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Douglas B-18 Bolo and XB-19: books - history and technology

A book on the Douglas B-18 Bolo or XB-19? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Douglas bombers.

Douglas B-18 Bolo : The Ultimate Look - From Drawing Board to U-Boat Hunter

William Wolf brings his meticulous research to describe the little known Douglas B-18 Bolo which was America's most numerous front line bomber at the time of Pearl Harbor. Over the years the story of the airliner turned bomber has languished in obscurity and the few articles on the subject in popular aviation magazines have emphasized its faults and maligned it as a budget bomber that had few virtues.

Wolf's comprehensive book is the first ever on the subject and gives the reader the definitive description and appraisal of this neglected bomber's development, testing, manufacture, the aircraft per se, and combat experience.

Author:William Wolf
Specs:216 pages, 29 x 23 x 2.4 cm / 11.4 x 9.1 x 0.94 in, hardback
Illustrations:260 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2006)
EAN:9780764325816
Book: Douglas B-18 Bolo : The Ultimate Look - From Drawing Board to U-Boat Hunter

Douglas B-18 Bolo : The Ultimate Look - From Drawing Board to U-Boat Hunter

Language: English

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Douglas XB-19 : An Illustrated History of America's Would-be Intercontinental Bomber

In 1935, the intent of the Army Air Corps was to build a potential intercontinental bomber, a Guardian of the Hemisphere; they granted Donald Douglas a contract to build the worlds largest bomber.
Over the past 75 years, there have only been a few magazine articles on the gigantic Douglas XB-19 bomber, usually showing it in photos dwarfing the aircraft around it. Since the XB-19 project was top secret and there was only one example, there is little information remaining for researchers.

Pages of the book Douglas XB-19: An Illustrated History (1)

William Wolf presents this enigmatic bomber, a Flying Laboratory that was the precursor to Americas first intercontinental bomber, the Continental B-36 Peacemaker. Wolf has used original Douglas and Army Air Force documents and very rare (as few were needed for one bomber) Erection & Maintenance Manuals in this history, which also includes never-seen-before photos and color profiles.
This volume is a must for the aviation historian, enthusiast, and modeler.

Pages of the book Douglas XB-19: An Illustrated History (2)

Author:William Wolf
Specs:128 pages, 28 x 21.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 in, hardback
Illustrations:251 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2017)
EAN:9780764352324
Book: Douglas XB-19 : An Illustrated History of America's Would-be Intercontinental Bomber

Douglas XB-19 : An Illustrated History of America's Would-be Intercontinental Bomber

Language: English

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Last update:15-06-2024