P-40 Warhawk Aces Of The Mto (osprey Aircraft Of The Aces 43)

56290bd61ac26.jpg Author Carl Molesworth
Isbn 978-1841762883
File size 3.6 MB
Year 2002
Pages 96
Language English
File format PDF
Category Hobbies

Book Description:

This is yet another excellent offering from Osprey. Fans of the P-40 and MTO air operations need to add this work to their libraries. Recommended.
Thrown into action following the Torch landings of late 1942, the ‘green’ American pilots flying the obsolescent P-40F suffered cruelly at the hands of seasoned German fighter pilots flying superior machines. Those that survived learnt quickly, and a handful of Warhawk pilots succeeded in making ace by the time the Axis forces surrendered in North Africa. The action then shifted to Sicily and Italy, and the P-40 remained in service until mid-1944. This book charts the careers of the 23 men who succeeded in making ace during that time, despite the advent of much better P-47 and P-51 fighters.




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