Lockheed P-80/F-80 Shooting Star

825,- Kč


A Photo Chronicle

Autor: David R. McLaren
Strany: 184
ISBN: 9780887409073
Paperback

Obsah
The Lockheed P-80/F-80 Shooting Star was the first American operational jet fighter. David McLaren's new book chronicles the development and early trials of the aircraft during Lockheed's groundbreaking attempts to create a viable jet fighter, in a period when jet propulsion was still an innovative unknown. This period also saw engineers and test pilots like Kelly Johnson and Tony LeVier facing many challenges, incidents and accidents as they attempted to create a new fighter from yet untested aerodynamic theories, and engines that were still under development. Also discussed are the record breaking transcontinental and absoulte speed records set by the Shooting Star. Detailed analysis of the Shooting Star's combat record in Korea shows why the F-80 flew more combat missions than any aircraft in the war theater. Also presented is a summation of all USAF, USAFR, and foreign countries that flew the P-80/F-80.

Přidat do košíku:

  • Kód: 9780887409073
  • Výrobce: Schiffer Books


Tento produkt byl přidán dne Středa 12. listopad 2008.

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