“American Bomber Aircraft Development in World War 2” by Bill Norton

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    “American Bomber Aircraft Development in World War 2”
    By Bill Norton
    Midland Publishing - 2012
    ISB: 978-1-85780-330-3

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    This book was released this year. I found this to be a very interesting and covers a number of projects and aircraft that does not get a lot of press. A few examples:

    - A-26 equipped with a 75mm and another with duel 37mm cannons.
    - B-26 with a couple of folding fin launch tubes that could be reloaded from inside.
    - XB-21
    - XA-22 with a fully retractable dorsal turret
    - The massive XB-19
    - XFG-1 Fuel Glider: A flying gas tank to be towed behind bombers.



    The book is 224 pages long broken out into 11 chapters, 7 other sections, and contains numerous photos and line drawings. It also goes into a nice detail of the Flying Boat bombers as well as the early jet bombers that were on the drawing boards before the end of the war. If you are interested in American Heavy Bomber designs and would like to learn a little of the stories behind the scenes, this is a great book to have on your shelf.

    I give it 9 x 1,000 pounders.
     
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    I to also have this book and love it as well.
     
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