Experimental & Prototype U.S. Air Force Jet Fighters

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Experimental and Prototype U.S. Air Force Jet Fighters examines the development of fighter airframes and engines since the end of World War II. The book covers each design that reached the hardware development stage and received an “XF” or “YF” designation from the Air Force.
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Overview

Experimental and Prototype U.S. Air Force Jet Fighters examines the development of fighter airframes and engines since the end of World War II. The book covers each design that reached the hardware development stage and received an “XF” or “YF” designation from the Air Force.
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Editorial Reviews

Modeling Madness
"It is one of those books that every USAF enthusiast needs to have on their shelves. A great read and superb reference." -Modeling Madness, reviewed by Scott Van Aken, May 2008
Internet Modeler
"Beautifully researched and amply illustrated with hundreds of photographs, this book does more than just describe the individual aircraft. Whether you are interested in experimentnal fighters or aviation design, this book is well worth having." -Internet Modeler, reviewed by Chris Banyai-Riepl, June 2008
IPMS
"If you have an interest in the inception and design of jet powered aircraft, I believe you'll find this book to be an indispensable volume to add to your library." -IPMS, reviewed by Mike Howard, September 2008
Aviation History
"It will be of immense value to any student of aircraft – or anyone writing about aviation." -Aviation History, reviewed by Walter J. Boyne, January 2009
Model Aircraft Monthly
"Jenkins and Landis' cool, comprehensive compendium promises endless enjoyment for historians and modelers alike. This excellent effort enjoys my highest recommendation." -Model Aircraft Monthly, reviewed by David L. Veres, March 2009
Plane Talk Newsletter
In this great book, you'll find out what happened to them.
Plane Talk Newsletter (War Eagles Air Museum)
"In this great book, you'll find out what happened to them." -Plane Talk Newsletter, 4th Quarter 2010
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580071116
  • Publisher: Specialty Press Publishers & Wholesalers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/15/2008
  • Pages: 260
  • Sales rank: 1,207,492
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis R. Jenkins is a consulting engineer in Cape Canaveral, Florida, working on various aerospace projects including 20 years on the Space Shuttle and several on the stillborn X-33 program. He is the author of Space Shuttle: The History of the National Space Transportation System – The First 100 Missions, in addition to more than 30 other works on aerospace history.

Tony R. Landis was born and raised in Southern California and joined the Air Force right out of high school. He has had a life-long interest in aerospace history, and images from his photo collection have been published in hundreds of publications. He has been listed as a contributing photographer, editor, and artist in Wings/Airpower magazine and has worked at the NASA Dyden Flight Research Center for several years. Landis has authored several aviation books for Specialty Press.

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