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Douglas Jumbo's The Globemaster Paperback – April 15, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0828320443 ISBN-10: 0828320446 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Branden Books; 1st edition (April 15, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0828320446
  • ISBN-13: 978-0828320443
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,195,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An engineer by education and trade, Anthony Tambini lives in the Washington, DC area.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 18, 2000
Format: Paperback
Allowing for the fact that the section on the C-17 will be, of necessity, short this is still a very brief look at the three airframes that have borne the Globemaster name.
The parts dealing with the C-74 and C-124 (which are presumably why the majority of purchasers would want this book) leave far, far too much of the story of this interesting transport untold. There is a good book to be written on the Globemaster story but this is not it.
A further annoyance is that the book is absolutely littered with spelling mistakes.
Buy this only if you're a real die-hard Globemaster enthusiast.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Irishcine on November 17, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book covers three different aircraft, the rare early piston powered C74 Globemaster I, the C124 Globemaster II - this is the best known of them and the best treated. A final section covers the jet C17 transport in current service with the USAF, which revived the Globemaster name. In my view the inclusion of the latter is not a good idea and it would have been better to concentrate on the two earlier models. Of course some readers will like the C17 too. If a second edition is published the author may like to note that the rare Globemaster I is also featured in a movie. The film "The Italian Job", set in Turin, used one as a supposed Chinese aircraft from which bullion is unloaded. This bullion is the subject of the theft which is the theme of the film. Obviously written by a man who likes the engineering aspects of - Old Shakey -the big C124's .
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 6, 2004
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The book was apparently written by a flight engineer assigned to the Hamilton AFB 336 MAS in the aircraft's later years. While fairly detailed regarding the aircraft's mechanical systems, it is either in error or otherwise devoid of the bird's flying characteristics, navigation and communication systems. The typical mission from Travis to Vietnam was not typical of anywhere else in the world. As a former navigator, the book was simply wrong regarding flying over Africa, S. America, Antarctica, the northern latitudes, the Atlantic, and most other places in the world. There are many interesting and factual stories to be told, and a lot of former crew members who would be willing to share them.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tom Switzer on January 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed the book and Mr. Tambini did an excellent job of researching the material. As a former crewmember (flight Engineer) of the C-124s in the 374th Troop Carrier wing during 1952 to 1954 I didn't find any errors in describing the aircraft. I would like to talk to the author about some additional information I can supply about indiviual aircraft by serial number. If Mr. Tambini reads this review I would like to have him E-Mail me. If any other members of the 374th wing especially the 22 Troop Carrier Sqd read this review E-Mail me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By James M. Kelly on January 21, 2002
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I was hoping for more about the C-74. Most of the book is dedicated to the C-124. There were only a handful of pictures of the C-74. My Dad had flown this plane out of Brookley and I was looking forward to more pictures I guess.
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