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Allison-Engined P-51 Mustang (Osprey Air Vanguard 1) Osprey Publishing 2012 ISBN: 1780961510 Язык: English Страниц: 67 Pages Формат: PDF (e-book) Размер: 3 MB
While the introduction of the Merlin engine did improve the Mustang’s performance and produce the bubble-canopied fighters with which we associate the name, credit must be given to the Allison-engined variants that preceded it. From its inception in early 1940, the Mustang’s development was extraordinarily rapid – such was the need for a fighter at the time, and the confidence in its design. By early January 1942, the Mustang was in service with the RAF, flying low-level armed reconnaissance operations over Northern France. Despite later Merlin variants arriving in-theatre, this remained a hunting ground for the Allison Mustangs through to D-Day and beyond – a remarkable service length. In American hands the Allison-engined Mustangs performed as dive-bombers and fighters, serving with distinction in North Africa and the Far East.
Gladiator vs CR.42 Falco 1940-1941 (Osprey Duel 47)
Both the Gloster Gladiator and the Fiat CR.42 Falco represented the peak in the development of the biplane fighter, which could trace its lineage back to World War I. However, by the time both aircraft entered service in the late 1930s, they were
Osprey Air Vanguard 2 - Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Republic F-105 Thunderchief (Osprey Air Vanguard 2) Osprey Publishing 2012 ISBN: 1780961731 Язык: English Страниц: 67 Pages Формат: PDF (e-book) Размер: 6 MB The Republic F-105 Thunderchief was the fastest and most successful strike fighter
North American P-51 Mustang (Crowood Aviation series)
The P-51 Mustang is one of the greatest warplanes of all time. Developed as a private venture, it was seized upon by the British as the answer to their shortage of fighter aircraft in the early months of World War Two. Early Allison-engined