P-47 Thunderbolt at War (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
128
Utgivningsdatum
2007-11-01
Förlag
Motorbooks International
Illustratör/Fotograf
60 colour and 80 black and white illustrations
Illustrationer
60 colour and 80 black and white illustrations
Dimensioner
270 x 210 x 10 mm
Vikt
480 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780760329481
P-47 Thunderbolt at War (häftad)

P-47 Thunderbolt at War

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Unmatched in its durability, the P-47 Thunderbolt is the largest and heaviest single-engine aircraft ever built, and some are still flying today. With eight.50 caliber machine guns, and a Pratt and Whitney R-2800 engine, the largest air-cooled radial of all time, it was an impressive size, leading to it's nickname "Juggernaught" or "Jug" for short. One of the most important fighters in World War II, and certainly the most prolific with 15, 683 produced, these aircraft saw service over the globe in combat - with the RAF in England, over Italy in the fighting following D-day, escorting bombers on missions over Germany, and in the Pacific arena, flying out of Brisbane, and doing service as fighter-bombers.Still flying in the Fifties and Sixties, the P-47 is unmatched in length of service, and Cory Graff pays tribute to this amazing plane, describing its role as a fighter, escort, typical mission activist, and wartime construction, with a look at the factories, methods, people, involved. There are personal accounts of flying the Thunderbolt on missions in World War II, and later in China, Iran, Yugoslavia and Turkey. Rounded out with full technical details, weapons specs, charts and diagrams this is a must-have for any military and aviation enthusiast.
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Cybermodeler Online, "December 2007 <br> "In the latest installment from Zenith Books' 'At War' series, author Cory Graff has compiled a nice concise history of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt in World War Two. While there are quite a few books that deal with the subject matter, few offer a balanced look at the aircraft from its pre-war development through its post-war service and still provide an interesting perspective to its development and operations through the war in all theaters of operations. <br> "The author provides operational highlights from Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Pacific. The title is also well-illustrated with a good mixture of period color photographs, a few contemporary color photographs, and numerous black and whites from combat photographers. Some of the photos have appeared in other titles, but there are some nice shots in this book that I haven't seen available previously. There are some nice color shots of Thunderbolts operated by the Mexican and Brazilian Air Forces as part of Allied operations in Europe. <br> "This is a well-written book that will provide a unique look into some operational history and some interesting statistics of this historic symbol of American air power during World War Two. This title is highly recommended!" <br>

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