American Fighter Aircraft of World War II

By Edward Ward (Author)

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American Fighter Aircraft of World War II

by Edward Ward
OVERVIEW
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

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.

Pub Date: 2/13/2024

ISBN: 9781838863265

Price: $27.99 / $36.99 CAN

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 128 pages, 120 color illus.

Trim: 6.68 x 8.5 x 0 Inches

Territories: US/Can/Mexico/South & Central America

Category: Reference

Publisher: Amber Books

Carton Quantity: 28

Series: Technical Guides