Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • P-36 Hawk Aces of World War 2
  • Written by Lionel Persyn
    Illustrated by Chris Davey
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781846034091
  • Our Price: $22.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - P-36 Hawk Aces of World War 2

Buy now from Random House

  • P-36 Hawk Aces of World War 2
  • Written by Lionel Persyn
    Illustrated by Chris Davey
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9781782008491
  • Our Price: $15.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - P-36 Hawk Aces of World War 2

P-36 Hawk Aces of World War 2

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

Written by Lionel PersynAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Lionel Persyn
Illustrated by Chris DaveyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Chris Davey

eBook

List Price: $15.95

eBook

On Sale: December 18, 2012
Pages: 96 | ISBN: 978-1-78200-849-1
Published by : Osprey Publishing Osprey Publishing
P-36 Hawk Aces of World War 2 Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - P-36 Hawk Aces of World War 2
  • Email this page - P-36 Hawk Aces of World War 2
  • Print this page - P-36 Hawk Aces of World War 2
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
PRAISE PRAISE
Synopsis

Synopsis

The Curtiss P-36 began its life in the US where it was considered a revolution in performance design in comparison to other US fighters. Its pilots achieved some of the first American victories of the war and many went on to become aces. One P-36 pilot, Frances Gabreski, became the leading US ace in the European Theater. Yet by the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the P-40 was increasingly supplanting the P-36, which the US then exported to France under the guise of the Hawk 75. Flown by the French, captured by the Germans, sold to the Finns, transferred to India and Africa, and even incorporated into the RAF, the Hawk 75 saw service in every theater of operations and in a variety of combat environments. This book depicts the fascinating life of an aircraft that fought on both sides in the war, including the oft-overlooked Vichy French Air Force, with color artwork and photographs illustrating just how many national P-36 variants there were. First hand accounts recreate many of the conflicts that gave rise to over 60 pilots from several nations who became aces flying P-36 variants. This volume completes the Osprey Aircraft of the Aces coverage of the Curtiss Hawk family.
Praise

Praise

"P-36 Hawk Aces of World War II joins others in the 'Aircraft of the Aces' series to focus on WWII military battles and service. The Hawk saw extensive service and this book documents all the battles and keys to its importance." -California Bookwatch (May 2009)
"In all, a fine book on the subject and the first to have been published covering Hawk 75 aces. One that will delight the aviation enthusiast." - Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (February 2009)

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: