Chance Vought F7u-1 Cutlass

Chance Vought F7u-1 Cutlass

Paperback Naval Fighters

By (author) Tommy H Thomason

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  • Publisher: Steve Ginter
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 277mm x 8mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 29 November 2012
  • ISBN 10: 0984611479
  • ISBN 13: 9780984611478
  • Sales rank: 1,046,864

Product description

In 1946, the Navy embarked on the development of the Chance Vought F7U-1 Cutlass, a high-performance, carrier-based jet fighter that would be equal, if not superior, to any land-based fighter. It was tailless for compactness and weight reduction and incorporated afterburning jet engines for transonic speed performance and unparalleled rate of climb. This is a detailed account of how its bright promise went unrealized because the technology required to fulfill it was not yet mature. More than 200 pictures, many not previously published, and almost 70 illustrations, most created for this monograph by the author, augment the 44,000 words of text.

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