Douglas XB-19 : An Illustrated History of America's Would-be Intercontinental Bomber, Hardback Book

Douglas XB-19 : An Illustrated History of America's Would-be Intercontinental Bomber Hardback

Description

In 1935, the intent of the Army Air Corps was to build a potential intercontinental bomber, a "Guardian of the Hemisphere"; they granted Donald Douglas a contract to build the world's largest bomber.

Over the past 75 years, there have only been a few magazine articles on the gigantic Douglas XB-19 bomber, usually showing it in photos dwarfing the aircraft around it.

Since the XB-19 project was top secret and there was only one example, there is little information remaining for researchers.

William Wolf presents this enigmatic bomber, a "Flying Laboratory" that was the precursor to America's first intercontinental bomber, the Continental B-36 Peacemaker.

Wolf has used original Douglas and Army Air Force documents and very rare (as few were needed for one bomber) Erection & Maintenance Manuals in this history, which also includes never-seen-before photos and color profiles.

This volume is a must for the aviation historian, enthusiast, and modeler.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128 pages, 251 colour & b/w photos
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Air forces & warfare
  • ISBN: 9780764352324

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