USAF Prototype Jet Fighters

Dennis R Jenkins


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… & Tony R Landis. The U.S. Air Force began developing jet fighters as World War II came to a close. The Cold War that soon developed saw a significant increase in fighter production programs as America tried to counter the perceived Soviet threat. World War II’s best piston-powered fighters could barely top speeds in excess of 450 mph. But the post-war jets developed by the U.S. Air Force were soon breaking the sound barrier, flying to Mach 3, and Mach-4‚Äúcapable aircraft were on the drawing board. U.S. Air Force Prototype Jet Fighters details the evolution of these aircraft, using dozens of never-before-published photographs from government archives. Overall, it is an excellent book and a great value for the money. I enjoyed it and I am sure you will as well. It is one that I can easily recommend to you. Modeling Madness, reviewed by Scott Van Aken, April 2009 I like these books, the Specialty Press crew does a great job of presenting historic photos with pertinent information and commentary. This book is no different, it’s not just a scrapbook as the title suggests. It’s more of a tour – a virtual museum presenting the leaps and stumbles of fighter aircraft development. I’m confident you will find this Scrapbook worth the price paid. Starship Modeler, reviewed by Terry Miesle, April 2009 Whether as a complement to the larger ‘Experimental & Prototype: U.S. Air Force Jet Fighters’ book or as a stand-alone volume, this is a nice book to have. Internet Modeler, reviewed by Chris Banyai-Riepl, June 2009 Overall, this is a worthwhile book because it is not expensive and presents info not seen elsewhere. IPMS, reivewed by Jim Pearsall, June 2009 As a scrapbook and compilation, a very interesting work covering a wide span of the history of US aviation. Hyperscale, reviewed by Ken Bowes, July 2009 If you liked the original volume this will be a nice companion on your bookshelf. It also serves as a very helpful modeler’s reference in an area where photos are often hard to come by. Military Aircraft Monthly, September 2009


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