Northrop P-61 Black Widow
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Northrop P-61 Black Widow The Complete History and Combat Record by Garry R. Pape

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Published by Schiffer Publishing .
Written in English


  • Air forces & warfare,
  • Aircraft: general interest,
  • History of engineering & technology,
  • Military vehicles,
  • Military Science,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts,
  • History: American,
  • USA

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9652980M
ISBN 100887407382
ISBN 109780887407383

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Although the Northrop P Black Widow night-fighter didn’t enter service until mid it did see combat in both the Pacific and European theatres, and was in action for long enough to prove that it was a successful design. The size of the aircraft caused some concern amongst new pilots. The book ends with six appendices including an extensive bibliography. All in all, while it is not as definitive as the title might imply or as I would have wished, this is the most comprehensive book currently available on the P Anyone interested in the "Black Widow" should own this book/5(10). Northrop P Black Widow, dinamai laba-laba Amerika, adalah pesawat bersayap tinggi militer pertama Amerika Serikat yang yang dirancang khusus untuk pesawat tempur malam untuk menghadang pesawat pengintai, dan pesawat pertama yang dirancang khusus untuk menggunakan radar.. Itu semua-logam, bermesin ganda, desain twin-booming dikembangkan pada Perang Dunia II. Very rare color P night fighter footage shot at the end of World War II. This is an original documentary I put together from unedited, silent archival fil.