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Picture History of World War II American Aircraft Production

Dover Transportation

By Joshua Stoff

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Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 December 1993
Over 250 rare photographs depict one of the greatest industrial feats of World War II: the massive production of American military aircraft. Photos show teams of workers turning out Boeing B-17 bombers in Seattle, huge B-24D Liberators at the Ford plant in Willow Run, F6F Grumman Hellcat fighters in Long Island, and much more.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION Production Processes Prewar Production Fuselage Construction Wing Construction Subcontractors and Subassemblies Tail Assemblies Mating Wings Engine Installations Armament Painting Final Assembly Rollouts Morale Builders Milestone Aircraft Shipping End of Line AFTERWORD: Where Are They Now? GLOSSARY "APPENDIX A: Aircraft Production, 1940-45" APPENDIX B: Production by Year APPENDIX C: Production by Manufacturer APPENDIX D: Pooling of Contracts APPENDIX E: Surviving Combat Aircraft INDEX

EAN: 9780486276182
ISBN: 048627618X
Publisher: Dover Publications
Dimensions: 29.72 x 22.53 x 1.17 centimetres (0.59 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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