New books from Tommy Thomason

overscan (PaulMM)

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Bell XFL-1
I have this weakness for unappreciated "failures" (see Bell HSL and Grumman/GD F-111B below). My latest attempt to provide a nuanced and balanced account of a little known or notorious aircraft program is the one-off Bell XFL-1, a navalized version of the much more successful but frequently maligned P-39 Airacobra.

Next, I plan to write a monograph on the XF8U-3, which actually enjoys a great reputation, possibly because it was canceled after initial envelope expansion and before its development was complete and operational evaluation had been accomplished.


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Dear French understanding members,

in the latest issue, April 2012, of Le Fana De L'Aviation Magazine there is an article about the Bell XFL-1 Ariabonita by Tommy Thomason.

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