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by Robin Higham,Abigail T. Siddall,Carol Williams

ePub Flying American Combat Aircraft of WW II: 1939-1945 (Stackpole Military History Series) download
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Robin Higham,Abigail T. Siddall,Carol Williams
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Each essay features their impressions in short chapters of about 13 pages each - complete with full page photographs

Each essay features their impressions in short chapters of about 13 pages each - complete with full page photographs. He knows the readers are very interested in what it was like actually flying these aircraft - his chapters are crafted to do just that

Robin Higham, Abigail T. Siddall, Carol Williams. Stackpole Books, 1 февр. Robin Higham is a veteran of the Royal Air Force and professor emeritus of history at Kansas State University.

Robin Higham, Abigail T. Dozens of photographs of the planes and the pilots that flew and fought in the skies from Tokyo to Berlin. Библиографические данные. Flying American Combat Aircraft of World War II: 1939-45 Stackpole Military History Series (Том 1). Siddall. Author Biography: Robin Higham is professor emeritus of history at Kansas State University. Find out what it was like to fly some of the all-time classic aircraft of World War II, including the P-51 Mustang, B-17 Flying Fortress, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-38 Lightning, P-40 Kittyhawk, and many more.

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About the Author: Robin Higham is a veteran of the Royal Air Force and professor emeritus of history at Kansas State University.

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Higham, Robin D. S. (Ed. (2004) Flying American combat aircraft of WWII :1939-45 Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books . Higham, Robin D. eds. Flying American Combat Aircraft Of WWII: 1939-45. (2004) Flying American combat aircraft of WWII :1939-45 Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, MLA Citation. Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 2004. These citations may not conform precisely to your selected citation style.

Robin Higham, Carol Williams, Abigail T. From bombing raids in the flak-filled skies over Germany and Japan to cargo runs above the snowy Himalayas and wheeling dogfights in nimble fighters, American aircraft contributed to victory in all theaters of World War II. Forcefully displaying the technological might of the United States, the planes of the Army Air Force struck critical blows against the enemy, and captured the hearts and imaginations of the daring young men who flew them.

Riveting, first-person accounts that put the reader in the cockpitDozens of photographs of the planes and the pilots that flew and fought in the skies from Tokyo to BerlinFind out what it was like to fly some of the all-time classic aircraft of World War II, including the P-51 Mustang, B-17 Flying Fortress, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-38 Lightning, P-40 Kittyhawk, and many more!
  • If, like me, you became a cropduster in order to fly something with a prop, conventional gear and a single seat, then invested half a month's pay to enjoy one hour flying a P-51 Mustang, this book is for you. Written not by today's pilots, who are limited to fly priceless historical relics, but by people who were carefree young, eager pilots in the 30's and 40's, and who flew them to their limits (and often beyond) in life-or-death combat in WWII, who knew that if they broke them (and lived), Uncle Sam would provided another one the next day, for there seemed to be an endless supply of them. Read a chapter, then lean back and close your eyes, you might feel the engine shaking and the smell of its fumes.

  • This book is written by the men who flew these WWII aircraft, and is more about the flying process than actual combat or air operations. Anyone who's even take up a propeller driven aircraft will probably identify much more with the descriptions and technology than did I. Although there are stories of flights and individual experiences, this is much more about the airplanes than anything else, and I tended to skip past details of controls, take-offs, and landings. This book does, however, fulfill a vacancy for those interested in such things.

  • P-36, P-38, P-39, P-40, P-51, B-10, B-17,B-25, B-26(Marauder), A/B-26(Invader), B-29, C-46, C-47, C-54, a glider, several trainers (T-6), observational aircraft. Some comparisons by pilots who flew several types. There is no common format for the recountings, each story is different. Some take a nuts and bolts approach in describing a single flight, some tell of particular missions they flew and how the plane handled, what it was like to wear the aircraft for several hours at a time. There's a lot a fella needed to know to drive one of these birds, they didn't just get in them and go ... drawing fuel from various tanks according to where they were in the mission, fuel management, was very important, as a fighter would handle very differently as the fuel was consumed. Coordinating all the flight surfaces in a dogfight was life or death .. no computers to help out. Some controls were hydraulically boosted, some weren't. Loads of insider info in this book. It's a quick read.

  • This book is a compilation of pilot reports and there-I-was stories from the people who flew these planes for the Army Air Force during World War II. Although the focus is on combat aircraft, it includes everything from the BT-13 Vultee Vibrator basic trainer to the C-54. While it isn't comprehensive, it does include such odd birds as the Spitfire in American service.

    The stories are almost all positive, of course, because pilots tend to fall in love with the planes they fly. Even such problem children as the P-39 Aircobra get generally favorable marks. Of course the weaknesses of each plane are discussed as well.

    Lots of good information for aviation buffs, WWII historians, etc.

  • This book is really fascinating. I got it because the first essayist was in the same squadron as my grandfather and I wanted to know more about flying P-40s and related aircraft. That first one alone was worth it for me, but the other essays have been really, really interesting as well.

  • A look back into both the flying and the lives of those that flew them. First person stories about flying the craft, and the life that went on around them lend a wonderful flow to the book. Highly recommended.

    Not dry and technical, well written, and even funny in spots where the writers spin the tales of the funny events that happened both in and around the aircraft. Full of the highs and lows of the missions, the acts of heroism, the skill and luck of the brave men that flew these aircraft.

  • The stories are well compiled, reviewed and written. As a tail-wheel pilot, I know what it is like to land on a runway that can't be seen. It is revealing to read about what it was like to operate these much larger, heavier and faster machines. I have long wanted to know how fast a particular ship is flown over the fence on short-final - and these stories often included that kind of information. It was illuminating to read about the operational strengths and quirks of these famous ships. Overlooking the carnage, it is awe inspiring to read about how so much was learned about building and flying those aircraft.

  • Covering several key aircraft during WWII with a variety of writings and commentary from pilots we see how the war in the air unfolded, how pilots were trained, deployed, and how industry and the Military advanced the airplane industry on an accelerated schedule.