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Douglas TBD Devastator:
America’s First World War II Torpedo Bomber
• Photographic history of the design, development, and combat deployment of the Douglas TBD Devastator
• The first US Navy torpedo bomber to see combat in WWII
• Profusely illustrated with scarce archival photographs from diverse collections, including previously unpublished images
The Douglas Devastator was the USNavy’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 the Pacific, the brave men flying the Devastator from the decks of such famed
ships as
Enterprise
,
Hornet
,
Yorktown
, and
Lexington
held the line against the enemy.Through carefully researched photos, many
of which have never before been published andwhich are reproduced in remarkable clarity, the history and details of this iconic
aircraft are revealed. This clarity, and the large size of many of the photos, coupled with descriptive and informative captions,
puts the reader in the skies with this historic aircraft.
Size: 9" × 9" • 196 color and b/w photos • 112 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5419-9 • hard cover • $19.99
AVAILABLE IN November
David Doyle
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk:
The Famous Flying Tigers Fighter
• Fighter aircraft used by the famed “Flying Tigers” in the WWII China-Burma-India theater
• Photographic history of the design, development, and combat deployment of the Curtiss P-40 fighter
• Profusely illustrated with scarce archival photographs from diverse collections, including previously unpublished images
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 Allies throughout the war. This volume tells the
story of this iconic aircraft—from design and construction to combat use to detailed images of existing examples—
through carefully researched photos, some of which have never before been published, and which are reproduced in
remarkable clarity. These stunning photos, coupled with descriptive and informative captions, put the reader in the
skies with this historic aircraft.
Size: 9" × 9" • 137 color and b/w photos • 112 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5432-8 • hard cover • $19.99
AVAILABLE IN December
David Doyle
Grumman F4F Wildcat:
Early WWII Fighter of the US Navy
• Design, development, and deployment of the Wildcat, America’s naval fighter during the early days of WWII
• The mount of some of the nation’s most distinguished aces, including Butch O’Hare and Joe Foss
• Scarce archival photographs of the US Navy’s iconic front-line fighter throughout WWII
The F4F and FMWildcat aircraft was the US Navy’s front-line fighter in the early days of WWII. This iconic aircraft
was designed and produced by Grumman, as well as the newly-formed Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors.
As larger and more powerful fighters joined the fleet in the later stages of the war, the Wildcat remained in the fray,
flying from the decks of escort carriers, which were too small to permit the operation of the later aircraft. The Wildcat
was remarkable not only because it served through the duration of the war, but also because it was the mount of some
of the nation’s most distinguished aces, including Butch O’Hare and Joe Foss.
Author of over 100 books,
David Doyle
was presented the Bart Vanderveen Award, recognizing, “… the individual
who has contributed the most to the historic preservation of military vehicles worldwide” in 2015 by the Military
Vehicle Preservation Association.
Size: 9" × 9" • 242 color and b/w photos • 112 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5433-5 • hard cover • $19.99
AVAILABLE IN December
David Doyle
This season, we’re excited to announce our new Legends of Warfare series, which features concise histories of
aviation, naval, and ground forces. Each book explores one of the world’s most important and historic aircraft,
ships, armor, and weaponry from WWI to the present along with photos and text detailing its history from the
design and construction to operational use. Look for this logo to identify great titles from this series!
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