Ultimate Allied Fighters of the Second World War

Author(s): Justo Miranda 

ISBN: 9781781558881
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An exhaustive and comprehensive visual examination of late-war experimental and drawing board Allied fighter designs.
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During little more than five years of the Second World War, the power of engines and speed of aircraft increased as much as it did during twenty years of peacetime.

Conventional aircraft and their engines reached the limits marked in the original design and even surpassed them. The basis for this remarkable achievement were superior fuels, short-lived and artificially overpowered engines, propellers with four, five and six blades and thin wings with sections of laminar flow. Some pilots even had the paint on their aircraft removed and the metal polished to gain vital speed.

The aviation industry was now ready for the introduction of the turbojet and arrowed wing; however, an unknown phenomenon, later named compressibility buffeting, caused aircraft to suddenly spin out of control.

Ailerons failed to respond, the horizontal tailplane suffered from violent flutter and the control column would jump out of the pilot’s hands as if alive. The entire structure was under a high-frequency vibration and had to be cured in the Allied supersonic race.


BOOK ISBN 9781781558881
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 392 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 23 November 2022
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 158 back-and-white scale drawings

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Justo Miranda is the author of books and monographs on aviation since the 1980s. A widely known historian, Miranda specialises in aviation of the 1930s and is the author of two volumes on aircraft used during the Spanish Civil War. The exciting discovery of a microfilm on secret German weapons in the early 1990s drove him to publish Secret Wonder Weapons of the Third Reich, later published by Schiffer in 1996. Since then, Miranda has published Reichdreams and monographs on little known airplane projects.

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