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A Spotter's Guide to Selected Aircraft of World War II

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A Spotter's Guide to Selected Aircraft of World War II

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95 pagine
15 minuti
Pubblicato:
Jan 1, 2012
ISBN:
9781935622383
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A Spotter's Guide to Selected Aircraft of World War II book is a fact-filled treasure of information covering all of the most active Axis and Allied planes in both European and Pacific theaters. History of manufacture, combat service, and technical specifications are included with each entry. Featured plans include: B-17 Flying Fortress B-24 Liberator F4F Wildcat F4U Corsair Hurricane ...and more!
Pubblicato:
Jan 1, 2012
ISBN:
9781935622383
Formato:
Libro

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A Spotter's Guide to Selected Aircraft of World War II - Charles Nix

© 2011 by Scott & Nix, Inc.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission from the publisher.

Prepared by Scott & Nix, Inc.

150 West 28th Street, Suite 1103

New York, NY 10001

www.scottandnix.com

ISBN (ePub) 978-1-935622-38-3

ISBN (PDF) 978-1-935622-39-0

ISBN (Kindle) 978-1-935622-40-6

Contents

Preface

P-39 Aircobra

P-40 Warhawk

P-38 Lightning

F4F Wildcat

F4U Corsair

B-17 Flying Fortress

B-24 Liberator

B-25 Mitchell

PBY Catalina

OS2U King Fisher

TBF Avenger

Wellington

Stirling

Halifax

Boston

Defiant

Hudson

Sunderland

Whirlwind

Hurricane

Spitfire

Beaufighter

Ha 139

He 111

Me 110

Ju 87B Stuka

Fw 190

Fw 200 Kurier

Ju 88

Do 17

Ar 196

Me 109

He 115

C.200 Saetta

C.202 Folgore

D3A Val

A6M Zero

Ki-27 Nate

H6K Mavis

S.M. 85

Ki-21 Sally

G3M Betty

Ki-30 Ann

B5N Kate

Colophon

Preface

During World War II the United States Playing Card Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, produced multiple versions of Spotter Cards, decks of playing cards aimed at helping soldiers and civilians in learning the characteristics of United Nations and Enemy Aircraft. Stark, simplified representations of Allied and Axis aircraft, coupled with terse descriptions, begged players to differentiate flying friend from flying foe.

To the modern viewer, the spotter silhouettes are abstract—sleek, but not particularly threatening. It’s easy to miss the fact that a plane like the Aircobra, pictured on the next page, was a fierce killing machine with a 34-ft wingspan. Or that an obsolete Japanese aircraft like the Ki-27 Nate finished the war as a deadly Kamikaze bomb.

While in no way a definitive accounting, the following pages may provide a small window into the triumphs and tragedies in the struggle for air superiority during World War II.

United States

Bell

P-39 Aircobra

Fighter

The Aircobra had a massive 37mm M4

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