SIGNED on the front endpaper by P-47 Aces Francis "Gabby" Gabreski and Walker Melville "Bud" Mahurin, not on a bookplate, but directly on the page (without any inscriptions to anyone) ; Tight, clean and crisp. A gently read book in excellent condition with price clipped dustjacket now protected in a new Mylar cover. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not ex-library. ; 11.20 X 8.30 X 0.70 inche; 152 pages; Signed by Associated. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This illustrated history of a classic World War II fighter plane charts the conception, creation, testing and deployment of the aircraft and its heroic exploits in the European and Far Eastern theatres of war.
Title: Thunderbolt: A Documentary History of the ...
Publisher: Motorbooks Intl
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Book Description Motorbooks Intl, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Ships Out Tomorrow!. Seller Inventory # 170718089
Book Description Motorbooks Intl, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_198805520
Book Description Motorbooks Intl, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0879386649
Book Description Motorbooks Intlernational, Osceola, Wisconsin, U.S.A., 1992. Hard Back. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Ediiton. 152 Pages Indexed. Blue cloth with gold spine lettering. No defects noted to this as new gift quality book. The text and illustration pages are near flawless. One of the most famous single-seat warplanes of the Second World War, and built in larger numbers than any other American fighter, the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was a notable contrast to many of its contemporaries. The heaviest single-engine fighter to reach large-scale service - twice as heavy as the British Spitfire or Japanese 'Zero' in some configurations. It featured a large air-cooled radial engine combined with an efficient turbo-conpressor endowing it with excellent altitude performance. Despite its size and weight, one Thunderbolt model was the fastest Allied propeller-driven fighter to see combat. The firepower of its eight .50 caliber machine guns was reckoned by friend and foe alike to provide the most effective armament of any Second World War fighter. The two top US fighter pilots of the war in Europe flew Thunderbolts, bearing testimony to its success in combat. The Thunderbolt's durability was another well-known asset. It could withstand an extraordinary amount of battle damage and still fly on, while in a crash-landing no other fighter gave the pilot a greater chance to escape uninjured. This book tells the technical and combat story of the Thunderbolt, explaining the why and wherefore of its development, tactical employment as an escort fighter and its adaptation to the role in which it excelled, ground attack. In addition to the narrative history dealing with many aspects of the Thunderbolt, this book includes details of service use by Allied air forces, accounts by pilots who flew this fighter in different theatres of war, and technical data on all Thunderbolt models. Illustrated with over 200 photographs, including colour reproductions, this book also features detailed plans of P-47s based on manufacturers' statistics and measurements of actual aircraft. Contents: About this Book, Introduction, From Russia with Ambition, Trouble and Troubleshooters, Into the Ring with the Luftwaffe, Into the Ring with the Japanese, Down to Earth, Quest for Performance, The 'M' and Others in Europe. Burma and Beyond, The 'N' and the War in the Pacific, Mods and Odds, End of the Line, Pilot Opinion, Engineering and Performance Data, Production Details, The P-47 Power Unit - the R-2800, Thunderbolts for Allies, and Operational Squadrons Equipped with the Thunderbolt during World War 2. Size: 8 1/2" X 11". Seller Inventory # 19044
Book Description Motorbooks Intl. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 0879386649 Like New Condition. Seller Inventory # LN7.2061319
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Book Description Motorbooks Intl, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110879386649
Book Description Motorbooks Intl, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0879386649
Book Description Motorbooks Intl, 1992. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0879386649