Air arsenal North America

Air arsenal North America

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The book provides a detailed analysis of aircraft purchases made in North America by the subsequent operation of the Lend-Lease Acts and Canadian Mutual Aid, whereby thousands of aircraft were delivered to many Allied countries including the Soviet Union in the years to 1945. There is also significant coverage of aircraft supply and operation in Latin America. Describes and illustrates all of the many aircraft types; these descriptions are supplemented by sections covering their operation by each of the countries involved, including aircraft serials. Also includes descriptions of how the Lend-Lease Act operated, details of delivery routes, and an analysis of the various governmental and other organizations involved. Includes various appendices including statistics.Contract A-5024 with the Califomia Aero Corporation (otherwise a#39;Cal-Aeroa#39;, owner of the Polaris Flight Academy) included the purchase of three Spartan 7W ... The price paid for the latter four aircraft totalled $7, 031 (or Sl, 750 at the then- current rate of exchange). In 1942, following the closure of the Refresher schools, the BAC offered these aircraft for sale as surplus, but there is no record of their saleanbsp;...

Title:Air arsenal North America
Author:Phil Butler, Dan Hagedorn
Publisher:Midland Pub Ltd - 2004


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