P-61 Black Widow Units of World War 2
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P-61 Black Widow Units of World War 2

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ISBN-13:
9781855327252
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
28.08.1998
Seiten:
96
Autor:
Warren Thompson
Gewicht:
362 g
Format:
249x185x9 mm
Serie:
Osprey Combat Aircraft
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
The first aircraft to be purposely designed as a radar-equiped nightfighter, Northrop's P-61 Black Widow was the largest fighter in frontline service with the USAAF. This volume features frontline users of the P-61, including many first-hand accounts from pilots and gunners.
The first aircraft to be purposely designed as a radar-equipped nightfigher, Northrop's P-61 Black Widow was heavily influenced by early RAF combat experience with radar-equipped aircraft in 1940/41. Built essentially around the bulky Radiation Laboratory SCR-720 radar, which was mounted in the aircraft's nose, the P-61 proved to be the largest fighter ever produced for frontline service by the USAAF. Twin-engined and twin-boomed, the Black Widow was armed with a dorsal barbette of four 0.50-in Browning machine guns and two ventrally-mounted 20 mm cannon. This volume features all the frontline users of the mighty P-61, and includes many first-hand accounts from pilots and gunners who saw action in the Pacific, Mediterranean and Western Europe.