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A-20 Havoc In Action - SS10238 http://www.squadron.com/A-20-Havoc-In-Action-Squadron-Signal-SS10238-p/ss10238.htm The Douglas A-20 Havoc was a light bomber, attack, and intruder aircraft of World War II. Used by the American Army Air Forces, nearly one-third of the aircraft served with the Soviet military, while many other A-20s fought with the RAF. Taking its first operational shape on the eve of the outbreak of the war in Europe, the 7B prototype actually crashed with a French observer aboard, kicking off a scandal in still-isolationist America where military aircraft were not to be exported. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt pressed for a change in that restrictive rule and the French, impressed by the plane’s rugged dependability and maneuverability, proceeded to place orders for 100 of the aircraft, albeit with modifications that resulted in the DB-7 version. Even before shipments began in November 1939, Paris had increased its order by another 170 aircraft. Many of those, however, found their way into the British RAF, which flew them under the nickname “Boston,” after the fall of France in June 1940. The U.S. Army Air Corps issued its first contracts for the aircraft they called the A-20 and A-20A, in May 1939, these were only delivered during the months from late 1940 through much of 1941. A dozen A-20As had recently arrived in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese surprise attack destroyed two of them on the ground. Modifications of the design continued and it was after the U.S. entry into the war when the A-20C version, produced by Douglas and Boeing, first were accepted. Of the first 515 A-20Cs, 108 were retained by the U.S. Army Air Forces, while 407 were shipped off to the Soviet Union. Numerous versions of the aircraft followed. About half of the A-20G were sent to the Soviet Union, as were many of the A-20H. In fact the Soviet air forces had more A-20s than the USAAF. Illustrated with 192 vintage photographs and detailed line drawings. 80 pages.
B-25 Mitchell Walk Around (SC) - Squadron Signal - SS25071 http://www.squadron.com/B-25-Mitchell-Walk-Around-SC-Squadron-Signal-p/ss25071.htm Soaring into the pages of history with Jimmy Doolittle's famed Tokyo Raiders, the North American B-25 Mitchell was the most-produced American medium bomber of World War II. Profusely illustrated, this volume examines the nuances of the external features and explores the inner workings of the B-25D model, the scarce hard-hitting, cannon-armed B-25H, and also the most abundantly-produced Mitchell, the B-25J. Enhancing the color photographs, taken both on the ground and in the air, four vintage black-and-white images and 14 line drawings further illustrate details, while five color renderings of aircraft and markings provide a glimpse at the nature of the crews. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs; 80 pages.
F-104 Starfighter (SC) - Squadron Signal Books - SS10244 http://www.squadron.com/F-104-Starfighter-SC-Squadron-Signal-Books-p/ss10244.htm The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter first flew in 1954, Starfighters then broke the world altitude record in May 1958 and the world air-speed record nine days later. It was the first aircraft to hold both records simultaneously. Many of the Starfighter’s records stand today. With a powerful XJ79 engine and futuristic design by famed Lockheed engineer Clarence “Kelly” Johnson and his team, a YF-104A passed Mach 2 in 1956. The F-104 was born from combat against Communist MiG-15 jet aircraft during the Korean War. Known as a “missile with a man in it” and “an engine with wings,” Starfighters trained astronauts such as Chuck Yeager on the edge of space, fought over Vietnam, and were lethal Cold War interceptors capable of firing air-to-air nuclear missiles. During its 50-year career, it was used by no less than 15 nations from Jordan to Taiwan, Italy finally retired its fleet in 2005. It is poised to be reborn as a civilian satellite launcher in 2018. More than 160 vintage photos, many in original color, numerous line drawings and new color profiles, this new volume chronicles the remarkable military career of this aircraft. 80 pages. #Squadron #F104 #Starfighter #book #Lockheed #interceptor #fighter #jet #WorldRecord #combat #Korea #ChuckYeager #Vietnam #ColdWar #Canada #Greece #Italy #Japan #Jordan #Germany #Taiwan #Turkey #civilian #satellite #NASA
216 Parachute Signal Squadron Op HERRICK IV in Afghanistan working with 3 Para in the RLDs