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American combat planes of the 20th Century : a comprehensive reference

Author: Ray Wagner
Publisher: Reno, NV : Jack Bacon & Co., 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Presents a history of military aircraft, from World War I to the Iraq War.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Wagner
ISBN: 0930083172 9780930083175
OCLC Number: 58551560
Notes: Previous edition: American combat planes, 1982.
Description: x, 758 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Part 1. The biplane period, 1917 to 1932 --
1. The role of the combat plane : the first generation --
2. Close support for the Army, 1917-1923 --
3. The first fighters, 1915-1920 --
4. Multi-engine bombers, 1917-1932 --
5. Army pursuits ; The biplane period, 1920-1932 --
6. Army observation and attack aircraft, 1922-1933 --
7. Flying boats for Navy patrols, 1917-1934 --
8. New weapons for the Navy, 1918-1933 --
9. Navy observation aircraft, 1917-1932 --
10. Adapting fighters to flight decks --
Part 2. Monoplanes for World War II, 1931-1945 --
11. Background of World War II development --
12. Army observation aircraft, 1930-1942 --
13. Army attack monoplanes from 1-7 to A41 --
14. Bomber monoplanes, 1931-1939 --
15. Bombers for World War II, 1939-1945 --
16. Fighter monoplanes, from the P-24 to the P-37 --
17. Warhawks to Mustangs --
18. Crisis-born fighter projects, XP-48 to XP-77 --
19. Navy patrol bombers, 1935-1945 --
20. Navy scout and observation aircraft, 1932-46 --
21. Navy attack planes, 1931-1945 --
22. Navy fighters, 1931-1939 --
23. Navy fighters against Japan --
24. Very heavy bombers end the war --
Part 3. Air weapons for the Cold War, 1946-1962 --
25. Nuclear bombs and the Cold War --
26. Strategic Command's first bombers --
27. Air Force fighters, from XP-79 to XF-96 --
28. Jet bombers, 1946-1962 --
29. Supersonic fighters, F-100 to F-108 --
30. Navy patrol planes, from Neptune to Orion --
31. Navy attack planes, from A-1 to A-6 --
32. Navy fighters, from the Phantom I to the Crusader --
33. ASW : search and attack --
Part 4. An awesome generation since 1963 --
34. The Cold War, 1963-1991 --
35. Attack planes for small wars, 1963-1991 --
36. Fighters for the missile era --
37. Bombers from the B-70 to Stealth --
38. From Iraq to Afghanistan --
List of tables --
1. Comparison of allied and enemy airplane strengths, November 11, 1918 --
2. Army Air Corps/Force combat type designations --
3. Code letters assigned to combat type manufacturers --
4. American aircraft guns --
5. AAF bombers in the European War, 1942-1945 --
6. B-24 Liberator production from 1941-1945 --
7. AAF fighters in the European War, 1942-1945 --
8. USAF Combat Wings, 1951-1957 --
9. Major nuclear air weapons of 1945-1962 --
10. American aircraft guns after 1945 --
11. Air-to-air guided missiles deployed in 1956-1962 --
12. F-5 international deliveries to 1986 --
13. F-16s for 18 foreign nations --
14. USAF active combat type inventory, 1991-2000.
Other Titles: American combat planes.
Responsibility: Ray Wagner.
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Presents a history of military aircraft, from World War I to the Iraq War.

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