Widowmaker

Written By Tim Hillier-Graves
Widowmaker
  • Publsiher : Casemate
  • Release : 31 August 2020
  • ISBN : 1612009131
  • Pages : 214 pages
  • Rating : /5 from reviews
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Download or read book entitled Widowmaker by author: Tim Hillier-Graves which was release on 31 August 2020 and published by Casemate with total page 214 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. “Despite everything, I felt very lucky to have flown Corsairs. They were the best, you know, even though it took me sometime to realize this when so many friends died flying them.” (Colin Facer, Corsair pilot, HMS Illustrious) The Vought-Sikorsky Corsair was one of the most potent fighters of the Second World War. It was also one of the most flawed. Conceived by Rex Beisel, Vought’s Chief Designer in 1938, the US Navy condemned it as being too dangerous for carrier operations and refused to certify it safe for use at sea. With the British Aero Industry unable to build fighters with sufficient range and potency for carrier use, the Admiralty sought alternatives. With the Roosevelt's Lend Lease program in place, they could acquire weapons from American factories. In practice, this meant standing in line behind the US Navy, Marines, and Army for service, but it still opened up new opportunities to be exploited. So, with newly built Corsairs being stockpiled and the promise of an improved version on the way, the Royal Navy saw a opening worthy of development and exploited it. By the end of the war, the Fleet Air Arm had acquired more than 2,000 Corsairs to equip its squadrons. But the risks identified by the USN were largely ignored by the Royal Navy and far too many men and aircraft were lost in accidents as a result. Yet in the hands of experienced carrier pilots, its virtues were only too apparent and, in due course, they achieved great things. Eventually, the US Navy noted this “success” and certified the Corsair for use on their carriers too, but the aircraft never entirely lost its reputation as a “widow maker.” This book describes the Corsair’s development and tells the sad but inspiring story of the young men who struggled and suffered to make the Corsair a going concern in the most vicious unforgiving war one can imagine. To do this, the author met and corresponded with almost a hundred veterans from America, Britain, New Zealand and Canada. Their recollections made this book possible and through their vivid memories we can experience what it felt like to be barely of age, a civilian called to arms, and a fighter pilot.

Widowmaker

Widowmaker
  • Author : Tim Hillier-Graves
  • Publisher : Casemate
  • Release Date : 2020-08-31
  • Total pages : 214
  • ISBN : 1612009131
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Summary : “Despite everything, I felt very lucky to have flown Corsairs. They were the best, you know, even though it took me sometime to realize this when so many friends died flying them.” (Colin Facer, Corsair pilot, HMS Illustrious) The Vought-Sikorsky Corsair was one of the most potent fighters of the ...

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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2010-11-05
  • Total pages : 239
  • ISBN : 1612009131
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  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Total pages : 320
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-05-01
  • Total pages : 240
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  • Release Date : 2021-04-15
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  • Release Date : 1998
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  • Publisher : Walker & Company
  • Release Date : 1994
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  • Publisher : Random House (UK)
  • Release Date : 1994
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  • Publisher : Marvel
  • Release Date : 2020-02-11
  • Total pages : 464
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  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-03-22
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