P-61 Black Widow In Action (10226)

P-61 Black Widow In Action (10226)

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Item Description

Designed by Jack Northrop and Vladimir Pavlecka in response to a secret Army Air Corps request, the P-61, dubbed the Black Widow, became not only America's first purpose-built night fighter, but also the largest and most heavily-armed operational fighter flown by the United States during World War II. Despite being the size of a medium bomber, the unique control surfaces of the P-61 made it surprisingly agile, and among its many successes is downing of the final enemy aircraft of the war. This 80-page book tells the story of the Black Widow from the experimental XP-61 on through the final production variant, the F-15A, through 164 black and white and 30 vintage color photos, augmented by four color profiles and a dozen detailed line drawings. Illustrated with 194 photographs, color profiles, and numerous detailed line drawings.

Product Details

  • Author: David Doyle
  • Publication Date: 2013-05-17
  • Publisher: Squadron/Signal Publications
  • Product Group: Book
  • Manufacturer: Squadron/Signal Publications
  • Binding: Paperback, 80 pages
  • Brand: Squadron Publications
  • Package Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 1100L x 810W x 10H
    • Weight: 60
  • List Price: $18.95
  • ISBN: 0897477197
  • ASIN: 0897477197

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