- Paperback: 50 pages
- Publisher: Squadron/Signal Publications; 1st edition (December 1980)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0897471024
- ISBN-13: 978-0897471022
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,331,468 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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P-39 Airacobra in action - Aircraft No. 43 Paperback – December, 1980
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The book has age issues, it was first published in the early 1980s. The graphics are a little dated. Also, there isn't that much about the Soviets because - since it was written in the 80s - the Soviets were not telling much about the P-39 in action.
Still, if you get the book on discount it's fair. I like it.
There are other books out there on the Airacobra, for example, "Attack of the Airacobras: Soviet Aces, American P-39s, and the Air War Against Germany" which at 24.00 is an expensive narrative but demonstrates this plane could be effective.
As with all In Action books, this has some narrative, a lot of B&W photos with captions, detailed line drawings and 2 color pages to show paint schemes. This is a good one-stop kind of shopping book if you want to learn a little bit about a plane who was roundly cursed and despised by US pilots, shot down in droves by the Japanese but when used for ground attack only, maybe not so bad. The book itself is very good, excellent for modelers. You decide the value of the plane.
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I've always liked this series of books. Gives a good general overview of whatever aircraft/tank/ship your reading about.Published 15 months ago by Patrick McDonald