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By Warren Thompson, Andrew Thomas

The american citizens lagged at the back of their ecu contemporaries in army aviation within the overdue Nineteen Thirties, and it took the conflict of england to rouse an remoted the United States to the need of getting plane that may guard goals opposed to night assault by way of bomber airplane. With the aid of the RAF, the significance of making any such really good fighter strength used to be given most sensible precedence. This ebook examines the varied plane forms that have been utilized by the united states during this position, starting with the early 'stop-gap' conversions just like the TBM Avenger, Lockheed Ventura and the A-20 Havoc (P-70). It is going directly to element the strive against historical past of the more recent and radar outfitted Hellcats, Corsairs and Black Widows that have been designed to search out enemy plane (both German and eastern) in Europe, the Mediterranean and the Pacific. It used to be those plane that registered lots of the kills made by means of the military, Marine Corps and USAAF in 1944-45. ultimately there are extra debts from the yankee pilots who frolicked at the frontline on alternate excursions with the RAF within the ETO/MTO, studying the intricacies of flying radar-equipped warring parties just like the Mosquito and Beaufighter at evening, sooner than the USAAF taking receipt of the much-delayed P-61. With complete colour profiles and infrequent images, this can be an soaking up account of a frequently underestimated flying strength: the yank Nightfighters.

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The hirs musr have been faral because the aircrafr wenr inco a diving rurn. Seconds larer we observed cwo parachures. It was a fast, clean kill. We didn'r get a chance co hang around because we were ar rhe end of our operaring limits and had co rerurn co base. " m OJ ,.... » n :><: o o ~ BATTlE OF THE BULGE nighrfighrer. He was flying ar 200 mph (320 km/h) on a course of 200 degrees ar an alrirude of 3700 fr (I 140 m). He was evidenrly looking for movemenr on rhe roads, and had no idea I was onco him.

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