Signed by the author with a brief complimentary note to one of his fellow Corsair test pilots, one who is mentioned in the book several times. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The story, by the test pilot, of the crash program (and attendant crash landings) to produce the Corsair, the Navy fighter that brought America air superiority over the Japanese Zero in WWII. With 16 pages of glossy b&w photographs. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
From Library Journal:
Test pilots have varied jobs: production, testing for faults in manufacture; engineering, to get data on the performance of airframe and engine; and experimental, to see if the plane flies and how far to take its performance. Of the latter it has been said, "hours of boredom interspersed by moments of sheer terror." Guyton was the test pilot (all three types) for the Vought Corsair. Entertainingly he relates how that plane became the success it was. There is technical data galore, but this is readably done. World War II was fought on American soil, too, by the author and his well-described comrades (including Charles Lindbergh), who tamed the raw power of the innovative F4U and made it ready to fight in the Pacific. Aviation readers yearn for stories just like this, and they are too rare in coming. General readers can skip the numbers and be entertained, too.
- Mel D. Lane, Sacramento, Cal.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: Whistling Death The Test Pilot's Story of ...
Publisher: Orion Press
Publication Date: 1990
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition (Stated)
Book Description Crown. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Seller Inventory # G0517575264I3N10
Book Description Crown. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Seller Inventory # G0517575264I4N00
Book Description Orion / Crown, New York, NY, 1991. Cloth. Condition: Very Good to Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus Dust Jacket. 272 pp. Tightly bound. Corners not bumped. Text free of markings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 017885
Book Description Crown, 1991. 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_213591572
Book Description Crown, 1991. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0517575264-2-4
Book Description Orion Books, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1991. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition (Stated). The story of the development, production and war record of the F4U Corsair. Light shelf wear to dust jacket. 272 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 021808
Book Description Orion Books, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1991. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition (Stated). The story of the development, production and war record of the F4U Corsair. Includes dust jacket. 272 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 022529
Book Description Orion Books, New York, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Quarter-bound in black cloth with gilt titles on spine, green cloth-covered boards. xvi, 272 pages. Foreword by Tom Blackburn, Preface, Prologue, Appendices, Bibliography, Acknowledgments, Index. Fine in a near fine, mylar-covered dust jacket with faded spine. Seller Inventory # 132497
Book Description Crown, New York, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Very Good Very good May have light fading, light shelf wear to exterior as a result of warehous e storage; otherwise in very good condition with clean text, ti ght binding. Seller Inventory # 47208
Book Description Crown, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0517575264