Convair Advanced Designs II: Secret Fighters, Attack Aircraft, and Unique Concepts 1929-1973by Robert E. Bradley
Although the Convair Aircraft Company built some of the world's best seaplanes and bombers during World War II the company's rise to prominence as a builder of fighters and attack aircraft did not occur until after 1945. This companion publication to Robert E Bradley's Convair Advanced Designs: Secret Projects from San Diego, 1923-1962, covers these new aircraft types in the same detailed and comprehensive style.
Previously unpublished company photographs, models, and drawings of such radical concepts as a vertical takeoff ground-attack fighter and giant eight-engine double-decker military transport combine with other futuristic designs some of which eventually evolved into production aircraft.
With much new and comprehensive information and highly detailed technical specifications, Convair Advanced Designs II is a natural follow-up for owners of Bradley's first volume.
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Meet the Author
Robert Bradley has an established career in the aeronautics industry. His career spanned 30+ years at Convair Astronautics. After retirement he volunteered as an archivist at the San Diego Air & Space Museum specializing in the space and missile collection, and Convair archives. Bradley has a long-standing interest in aerospace history, with special emphasis on design studies and proposals of projects that did not reach the hardware stage.
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An excellent follow-on to the the first CONVAIR ADVANCED DESIGNS, this book hit it out of the park. Covering some better known projects such as the XF-92, XP-81, and their F-106 delta wing fighter along with lesser-known variants of that design, and unique designs like the AAFSS and Model 200 VSTOl fighter. Get this book now. It's worth it! :-)