American Aircraft Development of the Second World War: Research, Experimentation

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The author is William Norton. From the description: " It describes some important areas of American aviation weapons maturation under the pressure of war with emphasis on advanced technology and experimental aircraft configurations. The great value of the work is illumination of little known or minimally documented projects that significantly advanced the science of aeronautics, propulsion, aircraft systems, and ordnance, but did not go into production. Each chapter introduces another topic by examining the state-of-the-art at the beginning of the war, advantages pursued, and results achieved during the conflict. This last is the vehicle to examine the secret modifications or experiments that are little known. Consequently, this is an important single-source for a fascinating and diverse collection of wartime efforts never before brought together under a single cover."

Scheduled for March 7 in the UK.
 

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Google is your friend :)

https://www.fonthill.media/products/american-aircraft-development-of-the-second-world-war-research-experimentation-and-modification-1939-1945

Historically rich in detail with previously unpublished photographs from private archives

Emphasises little-known and unique experimental and modified military aircraft for the purpose of research and experimentation in support of development, advancing aeronautical technology or meeting narrow needs for the evolving battlefield

Illuminates little known or minimally documented projects, which significantly advanced the science and technology of aeronautics, propulsion, aircraft systems, avionics and ordnance

The ‘war stories’ are those of military staffs, engineering teams and test pilots struggling against short schedules and tight resource constraints to push the bounds of technology

A new and fresh angle on American wartime aviation and of much interest to military and aviation historians as well as modellers

This book presents a little-known aspect of America’s aircraft development during the Second World War in emphasising unique and non-production aircraft or modifications for the purpose of research and experimentation in support of development, advancing technology or meeting narrow combat needs.

It describes important areas of aviation weapons maturation during war with an emphasis on advanced technology and experimental aircraft configurations. The great value of the work is of little known or minimally documented projects, which significantly advanced the science of aeronautics, propulsion, aircraft systems and ordnance, but did not go into production.

Each chapter introduces another topic by examining the state-of-the-art at the beginning of the war, advantages pursued, and results achieved during the conflict as well as examining the secret modifications or experiments that are little known.

Consequently, this is an important single source for a fascinating and diverse collection of wartime efforts never-before brought together under a single cover.

BOOK ISBN 9781781557259
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 448 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 29 November 2018
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 350 black-and-white and 21 colour photographs
 

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Amazon (U.S.) shows availability as 2 April 2019.
 

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2019? Shome mishtake shurely? I'm sure I have these on my shelf. Or are they new edition?

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It seems to be an compilation (and possibly, expansion?)

Consequently, this is an important single source for a fascinating and diverse collection of wartime efforts never-before brought together under a single cover.
 

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Thanks Jay - looks awesome! Can you confirm the relationship to the earlier books at all?
 

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Come from American Bomber Aircraft Development in World War 2
 

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