Torpedo 8 (Annotated): The Story of Swede Larsen's Bomber
Torpedo 8 is the epic story of the death and rebirth of the famous bomber squadron led by Lieutenant Harold "Swede" Larsen. VT-8 rose from the ashes of the Battle of Midway to become an indispensable air arm in the series of engagements for the Solomon Islands and beyond. In three months, the crack squadron carried out thirty-nine attack missions, sixteen against ships, twenty-three against ground targets. Their motto following the tragedy at Midway was "Attack and Revenge."Herman Wouk paid homage to the squadron in his 1971 novel War and Remembrance, referring to the pilots as, "The soul of America in action." *Includes annotations and images.
- ASIN: B07QRX9RHT
Wings of the Rising Sun: Uncovering the Secrets of Japanese Fighters and Bombers of World War
In the Pacific War's early years, Japanese air power was dominant. The only way for the Allies to defeat their enemy was to know it. This made the task of maintaining productive intelligence gathering efforts on Japan imperative. Establishing Technical Air Intelligence Units in the Pacific Theatre and the Technical Air Intelligence Center in Washington DC, the Allies were able to begin to reveal the secrets of Japanese air power through extensive flight testing and evaluation of captured enemy aircraft and equipment. These provided an illuminating perspective on Japanese aircraft and aerial weapon design philosophy and manufacturing practice.Fully illustrated throughout with a wealth of previously unpublished photographs, Mark Chambers explores Allied efforts to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of Japanese air power during the war years, and how this intelligence helped them achieve victory in the Pacific.
- ASIN: B07HXZZSWF
The Big Book of X-Bombers & X-Fighters: USAF Jet-Powered Experimental Aircraft and Their Propulsive
They're all here--every X-bomber and X-fighter since 1942. On October 2, 1942, the Bell XP-59 Airacomet soared up and away from present-day Edwards AFB, launching the US Army Air Forces into the Jet Age. In the several decades since, hundreds of new variations of experimental and test turbojet-powered bombers and fighters--X-bombers and X-fighters--have taken explosive flight. These aircraft blazed a trail leading to today's B-2 Stealth Bomber and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.TheBig Book of X-Bombers & X-Fighters showcases all of the USAF jet-powered X-bombers and X-fighters that have flown since 1942--more than 90 in all, including the alphabet soup of their variants. From experimental to prototype service bombers and fighters--from the XB-43 to the B-2A and the XP-59A to the F-35A--they're all here, with their inside stories revealed. Some of these aircraft were further developed. Others were canceled. All stretched the performance and design envelopes.More than 250 photos illustrate all of these experimental aircrafts' cutting-edge features and zeroes in on histories of their design, flight testing, and weapons testing. Specification tables detailing performance, design, and armaments help round out this compendium of information on truly groundbreaking aviation designs.X-bombers...
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 0760349509
Warplanes of World War II: Fighters*Bombers*Ground Attack
With 50 warplanes from the major combatants, this is the perfect collector's book on WWII aircraft for military buffs. From Germany’s Junkers Ju 52 and Japan’s Mitsubishi Zero to USA’s Grumman Hellcat and the UK’s Bristol Blenheim, Warplanes of World War II provides a close look at 50 key aircraft in service between 1939 and 1945. They come from both Axis and Allied countries, and all appear in a large-format side-view color photograph that shows every detail. Notes point out each craft’s unique features, while in-depth description of the aircraft’s development, manufacturing history, and technical profile accompany additional color photographs and a specification panel.
- ASIN: 1782746730
German Night Fighters Versus Bomber Command 1943-1945 (The Second World War by
This new volume from Martin Bowman examines the closing years of the Second World War, as the tide turned against the German and Axis forces. It includes riveting first-hand accounts from German fighter pilots caught up in some of the most dramatic night time conflicts of the latter war years.Viewing Bomber Command's operations through the eyes of the enemy, the reader is offered a fresh and intriguing perspective. Set in context by Bowman's historical narrative, these snippets of pilot testimony work to offer an authentic sense of the times at hand.
- ASIN: B01G51Q0PG
BRAVE AND FUNNY MEMORIES OF WWII: By a P-38 Fighter
If you want to know how a young fighter pilot felt in his head and his heart as he was about to ﬂy the enemy skies of WWII, this book is for you. Always afraid he was about to die, he climbed into the cockpit anyway ... and lived to tell you about it. How would you feel if you were a new guy in the sky ... attacked by four Messerschmitts? Let me tell you, no matter how much you prepare, no matter how much you read, how much you train, no matter how much you think of yourself as a 'Hot Shot Pilot,' you are never ready for life and death combat! How did it feel to say a 'last goodbye' to your bride believing you would never see her again, as you left to ﬁght WWII? Author's Facebook page at: facebook.com/P38Flyer/ As reviewed by A. L. Hanks, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Ret) who said it perfectly:In "Brave and Funny Memories of WWII" Lyndon Shubert, to our great benefit, tells us his story, an engaging tale of his WWII experience as a fighter pilot in WWII. A member of the "greatest generation" he recounts his days (and nights) flying P-38 fighters in the wartime skies of Europe. The tale is told in a relaxed, conversational style, honest and personal. The reader will appreciate the authenticity and the easy humor. He tells us a story that is at once delightfully humorous and dea...
- ASIN: B07749WM1L
Black X-Planes Air Force B-2 Stealth Bomber Die Cast Jet Plane Toy with Pull Back
Authentically realistic die cast stealth bomber plane toy or collectible. Pull back action moves plane forward. Approximate dimensions are 10" x 4" x 1". Great gift idea!
- Color: Black
- Brand: Playmaker Toys
- ASIN: B00FZ11ZJY
- UPC: 633303074388 Part No: INTB2
7 December 1941: The Air Force Story of the Attack on Pearl Harbor - Day that Will Live in Infamy, Hell in Paradise, Bomber and Fighter Commands, Failed Warning System,
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Canadian Warbirds of the Second World War - Fighters, Bombers and Patrol Aircraft -
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Military Technology Timelines: A Timeline of Fighter Jets and Bomber Planes
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Blunting the Spear: Why Good People Get Out - USAF Retention of Best Officers from Combat Air Forces, Fighter, Bomber, Remotely Piloted Aircraft, UAV, UAS Communities, Avoiding Pilot Shortages -
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The Land-Based Fighters & Bombers
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F-14 FIGHTER 6" Sticker Window Vinyl Decal Pilot Fly Aircraft Jet USA Bomber
- Color: White
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STEALTH FIGHTER 6" Sticker Window Vinyl Decal Pilot Fly Aircraft Jet USA Bomber
- Color: White
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Fighter Bomber Video Results
Rare USAF Video. B-1, B-2, B-52 Heavy Carpet Bombing & F-22, F-16 Missile Test
Rare footage - U.S. Air Force test the B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer, B-2 Spirit, F-22 Raptor and F-16 Fighting Falcon on training fields. Footage includes: bombs drop, missile launch, carpet bombing, cluster bombs drop, GBU-43/B MOAB Mother of All Bombs test and tests the AGM-86B Air-Launched...
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Panavia Tornado - Twin Engine Sweep Wing Fighter/Bomber
The Panavia Tornado is a family of twin-engine, variable-sweep wing multirole combat aircraft, which was jointly developed and manufactured by Italy, the United Kingdom, and West Germany. There are three primary Tornado variants: the Tornado IDS (interdictor/strike) fighter-bomber, the suppressio...
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WW2 Fighter and Bomber Size Comparison 3D
B-17 Flying Fortress has arrived WW2 Fighter and Bomber Size Comparison - 3D Featuring P-26 Peashooter Yakovlev Yak-3 Lavochkin La-5 Messerschmitt Bf 109 Yakovlev Yak-7 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 Bell P-39 Airacobra Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Macchi C202 Macchi C205 PzL P24 PzL P11 Nakajima Ki-43 Grumman F8F...
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