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Volume three of the Panther story focuses on the use of the aircraft by the United States Navy. This was the first Grumman jet aircraft to go to sea. This book covers the history of the squadrons and the men who flew the Navy Panthers. Some photos show the hazards of landing on a straight deck carrier.
The Consolidated Vultee XP-81 was the Air Corp's first fighter designed around two gas turbine engines. This was the USAF's answer to Ryan Fireball.
The last version of the Skyhawk series to be built, the A-4M Skyhawk II, was obviously the most capable. While the original Skyhawks were designed as a lightweight delivery platform for nuclear weapons, the "Mighty Mikes" were refined into the ultimate close air support weapon to protect the "Mud Marines."
The J79 powered Mach 2 Supertiger derivative of the F-11F was developed into a world class performer and was marketed as such. It impressed the foreign aviators so that it became their first choice.
The J79 powered Mach 2 Supertiger derivative of the F-11F was developed into a world class performer and was marketed as such. It impressed the foreign aviators so that it became their first choice.
"Heinemann's Hot Rod", "Tinker Toy", "Bantam Bomber" are all nicknames for the embodiment of simplicity and design efficiency in the best attack aircraft ever (author's opinion). Read all about its development, components, testing procedures, and Squadrons served in this 176 page book chock full of photographs and diagrams.
In early 1937, Curtiss and Vought, the Navy's two pre-war suppliers of fleet catapult scout floatplanes, were asked to submit bids for a high-speed replacement of the very successful SOC Seagull series.
The photos in this edition are black and white. First published in 1987, the T-2 Buckeye book covers the development of this all-purpose jet trainer from the Navy's solicitation to industry in 1956 through its operations and squadron usage with the US Navy, Marines, Venezuela and Greece. It was originally built as a single engine jet, the T2J-1/T-2A, but had inadequate power. A second engine was added and it became the over-powered T-2B. It was a... more...
First published in 1984, the FJ-2 Fury, sometimes called the navalized F-86 was first proposed in January 1951. In fact the 3rd XFJ-2 was a F-86E with 4-20mm cannons instead of the Air Forces 6-.50 cal. machine guns. All other FJ-2s were completed with lengthened landing gear and a V-style tailhook. All production aircraft had folding wings and 4-20mm guns. The entire FJ-2 production was assigned to the Marines which equipped six front line fighter... more...
Bob Kowalski continues the saga of the Bomber Torpedo (BT) program and the similar Scout Bomber (SB) program with the obscure story of the Douglas XTB2D-1 "SkyPirate".
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