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A book on Grumman aircraft? Here are books on Grumman aircraft, including the Grumman Goose, F4F Wildcat, F6F Hellcat, F9F Panther, F-14 Tomcat and A-6 Intruder.

Grumman Goose (Naval Fighters)

The Grumman Goose book tells the story of the small twin engined utility seaplane first designed in 1937 for 10-wealthy business men to replace their Loening Air Yachts.
The reliable sturdy design soon found its way into RCAF (31), Peruvian AF (5), Portuguese Navy (12), Brazilian AF (10), Argentina (3), Paraguay (3), Sweden (1), Cuba (2), French Navy in Indochina (17), Japanese (JMSDF 4), and the British (52). In US service, the Army was the first service to receive the Goose when they took delivery of 26 OA-9s in 1938.

The US Navy also received its first Goose in 1938. 205 would be acquired by the Navy as XJ3F-1/JRF-1/JRF-1A, JRF-4, JRF-5 & JRF-6s. The Marines acquired 3 and the Coast Guard 10 which were supplemented during the war with Navy Geese.

Also covered is ski test aircraft, a VSTOL Goose, McKinnon & Volpar Geese, surplus and Catalina/Avalon Airlines Geese.

Author:Steve Ginter
Specs:74 pages, 27.5 x 21 x 0.8 cm / 10.8 x 8.25 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w photographs
Publisher:Ginter Books (USA, 2004)
Series:Naval Fighters (73)
EAN:9780942612639

The Grumman Albatross - A History of the Legendary Seaplane

The Albatross was the premier fixed-wing rescue aircraft for the U.S. Air Force and Coast Guard. Its very colorful history begins in 1946 and spans nearly a quarter of a century, including service with twenty-two foreign nations.
With a total of 466 built by Grumman, more than eighty examples still thrive on the civil register. The Albatross also saw extensive service in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
The fascinating history of this unique aircraft is complemented by over 200 photographs including many in color showing the great variations in color schemes and markings.

Author:Wayne Mutza
Specs:128 pages, 28 x 22 x 1.1 cm / 11 x 8.7 x 0.43 in, paperback
Illustrations:over 200 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2004)
EAN:9780887409134
Book: The Grumman Albatross - A History of the Legendary Seaplane

The Grumman Albatross - A History of the Legendary Seaplane

Language: English

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Grumman J2F Duck : US Navy, Marine Corps, Army Air Force, and Coast Guard Use in World War II (Legends of Warfare)

The Grumman J2F Duck formed the backbone of America's over water utility squadrons from 1934 until beyond WWII, setting various aviation records during this service.
A single-engine amphibious aircraft (also produced by Columbia Aircraft), the Duck saw service with the US Navy, Marine Corps, Army Air Force, and Coast Guard in a variety of roles including, reconnaissance, air-sea rescue, scouting/observation, and more.

This volume is profusely illustrated with scarce archival photographs from diverse collections, including previously unpublished images. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.

Author:David Doyle
Specs:112 pages, 23 x 23.5 x 1.8 cm / 9.1 x 9.25 x 0.71 in, hardback
Illustrations:230 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2018)
Series:Legends of Warfare
EAN:9780764354489
Book: Grumman J2F Duck : US Navy, Marine Corps, Army Air Force, and Coast Guard Use in World War II (Legends of Warfare)

Grumman J2F Duck : US Navy, Marine Corps, Army Air Force, and Coast Guard Use in World War II

Language: English

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Night Cats and Corsairs - The Operational History of Grumman and Vought Night Fighter Aircraft, 1942-1953

The threat of enemy aircraft striking American naval forces at night with impunity during World War II led the Navy to seek fighter aircraft capable of stopping this threat.
Trace the history of radar-equipped night fighter aircraft produced for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps by the American aircraft companies Grumman and Vought before the arrival of jets with nocturnal capabilities.

World War II squadrons operated night variants of the Vought F4U-2 Corsair and Grumman F6F-3/5N Hellcat while post-war night fighter units were equipped with the Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat and/or Vought F4U-5N/NL.

"Night Cats and Corsairs" contains never before published color and black and white photographs covering the night variants of the F6F Hellcat, F7F Tigercat, F4U-2 and F4U-5N/NL Corsairs.

Author:Alan C. Carey
Specs:216 pages, 27.5 x 21 x 2.3 cm / 10.8 x 8.25 x 0.91 in, hardback
Illustrations:200 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2013)
EAN:9780764343735
Book: Night Cats and Corsairs - The Operational History of Grumman and Vought Night Fighter Aircraft, 1942-1953

Night Cats and Corsairs - The Operational History of Grumman and Vought Night Fighter Aircraft, 1942-1953

Language: English

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Grumman EA-6B Prowler: Flying with the US Navy and Marines Corps (Duke Hawkins)

This beautiful Duke Hawkins photo book extensively presents the Grumman EA-6B Prowler, in service with the US Navy and Marines Corps.
The book contains not only action photos, but also many "walkaround" photos that show details of the aircraft from different angles. to show. Chapters on cockpit, fuselage, armament and maintenance work.

The series "Aircraft in Detail" arose from the collaboration between pilots, aircraft technicians and modellers. This volume (No. 21) on the Grumman EA-6B Prowler is illustrated with a large number of very high quality color photographs, most of which have never been published before.

Author:Robert Pied, Nicolas Deboeck
Specs:140 pages, 24 x 24 cm / 9 x 9 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous colour photographs
Publisher:HMH Publications (B, 2021)
Series:Aircraft in Detail (21)
EAN:9782931083116
Book: Grumman EA-6B Prowler: Flying with the US Navy and Marines Corps (Duke Hawkins)

Grumman EA-6B Prowler: Flying with the US Navy and Marines Corps

Language: English

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