- Gebundene Ausgabe: 216 Seiten
- Verlag: Schiffer Pub (28. November 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0764343734
- ISBN-13: 978-0764343735
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 21,6 x 2,3 x 28,2 cm
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Night Cats and Corsairs the Operational History of Grumman and Vought Night Fighter Aircraft 1942-1953 (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 28. November 2013
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Alan C. Carey is an American historian and author specializing in military aviation topics. His interest in military aviation stems from his father's service in World War II who was the inspiration for his first book. Carey graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Master's Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science. Night Cats and Corsairs is his seventh book with Schiffer Publishing. He currently resides in Round Rock, TX.
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For any fan of either type this book is a must - the research has been painstaking.
As a scale modeler this is a book full of a lot of inspiration. Mr. Carey has assembled many valuable pictures that modelers can gain much from. Hellcats, Corsairs, Venturas and others are here. So if your looking for inspiration for that Eduard F6F Hellcat or Revell PV-1 this is a must book. Over all it is a valuable book for any WWII or Korea war historian or enthusiasts library.
of Grumman and Vought Night Fighter Aircraft,
Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
Atglen, PA 19310.USA
Pages - 216
Eleven chapters with end notes.
Appendices, 6 each listing aircraft specifications.
World War II air-to-air credits by the F6F and F4U.
Pilot's names, squadrons, dates and type of enemy
Top scoring WW II night fighting pilot's listing.
Squadron codes and Korean War USN F4U-5N/5NL de-
Grumman's F6F-3E was the first single engine night fighter in the United States Navy. It was soon followed by the F6F-3N, while it's younger brother, the F6F-5N would become the most produced model,1,434, it would also be the best suited single engined night fighting aircraft to operate from the decks of our aircraft carriers.
The first night fighting victory came at the hands of the Navy's VF(N)-75.This came about on 31 October 1943, with the Vought F4U-2 and it's pilot doing the duties. The first United States Marine Corps night fighting kill came about on 13 November 1943. This was flown by VMF(N)-531 and the aircraft was a twin engined Lockheed PV-1 Ventura medium bomber.
Night fighting Hellcats and Corsairs carried more than their own weight in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Fifteen night fighting squadrons accounting for 239 aerial victories during World War II.
Grumman's twin engined night fighter entry, the F7F Tigercat made it's first appearance in the skies over Okinawa in August 1945. Major Bob Keller's VMF(N)-533 actually flew patrols over the island until September. They then took their F7F-2N's and moved on to post-war occupation of Northern China.
Mr. Carey's book covers the post-WW II progress of night fighter development. The venerable Hellcat eventually made way for the newer types and carried the ball admirably until the faster and more powerful jet aircraft made their debut. The newer models of the Vought Corsair served the Navy extremely well, especially during the Korean War of 1950 to 53. The Marine Corps and the Navy eventually brought in the Douglas F3D-2 jet night fighter. The Marine's VMF(N)-513 confirmed six kills with their jet powered night fighting aircraft from November 1952 to January 1953. At the same time, -513 also flew the veteran Vought F4U-5N.
The Navy put in their time flying the F3D-2 during the closing month of the Korean War, VC-4, Det. 44.They scored one aerial victory but it was a hollow victory as that F3D crew was lost during the mission.
Mr. Carey's book is an excellent chronicle of the USN and USMC night fighting history of the Grumman Hellcat and Vought Corsair fighters both in World War II and the Korean War. He also covers the deployments of these two great Naval fighters during the time they served in the service of other nations.
For those enthusiasts addicted to outstanding photos, this book is a treasure trove. The captions are first rate. It's twelve chapters should be the definitive book on the subject of Grumman's Night Fighting Hellcats and Vought's Night Fighting Corsairs.
Thomas E. Doll