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              5th Fighter Command in World War II Vol 1: Pearl Harbor to the Reduction of Rabaul
               

              5th Fighter Command in World War II Vol 1: Pearl Harbor to the Reduction of Rabaul (Hardback)

              By Wolf, Dr William

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              Vol1 Pearl Harbor to the Reduction of Rabaul. .

              ISBN 9780764339554
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2013
              Publisher Schiffer Publishing Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Martin B-26 Marauder
                

              Martin B-26 Marauder (Hardback)

              By Wolf, Dr William

              In his fifth book in The Ultimate Look series, Dr. Wolf again brings the same degree of meticulous research to describe this unappreciated and misunderstood B-26 medium bomber. This massive, comprehensive volume is the first to give the reader a definitive description of this neg...lected bomber, its development, testing, and manufacture. The role of the enigmatic aviation icon Glenn L. Martin is described in the development of the American aviation industry and the Marauder. The author made extensive use of the massive document and photo collections of the Marauder Archives at Akron and Tucson, and the Air Force collection at the NMUSAF. Martin Company design and production information and flight and test evaluations, along with original Company Flight, Parts, and Maintenance Manuals, and rare archival microfilm of original material were also used. The author was given unprecedented access to the family records of B-26 designer Peyton Magruder. The text is complemented by archival photos and drawings, and new color photos of the Marauders at the NMUSAF, Fantasy of Flight, and MAPS Museum.
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              ISBN 9780764347412
              Released NZ 1 May 2015
              Publisher Schiffer Publishing Ltd
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              5th Fighter Command in World War II Vol 2: The End in New Guinea, the Philippines, to V-J Day
               

              5th Fighter Command in World War II Vol 2: The End in New Guinea, the Philippines, to V-J Day (Hardback)

              By Wolf, Dr William

              In Volume 2, of a planned three-volume set, the author continues his definitive history of the 5th Fighter Command combining grand world strategy and Pacific strategy with subsequent land and air campaigns. This book describes the 5FC as it continues on the offensive after the re...duction of Rabaul in November 1943 and then decimates Japanese air power over western New Guinea, and on its approach to the Philippines. The final destruction of Japanese air and ground forces during the Philippines Campaigns until V-J Day concludes this ultimate chronicle of the Fifth Fighter Command making this history a must for every World War II aviation enthusiast. Volume three will cover: 5FC vs. Japan: Aces, Units, Aircraft, and Tactics.
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              ISBN 9780764342516
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2013
              Publisher Schiffer Publishing Ltd
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              Victory Roll: : The American Fighter Pilot and Aircraft in World War II
               

              Victory Roll: : The American Fighter Pilot and Aircraft in World War II (Hardback, New title)

              By Wolf, Dr William

              He was selected from the cream of American youth, with admission standards much more restrictive than any other branch of the military. Well-trained pilots flying superior new fighter aircraft against an enemy, losing its best pilots and unable to afford the luxury of extended tr...aining, brought about the inevitable defeat of the Axis air forces. This is their story.
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              ISBN 9780764314582
              Released NZ 31 Aug 2004
              Publisher Schiffer Publishing Ltd
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              13th Fighter Command in World War II: Air Combat over Guadalcanal and the Solomons
               

              13th Fighter Command in World War II: Air Combat over Guadalcanal and the Solomons (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By Wolf, Dr William

              In the savage air combat over Guadalcanal and then the equally bloody air battles up Solomon chain, New Georgia and Bougainville, 13th Fighter Command took a back seat to Marine aviation in personnel, equipment, supply, operations, and publicity.

              ISBN 9780764320675
              Released NZ 20 Mar 2005
              Publisher Schiffer Publishing Ltd
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              Boeing B-29 Superfortress: The Ultimate Look: From Drawing Board to VJ-Day
               

              Boeing B-29 Superfortress: The Ultimate Look: From Drawing Board to VJ-Day (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By Wolf, Dr William

              Although many books have been published about the B-29, none has been an in-depth look, with most being either superficial pictorials or focusing on the bombing campaigns, particularly the incendiary attacks and atomic bombings. This book, using rare, previously unexplored source...s, intends to provide the definitive look at the bomber and crew, detailing every facet for the air enthusiast, historian and modeler. The author was granted rare access to the Pima Air & Space Museums restored B-29 Sentimental Journey for inspection and photography, resulting in the most extensive photographic documentation of the B-29 ever published. The Pima Museums archives, filled with B-29 technical and crew manuals also gave the author extensive information that had not been previously published. These sources, the authors extensive personal library, and microfilm resources enabled the author to produce this comprehensive look at the bomber and its crew in the context of the bombers development and operational use. It is truly monumental in scope, both in words and photos.
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              ISBN 9780764322570
              Released NZ 28 Jun 2005
              Publisher Schiffer Publishing Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Schiffer Military History
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              World War II US Gunships: YB-40 Flying Fortress and XB-41 Liberator Bomber Escorts

              World War II US Gunships: YB-40 Flying Fortress and XB-41 Liberator Bomber Escorts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wolf, Dr William; Illustrated by Tooby, Adam

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              The XB-40 and XB-41 were secret, little-known experimental modifications of the B-17F and B-24D, respectively, into heavily-armed bomber gunships variously referred to as convoy protector airplanes, bomber escorters, or destroyer escort planes. These aircraft were developed durin...g the early war in response to the lack of a USAAF long-range fighter aircraft able to escort and protect beleaguered regular B-17 formations from the UK round trip deep into Germany. Unfortunately, these protecters were found to be unable to protect large formations as expected. During their development each encountered numerous delays in the development and delivery of their various armament additions and improvements, particularly the Bendix chin turret. Being modifications of the bomber, they were to protect; after the addition of guns and ammunition they became overweight and also markedly tail-heavy causing center of gravity problems. The result of these alterations was a protector that did not have the performance of the bombers they were to protect. After releasing their bombs, a standard B-17F formation returning from a mission easily outpaced their overloaded escort protectors that carried no bombs. The YB-40 participated in only 14 lackluster operational service test missions during mid-1943 before being withdrawn from service. The XB-41 Liberator was a one-of-a-kind bomber escort which had similar problems as the XB-40 but never saw operational testing before also being cancelled for its poor comparative performance to standard bombers. The failure of the gunship concept left a huge hole in the capabilities of the Eighth Air Force. Without an escort that could safeguard the bomber formations all the way to the heart of Germany, the bombers would suffer unsustainable losses flying the daytime raids that the USAAF insisted on. Their failure, however, spurred the adoption of the Merlin-powered P-51 Mustang, the outstanding escort fighter that was key to Allied victory in the air war
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              ISBN 9781472844699
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series X-Planes
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              Conquest of the Skies: Seeking Range, Endurance, and the Intercontinental Bomber
               

              Conquest of the Skies: Seeking Range, Endurance, and the Intercontinental Bomber (Hardback)

              By Wolf, Dr William

              This meticulously researched volume is a must in the library of any aviation buff: the most comprehensive descriptive and illustrated history of military and civilian aircraft and their pilots (men and women) to increase the range and endurance of their aircraft. Beginning with t...he proof of concept efforts to establish the airplane as a true flying machine from 1900 to WWI, it then delves into civilian and military efforts by country, with the civilian effort mainly for personal achievement and the military for ultimately developing the intercontinental bomber and beyond. Hundreds of daring civilian flights of the 1920s and 30s are described by nation until the start of WWII. The inflight refueling mania of the 1930s and pre- and post-WWII military refueling efforts are covered. Post-WWII civilian aircraft and military fighter distance record attempts are included, as are the efforts of the Cold War and beyond. Also described are airline, seaplane, balloon, glider, hang glider, solar, and human-powered aircraft accounts.
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              ISBN 9780764353215
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2017
              Publisher Schiffer Publishing Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              American Fighter-Bombers in World War II: USAAF Jab in the MTO and ETO
               

              American Fighter-Bombers in World War II: USAAF Jab in the MTO and ETO (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By Wolf, Dr William

              Lost in the air combat and air ace fanfare of World War II was the dangerous, unheralded and vital role played by USAAF fighter-bomber pilots over the Mediterranean and northwest Europe. Four times as many pilots were lost during strafing and ground attack sorties than were lost ...against the Luftwaffe in aerial combat. This extensive book is the first in-depth examination of American air-to-ground attack and explores numerous aspects of the subject. The three priorities of the fighter-bomber air superiority, interdiction and close air support along with combat reports and pilot narratives are put into the context of the various ground operations. The fighter-bomber pilot risked his life every day against the thickest flak in the war to deprive the enemy of vital reinforcements and supplies, altering his strategy and movement.
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              ISBN 9780764318788
              Released NZ 31 Aug 2004
              Publisher Schiffer Publishing Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Schiffer Military History
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              Consolidated B-32 Dominator: The Ultimate Look: from Drawing Board to Scrapyard
               

              Consolidated B-32 Dominator: The Ultimate Look: from Drawing Board to Scrapyard (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By Wolf, Dr William

              Over the years the B-32 has been described only in a small number of magazine articles and in a booklet that have generally given a superficial and incomplete account, maligning the bomber, fairly or not, as a mediocre design besieged with developmental problems and a lackluster ...combat record. Consolidated B-32 Dominator - The Ultimate Look: from Drawing Board to Scrapyard is the definitive description and appraisal of this neglected bombers development, testing, manufacture, and combat experience. The author used company design and production information, flight and test evaluations, along with previously unexplored Flight Manuals and Consolidated-Vultee Erection and Maintenance Manuals. From rare microfilm of original material and insights and personal narratives of the personnel involved, Wolf has gathered information on the pre-combat testing and all the combat missions of the bomber in the Pacific.
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              ISBN 9780764324512
              Released NZ 8 Mar 2006
              Publisher Schiffer Publishing Ltd
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