Corsair: The F4U in World War II and Korea by Barrett Tillman

By Barrett Tillman

This is the outstanding tale of an aircraft that grew to become a legend--with a swish silhouette and bent wings, it doubled as an afternoon and evening fighter, may fly off vendors or from land, and served either as a dive bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. packed with evidence and figures, this fast paced background starts with the nerve-wracking attempt flights of the Nineteen Forties and concludes with the F4Us that have been energetic thirty-eight years later. put skillfully in among are the tales that gave start to the legend: the exploits of the aces, together with the Medal of Honor recipient who shot down twenty-five enemy planes, and the main points of the wrestle missions of Charles A. Lindbergh. in the course of thirty months of strive against in international conflict II with the U.S. military and Marines, the Corsair shot down greater than thousand jap planes. In Korea the U-bird, because it used to be referred to as, used to be credited with ten aerial victories.

A journey down reminiscence lane for someone who has the profession of this Cadillac of the props, this new paperback version of a booklet first released in hardcover in 1979 deals wonderful historic aviation examining that provides a riveting photo of the boys and computing device that helped win wars.

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