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ACE 038 Tomahawk and Kittyhawk Aces of the RAF and Commonwealth

ACE 038 Tomahawk and Kittyhawk Aces of the RAF and Commonwealth
Autor: Andrew Thomas • Tony Holmes
Data publikacji: 2002-11-13
ISBN: 9781841760834
Wydawca: OSPREY
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 248 x 184mm
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 112
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Deemed unsuitable for the Channel Front, lend-lease Tomahawks and Kittyhawks instead became the staple fighter of the Desert Air Force in 1941-42, flying with RAF, South African and Australian squadrons in North Africa and the Middle East. Although usually outclassed by the Bf 109, a number of pilots enjoyed some success during the desert campaign - men like Caldwell, Gibbes, Edwards and Drake, all of whom accrued double figure scores with the type. In the Far East, Australian and New Zealand pilots also saw much action against the Japanese in 1942/43, flying over the jungles of New Guinea in defence of the Australian mainland. Finally, the exploits of the humble Mohawk in the CBI are also detailed for the first time. In total, some 36 aces achieved five or more kills with the Tomahawk/Kittyhawk, whilst a further 84 pilots who scored kills on other types also enjoyed success with the durable Curtiss fighter.

Andrew Thomas is one of Britain's most pre-eminent RAF researchers, having published numerous squadron histories. He is presently a serving officer in the RAF.

Tony Holmes has worked as Osprey's aerospace editor since 1989, having previously served as an author/photographer for this publishing house in Australasia. He established the critically acclaimed and hugely popular Aircraft of the Aces series in 1994.

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