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Часть 1. 1939-43 Часть 2. 1943-45 Книга о истории стратегических бомбардировок Германии союзной авиацией. Кампания анализируется с точки зрения RAF, USAAF и люфтваффе, с углубленной оценки дневной и ночных операций, самолетов, оружия, техники, радаров, и наземной обороны. Также включает в себя личные счета летчиков - истребителей и экипажей бомбардировщиков. Фото,карты. В двух частях. Первая - с начала Второй мировой войны по октябрь 1943 г., вторая - с ноября 1943 г. до конца войны.

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Contra-rotating propellers were more efficient than a single airscrew, especially in climb and takeoff. lOl (1,182Iit) of internal fuel was carried. To escape the propeller when baling out from the aircraft, the pilot had a downward escape mechanism in which the lower forward fuselage beneath his seat fell away. Maximum rate of climb (up to 2,000ft [61 Om J) was 2,140ft/min (652m/min) and range with normal load 785 miles (1,263km). The time allowed for preparing this project prevented its general construction from being determined satisfactorily (the issue was 'too important to be lightly treated') but Boulton Paul noted that very promising results had been obtained on the use of plastics, both for structural members and detail parts, and this knowledge and technique would be pressed into use wherever possible.

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