U.S. Naval Air Superiority: Development of Shipborne Jet Fighters 1943-1962 :: Tommy Thomason

U.S. Naval Air Superiority: Development of Shipborne Jet Fighters 1943-1962 :: Tommy Thomason soon to be presented for sale on the marvellous BookLovers of Bath web site!

North Branch: Specialty Press, 2007, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white profiles; Black & white photographs; Charts; Colour photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Cutaways;

From the cover: The Navys first carrier-based jet fighter, the McDonnell Phantom, had a gross weight of 10,000 pounds, carried 2,250 pounds of internal fuel, and was powered by a pair of Westinghouse J30 axial-flow engines producing 1,600 pounds thrust each. Top speed for the Phantom was about 400 mph, and it could climb 3,150-feet per minute.

The Phantoms piston-powered counterpart at the time, the Vought F4U-4, was faster, could out-climb, and had greater range than the newly developed jet. Yet, new jet-engine aircraft held great pr…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Matching Pictorial boards. 275 pages. Index. 10¼” x 10¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I persuade you to have a look at more books within my Military Naval catalogue?

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