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Brewster F2a Buffalo Aces Of World War 2

Author : Kari Stenman
ISBN : 9781472804563
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Although designed and built for the US Navy, the F2A fought in only one major US engagement, the battle of Midway, in which F2A pilots managed to shoot down a number of Japanese fighters. Soon replaced by the navy, the F2A was exported to Britain, where it was nicknamed the 'Buffalo' thanks to its stubby appearance. The British sent most of these fighters to the Far East where they were used in the defence of Singapore and Malaya. It was in the Winter War, however, that the F2A truly found a home. Calling the plane simply the Brewster, the Finnish flew it against the invading Russians. Overall 37 Finns achieved ace status flying the Brewster, and it was the Finnish fighter of choice until succeeded by the Bf 109 in 1943.

Morane Saulnier Ms 406 Aces

Author : Kari Stenman
ISBN : 9781782003427
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The MS.406 was an important aircraft not only because it was built in larger numbers than any other French fighter of the period, but also because it was the first modern fighter in the Armée de l'Air inventory. Although comparable to the British Hurricane and early models of the German Bf 109, it was outclassed when flown against the more powerful, and faster, Bf 109E. With little or no protection (no armour or self-sealing tanks), the MS.406 sustained heavy losses during the Battle of France. Too lightly armed, and fitted with unreliable weaponry, the French fighter struggled to down German bombers. It therefore comes as no surprise that only a dozen French pilots became fully fledged aces on the type during this period, despite the aircraft being present in significant numbers. However a score of pilots, who bagged their very first kills at the controls of the MS.406, fought on after the fall of France, flying Dewoitine D.520s, Spitfires and even Soviet Yak-3s to attain ace status against both Allied and Axis opponents.

World War Ii The Encyclopedia Of The War Years 1941 1945

Author : Norman Polmar
ISBN : 9780486479620
Genre : History
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This authoritative and comprehensive survey features over 2,400 entries. Subjects range from battles, soldiers, and military activities to politics, culture, and the Holocaust. Enlivened by 85 illustrations, its panoramic perspective encompasses WWII's enduring influences on the American way of life. "A unique and valuable look at the war."—General James Doolittle

Us Marine Corps Fighter Squadrons Of World War Ii

Author : Barrett Tillman
ISBN : 9781782009535
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The US Marine Corps has a long heritage of aviation excellence, a reputation that was largely built on the impact and performance of the "flying leathernecks†? in the bitter fighting in the Pacific during World War II. As the US island-hopping campaign against Japan gathered pace, US Marine Corps fighter squadrons operating legendary Grumman and Vought aircraft became instrumental in the success of amphibious assaults and in breaking fierce enemy resistance, engaging Japanese attack aircraft in the skies and ground-based targets while supporting and protecting US ground forces. The flying legends Marion Carl, Greg "Pappy†? Boyington, Joe Foss and others were all World War II Marine fighter pilots, taking to the skies in Corsairs, Wildcats, Venturas and Hellcats. Aviation historian Barrett Tillman's comprehensive account US Marine Corps Fighter Squadrons of World War II pays homage to these individuals and their mounts, and is packed with historic and organizational details of the squadrons who took to the skies above the Pacific.

United States Fighter Aircraft 1930 1939

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 94. Chapters: Lockheed P-38 Lightning, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, Bell P-39 Airacobra, Brewster F2A Buffalo, Grumman F4F Wildcat, Curtiss P-36 Hawk, List of surviving Curtiss P-40s, List of surviving P-47 Thunderbolts, Bell YFM-1 Airacuda, Seversky P-35, Boeing P-26 Peashooter, List of surviving Lockheed P-38 Lightnings, Republic P-43 Lancer, Curtiss P-40 variants, Curtiss-Wright CW-21, Curtiss F11C Goshawk, Grumman F3F, Grumman FF, Boeing P-29, Vultee P-66 Vanguard, Curtiss BF2C Goshawk, Consolidated P-30, Northrop XFT, Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk, Douglas XP-48, Curtiss XP-31 Swift, Lockheed YP-24, Boeing XP-9, Grumman F2F, Curtiss XF14C, Wedell-Williams XP-34, Boeing XP-15, Boeing XF6B, Berliner-Joyce XFJ, General Aviation XFA, Douglas XFD, Vought XF3U, Curtiss XF13C, Berliner-Joyce XF3J, Loening XFL, Seversky XP-41. Excerpt: The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was a World War II American fighter aircraft built by Lockheed. Developed to a United States Army Air Corps requirement, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a single, central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Named "fork-tailed devil" by the Luftwaffe and "two planes, one pilot" by the Japanese, the P-38 was used in a number of roles, including dive bombing, level bombing, ground-attack, photo reconnaissance missions, and extensively as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks under its wings. The P-38 was used most successfully in the Pacific Theater of Operations and the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations as the mount of America's top aces, Richard Bong (40 victories) and Thomas McGuire (38 victories). In the South West Pacific theater, the P-38 was the primary long-range fighter of United States Army Air Forces until the appearance of large numbers of P-51D Mustangs toward the end of the war. The P-38 was unusually quiet for a fighter, the...


Author : John C. Fredriksen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105022161728
Genre : History
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Warbirds pays special attention to the aircraft of America's Golden Age, 1919-1939, and the breakthrough technological developments of that era. Warbirds offers more than 300 A-Z entries of the aircraft of America's Golden Age. Each entry includes a photograph of the warplane, service dates, manufacturer, records set, engineering and performance history, technical innovations, and even operational problems. To help enthusiasts and researchers, the guide cites the very latest books and periodical literature in its two extensive bibliographies. It also lists aviation museums, airplane magazines, and sources of photographs. * Each entry includes a photograph of the warplane, service dates, manufacturer, records set, engineering and performance history, technical innovations, and even operational problems

Koga S Zero

Author : Jim Rearden
ISBN : WISC:89073126609
Genre : History
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The amazing, true story of Flight Petty Officer Tadayoshi Koga and the Zero fighter he crash landed on Akutan island in Alaska on June 4, 1942. This is the story of what it meant to the US during the war.

Aviation News

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114612737
Genre : Aeronautics
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American Aviation

Author : Joe Christy
ISBN : 007022014X
Genre : Transportation
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From the first hot air balloons that hovered above France in 1783 to the most recent flights of the Space Shuttle Endeavor, this volume delivers a comprehensive look at the wondrous history of American aviation. Thorough enough to serve as a college text, readable enough to be enjoyed by aviation buffs, the revised edition is a general reference that will delight anyone with an interest in aviation history.

Greatest Fighter Missions Of The Top Navy And Marine Aces Of World War Ii

Author : Edward H. Sims
ISBN : UOM:39015037347344
Genre : Fighter pilots
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