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Published by Grosset & Dunlap in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States. Air Force -- Juvenile literature,
  • United States. Air Force,
  • Fighter planes -- Juvenile literature,
  • Fighter planes

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Describes the performance characteristics and armament details of fighter planes used by the U.S. Air Force from World War I to the present day.

Edition Notes

Statementby David C. Cooke.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTL685.3 .C5777
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p.
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5221704M
ISBN 100448214105, 0448261804
LC Control Number75153918

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Another of Mr. Cooke's aeronautic albums (see The Planes They Flew series), this one covers Air Force fighter planes from (the U.S. used French and British planes in World War I) to the Convair F developed in the 60's. For each of 28 planes there are photographs of each model, development and performance history, records, and general specifications. Adult/High School-From the Hellcats in the Pacific and the Mustangs in Europe during World War II to the F-4 Phantom in Vietnam and the F in the Gulf War, American fighter planes are the stuff of legends. This book looks at 40 of the most famous ones, from the Thomas-Morse MB-3 that was designed in to the futuristic stealth F s: 4.   During the attack on Pearl Harbor, U.S. pilots George Welch and Kenneth Taylor managed to get airborne under fire—twice—and shot down at least six Japanese planes between them.   The Spitfire was the only British fighter in continuous production throughout the entire Second World War. It became the backbone of the Royal .

Like Famous American Fighter Planes &#; U.S. Air Force, ), a retrospective catalogue with specifications and a brief history of development and performance accompanying photographs of . The F-4 continued to form a major part of U.S. military air power throughout the s and s, being gradually replaced by more modern aircraft such as the F Eagle and F in the U.S. Air.   This is an FA Sabre, which was the U.S. Air Force's first swept-wing jet fighter. It made its initial flight in October , and the first production model flew in May, , according to the. Major Robert Galer, VMF, also played a key role in 'Cactus Air Force' defense of the skies over ng there on Aug with his squadron, his team bore the brunt of the air battle, as Smith's VMF was down to five planes by this time. Major Galer shot down thirteen Japanese planes while at Guadalcanal. Citation. For conspicuous heroism and courage above and .