Toyota's next classic Cruiser.

Toyota Truck Land Cruiser Owner S Bible

Author: Moses Ludel
Publisher: Bentley Publishers
ISBN: 0837601592
Size: 12.50 MB
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A Hands-on Guide To Getting The Most From Your Toyota. The Toyota Truck & Land Cruiser Owner's Bible? is the authoritative companion book for your Toyota truck, whether it's a heavy hauling pickup, rugged off-road FJ40, or a new Land Cruiser that's never left pavement. Author, veteran truck mechanic and off-road expert Moses Ludel has written the only comprehensive source of information for Toyota Trucks and Land Cruisers-a history, buyer's guide, service manual, and high-performance tuning book all in one! Discover every aspect of Toyota trucks, from their origins in 1958 to the latest technological advances. You'll learn tips for buying the right new or used truck, and which accessories make sense for your needs. Step-by-step procedures with hundreds of photos cover basic maintenance and more complicated work, like tune-ups, valve adjustments, brake jobs and installing aftermarket suspension/lift kits. Get the hot set-up for your truck, whether you want low-end torque or high-RPM power. Moses gives specific tuning recommendations for engines from the early inline-6s to the advanced 4.5L 24-valve DJ engine. He shares expert insights into the best high performance components and the latest technology from Toyota Racing Development. You'll also find suspension and chassis modifications, and the best tire and wheel combinations. Comprehensive coverage of Toyota Trucks and Land Cruisers from 1958-1996, including: * 4Runner * SR-5 * Tacoma * T-100 * FJ25 * FJ40 * FJ43 * FJ45 * FJ55 * FJ80 * FJ60 * DJ80 * Stout * Hi-Lux * Xtra Cab * Cab and Chassis Models

Mitsubishi Zero

Author: Peter C Smith
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 9781473846661
Size: 13.76 MB
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The Mitsubishi Zero is one of the great legendary fighter aircraft ever to have graced the skies. Symbolic of the might of Imperial Japan, she represented a peak of developmental prowess in the field of aviation during the early years of the Second World War. Engineered with manoeuvrability in mind, this light-weight, stripped-back aircraft had a performance that left her opponents totally outclassed. The dogfights she engaged in with the Chinese, British, Dutch and American warplanes in the 1941-42 period are the stuff of aviation legend. The Zero fighter had four major assets - agility, long-range, experienced and war-blooded pilots and, most importantly of all, a total inability of the Allies, particularly in the Pacific Theatre of operations, to believe that Japan could produce such a machine. Despite a whole series of eyewitness reports from China, where she had swept the skies clean of all opposition, western minds were closed, and remained so until the brutal facts imposed themselves on their biased mindsets. All aircraft designs are a compromise of course, and the Zero had faults as well as strengths, two of which were to finally doom her; one was her lack of armour protection and the other was the inability of the Japanese to match the overwhelming production strength and innovation of Allied aircraft construction. Even so, she remained a potent threat until the end of the war, not least in her final role, that of a Kamikaze aircraft, in which she created as much havoc on the sea as she had done earlier in the air.??Peter C. Smith takes the reader on a journey from inspired inception to the blazing termination of this unique aircraft, the first Naval fighter to be superior to land-based aircraft. It describes in detail the many victories that punctuated the early days of its operational career as well as the desperate dying days of the Second World War which witnessed her final demise. Smith also lists the preserved Zero aircraft on display today. This is a fast-paced and fascinating history of a fighter aircraft like no other.

Triumph Bonneville

Author: James Mann
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 0857330179
Size: 20.12 MB
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The Triumph Bonneville has been one of motorcycling’s most enduring British icons. The name comes from the Utah salt flats where a streamlined twin-cylinder Triumph captured the World Motorcycle Speed Record in 1956. In 1959, the first Bonneville, the T120, appeared, and the Bonneville name would remain a revered badge of motorcycling honor for the following three decades. This elegant, picture-lavish book, featuring Bonnevilles specially photographed in a studio setting, pays tribute by showing all the classic models in exquisite photographic detail, accompanied by an expert commentary. A visual feast for all Bonneville enthusiasts.

Harley Davidson

Author: Pascal Szymezak
Publisher: White Star Editions
ISBN: 8854409456
Size: 11.88 MB
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Ever since the original appearance of their first single-cylinder engine, followed by their twin cylinders, the Harley-Davidson has distinguished itself by imposing its models, owing to their trustworthiness and endurance, and then because of how many competitions they won. The new Harley-Davidsons have become motorcycles offering modern performances, but which have succeeded in conserving the spirit of the brand and, above all, that special Harley-Davidson character. All you need to do is climb into the saddle and rev up a Harley-Davidson to discover a new motorcycling universe, where the concept of pleasure reveals its full meaning. And this is the universe that this book invites you to discover, through the history of the brand's main models, embodying nearly 110 years of motorcycling adventures, touching upon tourism, sport, customization, and the simple and outright passion for motorcycles.

Ship Of Ghosts

Author: James D. Hornfischer
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307490889
Size: 12.85 MB
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from James D. Hornfischer's Neptune's Inferno. "Son, we’re going to Hell." The navigator of the USS Houston confided these prophetic words to a young officer as he and his captain charted a course into U.S. naval legend. Renowned as FDR’s favorite warship, the cruiser USS Houston was a prize target trapped in the far Pacific after Pearl Harbor. Without hope of reinforcement, her crew faced a superior Japanese force ruthlessly committed to total conquest. It wasn’t a fair fight, but the men of the Houston would wage it to the death. Hornfischer brings to life the awesome terror of nighttime naval battles that turned decks into strobe-lit slaughterhouses, the deadly rain of fire from Japanese bombers, and the almost superhuman effort of the crew as they miraculously escaped disaster again and again–until their luck ran out during a daring action in Sunda Strait. There, hopelessly outnumbered, the Houston was finally sunk and its survivors taken prisoner. For more than three years their fate would be a mystery to families waiting at home. In the brutal privation of jungle POW camps dubiously immortalized in such films as The Bridge on the River Kwai, the war continued for the men of the Houston—a life-and-death struggle to survive forced labor, starvation, disease, and psychological torture. Here is the gritty, unvarnished story of the infamous Burma–Thailand Death Railway glamorized by Hollywood, but which in reality mercilessly reduced men to little more than animals, who fought back against their dehumanization with dignity, ingenuity, sabotage, will–power—and the undying faith that their country would prevail. Using journals and letters, rare historical documents, including testimony from postwar Japanese war crimes tribunals, and the eyewitness accounts of Houston’s survivors, James Hornfischer has crafted an account of human valor so riveting and awe-inspiring, it’s easy to forget that every single word is true.