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taisto_s
06-04-2005, 04:36 PM
Hello,

Just got the book , called Americas hundred thousand, from shiffer publishing. Is there any other MUST TO have books like this one?? I´m not looking stuff like ospreys booklets, but thick full of fact books the one I mentioned.

Could someone help me to build a good American AC book selection?

Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

bolillo_loco
06-04-2005, 04:58 PM
any book written by schiffer is usually good, full of information on whatever respective a/c, fighter squadron, or fighter group it is written on.

books that contain a lot of information about every a/c used.......I dont think you will find one. now you will need to buy books written on specific american fighter a/c or units that used them.

taisto_s
06-04-2005, 05:28 PM
I have a nice selection of shiffer books on luftwaffe aircraft, and they are really nice on amount of information.

I got the American one hundred thousand book, cause I wantd one good! compilation book on the fighteraircraft.

Yes, Im looking for HQ books on individual fighter/bomber Aircraft US build during the ww2.

DuxCorvan
06-04-2005, 05:35 PM
Oh yes, American must have books. How are they going to read if they had not any? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

taisto_s
06-04-2005, 05:42 PM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
Oh yes, American must have books. How are they going to read if they had not any? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Hey man http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif , Im from finland, so excuse my bad english..

but I have to admit that subject is quite funny..

Tater-SW-
06-04-2005, 05:42 PM
The First Team by John Lundstrom about USN air combat between Dec 7, 1941, up to Midway. Best book on the subject, PERIOD.

The First Team: Guadalcanal by John Lundstrom about USN/USMC air combat at Guadalcanal, also the best book on the subject.

Guadalcanal by Richard Frank, probably the best overall book on Guadalcanal.

Combined Fleet Decoded by Prados is pretty **** good. About naval intel in the PTO

The Japanese Merchant Marine in World War II" by Parillo is also an excellent overview of the logistical nightmare that was the Empire of Japan (and how utterly unprepared they were to wage a war of the scale they started).

For American historians writing about the Eastern Front of the ETO, anything by Glantz is good.

tater

arcadeace
06-04-2005, 05:43 PM
How are we (they) gonna read once having them? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

taisto_s
06-04-2005, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by Arcadeace:
How are we (they) gonna read once having them? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Any recommendations? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

arcadeace
06-04-2005, 05:53 PM
Overhaul the public school system for starters. Then have courses for parental education http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

taisto_s
06-04-2005, 05:54 PM
Thanks, Tater-SW-.

SkyChimp
06-04-2005, 07:14 PM
If you are looking for reference books on aircraft, the Putnam series (reprinted by Naval Institute Press) are fantastic. You can get them from the Naval Institute Press:

http://www.usni.org/webstore/shopdisplayproducts.asp?page=1

(Tip: the Putnum books are usually the ones with "Since" in their titles.)

Some books in the series include:

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There are tons more, on Curtiss, Lockheed, Hawker, Supermarine, Grumman, etc. I've got just about all of them, and they are the most used books in my collection.

They aren't cheap, but if you want specs, performance numbers, and histories on aircraft, manufacturers and such, you cannot beat them.

Some of the best ones are out of print, and aren't available on that website. They can be VERY hard to come by. It took me many months and sometimes years to get some of the ones that are out of print. It helps to have good relations with the owners of specialty airplane bookstores.

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Some other good reference books that are out of print are still available. "The American Fighter" by Angelucci and Bowers was the America's Hundred Thousand of it's time.

http://www.aeroplanebooks.com/productcart/pc/advSearch_...the+american+fighter (http://www.aeroplanebooks.com/productcart/pc/advSearch_P.asp?priceFrom=0&priceUntil=999999999&resultCnt=10&idCategory=0&idSupplier=10&keyword=the+american+fighter)

taisto_s
06-05-2005, 04:18 PM
Thanks SkyChimp, I´ve got one book from Putnam:
GERMAN AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR 2, and I have been thinking about getting more books from that publisher, because the quality seems to be very high.

InyerEye
06-05-2005, 05:41 PM
"Aces Of The Mighty Eighth",by Jerry Scutts & John Stanaway
Tons of stuff (279 pages) on P51,P47,and P38s

Slickun
06-05-2005, 06:09 PM
Victory Roll by Wolfe. Published by Schiffer books.

Everything you wanted to know about the pilots. Lots of first hand accounts of the planes as well.

BigKahuna_GS
06-05-2005, 06:34 PM
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Alos try Warren Bodie's & Jeff Ethell books on the P38 and P47:
"The P38 Lightning"
"From Sversky to Victory"

Freeman's--"The Mighty 8th"

Daniel D. Whitney - " Vee for Victory" everything you want to know about Allison engines and Allison powered aircraft. The absolute best book on the subject.

Barret Tillman's Naval Aircraft Collection

Naval Institue Press

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taisto_s
06-06-2005, 02:27 PM
Thanks guys, for you recommendations!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

taisto_s
06-06-2005, 03:06 PM
I´ve got The Mighty Eighth War Manual" by Freeman, and Have been looking for more material by him.

taisto_s
06-06-2005, 03:23 PM
Originally posted by 609IAP_Kahuna:
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Daniel D. Whitney - " Vee for Victory" everything you want to know about Allison engines and Allison powered aircraft. The absolute best book on the subject.

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just ordered that one, hopefully Its not out of print..

Vogler_3.jg51
06-06-2005, 10:04 PM
Not so much a book on American aircraft but a great read about flying in general ---- "Fate is the Hunter" by Ernie Gann