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P-51: bomber escort

William N. Hess

P-51: bomber escort

by William N. Hess

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Published by Ballantine Books in [New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mustang (Fighter planes),
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [160]

    Statement[by] William Hess.
    SeriesBallantine"s illustrated history of the violent century. Weapons book, no. 26
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTL685.3 .H48
    The Physical Object
    Pagination157, [3] p.
    Number of Pages157
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5344358M
    ISBN 100345024559
    LC Control Number72200958
    OCLC/WorldCa257635

    P, single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft originally designed and produced by North American Aviation for the British Royal Air Force and later adopted by the U.S. Army Air Forces. The P is widely regarded as the finest all-around piston-engined fighter of World War II .   War Thunder Gameplay: Baron is joined by Phly as they first jump in a B bomber formation in the flying fortress heavy bombers, and then take part in their fighter escort .

    No one really knew that they had a great plane in the making. The P was fitted with the Allison V engine, which was a good engine in its own right, but its development had been slow. The Allison engine also performed very badly at the altitudes that bomber escort missions were required to operate at. North American PDNA Mustang. The first variant to see service, the PA, was powered by an American-made Allison V It served well as a fast reconnaissance platform and ground support fighter, but the Allison didn’t have the kind of high altitude performance necessary for long range bomber escort.

    It was produced in larger numbers than any other Mustang variant. Nevertheless, by the end of the war, roughly half of all operational Mustangs were still PB or PC models. [40] Later models had removable under-wing 'Zero Rail' rocket pylons added to carry up to ten T64 in ( mm) H.V.A.R rockets per Rating: % positive. A Mustang jockey gives a blow-by-blow account of an escort mission during a 1,bomber raid on a German oil refinery “Y ou’re on tomorrow,” Captain John Poyen, th Squadron intelligence officer, tells me the day before the mission. It’s Novem , and I’m a year-old first lieutenant P pilot from Brooklyn, New York, assigned to the th Squadron, th Fighter Group Author: Smauro.


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26 by Hess, William and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at This book is about the P ed during World War II, this fighter defeat Luftwaffe, even in Berlin's skies in and With range, velocity far better than any non-jet fighter of also against Japan inP remains the best propeler fighter ever produced in human failures of this book are exemple, this book "forgets" the fact that P mustang was used to /5.

Weapons book, no. 26 "Where other fighters dared not fly--in adverse weather and at exceptional altitudes--when other bomber escorts could not go on, the Mustang P was ready for battle.

Designed to be easily mass produced, the Mustang also had to be an outstanding performer in the air--and it was. The North American P “Mustang” was a single-engine, air-superiority fighter and bomber escort which served the Army Air Corps during World War II in all theaters.

The sleek design was built around the massive V engine driving an even larger propeller. Some B bombers were used solely to help the Ps navigate to the Empire while the fighters, in turn, provided protective escort for other Bs. As if to illustrate that the foe was not the main problem, June 1, – called “Black Friday” by the Mustang men – was one of.

There is a book out due in June that looks at the history of the N.A. P/B/C Mustang in the context of the development of the USAAF long range bomber escort requirement and the development of the Mustang, published by Osprey, authored by William James Marshall and Lowell Ford (no relation), with input from the like of Gruenhagen and a broad community of Mustang.

The North American P Mustang is one of the best-known escort fighters of World War II. The escort fighter was a World War II concept for a fighter aircraft designed to escort bombers.

Buy P bomber escort (Ballantine's illustrated history of the violent century. Weapons book) by William N Hess () by (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(2). The P Mustang is credited with providing very effective long range bomber escort.

The Allied daylight bombing campaign proved extremely successful by strangling the support lines of the enemy and nearly stopping the production of war-time machinery. The P Mustang was a solution to the need for an effective bomber escort.

It used a common, reliable engine and had internal space for a larger-than-average fuel load. With external fuel tanks, it could accompany the bombers from England to Germany and cturer: North American Aviation. Did the P Mustang surprise the German Luftwaffe when it was first deployed as a bomber escort.

Up until the deployment of P bomber escorts could only go so far before they broke away for home. That left the bombers vulnerable to the bomber-hunters of the Luftwaffe. P Bomber Escort to Caen. Type - Single mission. Author - ChuckIV. Date - In early June ofthrough aerial surveillance, it is believed that the Germans have constructed a new, large fighter plane factory as well as several weapons factories in Caen, France.

In addition to this, the Allies have evidence of other. The P Mustang is credited with providing very effective long range bomber escort. The Allied daylight bombing campaign proved extremely successful by strangling the support lines of the enemy and nearly stopping the production of war-time machinery.

The P Mustang and the men that flew them saved lives in the skies and on the ground. The th Fighter Group, also initially assigned to the 9th Air Force but was quickly transferred to operational control of the 8th Air Force for bomber escort.

It flew its first PB escort mission on Febru The rd Fighter Group became the third P. North American P Collection - $$ Comes in 15 versions. The P flew most of its wartime missions as a bomber escort in raids over Germany, helping ensure Allied air superiority from early After World War II and the Korean conflict, many Mustangs were converted for civilian use, especially air racing.

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Written by William Hess, this volume is about the American Mustang P, one of the "bravest" WWII aircraft.