CONSOLIDATED B-32 DOMINATOR
The ultimate look: from drawing board to scrapyard.
Autore: William Wolf
Storia, sviluppo e impiego del B-32 Dominator dai primi progetti su carta alla rottamazione degli ultimi esemplari. Oltre 400 foto e disegni al tratto a corredo dell’autorevole testo denso di dati tecnici ricavati dai manuali di volo e dai manuali di manutenzione e produzione della Consolidated-Vultee.
Over the years the B-32 has been described only in a small number of magazine articles and in a booklet that have generally given a superficial and incomplete account, maligning the bomber, fairly or not, as a mediocre design besieged with developmental problems and a lackluster combat record. Consolidated B-32 Dominator – The Ultimate Look: from Drawing Board to Scrapyard is the definitive description and appraisal of this neglected bomber’s development, testing, manufacture, and combat experience. The author used company design and production information, flight and test evaluations, along with previously unexplored Flight Manuals and Consolidated-Vultee Erection and Maintenance Manuals. From rare microfilm of original material and insights and personal narratives of the personnel involved, Wolf has gathered information on the pre-combat testing and all the combat missions of the bomber in the Pacific.
400 foto in bianco e nero, disegni al tratto