Beaufighter in Action by Jerry Scutts

By Jerry Scutts

Beaufighter in motion КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Beaufighter in motion (Aircraft 153)ByJerry ScuttsPublisher:Squadron/Signal courses Inc.199550 PagesISBN: 0897473337PDF11 MBOne of the RAF's so much winning and general dual engined fighter forms, the Bristol Beaufightcr borrowed a few layout beneficial properties from its torpedo bomber forerunner, the Bristol Beaufort. either airplane have been cutting edge and leaders of their specific type. The Beaufort was once the 1st sleek torpedo bomber and the Beaufightcr the 1st combat-worthy twin-engined fighter to go into RAF provider and as such they either discovered a rightful position within the Royal Air strength "hall of fame." sharingmatrixletitbit eighty five

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Ingenious, bold, and persevering, these NAA years Dutch Kindelberger telling contribution to War American II. In June 1938 Dutch was in England discussing trainer aircraft sales, and as he toured he noted the handcrafting techniques used in British aircraft factories. Then, trading on aviation's camaraderie, and doubtless his German heritage, Kindelberger fulfilled a secret Army Air Corps request to visit Germany. He received a cordial invitation from Ernst Udet, World War I German ace and an air show acquaintance.

V Glenn Martin flew at the second Dominguez Hills meet in December 1910 (when this photo may have able a publicist as he flyer, Martin did much acceptance of flying. Flying attire. In the was to As and achieve public He was known Dude" because Courtesy, been taken). a builder as "The of his stylish flying SPNBPC/LAPL summer of 1909 Glenn Martin rented an abandoned Methodist church at Second and Main streets in Santa Ana to work on his second plane with his friend and assistant, Roy Beall. The biplane, shown under construction here, was Martin's first successful design.

Like so many others, Kindelberger found his call to aviation in the military. Enlisting in the Engineers, he soon transferred to the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps. Sure, he had seen Lincoln Beachey flying at the Wheeling Fair Grounds, but it was the Army that gave him his chance to fly. Learning on the ubiquitous Jenny, Kindelberger received ground training at Ohio State University, preliminary flight familiari- and early flying practice at Park Memphis, Tennessee. He didn't make it to zation at Dallas, Field, France.

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