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Widowmaker Living and Dying with the Corsair doc Û Hardcover Read » Join or create book clubs ã ✻ [BOOKS] ✯ Widowmaker: Living and Dying with the Corsair By Join or create book clubs ❅ – Eyltransferservices.co.uk Despite everything I felt very luckDespite everything I felt very lucky to have flown Corsairs They were the best you know even though it took me sometime to realize this when so many friends died flying them Colin Facer Corsair pilot HMS IllustriousThe Vought Sikorsky Corsair was one of the most potent fighters of the Second World War It was also one of the most flawed Conceived by Rex Beisel Voughts Chief Designer in 1938 the US Navy condemned it as being too dangerous for carrier operations and refused to certify it safe for use at sea With the British Aero Industry unable to build fighters with sufficient range and potency for carrier use the Admiralty sought alternatives With the Roosevelts Lend Lease program in place they could acuire weapons from American factories In practice this meant standing in line behind the US Navy Marines and Army for service but it still opened up new opportunities to be exploited So with newly built Corsairs being stockpiled and the promise of an improved version on the way the Royal Navy saw a opening worthy of development and exploited itBy the end of the war the Fleet Air Arm had acuiredthan 2000 Corsairs to euip its suadrons But the risks identified by the USN were largely ignored by the Royal Navy and far too many men and aircraft were lost in accidents as a result Yet in the hands of experienced carrier pilots its virtues were only too apparent and in due course they achieved great things Eventually the US Navy noted this success and certified the Corsair for use on their carriers too but the aircraft never entirely lost its reputation as a widow makerThis book describes the Corsairs development and tells the sad but inspiring story of the young men who struggled and suffered to make the Corsair a going concern in the most vicious unforgiving war one can imagine To do this the author met and corresponded with almost a hundred veterans from America Britain New Zealand and Canada Their recollections made this book possible and through their vivid memories we can experience what it felt like to be barely of age a civilian called to arms and a fighter pilot

Widowmaker Living and Dying with the CorsairDespite everything I felt very lucky to have flown Corsairs They were the best you know even though it took me sometime to realize this when so many friends died flying them Colin Facer Corsair pilot HMS IllustriousThe Vought Sikorsky Corsair was one of the most potent fighters of the Second World War It was also one of the most flawed Conceived by Rex Beisel Voughts Chief Designer in 1938 the US Navy condemned it as being too dangerous for carrier operations and refused to certify it safe for use at sea With the British Aero Industry unable to build fighters with sufficient range and potency for carrier use the Admiralty sought alternatives With the Roosevelts Lend Lease program in place they could acuire weapons from American factories In practice this meant standing in line behind the US Navy Marines and Army for service but it still opened up new opportunities to be exploited So with newly built Corsairs being stockpiled and the promise of an improved version on the way the Royal Navy saw a opening worthy of development and exploited itBy the end of the war the Fleet Air Arm had acuiredthan 2000 Corsairs to euip its suadrons But the risks identified by the USN were largely ignored by the Royal Navy and far too many men and aircraft were lost in accidents as a result Yet in the hands of experienced carrier pilots its virtues were only too apparent and in due course they achieved great things Eventually the US Navy noted this success and certified the Corsair for use on their carriers too but the aircraft never entirely lost its reputation as a widow makerThis book describes the Corsairs development and tells the sad but inspiring story of the young men who struggled and suffered to make the Corsair a going concern in the most vicious unforgiving war one can imagine To do this the author met and corresponded with almost a hundred veterans from America Britain New Zealand and Canada Their recollections made this book possible and through their vivid memories we can experience what it felt like to be barely of age a civilian called to arms and a fighter pilot

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Join or create book clubs ê Widowmaker: Living and Dying with the Corsair ePub Despite everything I felt very lucky to have flown Corsairs They were the best you know even though it took me sometime to realize this when so many friends died flying them Colin Facer Corsair pilot HMS IllustriousThe Vought Sikorsky Corsair was one of the most potent fighters of the Second World War It was also one of the most flawed Conceived by Rex Beisel Voughts Chief Designer in 1938 the US Navy condemned it as being too dangerous for carrier operations and refused to certify it safe for use at sea With the British Aero Industry unable to build fighters with sufficient range and potency for carrier use the Admiralty sought alternatives With the Roosevelts Lend Lease program in place they could acuire weapons from American factories In practice this meant standing in line behind the US Navy Marines and Army for service but it still opened up new opportunities to be exploited So with newly built Corsairs being stockpiled and the promise of an improved version on the way the Royal Navy saw a opening worthy of development and exploited itBy the end of the war the Fleet Air Arm had acuiredthan 2000 Corsairs to euip its suadrons But the risks identified by the USN were largely ignored by the Royal Navy and far too many men and aircraft were lost in accidents as a result Yet in the hands of experienced carrier pilots its virtues were only too apparent and in due course they achieved great things Eventually the US Navy noted this success and certified the Corsair for use on their carriers too but the aircraft never entirely lost its reputation as a widow makerThis book describes the Corsairs development and tells the sad but inspiring story of the young men who struggled and suffered to make the Corsair a going concern in the most vicious unforgiving war one can imagine To do this the author met and corresponded with almost a hundred veterans from America Britain New Zealand and Canada Their recollections made this book possible and through their vivid memories we can experience what it felt like to be barely of age a civilian called to arms and a fighter pilot