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Series Naval Fighters Number 65
Author Koehnen R.
No. Pages 64
Version Soft cover
Category Books on aviation
Subcategory US Prop Aircraft
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The F/A 18 Hornet was not the first Naval Aircraft designed to meet all the Navy needs. The XF8B-1 was another Boeing called it the "Five-in-one" fighter (fighter, interceptor, dive bomber, torpedo or horizontal bomber).
This aircraft had the ability of caring two 1600lb bombs in a internal weapons bay and two more on strong point under the wing or a pair of 2000lb torpedoes under the wing. Six 50 cal. machine gun in the wing or 20 mm cannons. It was powered by XR4360-10 Wasp Major with a contra-rotating propeller.
64 PAGES, 108 B&W PHOTOS, 20 PAGES DRAWINGS,
2 PAGES OF MODELING ALONG WITH 5 PAGES OF 1/72 SCALE DRAWINGS