P 36 Hawk Aces of World War 2

This book depicts the fascinating life of a plane that fought on both sides in the war, with colour artwork, photographs and first-hand accounts.

P 36 Hawk Aces of World War 2

Author: Lionel Persyn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782008497

Page: 96

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The Curtiss P-36 was considered a revolution in performance design in comparison to other US fighters. Yet by the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the P-40 was increasingly supplanting the P-36, which the US then exported to France under the guise of the Hawk 75. Flown by the French, captured by the Germans, sold to the Finns, transferred to India and Africa, and even incorporated into the RAF, the Hawk 75 saw service in every theatre of operations and in a variety of combat environments. This book depicts the fascinating life of a plane that fought on both sides in the war, with colour artwork, photographs and first-hand accounts.

Morane Saulnier MS 406 Aces

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Morane Saulnier MS 406 Aces

Author: Kari Stenman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782003428

Page: 96

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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.

P 40 Warhawk vs Bf 109

Curtiss Hawks would subsequently prove to be France's most effective fighter
during its losing effort in opposition to the German invasion the following spring (
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P 40 Warhawk vs Bf 109

Author: Carl Molesworth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 184908470X

Page: 80

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Although the P-40 and the Bf 109 joined the air war over North Africa at nearly the same time in 1941, the German fighter had already racked up a considerable combat career, dating back to 1937 in Spain. In contrast, the P-40 was a bit of an unknown quantity and was making its combat debut in the hands of the RAF's Desert Air Force. Discover how the huge differences between the veteran Bf 109 and the new P-40 determined the tactics they adopted and the ultimate outcome of their epic confrontation in this new book. The author covers all aspects of the aerial battle, from the small, agile Bf 109's ability to operate more effectively at high altitudes through to the P-40's advantage in manoeuvrability, which outweighed its poor high altitude performance.

I Will Run Wild

The Pacific War from Pearl Harbor to Midway Thomas McKelvey Cleaver. Persyn,
Lionel, Stenman, Kari and Thomas, Andrew, P-36 Hawk Aces of World War 2 (
Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2009) Prange, Gordon W., At Dawn We Slept: The ...

I Will Run Wild

Author: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472841301

Page: 320

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In many popular histories of the Pacific War, the period from the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor to the US victory at Midway is often passed over because it is seen as a period of darkness. Indeed, it is easy to see the period as one of unmitigated disaster for the Allies, with the fall of the Philippines, Malaya, Burma and the Dutch East Indies, and the wholesale retreat and humiliation at the hands of Japan throughout Southeast Asia. However, there are also stories of courage and determination in the face of overwhelming odds: the stand of the Marines at Wake Island; the fighting retreat in the Philippines that forced the Japanese to take 140 days to accomplish what they had expected would take 50; the fight against the odds at Singapore and over Java; the stirring tale of the American Volunteer Group in China; and the beginnings of resistance to further Japanese expansion. In these events, there are many individual stories that have either not been told or not been told widely which are every bit as gripping as the stories associated with the turning tide after Midway. I Will Run Wild draws on extensive first-hand accounts and fascinating new analysis to tell the story of Americans, British, Dutch, Australians and New Zealanders taken by surprise from Pearl Harbor to Singapore that first Sunday of December 1941, who went on to fight with what they had at hand against a stronger and better-prepared foe, and in so doing built the basis for a reversal of fortune and an eventual victory.

Aviation News

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Corsair Aces of World War 2

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( 39,95 ) , 80 Livinggood , Doc 21 Lockheed P - 38 Lightning 10 losses 65 , 66
Lufbery , Maj Raoul 59 Lundy ... Lt / jg ) Earl cp.36 / 35 , 94 ) , 60 Millington , Maj (
later Lt Col ) William A 12,76,76 Mitcher , Adm 79 Mitsubishi A6M Zero ( Zeke ) 9.

Corsair Aces of World War 2

Author: Mark Styling

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 9781855325302

Page: 100

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The speed with which the Corsair was rushed into service as a land-based fighter obliged the pilots to learn on the job. The aircraft soon proved to be superior to the Japanese Zero and played a major part in the destruction of Japan's elite air forces in the South Pacific. Later, in an effort to counter the Kamikaze threat, the Corsair was once again hurriedly pressed into service; this time in its originally intended role as a shipboard fighter. This versatile aircraft saw service with the US Navy and Marines, the British Fleet Air Arm and the RNZAF. Most of the 4FU pilots who recount their experiences within these pages considered it to be the best all-round fighter in the Pacific theatre.

World War II

World War II

Author: Norman Polmar

Publisher: Random House Reference

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Page: 940

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Includes over 2,400 entries covering the people, places, politics, battles, and weapons of the Second World War

Flypast

99 Republic P - 47 THUNDERBOLT " Bubbletop " WINGS OF GOLD The U . S .
Naval Air Campaign in World War II by Gerald Astor How the aeroplane
transformed the US Navy . 16pp b / w ... Tomahawk , Warhawk and Kittyhawk
Hawker Sea Fury Osprey Modelling 15 MODELLING THE P - 40 Hawk 81 ...
Naval Air Services . Dutch / English text . 3 colour & 73 b / w photos . Colour 4 -
view and 6 profiles . 36pages . Softback . ... 99 Yakovlev Aces of World War 2 -
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Flypast

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Victory Roll

CHAPTER 8 USAAF Fighters First Victories , First Aces , and Top Scorers U . S .
Air Force Fighter Designations ( Hawk 75A ) in 1934 , and the P - 40 was a direct
extension of that Early World War I ... In September 1920 , another desig - verted
P - 36 airframe with an Allison 1 , 160hp V - 1710 - 19 liquidnation system was
adopted using aircraft type ( e . g . ... The Berlin / Curtiss team had designed the P
- 36 first large scale production model . Of the 2 , . 320 built , 820 went to VV P -
40B ...

Victory Roll

Author: William Wolf

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

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Page: 456

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He was selected from the cream of American youth, with admission standards much more restrictive than any other branch of the military. Well-trained pilots flying superior new fighter aircraft against an enemy, losing it's best pilots and unable to afford the luxury of extended training, brought about the inevitable defeat of teh Axis air forces. This is their story. 670 b/w photographs

A Handbook of Fighter Aircraft

Contents 6 Introduction The History of Fighter Aircraft 10 Birth of the fighter 12
The first aces 14 Fighter aircraft ... at war : 1980s - 90s 40 Inflight refuelling 42
Pilot equipment in the 21st century A - Z of World War Fighter Aircraft : 1914 - 45
46 ... 58 Curtiss P - 36 Hawk 59 Curtiss P - 40 Warhawk / Kittyhawk THE - HE
ESPRE RECENTES HD SA 109 Mitsubishi A5M ... 2 62 de Havilland Mosquito
64 Dornier Do 17 nightfighters 65 Dornier Do 217 nightfighters 66 Fairey Firefly
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A Handbook of Fighter Aircraft

Author: Francis Crosby

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ISBN: 9780681342569

Page: 256

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A Handbook of Fighter Aircraft An illustrated A-Z catalog of over 170 aircraft, including early planes used in World War I, fighters from the inter-war years and World War II, and the highly powerful supersonic jet aircraft of today A guide to the different type of weapons used in air combat: machine-guns, cannons, rockets, and missiles Specification boxes for each aircraft provide at-a-glance information about the planes' country of origin, first flight, power, armament, size, weights, and performance Features color and black and white photographs from the Imperial War Museum Photograph Archive, many never previously published Includes facts and anecdotes about battles and fighter aces, and a glossary explaining aviation terms and abbreviations.

The Saturday Evening Post

U.S. pilots , like Ace of Aces Captain Rickenbacker , flew 130 m.p.h. Spads . ...
the Wright brothers a mere 15 years earlier at Kitty Hawk . 2. By 1926 , America's
young aviation industry had developed a ... Between the 230 m.p.h. Boeing P -
26 ( above ) and the 300 m.p.h. Curtiss P - 36 which flew for France in World War
II ...

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Collier s

U. S. pilots , like Ace of Aces Captain Rickenbacker , flew 130 m.p.h. Spads . ...
the Wright brothers a mere 15 years earlier at Kitty Hawk . 2. By 1926 , America's
young aviation industry had developed a ... Between the 230 m.p.h. Boeing P -
26 ( above ) and the 300 m.p.h. Curtiss P - 36 which flew for France in World War
II ...

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Reader s Digest Almanac and Yearbook

Goodman Ace , 83 , comedy writer for radio and TV ; costar , with wife , Jane , of
Easy Aces radio show in 1930s and ... Don R. Berlin , 83 , designed and
developed Curtiss P - 40 airplane used in World War II ; also designed Hawk 75
and P - 36 fighter ... William Bernbach , 71 , founder , former chairman of Doyle
Dane Bernbach advertising agency ; advocated " soft sell : ” in New York City on
Oct. 2 .

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Air Pictorial

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Aerospace

The author ' s varied experiences as a Fleet Air Arm bomber pilot during the
Second World War are vividly described and ... £2 . 95 . The true story of a 1947
flight over Africa and the spiritual revelations the author experienced . Into the
Assault ... Aces of the Second World War . P . C . Smith . John Murray ( Publishers
) Limited , London . 1985 . 223 pp . Illustrated . ... the Second World War
experiences of dive - bomber pilots from seven different countries , illustrated by
36 monochrome ...

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The Story of Flight

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Hawk rocket , 73 Montgolfier brothers ... combustion engine , 16 Peenemünde ,
87 V - 2 rocket , 72 , 87 space exploration , 94 Dirigibles , see Airships Pégoud ...

The Story of Flight

Author: John Bryan Lewellen

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Page: 94

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This book provides an illustrated history of man's progress in flight and includes sections on the Wright Brothers, planes of World War I and World War II, jets and helicopters.