BSC0760313407 - Weapons of the Eighth Air Force

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Weapons of the Eighth Air Force
(All books feature deluxe hardcover blinding)

By Frederick A. Johnsen
Published by MBI Publishing Company


America's celebrated Eighth Air Force had the highest casualty rates of any Allied force in World War II. Weapons of the Eighth Air Force commemorates the heroic crewmen of the "Mighty Eighth" and looks at the aircraft that played a central role in the destruction of Hitler's Nazi Germany.
Climb aboard a B-17, fully equipped to fight Germany's battle-tested Luftwaffe. Flying at 25,000 feet, loaded with 6,000 pounds of bombs, bristling with thirteen. 50-caliber machine guns, and with a highly trained and motivated flight crew, this Flying Fortress became the physical symbol of the Mighty Eighth.
Of course, the B-17 didn't go to war alone. The Eighth Air Force's formidable air armada also deployed the rugged B-24 Liberator, the nimble P-38 Lightning, the heavyweight P-47 Thunderbolt, and the quick and high-flying P-51 Mustang.
Weapons of the Eighth Air Force is a tribute to both the aircraft and the men of the Mighty Eighth, featuring archival black-and-white photos, gun camera shots, and rare original World War II color profiles depicting markings and paint schemes.
- More than 200 photos
- Hand-painted aircraft profiles by acclaimed artist Sonny Schug.
- Complete descriptions of all Eighth Air Force combat aircraft: B-17, B-24, P-38, P-47, P-51 as well as transports, lesser-known bombers, fighters, and other aircraft.

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