BELL XFM/YFM AIRACUDA BOMBER DESTROYER
AIR FORCE LEGENDS # 225
Autore: Steve Ginter
Monografie, altamente illustrate, con foto dell’aereo in volo e a terra con particolari di interni (cockpit, motore, carrello, armamento, ecc.). Ampia didascalia descrittiva a corredo di ogni foto e disegni al tratto a più viste con dettagliata nomenclatura.
The Bell XFM-1/YFM-1 Airacuda was the first airplane designed and built by Larry Bell's new Bell Aircraft Corp. (founded in July 1935). This was to be a futuristic and innovative Allison V-1710 powered twin pusher bomber destroyer armed with 37mm canons mounted in the forward engine nacelles. The aircraft carried a crew of five and had both .30cal and .50cal defensive armament. It was also the first fighter to have an Auxillary Power Unit (APU). Fourteen aircraft were built: one XFM-1, nine YFM-1s, three YFM-1A (with tricycle landing gear) and two YFM-1Bs. The Airacuda's first flight was on 28 September 1939 with all aircraft being withdrawn from service in 1941.
131 foto in bianco e nero, 7 disegni al tratto
21 x 30