030454 - AMERICAN AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT OF WWII: Special Types 1939-45
By William Norton
· Projects which significantly advanced aircraft technology
· Includes naval developments
· Coverage includes drones, floatplanes, autogyros and transports
Focusing almost exclusively on official programs and aircraft that entered development this book shows how U.S. aviation weapons progressed under the pressure of war. From the state of the art at the beginning of the war, to the advances during the conflict, armed photo reconnaissance, catapult launched seaplanes, autogyros and, amongst others, armed drones are covered in detail.
Often described as less glamorous that fighters and bombers, these special types offer a unique contribution to aeronautical advancement.
|Publication Date||Late 2016|