American Secret Projects Fighters Bombers And Attack Aircraft 1937 1945

Author: Tony Buttler
Publisher: Crecy Publishing
ISBN: 1906537488
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Much has been written about the combat aircraft that the United States built in their many variants and fielded in their tens of thousands during WWII, but it may be useful to briefly review that list again: B-17, B-24, B-25, B-26, B-32, B-29, P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51, A-20, A-26, A-31/35, SBD/A-24, SB2C/A-25, F4F/FM Wildcat, F6F, F4U, TBF, PBY, PBM and a number of others produced in numbers under 1000, such as the Mars and Coronado. And this list does not even consider the number of transports, liaison and training aircraft that were built.

In looking at this list it is important to note that only two of these aircraft were actually designed and flown prior to 1937 - the PBY and the Boeing Model 299, the B-17's predecessor . NONE of the others were designed prior to 1937, but all the others had at least been committed to paper and many had flown prior to the U.S.'s entry into WII in December, 1941.

So while the incredible industrial might of the U.S. has been often and deservedly talked about, the amazing design and intellectual might behind it has been given very short shrift. The authors have dug deeply into original military and manufacturer's files to provide a look at dozens of aircraft that were designed and submitted but either lost in subsequent competitions to those built or were examined and rejected as independent submissions.

Some examples: * Bell's Model 3, 4, 11, 13, 16 and 22 fighter proposals, * Fairchild Model 85 twin-Ranger-engine-powered fighter, * XP-72 production version * Hughes D-2/XP-73/XA-37 and D-5 twin-engine Duramold wooden attack aircraft * Curtiss XP-71, a massive twin-engine bomber destroyer * Martin 207 "convoy fighter" shown in two of its versions * Burnelli XBA-1 and BX-AB-3 twin-engine light bomber/attack aircraft * Douglas El Segundo Model 9 flying wing bomber * Boeing Model 316/Y1B-20/B-20, Model 322, Model 333 and 333A, Model 384 and Model 385 multi-engine heavy bomber projects * Boeing Model 352, 374, 376, 386, 387, 394, 398 and 400 Naval fighter projects * Curtiss "Cab over Engine" Wasp Major Naval fighter * Curtiss SB3C/A-40 dive bomber in the most accurate 3-view drawn to date * Kaiser-Fleetwings Model 47 twin-engine Naval fighter * Martin 180, 181 and 183 long-range twin-engine flying boat patrol bombers And dozens more are covered in 275 pages with nearly 450 photos, 3-views and artist concepts, many never before in print.

Luftwaffe Secret Projects

Author: Dieter Herwig
Publisher: Midland Pub Limited
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This volume looks at the "might-have-been" strategic bombers. Includes trans-atlantic jets and projects that were on the drawing board or in prototype form at the war's end.

British Secret Projects

Author: Tony Buttler
Publisher: Ian Allen Pub
ISBN:
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Describes the design, development, and usage of British jet bombers since 1949.

Japanese Secret Projects

Author: Edwin M. Dyer
Publisher: Crecy Pub
ISBN: 9781857803174
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They do, however, have a large base of interest as unlike the majority of secret Luftwaffe programs that were resigned to the drawing board, the vast number of aircraft featured within this book actually flew or were in development.

American Secret Projects

Author: Tony Buttler
Publisher: Ian Allen Pub
ISBN: 9781857802641
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Compiled by Tony Buttler, who has been researching the subject for many years, this book examines the great variety of U.S. fighter designs between the end of World War II and the period immediately after the USA's withdrawal from Vietnam.

Soviet Secret Projects

Author: Tony Buttler
Publisher: Ian Allen Pub
ISBN:
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Soviet secret projects now come under the spotlight. This first volume covers bomber concepts from the various design bureaus from the 1940s onwards.

American Secret Projects

Author: Tony Buttler
Publisher: Midland Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781857803310
Size: 66.46 MB
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Compiled by Tony Buttler, who has been researching the subject for many years, this book examines the great variety of U.S. fighter designs between the end of World War II and the period immediately after the USA's withdrawal from Vietnam.

Luftwaffe Secret Projects

Author: Walter Schick
Publisher: Midland
ISBN:
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Designs from Germany's aerodynamics engineers detail proposed military aircraft, including wing span and area, aspect ratio, length, height, weight, speed, and armament

American Secret Pusher Fighters Of World War Ii

Author: Gerald Balzer
Publisher: Specialty PressPub & Wholesalers
ISBN: 9781580071253
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At the time, the aerodynamics of these aircraft far outpaced engine development. In addition, this book details the technical difficulties of mating an advanced aircraft design with inadequate engine development.