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Riveting, first-person accounts that put the reader in the cockpit. Dozens of photographs of the planes and the pilots that flew and fought in the skies from Tokyo to Berlin.

Author: Robin Higham

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780811770118

Category: History

Page: 368

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Riveting, first-person accounts that put the reader in the cockpit. Dozens of photographs of the planes and the pilots that flew and fought in the skies from Tokyo to Berlin. Find out what it was like to fly some of the all-time classic aircraft of World War II, including the P-51 Mustang, B-17 Flying Fortress, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-38 Lightning, P-40 Kittyhawk, and many more!
2021-08-01 By Robin Higham

Riveting accounts from the pilots who flew such planes as the F-15, B-52, C-130, and many more Dozens of in-the-cockpit photos This sequel to Flying American Combat Aircraft of World War II spans the Cold War, taking a look at the planes ...

Author: Robin Higham

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081173238X

Category: History

Page: 452

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Riveting accounts from the pilots who flew such planes as the F-15, B-52, C-130, and many more Dozens of in-the-cockpit photos This sequel to Flying American Combat Aircraft of World War II spans the Cold War, taking a look at the planes that defined the era and fought in places like Korea and Vietnam. Covering all manner of aircraft-including fighters, bombers, and transports-seasoned pilots tell what it was really like to be in the cockpit of some of the world's classic planes.
2005 By Robin Higham

In addition, the text is accompanied by a full specifications table that provides information on powerplants, performance, weights, dimensions, and weapon load.

Author: David Donald

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760304637

Category: History

Page: 112

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Contains all the aircraft which helped the Allies win the war against Germany and Japan during World War II, including the three most famous military flying machines which fought in the conflict: the Mustang fighter, the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-29 Super Fortress. In addition, the text is accompanied by a full specifications table that provides information on powerplants, performance, weights, dimensions, and weapon load.
1997 By David Donald

Our route took us first to Christmas Island , where my flying - school classmate , George MacNicol , had a squadron of P - 39s ... Aircraft operation was much the same in Europe and the 26 FLYING AMERICAN COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II.

Author: Robin D. S. Higham

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811731243

Category: History

Page: 372

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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.

“From the training camps to the combat missions, this is war from the perspective of the young Americans who lived through it: the pilots, the bombardiers, the navigators, and the gunners of all the combat services in both Europe and in ...

Author: John C. McManus

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698195998

Category: History

Page: 464

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“From the training camps to the combat missions, this is war from the perspective of the young Americans who lived through it: the pilots, the bombardiers, the navigators, and the gunners of all the combat services in both Europe and in the Pacific. It is an engaging and vivid portrayal of war in the skies from 1941 to 1945.”—Craig L. Symonds, Author of World War II at Sea John C. McManus, author of The Dead and Those About to Die and September Hope, reveals the terror and triumph that shared the fiery skies of World War II—from the first dogfights over Europe to the last Kamikaze attacks over the Pacific. This insightful chronicle takes readers inside the experiences of America’s fighter pilots and bomber crews, an incredible assortment of men who, in nearly four years of warfare all over the globe, suffered over 120,000 casualties with over 40,000 killed. Their stories span the earth into every corner of the combat theaters in both Europe and the Pacific. And the aircraft explored are as varied, tough, and legendary as the men who flew them­—from the indomitable heavy-duty warhorse that was the B-17 Flying Fortress to the sleek, lethal P-51 Mustang fighter. In Deadly Sky, master historian John C. McManus goes beyond the familiar tales of aerial heroism, capturing the sights and sounds, the toil and fear, the adrenaline and the pain of the American airmen who faced death with every mission. In this important, thoroughly-researched work, McManus uncovers the true nature of fighting—and dying—in the skies over World War II.
2016-08-02 By John C. McManus

In 1903, the Wright brothers invented the airplane, and that event changed the rules of war forever.

Author: José Delgado

Publisher: Pacific Media, S.L.

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 350

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In 1903, the Wright brothers invented the airplane, and that event changed the rules of war forever. From war to war, technology has improved step-by-step in an effort to achieve the ultimate aerial war machine. Pacific Media's Combat Aircraft tell us the history from the creation of the aero plane to the end of WWII. 5 chapters: 1) Pioneers 2) Weapons in the Sky 3) The Battle for Air Supremacy 4) The Advance of Technology 5) New Aircraft, New Weapons, New Technology
2021-02-24 By José Delgado

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.
2001 By Mike Sharpe

This WWII fighter pilot memoir recounts the author’s many exploits as a flying ace during WWII in the Normandy invasions, the Battle for France and beyond.

Author: William R. Dunn

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813146102

Category: History

Page: 272

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At the age of twelve, American William R. Dunn decided to become a fighter pilot. In 1939 he joined the Canadian Army and was soon transferred to the Royal Air Force. He was the first pilot in the famous Eagle Squadron of American volunteers to shoot down an enemy aircraft and later became the first American ace of the war. After joining the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943, he saw action in the Normandy invasion and in Patton's sweep across France. Twenty years later he fought again in Vietnam. Dunn keenly conveys the fighter pilot's experience of war -- the tension of combat, the harsh grip of fear, the love of aircraft, the elation of victory, the boisterous comradeship and competition of the pilot brotherhood. Fighter Pilot is both a gripping story and a unique historical document.
2014-04-23 By William R. Dunn

Hear the daring tales of the pilots who flew the top World War II fighter planes, as well as their perspective on the design and weaponry.

Author: Jim Laurier

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9780760349526

Category: History

Page: 192

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Plunge into the action, and marvel at ten of the best and best-known World War II fighter aircraft! There's no shortage of fantastic archival aviation photography from World War II. But photos from the period fall short in three major categories: the vast majority are black and white, most were composed under duress, and very few capture moments that have since entered the written record of aerial conflict. Award-winning artist Jim Laurier rectifies the situation in this stunning, large-format, hardcover book celebrating World War II's top fighter aircraft. From design and weaponry to the daring tales of the pilots who flew the aircraft, Fighter! is a unique and lavishly presented look at World War II aviation through the imagination of military aviation's top artist and illustrator. The book presents chapters about ten legendary aircraft, each featuring paintings of the fighter in action, multi-view color plates (including cockpits), archival photography for context, and the stories behind the planes' design and service. The featured aircraft are: the Messerschmitt Bf 109, Hawker Hurricane, Lockheed P-38 Lightning, Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Curtiss P-40, Focke-Wulf Fw 190, Supermarine Spitfire, North American P-51, Republic P-47, and Messerschmitt Me 262. While each of Laurier's paintings and illustrations are breathtaking and technically exacting, the stories highlight key moments in battle and the nostalgia surrounding these fighters and their pilots, offering anecdotes that enhance the art's power. A complete appendix includes key statistics for each aircraft. A warbird history like no other, Fighter! brings the romance of aerial combat, the power of agile takeoffs, and the fury of deadly weapons alive on the page.
2016-11 By Jim Laurier

The World War II Fighter Planes Spotter's Guide answers all of these questions and more, providing essential information on 92 legendary aircraft, from the celebrated Spitfire to the jet-powered Me 262." --

Author: Tony Holmes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472848512

Category: History

Page: 288

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"Workd War II saw pilots from around the world battling in the skies over Europe, Asia and Africa, with victory resting upon their nerve, skill and the capabilities of some of history's most iconic aircraft. In the chaos of battle, it was vital that they could quickly identify friend from foe. But do you know your Hurricane from your Bf 109, or what the legendary p-51 Mustang looks like? Do you know the wingspan of the A6M Zero-sen, or how fast it could fly? The World War II Fighter Planes Spotter's Guide answers all of these questions and more, providing essential information on 92 legendary aircraft, from the celebrated Spitfire to the jet-powered Me 262." --
2021-02-09 By Tony Holmes