American Attack Aircraft Since 1926 by E. R. Johnson

By E. R. Johnson

This e-book presents a concise ancient survey of a few of the different types of airplane utilized by the us military Air Corps, military Air Forces, and Air strength, and the military and Marine Corps to complete air assault missions seeing that 1926. The textual content covers 4 varieties of fixed-wing plane: specified assault airplane; gentle, medium, and tactical bombers; fighter-bombers; and tailored assault plane.

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Loaded, 2,300 mi. max. Weights: 10,300-lbs. empty, 16,400-lbs. loaded. , length 39 ft. , wing area 332 sq. ft.

30-cal. 30-caliber machine gun in the belly position, nose, and up to 1,800-lbs. of bombs carried in an internal bomb bay. Performance: Max. ; combat range 600 mi. Weights: 11,170-lbs. empty, 16,000-lbs. loaded. Dimensions: Span 61 ft. , length 46 ft. 5 sq. ft. Of the military contractors participating in the light bomber competition announced by the Army in 1938, the Glenn L. Martin Co. was the most experienced, having sold airplanes to both the Army and the Navy for nearly 20 years. The company’s light bomber entry under Circular Proposal 38-385 had been assigned to James S.

Performance: Max. ; combat range 600 mi. Weights: 11,170-lbs. empty, 16,000-lbs. loaded. Dimensions: Span 61 ft. , length 46 ft. 5 sq. ft. Of the military contractors participating in the light bomber competition announced by the Army in 1938, the Glenn L. Martin Co. was the most experienced, having sold airplanes to both the Army and the Navy for nearly 20 years. The company’s light bomber entry under Circular Proposal 38-385 had been assigned to James S. McDonnell as project engineer, who, a year later, would leave Martin to form his own company in St.

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