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USAAF fighters of World War Two in action

Author: Michael O'Leary
Publisher: Poole [Dorset] ; New York : Blandford Press ; New York, NY : Distributed in the U.S. by Sterling Pub. Co., 1986.
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Covers, among others: Curtiss P-36; Lockheed P-38 Lightning; Bell P-39 Airacobra; Curtiss P-40; Republic P-47 Thunderbolt; North American P-51 Mustang; Northrop P-61 Black Widow; Bell P-63 Kingcobra.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael O'Leary
ISBN: 0713718390 9780713718393
OCLC Number: 16695869
Description: 478 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Seversky P-35, The Army's First Modern Fighter --
Curtiss P-36, It Fought for Both Sides --
Curtiss XP-37, Variation on a Theme --
Lockheed P-38 Lightning, The Fork-Tailed Devil --
Bell P-39 Airacobra, The Art Deco Failure --
Curtiss P-40, A Fighter for all Seasons --
Seversky XP-41, On the Road to Success --
Curtiss XP-42, Another Attempt at Streamlining --
Republic P-43 Lancer, The Inbetween Fighter --
Curtiss XP-46, The Ugly Duckling --
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, Heavyweight from Farmingdale --
Lockheed XP-49, The Lightning Replacement --
Grumman XP-50, A Twin for the Army --
North American P-51 Mustang, The Long-Range Escort --
Vultee XP-54 Swoose Goose, The Winner that Lost --
Curtiss XP-55 Ascender, Curtiss' Try for the Future --
Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet, The Tailless Fighter --
Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning, The Fighter That Could Not Fight --
Bell P-59A Airacomet, America's First Jet Fighter --
Curtiss P-60, The Search for Success --
Northrop P-61 Black Widow, Nocturnal Warrior --
Curtiss XP-62, Ungainly Heavyweight --
Bell P-63 Kingcobra, The Lend-Lease Fighter --
North American P-64, Fighter From a Trainer --
Vultee P-66 Vanguard, The Multi-Purpose Design --
McDonnel XP-67, Elegant First Try --
Douglas P-70 Havoc, The Make-Shift Night Fighter --
Republic XP-72, Wasp Major Thunderbolt --
Fisher XP-75 Eagle, The Spare Parts Fighter --
Bell XP-77, The Wooden Midget --
Northrop XP-79, The Flying Ram --
Lockheed P-80A Shooting Star, USAAF Combat Jet --
Vultee XP-81, The Combination Fighter --
North American P-82 Twin Mustang, A Successful Mating --
Bell XP-83, The Jet Escort --
Postwar, The Last of the Great.
Responsibility: Michael O'Leary.

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Covers, among others: Curtiss P-36; Lockheed P-38 Lightning; Bell P-39 Airacobra; Curtiss P-40; Republic P-47 Thunderbolt; North American P-51 Mustang; Northrop P-61 Black Widow; Bell P-63 Kingcobra.

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