LATIN AMERICAN AIR WARS AND AIRCRAFT 1912-1969
by Dan Hagedorn
The aircraft were colorful and their crew were often courageous -- but virtually unknown beyond the South American continent. Throughout the first 70 years of practical flight in Latin America, obscure designs carried the colors and markings of many nationalitities, and in thi sbook many photograhs of such aircraft are seen for the first time.
Following more than 15 years of research, the author traces the use of aircraft in Latin America from the frail Wright Model Bs through the ensuing border skirmishes, revolutions and full-scale warfare to the final aerial engagements between piston-engined fighters. The so-called 'Leticia Incident', the 'Revolt of the Lieutenants' and the 'Soccer War' are all described here.
The aircraft enthusiast will discover an astonishing range of aircraft depicted in photographs and information including the Argentine North American SNJs and Gloster Meteors, Bolivian Curtiss Hwk IIs, Curtiss-Wright 14R Ospreys, Brazilian Waco CTOs, Chilean Curtiss Falcons, Colombian Bellancea 77-140s, Costa Rican North American F-51 D Mustangs, Cuban Vought Corsairs and exile force Douglas B-26s, Dominican Republic deHavilland Vampires, Guatemala Republic F-47N Thunderbolts, Honduras Stinson Model 'O' Seniors, from the Mexican Martin 'Sonora' to the Vought V-99M Corsair, Nicaragua Douglas C-47s, Paraguayan Fiat C.R.20s and POtez 25A-2s, Peruvian Douglas O-38Ps, Uruguayian Waco JHDs and the Venezuelan North American F-86F and deHavilland Venom.
This study can be regarded as the most comprehensive reference book for years to come and will be informative and fascinating reading for all aviation enthusiasts.
To accompany the book, electronic downloads of the author's text-based research will be available online at www.hikokiwarplanes.com.
"This book is highly recommended to anyone with an interest in Latin American military aviation." -IPMS, April 2007, reviewed by Fred Horky
"The range of aircraft and their markings is truly amazing and the book will delight historian and modeler alike." -Air Classics, October 2007, reviewed by George Hulett
9 x 12"
400 black & white photos and color artwork
Item # HK944
Only 6 copies remain!
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