Flying American Combat Aircraft of WWII

Presents a collection of illustrated photographs and narratives that describes the U.S. combat aircraft of World War Two written by the former aviators who flew those missions.

Author: Robin D. S. Higham

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811731243

Category: History

Page: 344

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Presents a collection of illustrated photographs and narratives that describes the U.S. combat aircraft of World War Two written by the former aviators who flew those missions.

Jane s Fighting Aircraft of World War II

More than one thousand black-and-white photographs, line drawings, and data tables accompany an authoritative survey of World War II aircraft that reviews the airpower of sixty-eight nations and provides detailed descriptions of each ...

Author: Frederick Thomas Jane

Publisher: Gramercy

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009602520

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

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More than one thousand black-and-white photographs, line drawings, and data tables accompany an authoritative survey of World War II aircraft that reviews the airpower of sixty-eight nations and provides detailed descriptions of each aircraft.

American Bomber Aircraft Development in World War 2

How all this work contributed to actual fielded weapon systems is of particular note, with discussions of failures, course changes, and close-run competitions.

Author: Bill Norton

Publisher: Crecy Pub

ISBN: 1857803302

Category: History

Page: 224

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A new perspective on the development of US bomber aircraft during World War 2, revealing how the intense combat pressures of the war accelerated the scientific and technological advances of aeronautics, propulsion, aircraft systems, avionics and ordnance. Packed with three-view drawings and rare photographs including a wide variety of little-known experimental aircraft.

Complete Book of World War II Combat Aircraft

With full-color illustrations of every fighting plane from 1933 to 1945, including bombers, fighters, assault aircraft, and many more.

Author: Enzo Angelucci

Publisher:

ISBN: 0760728739

Category: Airplanes, Military

Page: 414

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With full-color illustrations of every fighting plane from 1933 to 1945, including bombers, fighters, assault aircraft, and many more.

US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942 45

Featuring artwork detailing the interior and exterior features of the ships, this book explores their design, development, and the action they saw in the Pacific, including the climactic battles of Philippine Sea, Leyte Gulf, and Okinawa.

Author: Mark Stille

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780967516

Category: History

Page: 48

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Aircraft carriers were the US Navy's principal weapon against Japan during the Pacific War. Development of the Essex class began in 1939, becoming the largest class of carrier ever to be built. Early in the Pacific War it became renowned for its 'Sunday Punch' of 36 fighter planes, 36 dive bombers, and 18 torpedo planes. Alongside the lighter Independence class, these carriers formed the formidable Fast Carrier Force in the Pacific. Featuring artwork detailing the interior and exterior features of the ships, this book explores their design, development, and the action they saw in the Pacific, including the climactic battles of Philippine Sea, Leyte Gulf, and Okinawa.

World War II Warplanes

The book highlights the might of the Luftwaffe warplanes and the extensive arsenal of the American World War 2 WARPLANES. These deadly fighting warbirds are shown in action shots as well as their blueprints embedded within the text.

Author: WT McCleat

Publisher: Bushie

ISBN: 9781484188521

Category:

Page: 54

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World War II WARPLANES The Iconic WarBirds of World War 2 is a kids and enthusiasts dream of what it would be like to fly in the most feared and deadly aircraft of the Second World War. The book depicts many of the iconic airplanes that impacted air battles of the war. From the heroic clashes of a Spitfire warplane to the deadly Japanese Zero warbird maneuvering for a kamikaze dive. The book highlights the might of the Luftwaffe warplanes and the extensive arsenal of the American World War 2 WARPLANES. These deadly fighting warbirds are shown in action shots as well as their blueprints embedded within the text. The Americans, British, Germans, Japanese and Russians warplanes are examples of the best each could bring to the fight during World War 2. A war planes fight for air superiority was the strategic goal for winning the war. The World War 2 WARPLANES walks you through the iconic planes of this era describing the warbird's armaments as well as its maneuvering characteristics and speed to the attack. Actual training diagrams of air combat maneuvers practiced by warbird pilots are shown. The book describes the strengths of the fighters, the deadly determination of the heavy bombers plus the versatility built into the new fighter/bombers that attacked forces on the ground or targets of opportunity with a deadly array of weapons. The WW II Warplanes will inform you about the world's most famous planes in simple, clear understandable terminology. It's a great book for kids who want to read about the warplanes of World War II and dream of a day they may pilot the modern jet warplane. The book is a must have for any warbird enthusiast that not only loves to read about the excitement of the time, but is an avid collector of books on modern day warfare. The WARPLANES of World War 2 were the real birth of modern day air warfare. 'World War II Warplanes' will IGNITE your imagination and allow you to FANTASIZE piloting a famous warbird. Feel the EXCITEMENT as bomber pilots hold their positions on their bomb run as the fighters scream through their formations with deadly fire coming from their guns. Read the book and experience the rush of the famous and brave wartime pilots. Enjoy

Airplanes of the Second World War Coloring Book

Forty-six accurate, authentic renderings of fighters, bombers, transports, etc.

Author: Carlo Demand

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486241076

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Forty-six accurate, authentic renderings of fighters, bombers, transports, etc. Includes "Enola Gay," Japanese Zero, British Spitfire, German Komet jet fighter, many others. Captions include detailed coloring information, military role and affiliation of plane, manufacturer, other data. All illustrations copyright-free. 13 planes in color on covers. Publisher's Note.

Aircraft of World War II

Country by country, aircraft by aircraft (from the awesome Boeing B-29 Superfortress to the Japanese Yokosuda MXY-7) this magnificently huge and visually splendid encyclopedia presents all the planes that waged deadly battle in the skies ...

Author: Mike Sharpe

Publisher: Promotional Reprint Company Limited

ISBN: UOM:49015003046597

Category: History

Page: 512

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Country by country, aircraft by aircraft (from the awesome Boeing B-29 Superfortress to the Japanese Yokosuda MXY-7) this magnificently huge and visually splendid encyclopedia presents all the planes that waged deadly battle in the skies during World War II. Through a combination of large-size contemporary color and original black and white photography, the ever-changing strategies and course of the air war from 1939-46 emerges, accompanied by each plane's specifications, speed, size, histories, and the clashes in which they participated.