SBD Dauntless Units of World War 2

SBD Dauntless Units of World War 2

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by Barrett Tillman, Tom Tullis
     
 

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Unquestionably the most successful dive-bomber ever to see frontline service with any air arm, the Douglas SBD Dauntless was the scourge of the Japanese Imperial Fleet in the crucial years of the Pacific War of World War II (1939-1945). The revolutionary all-metal stressed-skin design of the SBD exhibited airframe strength that made it an ideal dive-bomber, its broad

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Unquestionably the most successful dive-bomber ever to see frontline service with any air arm, the Douglas SBD Dauntless was the scourge of the Japanese Imperial Fleet in the crucial years of the Pacific War of World War II (1939-1945). The revolutionary all-metal stressed-skin design of the SBD exhibited airframe strength that made it an ideal dive-bomber, its broad wing, with horizontal centre section and sharply tapered outer panels with dihedral, boasting perforated split flaps that doubled as dive brakes during the steep bombing attacks

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782006558
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/20/2012
Series:
Combat Aircraft , #10
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
228,594
File size:
16 MB
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Meet the Author

Edward M Young received his BA in Political Science from Harvard University and his MA from the University of Washington. Prior to his retirement he was a banker and financial analyst, with assignments in New York, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong. He is the author of several books on aviation history. For Osprey he has written Campaign 136 - Meiktila 1945 and Warrior 141 - Merrill's Marauders.

Mark Styling has illustrated many titles for Osprey including Aircraft of the Aces, Combat Aircraft and Aviation Elite Units series since 1994. Now based in Bridport, Dorset, he produces accurate illustrations of any chosen aircraft type. He has created some of the best artwork available to Osprey, and his nose art panels are legendary.

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