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av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
Design work on the Skyraider began at the behest of the US Navy late in WWII. Production began in 1946, and the type made its combat debut in the hands of naval aviators during the Korean War. In the following years, the rugged airframe and powerful engine meant that the type could be adapted into ever-expanding roles…

Isbn: 9780764361326

Utgivningsår:20210228

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
No less than Dwight Eisenhower described Andrew Jackson Higgins as ”the man who won the war for us,” referring to the landing craft he perfected. Those craft, the WWII LCP(L), LCP(R), LCV, LCVP, and LCM, are presented in this volume (the first of two on US landing craft), along with the larger LCI (Landing…

Isbn: 9780764358616

Utgivningsår:20191128

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
Patrol Torpedo—or PT boats—captured the public’s imagination during WWII due to the daring exploits of their crews. Built not of plywood, as many believe, but rather of mahogany planks, and powered by a trio of Packard marine engines, these vessels operated in every theater, often facing opponents many times…

Isbn: 9780764356667

Utgivningsår:20190528

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The M551 Sheridan is often referred to as a light tank, but in actuality it was an armored reconnaissance/airborne assault vehicle. The M551 was designed to be a lightweight, amphibious, air-droppable vehicle armed with a massive 152 mm gun that doubled as a rocket launcher. The gun launcher was designed to fire the…

Isbn: 9780764358210

Utgivningsår:20191028

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
USS Hornet (CV-8), made famous through its launching of the 16 US Army B-25 Mitchell bombers flown by Jimmy Doolittle’s raiders in the first US strike on Japan in May 1942, was the third and last Yorktown-class aircraft carrier completed. Serving the US Navy for just over one year, the warship had a brief yet…

Isbn: 9780764358623

Utgivningsår:20191128

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Livsstil, hobby och fritid Resor och platser
The B-24 Liberator remains to this day the world’s most produced heavy bomber and multi-engine aircraft, and the most-produced military aircraft in US history, with almost 19,000 examples leaving the assembly lines of five plants.  Through a broad range of photos gathered from around the world, this book, the…

Isbn: 9780764356698

Utgivningsår:20190528

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The battleship USS New York served the Navy from 1914 until just after WWII. New York was famously sent to reinforce the British Grand Fleet during WWI. Extensively rebuilt and modernized in 1927–28, New York continued to serve both in the Atlantic and the Pacific fleets and was in drydock being further modernized on…

Isbn: 9780764358241

Utgivningsår:20191028

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The fourth and final battleship in the South Dakota class, the USS Alabama served in both the Atlantic and Pacific during World War II, participating in many of the most famous battles of the war. Armed with nine 16-inch guns, 20 5-inch guns, and a myriad of 40 mm and 20 mm weapons, Alabama was one of the most powerful…

Isbn: 9780764362354

Utgivningsår:20210928

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
Originally developed as a swamp rescue vehicle by millionaire philanthropists Donald and John Roebling, the LVT (Landing Vehicle, Tracked), or ”Alligator,” was widely used in the Allied island-hopping campaign in the Pacific during World War II. Powered by a mammoth aircraft-type engine, the LVT(4) could…

Isbn: 9780764360107

Utgivningsår:20200828

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The A-20 Havoc, known to the British as the Boston, was built by Douglas and Boeing during WWII and arguably became the most famous of the attack aircraft fielded by the United States during that war. This volume traces the aircraft from the prewar Douglas 7B through the many versions of the aircraft used by the US,…

Isbn: 9780764361739

Utgivningsår:20210628

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
As lead ship of America’s first “fast battleship” class, and the US Navy’s newest battleship when America entered WWII, the construction of the USS North Carolina was not only a source of encouragement for a depression-wrought nation, but was also a source of pride among a fleet of aging battleships. Earning fifteen…

Isbn: 9780764355639

Utgivningsår:20180828

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
This second of two volumes on American landing craft of World War II focuses on the larger LCT, LSM, LCS(L)(3), and LST vessels that transported tanks and heavy equipment to the shores of North Africa and Normandy and throughout the Pacific. The need for massive numbers of landing craft capable of disgorging huge…

Isbn: 9780764360121

Utgivningsår:20200828

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av:David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
USS Yorktown (CV-5) was the US Navy’s first battle-worthy, purpose-built aircraft carrier. Her crew, already accustomed to wartime conditions by maintaining Neutrality Patrols during 1941 in the Atlantic, quickly adapted to the Pacific Theater, having been dispatched there immediately after Pearl Harbor. First at…

Isbn: 9780764352881

Utgivningsår:20170515

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
Despite the limitations of the Washington Naval Treaty, USS Indianapolis was an imposing warship. It was widely used by US dignitaries in the 1930s, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who sailed aboard the ship many times. After the outbreak of World War II, she saw service near Alaska before moving into waters…

Isbn: 9780764362620

Utgivningsår:20211130

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
This book explores the mechanical details and military use of the M911 C-HET and M1070/M1070A1 HETS and their associated trailers. These vehicles are tasked with transporting the US Army’s heaviest weapons—the M1 Abrams tank and other armored vehicles. In a departure from previous generations of tank transporters,…

Isbn: 9780764363481

Utgivningsår:20220728

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av:David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The Panzerkampfwagen IV, or Panzer IV as it is more popularly known, formed the backbone of Germany’s tank formations during WWII. With production totaling more than 8,500, the Panzer IV was the most plentiful German tank of the war, and the only German tank that remained in production for the duration of the conflict.…

Isbn: 9780764353598

Utgivningsår:20170515

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
One of America’s most famous aircraft, the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress continues to form the backbone of the US nuclear deterrent, and it has also become the nation’s principle heavy tactical bomber. It has filled this role since the the early years of the Cold War, the heavy bombing raids during the Vietnam…

Isbn: 9780764355875

Utgivningsår:20180928

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
USS Intrepid, the ”Fighting I,” was one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers. Launched during WWII, Intrepid and her crews weathered kamikazes, torpedoes, and typhoons throughout three years of heavy combat. Decommissioned after WWII, Intrepid was recommissioned in 1955 and designated as an…

Isbn: 9780764363573

Utgivningsår:20220528

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av:David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The M40 Gun Motor Carriage and M43 Howitzer Motor Carriage are featured in over 200 photographs, providing a detailed study of the conception, development, testing, and combat use of these key vehicles. As the US entered WWII, the nation lacked heavy self-propelled artillery, instead relying heavily on towed artillery,…

Isbn: 9780764354021

Utgivningsår:20171018

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
Even today, almost eighty years after its first flight, the North American P-51 Mustang remains one of the most famous and recognizable aircraft in the world. Nimble and fast, qualities that lead the Mustang to be used even today in air races, the aircraft was forged in battle. This, the second of two volumes on this…

Isbn: 9780764359385

Utgivningsår:20200428

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The General Motors Corporation DUKW was without a doubt the most successful amphibious military vehicle ever constructed. This is due in large part to the enormous amount of scientific and engineering talent that was devoted to the project. Included in the design team were America’s Cup winner Rod Stephens,…

Isbn: 9780764360916

Utgivningsår:20210128

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av:David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The USS Iowa (BB-61) was the lead ship in the United States Navy’s last, and most battle-worthy, battleship class, which also included the New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Missouri. This volume explores Iowa’s design, construction, launching, and commissioning, as well as its extensive wartime activities in both…

Isbn: 9780764354175

Utgivningsår:20171003

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The Grumman-designed TBF Avenger was unquestionably the most successful torpedo bomber in the US fleet during WWII. Developed just prior to the US entry in WWII, the type made its combat debut at the Battle of Midway. Demand for the large carrier-borne aircraft, which could drop conventional bombs and depth charges in…

Isbn: 9780764359392

Utgivningsår:20200428

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The Grumman J2F Duck formed the backbone of America’s over water utility squadrons from 1934 until beyond WWII, setting various aviation records during this service. A single-engine amphibious aircraft (also produced by Columbia Aircraft), the Duck saw service with the US Navy, Marine Corps, Army Air Force, and Coast…

Isbn: 9780764354489

Utgivningsår:20180228

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av:David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The Douglas Devastator was the US Navy’s first all-metal combat aircraft, the Navy’s first airplane with a fully enclosed cockpit, the first aircraft to have hydraulically folding wings, and the first US Navy torpedo bomber to see combat. Although facing staggering losses in the early stages of the war in…

Isbn: 9780764354199

Utgivningsår:20171018

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The B-17 Flying Fortress is one of the most iconic aircraft in aviation history. Through a broad range of photos gathered from around the world, this book, the first of a two-volume series, chronicles the design, development, and wartime use of the early models of the Flying Fortress, from the ill-fated experimental…

Isbn: 9780764359552

Utgivningsår:20200528

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is one of the most iconic aircraft in aviation history. Through a broad range of photos gathered from around the world, this book—the second of two volumes—chronicles the design, development, and wartime use of the late models of the Flying Fortress, from the first truly combat-capable…

Isbn: 9780764361296

Utgivningsår:20210228

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av:David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The Curtiss P-40 had a production run of 13,738 aircraft, making it the third most produced US fighter of WWII.  Famous as the ”shark-mouthed” aircraft of the legendary American Volunteer Group—”Flying Tigers”—the P-40 was first flown in 1938, and was used by the United States and many of its…

Isbn: 9780764354328

Utgivningsår:20171018

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The M3A1 Scout Car, produced by White Motor Company of Cleveland, Ohio, served as the US Cavalry’s primary scouting and reconnaissance vehicle during the early days of the US entry into WWII. A powerful Hercules engine, four-wheel drive, and relatively light weight gave the vehicle both impressive on-road speed…

Isbn: 9780764356612

Utgivningsår:20190328

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The Convair B-58 Hustler, with its distinctive delta wing shape, would become the world’s first supersonic bomber, and the first aircraft to fly to Mach 2. With development beginning in 1949, the B-58, which could not carry conventional weapons, would become part of the US nuclear arsenal during the height of the…

Isbn: 9780764361319

Utgivningsår:20210228

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av:David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The F4U Corsair, designed by Vought and produced by that firm, as well as, Goodyear and Brewster Aeronautical Corporation, would not only rack up an impressive 11:1 kill ratio against its foes in WWII, but go on to serve through the Korean War as well. The iconic inverted gull wing of the aircraft, along with its…

Isbn: 9780764355035

Utgivningsår:20180312

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Livsstil, hobby och fritid Resor och platser
Even today the Martin B-26 Marauder continues to look sleek and streamlined. Although receiving less wartime publicity than America’s other medium of WWII, the B-25, in the European theater the B-26 delivered twice the tonnage of bombs and had a lower loss rate. This volume explores the history of this oft-overlooked…

Isbn: 9780764356643

Utgivningsår:20190428

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB