Cobra

COBRA! is a fully documented history of Bell Aircraft Corporation and their piston engine fighters built during the Great Depression and through World War II.

Cobra

Cobra! is a comprehensive, meticulously researched and fully documented history of Bell Aircraft Corporation and their piston engine fighters built during the Great Depression and through World War II. While the story centers on techincal aspects of the various fighters, significant attention is also devoted to those key individuals who conceived, built and flew these innovative designs. In addition to aircraft development, Cobra! surveys the combat use of the P-39 and P-63 fighters in the hands of American, French, Italian, and Soviet pilots. The story continues after World War II when a number of Bell surplus fighters were successfully modified for air racing. Birch Matthews is also the author of Wet Wings & Drop Tanks: Recollection of American Transcontinental Air Racing 1928-1970, and Mustang: The Racing Thoroughbred(with Dustin W. Carter). Both books are available from Schiffer Publishing Ltd.).

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Cobra!
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Birch Matthews
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

Cobra! is a comprehensive, meticulously researched and fully documented history of Bell Aircraft Corporation and their piston engine fighters built during the Great Depression and through World War II. While the story centers on techincal aspects of the various fighters, significant attention is also devoted to those key individuals who
The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History
Language: en
Pages: 972
Authors: Kenneth E. Hendrickson III
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-25 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

As editor Kenneth E. Hendrickson, III, notes in his introduction: “Since the end of the nineteenth-century, industrialization has become a global phenomenon. After the relative completion of the advanced industrial economies of the West after 1945, patterns of rapid economic change invaded societies beyond western Europe, North America, the Commonwealth,
Reconsidering a Century of Flight
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Roger D. Launius, Janet R. Daly Bednarek
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-01 - Publisher: UNC Press Books

On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright soared into history during a twelve-second flight on a secluded North Carolina beach. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first flight, these essays chart the central role that aviation played in twentieth-century history and capture the spirit of innovation and adventure that
The Papers of Clarence Mitchell, Jr: 1942-1943
Language: en
Pages: 186
Authors: Clarence Maurice Mitchell, Denton L. Watson, Elizabeth Miles Nuxoll
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Ohio University Press

Clarence Mitchell Jr. was the driving force in the struggle for civil rights in America. Volumes I and II, part of the projected five-volume The Papers of Clarence Mitchell Jr., document Mitchell's crucial role during the Roosevelt years of getting the Congress to join the courts and the president in
Arsenal of Democracy
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Gavin J. Bailey
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-18 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

A critical re-examination of the conduct and outcome of Anglo-American wartime aircraft supply diplomacyThrough a series of case studies, Gavin J. Bailey reveals new details of how Britain used American aircraft and integrates this with broader British statecraft and strategy. He challenges conceptions that Britain was strategically reliant on the