Heavy Fighter

Heavy Fighter

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A heavy fighter is a fighter aircraft designed to carry heavier weapons or operate at longer ranges. To achieve acceptable performance, most heavy fighters were twin-engined, and many had multi-place crews. The twin-engine heavy fighter was a major design class during the pre-World War II period. Conceived as long-range escort fighters, or heavily-armed bomber destroyers, heavy fighters largely failed in their intended roles during World War II, as they could not out-maneuver the more conventional, single-engined fighters. Many twin-engined heavy fighters eventually found their niche as night fighters, with considerable successes.show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 259g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135964119
  • 9786135964110