Curtiss P-40 - Long-nosed Tomahawks PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Curtiss P-40 - Long-nosed Tomahawks free pdf The initial version of the "Curtiss P-40", designated by the manufacturer as the Hawk H-81, combined the established airframe of the earlier radial-powered H-75 (P-36) fighter with the Allison V-1710 liquid-cooled engine. The year was 1939, and the marriage was one of expediency. With the threat of war in Europe growing by the day, the US Army Air Corps brass wanted a modern fighter that would combine the sterling handling qualities of the P-36 with a boost in performance that would make it competitive with the new types emerging in Germany and England, and the generals wanted the new plane immediately. The P-40 delivered admirably, and though it never reached the performance levels of the Bf 109 or Spitfire, the sturdy fighter nevertheless made a place in history for itself as the Army's frontline fighter when the US entered World War II. Long-nosed P-40s initially saw combat in North Africa, flying in Royal Air Force squadrons. They also fought in the skies over Pearl Harbor and the Philippines. But the long-nosed P-40 is best known as the shark-faced fighter flown by the American Volunteer Group - the legendary "Flying Tigers" - over Burma and China during 1941-42.

About Carl Molesworth

Carl Molesworth, a resident of Mount Vernon, Washington, USA, is a former newspaper and magazine editor now working as a publicist and freelance writer. A graduate of the University of Maryland with a BA in English, Carl served as an enlisted man in the United States Air Force, 1968-72. He has been researching and writing about fighter operations in World War II for more than 30 years. His eleven previous titles include three books in Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces series, three in the Elite Units series and two in the Duel series. Richard Chasemore finished a four-year course in technical illustration in 1992. Since then he has worked on a huge variety of projects in publishing and advertising, using both traditional and digital media. He has run an airbrush course in St Louis, Missouri, and also written six educational books on digital art. He has spent 10 years working on the best-selling Star Wars Incredible Cross Sections series, which has taken him to Skywalker Ranch in California to work with the Lucasfilm concept artists. He also enjoys music and is a co-founder of Superglider Records.

Details Book

Author : Carl Molesworth
Publisher : Osprey Publishing
Data Published : 07 May 2013
ISBN : 1780969090
EAN : 9781780969091
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 64 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Curtiss P-40 - Long-nosed Tomahawks



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Curtiss P-40 - Snub-Nosed Kittyhawks and Warhawks free pdfCurtiss P-40 - Snub-Nosed Kittyhawks and Warhawks

    An improved version of the Allison V-1710 engine gave rise to the Curtiss H-87. which began life in 1941 as the P-40D and featured a completely redesigned fuselage. The shorter and deeper nose of the new fighter gave it a decidedly snub-nosed appearance compared to the earlier P-40 models..


  • US Marine Corps Fighter Squadrons of World War II free pdfUS Marine Corps Fighter Squadrons of World War II

    The US Marine Corps has a long heritage of aviation excellence. celebrating its centennial in 2012. While 'flying leathernecks' made their mark in both world wars. Korea. Vietnam and throughout the global war on terrorism..


  • The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot free pdfThe Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot

    From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Escape From Camp 14." Blaine Harden tells the riveting story of Kim Il Sung's rise to power. and the brave North Korean fighter pilot who escaped the prison state and delivered the first MiG-15 into American hands In "The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot..


  • An Ace of the Eighth free pdfAn Ace of the Eighth

    FOR A FIGHTER PILOT IN THE MIGHTY EIGHTH. DEATH WAS ALWAYS A HEARTBEAT AWAY.
    When the skies of Europe blazed with the fiercest air battles in history. fighter pilots like Norman " Bud" Fortier were in the thick of it..


  • An Ace of the Eighth free pdfAn Ace of the Eighth

    FOR A FIGHTER PILOT IN THE MIGHTY EIGHTH. DEATH WAS ALWAYS A HEARTBEAT AWAY.
    When the skies of Europe blazed with the fiercest air battles in history. fighter pilots like Norman " Bud" Fortier were in the thick of it..


  • Curtiss P-40 - Long-nosed Tomahawks free pdfCurtiss P-40 - Long-nosed Tomahawks

    . The initial version of the "Curtiss P-40", designated by the manufacturer as the Hawk H-81, combined the established airframe of the earlier radial-powered H-75 (P-36) fighter with the Allison V-171