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Aircraft of the Aces #10: Hellcat Aces of Word War II

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Publisher Comments:

Grumman's successor to the pugnacious Wildcat, the Hellcat embodied many of the lessons learnt by F4F pilots in the opening months of the Pacific war. Introduced to the fleet in January 1943, and blooded in combat against the Japanese by VF-5 seven months later, the F6F served as the principal US Navy fighter on board carrier decks until VJ-Day. Despite its lethality in the air when ranged against the best Japanese fighters, it still retained docile handling qualities around the carrier deck. Pilots flying the Hellcat claimed nearly 5000 kills in the Pacific, and over 350 pilots achieved ace status on the type.

Synopsis:

Described as a rugged, dependable workhorse of a fighter, this book examines the US-built Hellcat, which went on to achieve a kill-to-loss ratio of 8 to 1. The Hellcat was the chosen plane of over 250 US Navy aces.

About the Author

Barrett Tillman is the worlds most prolific US naval aviation author, having published over two-dozen titles on the World War 2 period alone. He has written numerous books for Osprey in recent years, and he is currently working on several future projects too.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781855325968
Author:
Tillman, Barrett
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Illustrator:
Styling, Mark
Author:
Styling, Mark
Location:
London :
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Hellcat (fighter planes)
Subject:
Military-Aviation History
Subject:
Osprey
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Osprey Aircraft of the Aces
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
19960731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.76x7.30x.30 in. .72 lbs.

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