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Synopsis:

The first aircraft ever designed specifically as a radar-equipped nightfighter was Northrop's twin-engined P-61. With four .50 caliber machine guns, two 20-millimeter cannons, and a bulky radar unit mounted in its nose, the "Black Widow" was also the largest fighter ever procured for service by the USAAF.

Complemented by a gallery of rare archival photographs, the text includes firsthand accounts from P-61 pilots and gunners who saw action over the Pacific, Europe, and the Mediterranean, as well as an analysis of the pioneering radar-influenced tactics employed by these airmen. Thirty specially commissioned color drawings illustrate the many markings worn by the P-61 and the uniforms of the airmen.

About the Author

Warren Thompson has written three books on the Korean War for Osprey in the past, including the best-selling Korean War Aces in the Aircraft of the Aces series. He is also an official historian of the P-61 aircrew association.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781855327252
Author:
Thompson, Warren E.
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Illustrator:
Styling, Mark
Author:
Styling, Mark
Author:
Thompson, Warren
Location:
London :
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Aerial operations
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Aeronautics, military
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Black widow
Subject:
Military-Aviation History
Subject:
WWII
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Osprey combat aircraft ;
Series Volume:
08
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.79x7.29x.28 in. .70 lbs.

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Product details 96 pages Osprey Publishing (UK) - English 9781855327252 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The first aircraft ever designed specifically as a radar-equipped nightfighter was Northrop's twin-engined P-61. With four .50 caliber machine guns, two 20-millimeter cannons, and a bulky radar unit mounted in its nose, the "Black Widow" was also the largest fighter ever procured for service by the USAAF.

Complemented by a gallery of rare archival photographs, the text includes firsthand accounts from P-61 pilots and gunners who saw action over the Pacific, Europe, and the Mediterranean, as well as an analysis of the pioneering radar-influenced tactics employed by these airmen. Thirty specially commissioned color drawings illustrate the many markings worn by the P-61 and the uniforms of the airmen.

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