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Round-Engine Racers Bearcats Corsairs - Raceplanetech Vol 2

Nicholas A. Veronico

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ISBN 10: 1580071856 / ISBN 13: 9781580071857
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Paperback. 106 pages. Dimensions: 10.9in. x 8.3in. x 0.4in.Racing Bearcats and Corsairs examines two of the most competitive types of air racers flown at the Cleveland Air Races (1046-1949) and todays National Championship Air Races, held each year at Reno, Nevada. Bearcats, often modified with engines nearly twice their original horsepower, have dominated Reno beginning in the 1960s and have continued a winning tradition with Lyle Sheltons Rare Bear. Heavily modified Corsairs were the dominant aircraft in the post World War II races, and at Reno, the Super Corsair was the bent wing bird to beat. Racing Bearcats and Corsairs examines what it takes to field a sound engine racer. It details modifications which are made to the powerplants and airframes, and, based on interviews with the pilots and crew chiefs, provides a first-hand account of the fastest motor sport. For military and aviation enthusiasts: - Great photos and illustrations of Reno racing plane design and development - Fantastic racing history of the Bearcat and Corsair - First-hand stories and racing accounts from pilots, engineers and crew members - Includes details on engine and airframe modifications plus racing fuels. The photos in this edition are black and white. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781580071857

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Title: Round-Engine Racers Bearcats Corsairs - ...

Publisher: Specialty Press (MN)

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Racing Bearcats and Corsairs examines two of the most competitive types of air racers flown at the Cleveland Air Races (1046-1949) and today's National Championship Air Races, held each year at Reno, Nevada. Bearcats, often modified with engines nearly twice their original horsepower, have dominated Reno beginning in the 1960s and have continued a winning tradition with Lyle Shelton's Rare Bear. Heavily modified Corsairs were the dominant aircraft in the post World War II races, and at Reno, the Super Corsair was the bent wing bird to beat. Racing Bearcats and Corsairs examines what it takes to field a sound engine racer. It details modifications which are made to the powerplants and airframes, and, based on interviews with the pilots and crew chiefs, provides a first-hand account of the fastest motor sport. For military and aviation enthusiasts:- Great photos and illustrations of Reno racing plane design and development - Fantastic racing history of the Bearcat and Corsair - First-hand stories and racing accounts from pilots, engineers and crew members - Includes details on engine and airframe modifications plus racing fuels. The photos in this edition are black and white.

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Nicholas A. Veronico has worked as an aviation journalist for almost thirty years and is the author of The Blue Angels and Boneyard Nose Art. He lives near San Francisco.

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