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    American Secret Aircraft of WWII: Fighters 1938 -1945 (Hardback) By (author) Bill Norton

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    DescriptionThis book focuses on those American fighter projects of WWII that never reached combat forces, or only in a very limited manner. The book illuminates little known or minimally documented aircraft and projects that significantly advanced fighter design that never went into full-rate production and deployment. The 'standard' types are also examined to illustrate the 'state-of-the-art' at the time, the American posture and capabilities, goals set by national and military leadership, and general factors affecting the course of development for classes of fighters. Hence, this work follows the overall development of American fighter aircraft, but emphasizes those little-known projects that matured to the point of significant design development such as mockups, wind-tunnel models, and especially those yielding flying prototypes. Also includes 'dead-end' variants of service types, those only exported after US evaluation, and aircraft that entered service in only small numbers before being overcome by more advanced models or the end of hostilities.


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    Title
    American Secret Aircraft of WWII
    Subtitle
    Fighters 1938 -1945
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Norton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 254 mm
    Height: 262 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,474 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781580071093
    ISBN 10: 1580071090
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    BIC subject category V2: JWG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.6
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BIC subject category V2: WGM
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14370
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, 3JJH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
    DC22: 623.74640973
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 623.74/64097309044
    LC classification: UG1242.F5 N66 2008
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Illustrations note
    398 black and white and 34 colour photographs
    Publisher
    Specialty Press
    Imprint name
    Specialty Press
    Publication date
    01 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    North Branch