Designed by Jack Northrop and Vladimir Pavlecka in response to a secret Army Air Corps request, the P-61, dubbed the Black Widow, became not only America's first purpose-built night fighter, but also the largest and most heavily-armed operational fighter flown by the United States during World War II. Despite being the size of a medium bomber, the unique control surfaces of the P-61 made it surprisingly agile, and among its many successes is downing of the final enemy aircraft of the war. This 80-page book tells the story of the Black Widow from the experimental XP-61 on through the final production variant, the F-15A, through 164 black and white and 30 vintage color photos, augmented by four color profiles and a dozen detailed line drawings. Illustrated with 194 photographs, color profiles, and numerous detailed line drawings.
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Book Description Squadron/Signal Publications, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0897477197
Book Description Squadron Signal. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover - This book tells the complete story of the Northrop P-61 Black Widow from the experimental XP-61 on through the final production variant, the F-15A photo-recon aircraft. A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2060105
Book Description Squadron/Signal Publications, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 80 pages. 8.50x11.00x0.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0897477197
Book Description Squadron/Signal Publications, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110897477197