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Helldiver Units of World War 2 (Osprey Combat Aircraft 3) epub

by Tom Tullis,Barrett Tillman


Helldiver Units of World War 2 (Osprey Combat Aircraft 3) epub

ISBN: 1855326892

ISBN13: 978-1855326897

Author: Tom Tullis,Barrett Tillman

Category: History

Subcategory: Military

Language: English

Publisher: Osprey Publishing (November 15, 1997)

Pages: 96 pages

ePUB book: 1698 kb

FB2 book: 1664 kb

Rating: 4.9

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Barrett Tillman is the world’s most prolific US naval aviation author, having published over two-dozen titles on the World War 2 period alone. Ten pages of color profiles by Tom Tullis capture the 'Beast' in all its portly glory.

Barrett Tillman is the world’s most prolific US naval aviation author, having published over two-dozen titles on the World War 2 period alone. Tillman states that the Helldiver destroyed more Japanese targets than any other dive bomber. Given its flawed design, that achievement speaks volumes about the men who climbed aboard the 'Beast' and took it in harm's way.

Barrett Tillman, Tom Tullis

Barrett Tillman, Tom Tullis. The most numerous Allied dive-bomber of World War 2, the Curtiss Helldiver endured a prolonged gestation period to mature into one of the most effective aircraft of its type to see service in the Pacific theatre of war. Some 7200 aircraft were built between 1942 and 1945, the type making its service debut over Rabaul on 11 November 1943 in the hands of VB-17, this unit flying SB2C-1Cs from the deck of USS Bunker Hill. Although hated by the myriad crews sent into combat strapped to a Helldiver, the bomber was responsible for the destruction of more Japanese targets.

Combat Aircraft 3. Author: Barrett Tillman. Illustrator: Tom Tullis. Short code: COM 3. Publication Date: 15 Nov 1997.

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Like his father, a Navy trained pilot in World War II, Tillman developed an early passion for aviation and learned to fly at age 16. Over the next several years he flew a variety of vintage and historic aircraft, including a pre-WW II Navy trainer and a restored dive-bomber. The latter became the subject of his first book, The Dauntless Dive Bomber of World War II, published in 1976.

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Barrett Tillman is the world's most prolific US naval aviation author, having published over two-dozen titles on the World War 2 period alone. He has written numerous books for Osprey in recent years, and he is currently working on several future projects too. show more.

Illustrated by. Tom Tullis. Combat Aircraft: SBD Dauntless Units of World War 2 10 by Jon Lake and Barrett Tillman (1998, Paperback).

Just 129 were built, and when it entered service it was the most modern aircraft of its type anywhere in the world. Its only real taste of action came on 4 June 1942 in the pivotal Battle of Midway, when 35 were shot down in a clash with Japanese A6M Zero fighters. Illustrated by.

The most numerous Allied dive-bomber of World War 2 (1939-1945), the Curtiss Helldiver endured a prolonged gestation period to mature into one of the most effective aircraft of its type to see service in the Pacific theatre of war. Some 7200 aircraft were built between 1942 and 1945, the type making its service debut over Rabaul on 11 November 1943 in the hands of VB-17, this unit flying SB2C-1Cs from the deck of USS Bunker Hill. Although hated by the myriad crews sent into combat strapped to a Helldiver, the bomber was responsible for the destruction of more Japanese targets than any other dive-bomber.
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When aircrews nickname their aircraft 'the Beast' and 'Son of a Bitch, 2nd Class,' you gotta know that particular aircraft has problems. Such were the epithets given to the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver whose trouble-plagued World War II career is covered in this Osprey 'Combat Aircraft' book by noted aviation historian Barrett Tillman.

Designed to unrealistic Navy requirements in 1939 and ordered into production even before a prototype flew, the SB2C suffered endless setbacks in its initial development and still had major structural, material and operational defects and problems when it was introduced to fleet service in 1943! Though the design was steadily improved over the last two years of the war, no amount of tweaking could overcome the initial, flawed design.

The Helldiver's checkered career is aptly summarized by author Tillman who recounts the exploits of SB2C units from the aircraft's initial combat introduction in November 1943 with VB-17 to its final missions over Japan in 1945 with Bombing 1, 6, 16 and other squadrons.

Tillman's text, which includes first-person narratives from surviving Helldiver veterans, is complemented by dozens of photos that depict the Helldiver and its crews in action. Ten pages of color profiles by Tom Tullis capture the 'Beast' in all its portly glory.

Tillman states that the Helldiver destroyed more Japanese targets than any other dive bomber. Given its flawed design, that achievement speaks volumes about the men who climbed aboard the 'Beast' and took it in harm's way.

Bottom line: An excellent summary, well-illustrated and easy on the pocketbook. Recommended.

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For a more detailed look at the Helldiver, see Peter C. Smith's "Curtiss SB2C Helldiver" volume.