American Secret Projects: Fighters, Bombers and Attack Aircraft 1937-1945  9781906537487

American Secret Projects: Fighters, Bombers and Attack Aircraft 1937-1945

Product code 9781906537487

€ 32.98


Publisher/Brand Crecy Books

Author Tony Buttler & Alan Griffith

Format a4

No. Pages 192

Version Hard cover

Language English

Category Books on aviation

Subcategory X-Planes USA

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The latest title in the highly acclaimed series covers concepts developed by the US aircraft industry in the years immediately prior to & during World War II

Embracing both fighter & bomber proposals from the American aircraft industry this new volume includes medium, heavy and intercontinental bombers, attack and anti-submarine aircraft, both for USAAF and US Navy. Some emphasis is placed on 'Circular Proposals' - a system of submitting designs against requirements circulated around the industry by the Army Air Force in the 1930s and early 1940s.

Incorporating information on the Hughes twin-engine studies which led to the spectacular XF-11, American Secret Projects also includes the Martin XB-33 four-engine heavy bomber developed at the same time as the Boeing B-29 and US Navy fighter studies from Boeing, Chance Vought and Curtiss powered by a Wasp Major engine.

Drawings & photographs of an un-built designs are combined with photographs of real aircraft to bring these American projects to life for the first time. A valuable addition to the bookshelf for modeller & historian alike

Over 300 photographs & illustrations

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