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Rare birds : forgotten aircraft of the Second World War / Charles R. G. Bain.

By: Bain, Charles R. G [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Stroud, England] : Fonthill Media, 2016Description: 208 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781781555248.Other title: Forgotten aircraft of the second World War.Subject(s): Fighter planes | Airplanes, Military | Airplanes -- Recognition | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operationsDDC classification: 623.746 Summary: The Second World War saw the apex of piston-engine aircraft design, and ushered the world into the jet age. Anybody who studies aviation will know the names: Spitfire, Mustang, Zero, Messerschmitt, Shturmovik. But there were many more aircraft to take to the skies before and during the war, and frequently their stories remain unknown. This book seeks to tell those stories, to bring to the fore the forgotten warbirds. From the valiant Poles fighting the might of the Luftwaffe in their obsolescent craft, to the varied and excellent craft of the French Armee De l'Air, to the graceful craft of Italy's Regia Aeronautica. With stops around the globe, this book seeks to tell the tales of the forgotten or the doomed or the never-quites. The stories of these aircraft, drawn from Allies and Axis nations alike, bring forth a fuller picture of aviation during the greatest airborne conflict in world history. Telling these stories will give readers an interesting, and informative, look into the past-with personal reflections and a call to arms for the study of history itself.
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The Second World War saw the apex of piston-engine aircraft design, and ushered the world into the jet age. Anybody who studies aviation will know the names: Spitfire, Mustang, Zero, Messerschmitt, Shturmovik. But there were many more aircraft to take to the skies before and during the war, and frequently their stories remain unknown. This book seeks to tell those stories, to bring to the fore the forgotten warbirds. From the valiant Poles fighting the might of the Luftwaffe in their obsolescent craft, to the varied and excellent craft of the French Armée De l'Air, to the graceful craft of Italy's Regia Aeronautica. With stops around the globe, this book seeks to tell the tales of the forgotten or the doomed or the never-quites. The stories of these aircraft, drawn from Allies and Axis nations alike, bring forth a fuller picture of aviation during the greatest airborne conflict in world history. Telling these stories will give readers an interesting, and informative, look into the past--with personal reflections and a call to arms for the study of history itself.

Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-208)

The Second World War saw the apex of piston-engine aircraft design, and ushered the world into the jet age. Anybody who studies aviation will know the names: Spitfire, Mustang, Zero, Messerschmitt, Shturmovik. But there were many more aircraft to take to the skies before and during the war, and frequently their stories remain unknown. This book seeks to tell those stories, to bring to the fore the forgotten warbirds. From the valiant Poles fighting the might of the Luftwaffe in their obsolescent craft, to the varied and excellent craft of the French Armee De l'Air, to the graceful craft of Italy's Regia Aeronautica. With stops around the globe, this book seeks to tell the tales of the forgotten or the doomed or the never-quites. The stories of these aircraft, drawn from Allies and Axis nations alike, bring forth a fuller picture of aviation during the greatest airborne conflict in world history. Telling these stories will give readers an interesting, and informative, look into the past-with personal reflections and a call to arms for the study of history itself.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. 5)
  • Acknowledgements (p. 7)
  • Introduction (p. 11)
  • 1 Aichi B7A Ryusei (p. 17)
  • 2 Avia B-534 (p. 21)
  • 3 Bachem Ba-349 Natter (p. 25)
  • 4 Bell P-59 Airacomet (p. 30)
  • 5 Bloch MB.152 (p. 34)
  • 6 Boeing P-26 Peashooter (p. 39)
  • 7 Boulton Paul Defiant (p. 43)
  • 8 Breda Ba.88 (p. 48)
  • 9 Brewster F2A Buffalo (p. 53)
  • 10 Caudron C.714 (p. 57)
  • 11 Commonwealth CA-13 Boomerang (p. 62)
  • 12 Dewoitine D.520 (p. 68)
  • 13 Dornier Do 19 (p. 73)
  • 14 Fisher P-75 Eagle (p. 78)
  • 15 Focke-Wulf Fw 187Falke (p. 81)
  • 16 Fokker D.XXI (p. 86)
  • 17 Fokker G.1 (p. 90)
  • 18 Gloster Gladiator (p. 95)
  • 19 Grumman XF5F (p. 102)
  • 20 Heinkel He 177 Greif (p. 107)
  • 21 Heinkel He 280 (p. 114)
  • 22 Henschel Hs 123 (p. 120)
  • 23 IAR 80 (p. 125)
  • 24 Ikarus IK-2 (p. 130)
  • 25 Kawasaki Ki-100 (p. 134)
  • 26 Macchi C.205 Veltro (p. 138)
  • 27 Martin JRM Mars (p. 143)
  • 28 Messerschmitt Me 209 (p. 147)
  • 29 Messerschmitt Me 410 Hornisse (p. 151)
  • 30 Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (p. 156)
  • 31 Petlyakov Pe-8 (p. 159)
  • 32 Piaggio P.108 (p. 164)
  • 33 Polikarpov 1-15/1-153 (p. 168)
  • 34 Polikarpov Po-2 (p. 172)
  • 35 PZLP-11c (p. 176)
  • 36 PZL.37 Los (p. 180)
  • 37 Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 (p. 184)
  • 38 Vought OS2U Kingfisher (p. 189)
  • 39 Westland Lysander (p. 194)
  • 40 Westland Welkin (p. 197)
  • Epilogue (p. 201)
  • Bibliography (p. 203)