World War II changed the face of warfare forever. Now enemies were fighting and flying all night, which mandated that a fighter be developed that could carry a new technological invention aloft - radar. Northrop's Night Hunter covers the development history of the P-61 Black Widow and the radar built specifically for its use. The P-61 was the most successful Allied night fighter of the war, and flew combat in the China-Burma-India, European, and Pacific theaters of the war. This book details the aircraft's offensive and defensive systems, its operations, and covers its unique uses from missile testing to flights by the U.S. Navy.The original Pratt aamp; Whitney R-2800-25 engines were expe- riencing a high failure rate. ... This did not completely solve the problem, and two additional engine failures occurred on the first airplane. ... taken to illustrate the correct method of installing the turret and would later be used in one of the maintenance manuals.
|Title||:||Northrop's Night Hunter|
|Publisher||:||Specialty Press - 2008-11-07|