Hellcat Aces of World War 2

Hellcat Aces of World War 2

Aircraft of the Aces 10
  • Author: Barrett Tillman
  • Illustrator: Mark Styling
  • Short code: ACE 10
  • Publication Date: 15 Jul 1996
  • ISBN: 9781855325968
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

Grumman's successor to the pugnacious Wildcat, the Hellcat embodied many of the lessons learnt by F4F pilots in the opening months of the Pacific war. Introduced to the fleet in January 1943, and blooded in combat against the Japanese by VF-5 seven months later, the F6F served as the principal US Navy fighter on board carrier decks until VJ-Day. Despite its lethality in the air when ranged against the best Japanese fighters, it still retained docile handling qualities around the carrier deck. Pilots flying the Hellcat claimed nearly 5000 kills in the Pacific, and over 350 pilots achieved ace status on the type.

Biographical Note

Barrett Tillman is the world's most prolific US naval aviation author, having published over two-dozen titles on the World War 2 period alone. He has written numerous books for Osprey in recent years, and he is currently working on several future projects too.Mark has illustrated several books in both the Aces and Combat Aircraft series. He has recently switched mediums from airbrush to Mac art, and has produced some of the best profiles Osprey has used to date in Combat Aircraft 18

Contents

Ace Maker
The Year of Decision
To the Philippines
Tokyo Bound
Fleet Air Arm and Anvil-Dragoon
End Game
Wartime History of VF-19
Appendices

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