Consolidated P2y Ranger

Author: Steve Ginter
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ISBN: 9780989258319
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The book begins with a 24-page in depth review of the origins of the patrol flying boat covering most Curtiss boats (except the NC boats), the Naval Aircraft Factory PN boats and their derivatives (Douglas PD-1, Keystone PK-1, Martin PM-1/2), the Boeing PB-1, and the Hall PH-1/2/3 and XP2H-1. Thirteen 3-view drawings by Lloyd Jones help illustrate this section. The book then goes on to cover the Consolidated XPY-1 Admiral, Consolidated Model 16 Commodore, Martin P3M-1/2 and XP2M-1 before detailing the Consolidated's P2Y Ranger development and squadron usage. The P2Y was the aircraft that put Consolidated on the map of great aircraft manufacturers and led to the PBY and PB2Y flying boats that served with such distinction during WWII.

Consolidated B 24 Liberator

Author: Graham M. Simons
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783035919
Size: 12,77 MB
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The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was almost certainly the most versatile Second World War Bomber. Apart from its bombing role in all theaters of operation, the B-24 hauled fuel to France during the push towards Germany, carried troops, fought U-boats in the Atlantic and, probably most important of all, made a vital contribution towards winning the war in the Pacific. Its most famous single exploit is possibly the raid on the Ploesti oil fields in August 1943.The B-24 ended World War Two as the most produced Allied heavy bomber in history, and the most produced American military aircraft at over 18,000 units, thanks in large measure to Henry Ford and the harnessing of American industry. It still holds the distinction as the most produced American military aircraft. The B-24 was used by several Allied air forces and navies, and by every branch of the American armed forces during the war, attaining a distinguished war record with its operations in the Western European, Pacific, Mediterranean and China-Burma-India theaters.This book focuses on the design, engineering, development and tactical use of the many variants throughout the bombers service life. The overall result is, as David Lee, the former Deputy Director of the Imperial War Museum at Duxford said upon reading the final manuscript, to be acquainted with ...all you never knew about the B-24!The book is enlivened by the many dramatic photographs which feature, and this coupled with the clarity of Simons' prose makes for an engaging and entertaining history of this iconic Allied bomber, a key component in several of their biggest victories and a marvel of military engineering.

Nas Squantum The First Naval Air Reserve Base

Author: Marc Frattasio
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304662497
Size: 17,19 MB
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Military Aircraft 1919 1945

Author: Justin D. Murphy
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851094989
Size: 11,42 MB
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An in-depth history of the time when airpower became the great equalizer, changing military strategy forever and bringing once-safe targets in reach. * Comparative charts of aircraft production of the major powers during the interwar years and the Second World War * Approximately 80 photographs and tables of the most important aircraft of the era, organized by type and by country

Flying Boats Seaplanes

Author: Stéphane Nicolaou
Editor: Zenith Press
ISBN: 0760306214
Size: 20,89 MB
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Beginning with races that were staged at elegant French resorts in the early part of the century, flying boats and seaplanes have played an integral part in aviation history. World War I spurred the development of these machines, and by the 1930s, flying boats and seaplanes had become pioneers in transcontinental flight. This photo-filled history recalls the role of flying boats and seaplanes in civil and military aviation history, and the enthusiasm of the engineers and pilots who are associated with their development. In addition to the golden years of hydraviation prior to World War II, author Nicolaou examines the decline of the seaplane, and its subsequent renaissance in nations that are today considered seaplane paradises. The saga is illustrated by more than 200 rare photographs uncovered in archives around the globe.

Warbirds

Author: John C. Fredriksen
Editor: Abc-Clio Incorporated
ISBN:
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Warbirds pays special attention to the aircraft of America's Golden Age, 1919–1939, and the breakthrough technological developments of that era.

A Heritage Of Wings

Author: Richard C. Knott
Editor: Naval Inst Press
ISBN:
Size: 12,59 MB
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Provides a comprehensive history of United States naval aviation, discussing combat operations, technological developments, the use of carriers during World War II, and naval aviations future roles in close air support and in space

Consolidated B 32 Dominator

Author: William Wolf
Editor: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN:
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Over the years the B-32 has been described only in a small number of magazine articles and in a booklet that have generally given a superficial and incomplete account, maligning the bomber, fairly or not, as a mediocre design besieged with developmental problems and a lackluster combat record. Consolidated B-32 Dominator - The Ultimate Look: from Drawing Board to Scrapyard is the definitive description and appraisal of this neglected bombers development, testing, manufacture, and combat experience. The author used company design and production information, flight and test evaluations, along with previously unexplored Flight Manuals and Consolidated-Vultee Erection and Maintenance Manuals. From rare microfilm of original material and insights and personal narratives of the personnel involved, Wolf has gathered information on the pre-combat testing and all the combat missions of the bomber in the Pacific.

Consolidated B 24 Liberator

Author: Michael O'Leary
Editor: Osprey Publishing Company
ISBN:
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Commissioned to replace the B-17, the Liberator was built in near-record time. The machine was designed around the long-span low-drag Davis wing, a new concept at the time of production. Early models were soon superseded on all production lines by the J m

All Hands

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