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ISBN-13: 9781780961514
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/18/2012
Series: Air Vanguard Series , #1
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,270,636
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Martyn Chorlton was born in the north Cambridgeshire fens during the late 1960s, joining the RAF as an Air Photographer in 1984. After tours in Germany and Northern Ireland, his service came to an end in 1997 and, a few years later, cut his writing teeth on an Airfield Focus. To date he has 14 published books under his belt. In 2004 he launched Old Forge Publishing, which has now produced another 17 books. That same year he also began freelancing for the aviation magazine fraternity and has continued this ever since. Currently, Martyn is a regular contributor to Aeroplane Monthly, Jets, Airfix and Aviation Classics.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Design and Development 5

The NA-73X - birth of a legendary fighter

NAA designs and builds a fighter

The RAF order

The USAAF shows interest

Enter the P-51A (NA-99)

Reconnaissance birds, the F-6A and F-6B

Tech Specifications 27

The NA-73X

Aircraft technical data - Allison - powered Mustangs

Operational History 37

RAF service begins

Dieppe and first blood

'A' for Attack! - The A-36 A into combat

P-51 in combat

Down and dirty with the 1st Air Command Group (ACG)

Rhubarbs, Rangers and Populars

D-Day, RAF operations

A host of units

Conclusion 60

Further Reading 63

Index 64

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"...this is an excellent introduction to the first of North American's legendary Mustang family. And it heralds the start of a valuable new series from Osprey."
- Rachel E. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com

"This is the first book in Osprey's new Air Vanguard series and they have chosen a good one to start a new line. The book by Martyn Chorlton covers the developement and eventual unit operations of this aircraft in all theaters of operation. It is complete with a superb collection of period photos, a couple pages of full color profiles and other artwork. The back cover of the book is a fold-out that has has a cut-away drawing of the cannon armed Mustang Mk. IA. In all, a book I can highly recommend and I very much look forward to others in this series."
- Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (October 2012)

"Offers aircraft fans and military collections a fine, specific focus on the Allison-engined variants ... this provides an excfellent, detailed guide suitable for any military aircraft fan."
- James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review

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