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FIGHTER ACES OF THE U. S. A.

Toliver, Raymond F & Trevor J. Constable.

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ISBN 10: 081685792X / ISBN 13: 9780816857920
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Fallbrook, 1979, Aero Publs, 1st US edition, hard bound in dust jacket, , 7 1/2 x 11, Fine/Fine condition , 400 pages, prof. illustrated. appendices, index. --------------------------------------------------------------FIGHTER PILOT ACES have become the most glamorous warriors since the medieval knights. Enhancing their lofty status as the aristocracy of aviation is their sheer rarity. America has trained over 140,000 fighter pilots since the beginning of aviation, but less than three out of a hundred of them became aces-pilots credited with five or more confirmed victories in aerial combat. In Fighter Aces of the U.S.A. this elite fraternity springs to life again in the most comprehensive and detailed book ever compiled on America's knights of the air.-------------------------------------------------------------Award-winning authors Colonel Raymond F. Toliver and Trevor J. Constable cover the full range of Americans who fought for the sky in fighter planes. This book spans from the expatriate Americans who flew with the British and French before U.S. entry into World War I, all the way to the supersonic super-athletes flying jets "in the barrel" over Hanoi. The deeds and feats of American aces in every conflict and every branch of the service are grippingly recounted. Numerous aces come forward with first person accounts of aerial combat charged with thrilling immediacy.Detailing the changes in aircraft and tactics that have followed the march of technology, the authors unfold a magnificent historical backdrop to the personal accounts of the aces. Each technical epoch, each war, brings new members to the ace fraternity. The aces appear as a cross-section of American manhood; numerous career portraits are full of surprises-like aerial combat itself.-------------------------------------------------------------------.Almost 700 photographs, many published here for the first time, lend a rare, living dimension to American acedom never before provided. The most detailed American ace lists ever published, involving decades of work and including every known American who is an ace, provide a permanent statistical underpinning to the text and graphic illustrations. N° de ref. de la librería 33069

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Título: FIGHTER ACES OF THE U. S. A.

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

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Fighter Aces of the U.S.A. is the most complete, full-spectrum book ever published on American fighter aces, and includes dozens of aces' combat accounts, plus capsule biographies. Evolution of aircraft, tactics and armament is seen through the eyes of the 1400 elite Americans who earned the coveted title ""Ace."" Comprehensive revisions and updates to this new edition include the most complete statistics of American aces ever published, and is fully current to date of publication. Authoritative and compelling narrative also presents eyebrow-raising facts on enemy aces who fought Americans in all wars and theatres. Lists include names and scores, plus intriguing data on Soviet Air Force aces who battled USAF aces over Korea. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of photos, this book is a must reference for every historian and ""buff's"" bookshelf.

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