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av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
Developed from the WWI-vintage French Canon de 155 mm Grande Puissance Filloux (GPF), the 155 mm gun M1A1, known as the “Long Tom,” along with its companion, the 8-inch howitzer M1, formed the backbone of the US Army’s heavy field artillery during WWII and Korea. With ranges of just over 14 miles for the gun, and…
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Isbn: 9780764363399

Utgivningsår: 20220628

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…
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Isbn: 9780764361296

Utgivningsår: 20210228

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The March 1965 landing of the US Marine Corps at Da Nang, South Vietnam, marked the first large-scale deployment of US forces to the region. From then on, the Marine Corps fought continuously until May 1975, when two Marines became the last US servicemen killed in that war during the Mayaguez battle. With over 200…
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Isbn: 9780764362606

Utgivningsår: 20211123

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…
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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…
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Isbn: 9780764361319

Utgivningsår: 20210228

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…
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Isbn: 9780764355639

Utgivningsår: 20180828

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…
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Isbn: 9780764356643

Utgivningsår: 20190428

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

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…
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Isbn: 9780764361326

Utgivningsår: 20210228

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
This book documents the development and production of the M4A1 through its many variations, as well as its combat use around the globe. Produced by Lima Locomotive Works, Pressed Steel Car Company, and Pacific Car and Foundry, the M4A1 was the first of the famed Sherman tanks and preceded the welded-hull M4 into…
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Isbn: 9780764355677

Utgivningsår: 20180828

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…
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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…
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Isbn: 9780764358210

Utgivningsår: 20191028

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
USS Lexington (CV-16), a member of the famed Essex class of carriers that made up the backbone of the US Navy’s carrier force in WWII, served its nation from WWII into the 1990s. With almost a half-million arrested landings recorded, arguably more naval aviators have landed on its decks than on any other aircraft…
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Isbn: 9780764359255

Utgivningsår: 20200328

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…
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Isbn: 9780764356698

Utgivningsår: 20190528

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The Stuart light tanks were the first tanks taken into combat by US troops during WWII. Production of these vehicles can be broken into two categories: the early tanks powered by air-cooled radial engines, and late vehicles powered by twin V-8 engines. This volume explores the late vehicles with Cadillac water-cooled…
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Isbn: 9780764358234

Utgivningsår: 20191028

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…
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Isbn: 9780764362620

Utgivningsår: 20211130

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…
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Isbn: 9780764360107

Utgivningsår: 20200828

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…
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Isbn: 9780764358241

Utgivningsår: 20191028

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
Few implements of war are as representative of the US presence in Vietnam as the Bell Huey UH-1-series helicopters. Whether serving in the role of troop transport for airborne assault, supply transports, aerial gunships, or medical evacuation, the Huey was seemingly everywhere. The versatile aircraft, officially the…
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Isbn: 9780764362750

Utgivningsår: 20220111

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…
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Isbn: 9780764360121

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,…
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Isbn: 9780764361739

Utgivningsår: 20210628

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…
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Isbn: 9780764355875

Utgivningsår: 20180928

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,…
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Isbn: 9780764363481

Utgivningsår: 20220728

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…
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Isbn: 9780764358616

Utgivningsår: 20191128

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…
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Isbn: 9780764359385

Utgivningsår: 20200428

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…
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Isbn: 9780764363573

Utgivningsår: 20220528

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…
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Isbn: 9780764358623

Utgivningsår: 20191128

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…
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Isbn: 9780764359392

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,…
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Isbn: 9780764360916

Utgivningsår: 20210128

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB

av: David Doyle

Kategorier: Historia och arkeologi
The United States, being at peace, had not foreseen the need for a specialized tank recovery vehicle, despite the ramping-up of tank production in 1940–41. However, observation of the new world war quickly pointed to the need for such a vehicle. Armored vehicles, immobilized for any reason, were easily destroyed by…
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Isbn: 9780764362347

Utgivningsår: 20210928

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…
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Isbn: 9780764359552

Utgivningsår: 20200528

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…
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Isbn: 9780764354489

Utgivningsår: 20180228

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…
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Isbn: 9780764362354

Utgivningsår: 20210928

Utgivare: Schiffer Publishing

Mediatyp: BB