Fighter Planes of World War II

Introduces various kinds of fighter planes used by the Army Air Force and by the Navy and Marines during World War II, their missions, and the weapons employed.

Author: Nancy Robinson Masters

Publisher: Children's Press

ISBN: 0516213164

Category: Fighter planes

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Introduces various kinds of fighter planes used by the Army Air Force and by the Navy and Marines during World War II, their missions, and the weapons employed.
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World War II Fighter Planes Spotter s Guide

Featuring full-colour artwork to aid recognition, as well as all the details you need to assess their performance, this is the perfect pocket guide to the Allied and Axis fighters of World War II.

Author: Tony Holmes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472848505

Category: History

Page: 192

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World War II saw pilots from around the world battling in the skies over Europe, Asia and Africa, with victory resting upon their nerve, skill and the capabilities of some of history's most iconic aircraft. In the chaos of battle, it was vital that they could quickly identify friend from foe. But do you know your Hurricane from your Bf 109, or what the legendary P-51 Mustang looks like? Do you know the wingspan of the A6M Zero-sen, or how fast it could fly? THE WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PLANES SPOTTER'S GUIDE answers all of these questions and more, providing essential information on over 90 legendary aircraft, from the celebrated Spitfire to the jet-powered Me 262. Featuring full-colour artwork to aid recognition, as well as all the details you need to assess their performance, this is the perfect pocket guide to the Allied and Axis fighters of World War II
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Military Aircraft Production

The single engine of a World War II fighter had a maximum thrust horsepower of
1,461 , whereas the total thrust horsepower of a comparable fighter today is
10,400 ( in two jet engines ) . The top 4 - engine bomber of World War II , the B -
29 ...

Author: United States. Defense Production Administration

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ISBN: MINN:31951D03671787K

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The World Encyclopedia of Fighter Aircraft

Explores the development and history and an A-Z of over 170 aircraft, with 600 photographs, in a new fully updated edition.

Author: Francis Crosby

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 0754834743

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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Explores the development and history and an A-Z of over 170 aircraft, with 600 photographs, in a new fully updated edition.
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United States Army in World War II

Since Al- and 50 fighter - bombers were immedilied troops had not taken
Montecorvino ately available at bases in central and airfield , a change in the air
assignments southern Italy . Yet their short distance seemed unwise until fighter
planes ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4958050

Category: World War, 1939-1945

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Impact of Air Attack in World War II

Detection Information of the approach and flight of enemy .raiders was received
from the following sources : Air Force Fighter Division In addition to its basic
function , that of operating fighter planes , this unit also controlled the aircraft
reporting ...

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ISBN: MINN:30000010556078

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U S Rocket Ordnance Development and Use in World War II

History of Aircraft Rocket Development As in the case of so many other weapons ,
the onset of World War II found the United ... the United States was to end up as
the foremost designer , producer , and exploiter of military aircraft rockets .

Author: United States. Joint Board on Scientific Information Policy

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112003608368

Category: Rockets (Ordnance)

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Japanese Aircraft of World War II

Organized alphabetically by manufacturer, this book includes every type of aircraft, from fighters to seaplanes, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, torpedo bombers and carrier aircraft.

Author: Thomas Newdick

Publisher:

ISBN: 1782744746

Category: Aeronautics, Military

Page: 128

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Illustrated with detailed artworks of Japanese aircraft and their markings, Japanese Aircraft of World War II is a detailed guide to all the aircraft deployed by the Japanese military from the Second Sino-Japanese War to the surrender in the Pacific in August 1945. Organized alphabetically by manufacturer, this book includes every type of aircraft, from fighters to seaplanes, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, torpedo bombers and carrier aircraft. All the best-known types are featured, such as the Mitsubishi G4M 'Betty', Nakajima B6N2 Tenzan, Aichi B7A2 Ryusei torpedo bomber and the world- famous Mitsubishi A6M 'Zero' fighter. The entries are accompanied by exhaustive captions and specifications. The guide is illustrated with profile artworks, three-views, and special cutaway artworks of the more famous aircraft in service, such as the Aichi D3A1 'Val', Mitsubishi A6M2 Reisen, and Nakajima Ki.27 'Nate'. Illustrated with more than 120 artworks, Japanese Aircraft of World War II is an essential reference guide for modellers and enthusiasts with an interest in military aircraft of World War II.
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Complete Book of World War II Combat Aircraft

This is a large format A-Z encyclopedia of every Allied and Axis fighting plane from 1933-1945 - from the famous to the lesser known - in all theatres of war from Europe to Asia and the Pacific.

Author: Enzo Angelucci

Publisher:

ISBN: 8880956884

Category: Airplanes, Military

Page: 412

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This is a large format A-Z encyclopedia of every Allied and Axis fighting plane from 1933-1945 - from the famous to the lesser known - in all theatres of war from Europe to Asia and the Pacific.
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Corsair

From the nerve-wracking test flights of the 1940s to the details of F4Us active nearly forty years later, this book is filled with the stories that gave birth to the legendary exploits of aces such as Boyington, Hanson, and Walsh, along ...

Author: Barrett Tillman

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1557509948

Category: History

Page: 219

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Barrett Tillman's fast-paced history of the legendary F4U Corsair presents a riveting picture of the men and machines committed to two major wars and several minor conflicts. From the nerve-wracking test flights of the 1940s to the details of F4Us active nearly forty years later, this book is filled with the stories that gave birth to the legendary exploits of aces such as Boyington, Hanson, and Walsh, along with descriptions of Charles A. Lindbergh's combat missions. With its sleek silhouette and bent wings, this Cadillac of the props doubled as a day and night fighter, flew off carriers or from land, and served both as a dive bomber and reconnaissance plane. During thirty months of combat in World War II with the U.S. Navy and Marines, the Corsair shot down more than two thousand Japanese planes. In the Korean war, the "U-bird," as it was then called, became the beloved "Bent Wing" to thousands of U.S. and allied troops.
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First Blue

The Remarkable Story of a True Hero of American Aviation The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels are the most famous flight demonstration team in the world.

Author: Robert K. Wilcox

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429909943

Category: History

Page: 352

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The Remarkable Story of a True Hero of American Aviation The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels are the most famous flight demonstration team in the world. While millions of aviation enthusiasts see their shows every year, the story of the man who formed the squadron has never been told. He is Roy Marlin "Butch" Voris, a World War II Ace and one of only two aviators ever to command the Blue Angels twice. First Blue details the epic journey of an unassuming man whose strong character and desire to fly launched him into a life of drama, heroism, and accomplishment unique in his field. Because he wanted to serve his country during World War II, a young Butch Voris found himself flying fighter planes as part of the pitifully prepared and outmanned front in the early stages of the Pacific theater. He was nearly killed there but went on to be a leader in one of the most fearsome naval air squadrons in the Pacific. As a pilot, Butch is unquestionably in the same class as more recognized aviator heroes such as Chuck Yeager and Pappy Boyington. While his World War II experience alone could comprise a book, Butch may be best known for his efforts in the creation of the naval air demonstration team, the Blue Angels. After the war, Voris was personally chosen by Admiral Nimitz to start the Blue Angels and to lead them, first in prop planes and later in jets. The story of his efforts is as exciting as it is inspirational, and it's told here in meticulous detail and with great humor. Today the Blue Angels still follow traditions established by Butch. Butch's involvement in military flight didn't end with the Blue Angels; he became a major player in the development of the F-14 Tomcat and NASA's Lunar Explorer Module for Grumman. Butch dedicated his life to his work, and here, finally, is the remarkable, untold account of this true American aviation pioneer and hero: a man whose life had unparalleled influence on naval aviation and whose legacy continues to inspire millions of Americans each year.
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Eagles of the Third Reich

Originally published under the title "Men of the Luftwaffe", "this insightful, well-researched book traces the rise and fall of Hitler's air force from the perspective of its top leaders, concentrating on problems of organization, policy ...

Author: Samuel W. Mitcham

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811734056

Category: History

Page: 346

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Originally published under the title "Men of the Luftwaffe", "this insightful, well-researched book traces the rise and fall of Hitler's air force from the perspective of its top leaders, concentrating on problems of organization, policy and aircraft production rather than battles and campaigns" ("Publishers Weekly").
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Great World War II Projects

During World War II , the P - 51 Mustang proved its value as an escort for high -
altitude bombers . In fact , the flight ... By the end of the war , P - 51s had
destroyed nearly 5,000 enemy aircraft in the air , more than any other fighter in
Europe .

Author: Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt

Publisher: Build It Yourself

ISBN: PSU:000067584949

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 118

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"Learn some hands-on history! ... Build planes, signal lights, victory gardens and more"--Cover.
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British Experimental Combat Aircraft of World War II

This new book by Tony Buttler, a first of its kind, describes the British fighter, bomber, and research aircraft produced in the run up to and during World War II. Detailed coverage of aircraft that were built and flown as prototypes only, ...

Author: Tony Buttler

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 1902109244

Category: History

Page: 268

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This new book by Tony Buttler, a first of its kind, describes the British fighter, bomber, and research aircraft produced in the run up to and during World War II. Detailed coverage of aircraft that were built and flown as prototypes only, combine with others such as the Westland Welkin which entered production but never reached a squadron. Un-built design projects are explained and all types are covered separately, along with a large selection of photographs, some of which have rarely been seen before. This book covers basic short-term insurance fighters such as the Miles M.20, the Martin-Baker M.B.5, and Supermarine Spitfire, which represented the ultimate in piston fighter development, the Fairey Spearfish torpedo bomber and the four engine Vickers Windsor, oddities like the Blackburn B.20 flying boat, and Britain's first jet aircraft, the Gloster E.28/39. A comprehensive appendix, with the use of photographs and brief details, examines one-off examples of standard production types that were fitted with non-standard features. Gathered from archival sources, renowned author Tony Buttler presents a wealth of information on these historic aircraft.
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World War II Thru Korea

NAVY HELLCATS The U . S . Army Air Corps had a variety of fighter planes in its
World War II inventory . First in combat were the Curtiss P - 40 and P - 39
Airacobra , followed later by the P - 38 Lightning , P - 47 Thunderbolt , and P - 51
 ...

Author: Walter S. Andariese

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89062203831

Category: Korean War, 1950-1953

Page: 183

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"This book is a collection of unusual personal experiences-- from men who fought in World War II and Korea. Each story incorporates one or more anecdotes and, excerpt for special grouping and historical arrangement, each is independent of the others. Accordingly, stories can be at random and appreciated"--Introduction.
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Fighter Pilot

Author: William R. Dunn

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813127777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

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Air Combat

This volume explores four clashes of some of the finest planes and pilots, in key theatres of the war: Spitfires duelling the formidable Bf 109 over the Channel, the Fw 190 battling the Soviet La 5 and 7 on the Eastern Front, the F4F ...

Author: Dmitriy Khazanov

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472836748

Category: History

Page: 320

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The battle for the skies in World War II fuelled a race between rival air forces to develop ever faster and more capable fighter aircraft – and the struggle for air superiority was never over until the war itself ended. This volume explores four clashes of some of the finest planes and pilots, in key theatres of the war: Spitfires duelling the formidable Bf 109 over the Channel, the Fw 190 battling the Soviet La 5 and 7 on the Eastern Front, the F4F Wildcat in a desperate clash with the legendary A6M Zero-sen, and the F4U Corsair in combat with the second-generation Japanese Ki-84 in the closing days of the war. Fully illustrated with contemporary photographs, maps and colour artwork, Air Combat conveys the full story behind these dramatic aviation duels.
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Aircraft of World War II in Combat

In officers in Europe thought that ' clean ' condition , there was no the Thunderbolt
used up too better dogfighter , but P - 47 pilots much runway to take off , was
were often sent into action difficult ... 99 AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II IN
COMBAT.

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ISBN: 1905704887

Category: Airplanes, Military

Page: 192

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A comprehensive history of the use of air power during World War II, From Blitzkrieg Dive-Bombing Attacks To Parachute Landings And Aerial Reconnaissance.
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Women Military Pilots of World War II

More than 2000 women in the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union flew military airplanes in organized units during World War II, yet their stories are largely unknown.

Author: Lois K. Merry

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786457687

Category: History

Page: 220

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More than 2000 women in the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union flew military airplanes in organized units during World War II, yet their stories are largely unknown. These pilots ferried aircraft, flew targets for ground artillery practice, tested airplanes and equipment, and many of them flew in combat. The women pilots proved that they could manage bombers and fighters as well as their male counterparts, and several later remarked that “the airplanes didn’t care who flew them.” Topics covered include the training of female pilots, how female flight units were developed and structured, the hazards of conflict, and how these women reintegrated into civilian life following the war.
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