American Fighter Aircraft of World War II

American Fighter Aircraft of World War II

by Edward Ward
American Fighter Aircraft of World War II

American Fighter Aircraft of World War II

by Edward Ward


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American Fighter Aircraft of World War II is a detailed guide to all the fighter aircraft types deployed by the USAAF and US Navy from 1941 to 1945.
Organized chronologically, this book includes all-time greats, such as the highly-adaptable P-51 Mustang bomber escort, the carrier-based F6F Hellcat—which outperformed the legendary Japanese A6M Zero fighter—and the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, with its distinctive twin-boom design; as well as lesser-known types, such as the Boeing P-26 Peashooter, the high-altitude Republic P-43 Lancer, and the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star, the USAAF’s only operational jet fighter during the war. The entries are accompanied by exhaustive captions and specifications. The guide is illustrated with profile artworks and three-views, as well as two-page dynamic artworks of some of the more famous aircraft in service, such as the P-40 Warhawk ground-attack variant, the twin-engine P-61 Black Widow night-fighter, and the robust P-47 Thunderbolt fighter-bomber.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781838863265
Publisher: Amber Books
Publication date: 02/13/2024
Series: Technical Guides
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 210,974
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Edward Ward is a writer and illustrator who has written on a variety of aviation subjects. Author of Technical Guide: Allied Carrier Aircraft of WWII, Technical Guide: Russian Aircraft of WWII, and Technical Guide: German Aircraft of WWI, he has also produced many articles for aviation journals both in print and online and is a regular contributor to the Hush Kit aviation blog. Edward lives with his wife and daughter in Sydney, Australia.
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