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United States Army and Air Force Fighters 1916-1961

Author: K.S. Brown, E.F. Heyn, R.A. Freeman, M.J.F Bowyer, P Berry (Edited by Bruce Robertson)
Format: Hardcover
Condition: OK, wear to dust jacket and spotting of flyleaf

The first half of the book consists of a narrative' in which the full story of the development of America's Army and Air Force fighter aircraft provides an epic story against the background of events in the first half of the twentieth century. Following the narrative, illustrated by over 250 photographs, there are 1/72 scale three-view tone paintings of 70 aircraft representative of the industrial effort of the American Aircraft Industry from the Curtiss S-3 to the Convair F-106A. The next section contains a further 44 photographs; some are groups of variants of the better-known types and some are groups of the lesser-known and experimental types. Then follows a 12-page section in which a total of 333 Fighter/Fighter Interceptor/Fighter Bomber Squadron Badges are reproduced. Finally, there is a 16-page schedule of no less than 430 different aircraft types, sub-types and experimental designs, together with the names of the firms who produced them, crew numbers, aircraft type (monoplane, biplane or triplane) significant date of delivery, type and horsepower of engine, maximum speed, wing span, length, loaded weight, quantity produced and their appropriate serial numbers.

All proceeds of this sale go to the Ferrymead Aeronautical Society Inc. (

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