- STAFF PICKS
- GIFTS + GIFT CARDS
- SELL BOOKS
- FIND A STORE
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Other titles in the Combat Aircraft series:
Osprey Combat Aircraft #08: P-61 Black Widow Units of World War 2by Warren E. Thompson
Synopses & Reviews
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.
What Our Readers Are Saying
Other books you might like
History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History