This is a well - illustrated book ( black and white photographs with profiles ) about one of the most iconic American twin - engined medium bomber in service during the Second World War : the Douglas A - 20 Boston.
||30 x 23 x 2 cm
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|Etat du livre
||Très bon état
||William N. Hess
|Collection / Série
||Ian Allan Ltd
Although it never achieved the spectacular success of either the mosquito or the Ju 88, the basic design of the Douglas A - 20 produced a fast, extremely rugged, versatile and dependable series of aircraft whose service in the later A - 26 variant extended well beyond World War II. In this book American aviation specialist William Hess, himself a veteran airman of World War II, tells the story of this remarkable series of aircraft in the words of the crews who flew them in action and in a new selection of photographs many of which have not been published before. It makes a fitting addition to this highly successful Ian Allan series.
William N. Hess ( 1925 ) is the official historian for the American Fighter Aces Association, and is one of the most highly respected aviation writers of his generation. A B - 17 crewman during the Second World War, Hess has written over 40 books during his long and distinguished career, such as : Big Bombers of WWII ( 1998 ), B - 17 Flying Fortress Units of the MTO ( 2003 ) and 49th Fighter Group : Aces of the Pacific ( 2004 ).
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