Viceroy Books   Independent Online Booksellers AssociationMy Account  Cart Contents  Checkout  
  Home » Catalog » Military » World War Two (1939-45) » All WW2 Books » 9780897477697 My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Categories
Military->
  Ancient (BC-AD500)->
  Medieval (500-1500)->
  Enlightenment (1500-1789)->
  Napoleonic (1789-1815)->
  Victorian (1837-1901)->
  US Civil War (1861-65)->
  Boer War (1880-81,99-1902)
  World War One (1914-18)->
  Interwar Period (1918-39)->
  World War Two (1939-45)->
    European Theatre->
    Mediterranean Theatre->
    Pacific Theatre->
    All WW2 Books
  Korean War (1950-53)->
  Vietnam War (1959-75)->
  Cold War (1945-91)->
  Modern (1991-Today)->
  Military Theory
  Uniformology
History
Espionage
Scale Modelling->
Wargaming->
Shooting Supplies->
Veterinarian
Gift Vouchers
Publisher
Quick Find
 
Search In Item Description

Advanced Search
Affiliates
If you cant find the book you are looking for, please try the links below

P-39 Airacobra in Action
[9780897477697]
$29.95

Author: Doyle, David
Publisher: Squadron/Signal Publicati
Year: 2015
ISBN: 9780897477697
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Description:
New book, 80 pages, SS10234. While the Bell P-39 is often thought of as a premier fighter in the hands of Soviet pilots, it is also well-remembered as an airplane that was almost a great fighter. So great was the Soviet success with the P-39, some forget that the aircraft also served well for the British, Free French, and the United States, on whom this volume focuses. Created in response to the U.S. Army Air Corps Circular Proposal X-609, issued in February 1937, Bell Aircraft’s P-39 boasted an innovative layout. The engine was positioned behind the pilot with a long shaft connecting it to the propeller. Lack of a turbo-supercharger and limited room for on-board fuel tanks made the aircraft ill-suited to high-altitude combat, and as a result many of the P-39s were shipped off to the Soviet Union, where relatively low speeds and low altitudes were characteristic of air combat. Soviet pilots appreciated the P-39’s armament, particularly its 37mm nose cannon. Despite its high-altitude limitations, American combat forces made good use of the P-39 in the Mediterranean and Pacific theaters, where in lower-altitude engagements, the aircraft held its own against Zeros and other enemy planes. Illustrated with 170 photos, detailed line drawings, and more than a dozen color profiles.


There is currently 2 of this item in stock.

This item was added to our catalog on Monday 07 September, 2015.
Reviews
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Log In
E-Mail Address:
Password:

Secure Login

New User

Forgot Password?
Publisher Info
Squadron/Signal Publications
Squadron/Signal Publications Homepage
Other items
Currencies
Information
About Us
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Contact Us

Copyright © 2017 Viceroy Books
Powered by osCommerce