P-61 Black Widow Units of World War 2 (Osprey Combat Aircraft 8)

P-61 Black Widow Units of World War 2 (Osprey Combat Aircraft 8)

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The first aircraft to be purposely designed as a radar-equipped nightfigher, Northrop's P-61 Black Widow was heavily influenced by early RAF combat experience with radar-equipped aircraft in the years 1940/41 of World War II (1939-1945). Built essentially around the bulky Radiation Laboratory SCR-720 radar, which was mounted in the aircraft's nose, the P-61 proved to be the largest fighter ever produced for frontline service by the USAAF. Twin-engined and twin-boomed, the Black Widow was armed with a dorsal barbette of four 0.50-in Browning machine guns and two ventrally-mounted 20 mm cannon. This volume features all the frontline users of the mighty P-61, and includes many first-hand accounts from pilots and gunners who saw action in the Pacific, Mediterranean and Western Europe.

Product Details

  • Author: Warren Thompson
  • Publication Date: 1998-08-28
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Product Group: Book
  • Manufacturer: Osprey Publishing
  • Binding: Paperback, 96 pages
  • Brand: Brand: Osprey Publishing
  • Features:
    • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Item Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 725L x 30W x 975H
    • Weight: 70
  • Package Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 950L x 710W x 40H
    • Weight: 65
  • List Price: $22.95
  • ISBN: 1855327252
  • ASIN: 1855327252

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