By Alan C. Carey
Probably the most strange and memorable American fighter airplane, the F-82 dual Mustang used to be the final mass creation propeller-driven fighter received by means of the U.S. Air strength. initially meant as a really long-range fighter escort for the Boeing B-29 Superfortress in the course of global battle II, it arrived too past due to work out strive against and developed right into a evening and all-weather fighter throughout the post-war years. strive against operations within the Korean warfare undefined, in addition to a bunch of alternative dynamic episodes of deployment. This paintings lines the developmental, operational, and wrestle historical past of this precise American fighter and lines one hundred twenty photos and illustrations, lots of that have by no means been released before.
Seven chapters, all broadly illustrated, hide the aircraft's improvement, descriptions of the editions and subtypes, info of preliminary access into provider, 3 chapters masking the F-82's provider within the Korean struggle, and a last bankruptcy detailing the type's removing from the Korean battle Theater in February 1952, to determine out its operational days within the Alaskan Air protection Command.
An appendix part follows, that includes tables of different variations, an illustrated record of recognized nostril paintings utilized to F-82s, and an access of losses suffered within the Korean battle. most of these extra information carry new attractions to the preferred pictures of warfare layout, making for a richer, extra informative interpreting experience.
Focusing on an ignored style, deployed in a clash usually sidelined inside of mainstream conflict histories, this ebook bargains a far deserved platform upon which to understand this dynamic and immensely attention-grabbing plane.