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#31 CORSNING

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:29 PM

A good reference book in its day (1971).

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This one is the equal of Ray's American Combat Planes as

shown above but not quite in the same league as Green's

Warplanes of the Third Reich, in my opinion.



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 06:45 PM

     Some performance figures given here and there in the text on speeds.

I believe the figures to be military power (maximum continuous) and not 

combat (war emergency). There are a lot of other insights to be had, like

the devastating power of the Shiden-Kai's superior 20 mm cannon of which

it carried four. I personally believe the book downgrades the Raiden's abilities.

I believe while the Raiden had its limitations, mostly due to the manufacture

and fuel quality, if it had been in...lets say, the Russian air force, it would

have been lauded much more.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 02:50 PM

     This next book I picked up a few years ago used for less than $30.

It is without a doubt 'The Best Book Published at This Time" on US

WW2 fighter aircraft....PERIOD! The only critical thing I can say about

the book is that it only covers the performance of each version of fighter

as it was when it first appeared. It does not include the performance

of these aircraft after the improved high octane output fuel was introduced

to US squadrons in Europe in June 1944. When you consider the

information that is included in this book, that point becomes very minimal.

 

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If you wish to learn a lot more about US WW2 fighters, this

is the book you should purchase.

 

PS: I didn't have the money for it either. I asked for it for my birthday. :)



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 02:58 PM

I can't stay and play anymore. :(  My wife says I have to take her shopping,

yippee. <_<  Hope to be back posting soon, Jeff :unsure:






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