ULTIMATE ALLIED FIGHTERS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Autore: Justo Miranda
DISPONIBILE FEBBRAIO 2023
An exhaustive and comprehensive visual examination of late-war experimental and drawing board Allied fighter designs.
- Previously unpublished scale drawings of British, American, French and Russian experimental fighters of the Second World War
- Profusely illustrated with technical drawings and gives exhaustive coverage on different models and variants
- Of interest to aviation and military historians, modellers, gamers and flight simulator enthusiasts
During little more than five years of the Second World War, the power of engines and speed of aircraft increased as much as it did during twenty years of peacetime.
Conventional aircraft and their engines reached the limits marked in the original design and even surpassed them. The basis for this remarkable achievement were superior fuels, short-lived and artificially overpowered engines, propellers with four, five and six blades and thin wings with sections of laminar flow. Some pilots even had the paint on their aircraft removed and the metal polished to gain vital speed.
The aviation industry was now ready for the introduction of the turbojet and arrowed wing; however, an unknown phenomenon, later named compressibility buffeting, caused aircraft to suddenly spin out of control.
Ailerons failed to respond, the horizontal tailplane suffered from violent flutter and the control column would jump out of the pilot’s hands as if alive. The entire structure was under a high-frequency vibration and had to be cured in the Allied supersonic race.
158 disegni al tratto
17 x 25