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Fork-Tailed Devil - The P-38: The full story of the best American fighter plane of WW II, and the men who flew it

One of America's greatest military aviation historians relates the astonishing - and true - story of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, the only American warplane to fight in every operational theater in World War II from Pearl Harbor to Alaska and North Africa to Northern Europe.

Martin Caidin was the author of over fifty books and more than a thousand magazine articles and was recognized as one of the outstanding aeronautics and aviation authorities in the world. He twice won the Aviation/Space Writers Association award as the outstanding author in the field of aviation. Caidin died in March 1997.

Auteur :Martin Caidin
Présentation :448 pages, 23 x 15 x 2.9 cm, relié
Illustration :photos en N&B
Editeur :ibooks (USA, 2011)
EAN:9781596874626
Livre : Fork-Tailed Devil - The P-38: The full story of the best American fighter plane of WW II, and the men who flew it

Fork-Tailed Devil - The P-38: The full story of the best American fighter plane of WW II, and the men who flew it

Langue : anglais

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Lightning Strikes : The Lockheed P-38

This book tells the full story of one of the most successful and versatile aircraft of the Second World War. The P-38 (including its F-4 and F-5 photo reconnaissance models) eventually served with all the USAAF's numbered overseas air forces, from early 1942 to VJ Day.

The book describes the Lightning's design and its technical details as it gradually evolved and improved, from the original XP-38 to its final variant, the P-38L-5. The main focus is on its service in the combat theatres, from the frigid, windswept Aleutian Islands in the North Pacific to the steaming jungles of the South Pacific and Southeast Asia, the burning sands of North Africa and the more temperate climes of Europe.

All the units that flew the Lightning are included, as are the experiences of many of their pilots and groundcrewmen as they fought the Japanese Empire and the European Axis. Also related are the P-38's service with foreign (non-U.S.) air forces, its postwar commercial utilization as civilian aircraft and the surviving examples in museums around the world.

The book is extremely well illustrated by over 400 high-resolution photographs, art work and graphics, and is supplemented by detailed appendices.

Auteur :Steve Blake
Présentation :320 pages, 24.5 x 18 x 2.9 cm, relié
Illustration :392 photos en N&B
Editeur :Fonthill Media (GB, 2020)
EAN:9781781557884
Livre : Lightning Strikes : The Lockheed P-38

Lightning Strikes : The Lockheed P-38

Langue : anglais

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P-38 Lightning (Vol.1) - Lockheed's XP38 to P38H in World War II (Legends of Warfare)

This first of two volumes presents the P-38 story by focusing on the early models of this historic fighter-XP-38 through P-38H. Each type is examined through carefully researched archival photos, as well as photographs of currently preserved examples.
Known to the enemy during World War II as the "Fork-tailed devil," the Lockheed P-38 Lightning was piloted by those who were charged with the responsibility of escorting American bombers deep over heavily defended Europe during the early years of the air campaign against Nazi Germany.

Detailed text and captions illustrate not only the design and construction of the early-war Lightnings, but also their combat use in WWII. Large, clear photos, coupled with descriptive and informative captions, put the reader on the airfield and in the sky with this historic aircraft. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.

Auteur :David Doyle
Présentation :112 pages, 23.5 x 23.5 x 1.8 cm, relié
Illustration :152 photos en N&B et couleurs
Editeur :Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2019)
Série :Legends of Warfare
EAN:9780764356599
Livre : P-38 Lightning (Vol.1) - Lockheed's XP38 to P38H in World War II (Legends of Warfare)

P-38 Lightning (Vol.1) - Lockheed's XP38 to P38H in World War II

Langue : anglais

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P-38 Lightning (Vol. 2) - Lockheed's P-38J to P-38M in World War II (Legends of Warfare)

This second of two volumes continues the P-38 story by focusing on the later, mass-produced models of this historic fighter-P-38J through P-38M. Each type is examined through carefully researched archival photos, as well as photographs of currently preserved examples.
Known to the enemy during World War II as the "Fork-tailed devil," the pilots of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning were charged with the responsibility of escorting American bombers deep over heavily defended Europe during the early years of the air campaign against Nazi Germany. In the Pacific, the Lightning's long range was put to good use flying over vast expanses of ocean.

Detailed text and captions illustrate not only the design and construction of the later-war Lightnings, but also their combat use in WWII. Large, clear photos, coupled with descriptive and informative captions, put the reader on the airfield and in the sky with this historic aircraft.

Auteur :David Doyle
Présentation :112 pages, 23.5 x 23.5 x 1.8 cm, relié
Illustration :167 photos en N&B et couleurs
Editeur :Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2019)
Série :Legends of Warfare
EAN:9780764358227
Livre : P-38 Lightning (Vol. 2) - Lockheed's P-38J to P-38M in World War II (Legends of Warfare)

P-38 Lightning (Vol. 2) - Lockheed's P-38J to P-38M in World War II

Langue : anglais

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Lockheed P-38 Lightning - Pilot's Flight Operation Instructions

Originally designed as a high-altitude interceptor, the P-38 was the first U.S. fighter of WWII to compare favorably with the Spitfire and Me-109. The twin-tailed, single seat "Fork Tailed Devil" carried four .50-caliber machine guns and a 20mm cannon, and could fly at speeds above 400 mph. An extremely successful design, over 9500 Lightnings were built by V-J Day in 1945.
Originally classified "Restricted", this manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form.

Auteur :Periscope Film.com
Présentation :92 pages, 28 x 21 x 0.6 cm, broché
Illustration :abondamment illustré avec des photos et des dessins
Editeur :Periscope Film (USA, 2006)
Série :Pilot's Flight Operation Instructions
EAN:9781411690134
Livre : Lockheed P-38 Lightning - Pilot's Flight Operation Instructions

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Langue : anglais

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P-38 Lightning vs Ki-61 Tony - New Guinea 1943-44 (Osprey)

With its distinctive, twin-tailed design, the P-38 was one of the most recognizable fighter aircraft of World War II. It was also one of the best. The perfect balance of speed, firepower and range, it made a formable opponent during the crucial battles for the Solomon Islands and New Guinea.
In response, the Japanese worked with the Germans to develop the Ki-61, a heavy air superiority fighter with an impressive array of firepower. In head-to-head match-ups, the P-38 proved the superior fighter, but individual duels often came down to the ability and experience of the individual pilots.

This book recreates these fast, deadly duels in the skies of the Pacific using dramatic artwork and first-hand accounts.

Contents: Introduction - Chronology - Design and Development - Technical Specifications - The Strategic Situation - The Combatants - Combat - Statistics and Analysis - Conclusion - Further Reading.

Auteur :Donald Nijboer
Présentation :80 pages, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.6 cm, broché
Illustration :abondamment illustré avec des photos et des dessins (en N&B et couleurs)
Editeur :Osprey Publishing (GB, 2010)
Série :Duel (26)
EAN:9781846039430
Livre : P-38 Lightning vs Ki-61 Tony - New Guinea 1943-44 (Osprey)

P-38 Lightning vs Ki-61 Tony - New Guinea 1943-44

Langue : anglais

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P-38 Lightning Aces of the ETO/MTO (Osprey)

The P-38 made its combat debut in Europe in mid-1942, the first American fighters being flown to the UK before heading further east to Twelfth Air Force units in North Africa. Its service in this theatre, and later over the heartland of Germany itself, earned the P-38 the nickname 'der gabelschwanzer Teufel' (the 'fork-tailed' devil).
This volume traces the careers of many previously unknown aces within the USAAF in Europe, and helps redress the balance which has in the past seen all the 'glory' for the fighter victories in this theatre shared between the pilots of the P-47 and P-51. Some 17 pilots scored 7 or more kills on the P-38 in the ETO/MTO.

Contents: Introduction - Pioneer P-38 Aces - Desert War - Mediterranean War - Eighth and Ninth Air Force Aces - Ground Claims - Appendices.

Auteur :John Stanaway
Présentation :100 pages, 24.5 x 18.5 x 1.1 cm, broché
Illustration :abondamment illustré avec des photos et des dessins (en N&B et couleurs)
Editeur :Osprey Publishing (GB, 1998)
Série :Aircraft of the Aces (19)
EAN:9781855326989
Livre : P-38 Lightning Aces of the ETO/MTO (Osprey)

P-38 Lightning Aces of the ETO/MTO

Langue : anglais

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P-38 Lightning Aces 1942-43 (Osprey)

The first P-38s became operational with the 1st Fighter Group in April 1941, and the initial combat deployments were made in Alaska, the Southwest Pacific and North Africa during the latter part of 1942. Photographic reconnaissance versions of the P-38 were in action even sooner when F-4 (P-38E) models were rushed to frontline units a few months after Pearl Harbor.
Often using modified field measures to equip aircraft and train pilots in this demanding fighter, early pilots wrote a remarkable record of accomplishments that displayed a high degree of courage and innovation. Every theatre in which the United States was involved saw deployment of the P-38, and more than 60 Lightning pilots were credited with at least five victories by the end of 1943.
Featuring illustrations depicting P-38 models from the E to the H-5 previously not known to the general public, unpublished photographs and new data, this volume presents a comprehensive and innovative account of some of these lesser known aces.

Contents: Into the Arena - South Pacific - Southwest Pacific - China-Burma-India - Mediterranean - Northwestern Europe - Appendices - Ace list to December 1943 - Color plate commentaries.

Auteur :John Stanaway
Présentation :96 pages, 25 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm, broché
Illustration :abondamment illustré avec des photos et des dessins (en N&B et couleurs)
Editeur :Osprey Publishing (GB, 2014)
Série :Aircraft of the Aces (120)
EAN:9781782003328
Livre : P-38 Lightning Aces 1942-43 (Osprey)

P-38 Lightning Aces 1942-43

Langue : anglais

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P-38 Lightning Aces of the 82nd Fighter Group (Osprey)

When the 82nd Fighter Group was organized in March 1942, most of its initial pilot cadre was comprised of newly graduated staff sergeant pilots of Class 42-C - enlisted men! They learned to fly the P-38 at Muroc, in California's Mojave Desert, and then moved to the Los Angeles area to continue their training and to serve as part of its air defence. In September 1942 the group was transported to the East Coast, from where it shipped out to Ireland on the Queen Mary. By this time all its remaining sergeant pilots had been commissioned.
As of VE-Day the 82nd Fighter Group's score of confirmed aerial victories stood at 548 aircraft shot down, plus a huge amount of enemy materiel - including aircraft - destroyed on the ground and the sea. It had been awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The cost of this success was high, however, for around 250 of the group's pilots had either been killed in action or captured.

Contents: Aces in Training - North Africa: Aces' Breeding Ground - Mediterranean Sweep - Strategic Lightnings - Appendices: Ace listings; Aircraft listings; Colour Plates commentaries.

Auteur :Steve Blake
Présentation :96 pages, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm, broché
Illustration :abondamment illustré avec des photos et des dessins (en N&B et couleurs)
Editeur :Osprey Publishing (GB, 2012)
Série :Aircraft of the Aces (108)
EAN:9781849087438
Livre : P-38 Lightning Aces of the 82nd Fighter Group (Osprey)

P-38 Lightning Aces of the 82nd Fighter Group

Langue : anglais

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Lightning Aces of the Pacific and CBI (Osprey)

The P-38 was used on virtually every front to which the USAAF were committed, but enjoyed its greatest successes in the Pacific and China-Burma-India (CBI) theatres. The speed, range and firepower of the P-38 made it the favourite of nearly all aircrew fighting in the Solomons, New Guinea and the Philippines, and over 1800 Japanese aircraft fell to its guns.
From the first encounters at the end of 1942 until the Lightning scored the final Fifth Air force victories in August 1945, these pilots made the Pacific skies very much their own battleground.

Contents: Introduction - Early Operations - The Yamamoto Mission - Wewak, Rabaul and Hollandia - Lessons from Hollandia - The Philippines - P-38 Aces of the CBI - Bong and McGuire - Appendices.

Auteur :John Stanaway
Présentation :96 pages, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.7 cm, broché
Illustration :abondamment illustré avec des photos et des dessins (en N&B et couleurs)
Editeur :Osprey Publishing (GB, 1997)
Série :Aircraft of the Aces (14)
EAN:9781855326330
Livre : Lightning Aces of the Pacific and CBI (Osprey)

Lightning Aces of the Pacific and CBI

Langue : anglais

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