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1943 "War Planes of the World" with 60 colour plates!


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1943 "War Planes of the World" was a companion book to "Airplanes of the United States of America." First published in 1941 and reprinted in 1943, it contains 60 illustrations in full colour. Whitman Publishing Company of Racine, Wisconsin also published other booklets on the United States Army Air Corps, United States Army, United State Navy, etc., and of course you'll stumble upon titles that will be new to you and I both! ENJOY! :rolleyes: Sarge Booker of Tujunga, California (hhbooker2@yahoo.com) Page 0. (Front Cover)

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I love the machine gun and shell gun damage photos!! Hilarious!

 

-Ski

 

TEAMSKI: Yes, they were probably what the artist thought the damage would look like, perhaps he never saw actual damages from bullets and artillery shells?

 

pinch.gif Page 6. Diagrams showing method of launching aerial torpedoes in the sea.

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:blink: Page 17. Known as the Douglas A-20-C Havoc in the U.S. Army Air Corps and as the "Boston" in the Royal Air Force.

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Notice that much of the performance information published with these pictures is VERY optimistic. This was quite common during wartime to exagerate such things such as newness of the design, top speed, bomb load and range. Guess we didn't want the bad guys thinking our stuff was any less than top-notch! think.gif

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think.gif Page 22. Curtiss SB2C-1 Helldiver. LEE: That was the general idea as they knew the enemy could get hold of these publication and like you say, information was limted and they did want to scare the enemy, but truth seems to be the enemy was already into jet aircraft and probably passed us by, by then?

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