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B-29/B-50 Superfortress, Vol. 2: Post-World War II and Korea -

B-29/B-50 Superfortress, Vol. 2: Post-World War II and Korea

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The largest and most advanced US aircraft to see combat in WWII, the B-29 Superfortress was also the most expensive weapons system of the war, even exceeding the cost of developing the atomic bomb. Not surprisingly, the aircraft remained a part of the US arsenal in the following years and again saw combat in Korea. The evolution of the B-29 into the B-50 is covered in this book - the second of two volumes - as is the B-50's part as an early nuclear deterrent. Not only is the production of these aircraft illustrated, so are the host of adaptations, from mother ship to X-planes to weather and refueling aircraft. This volume chronicles the design, development, and deployment of these later versions through photos gathered from around the world. AUTHOR: The aircraft books by David Doyle, author of over 125 books, are noted for their thorough coverage of historic warplanes and his celebrated ability to locate scarce vintage imagery. 224 colour and b/w photographs

Product code: 9780764360787

ISBN 9780764360787
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H228xW228
No. Of Pages 128
Publisher Schiffer Publishing Ltd
On Sale Date 28/11/2020