Widowmaker

Written By Tim Hillier-Graves
Widowmaker
  • Publsiher : Casemate
  • Release : 31 August 2020
  • ISBN : 1612009131
  • Pages : 214 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Widowmaker written by Tim Hillier-Graves which was release on 31 August 2020, this book published by Casemate. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: “Despite everything, I felt very lucky to have flown Corsairs. They were the best, you know, even though it took me sometime to realize this when so many friends died flying them.” (Colin Facer, Corsair pilot, HMS Illustrious) The Vought-Sikorsky Corsair was one of the most potent fighters of the Second World War. It was also one of the most flawed. Conceived by Rex Beisel, Vought’s Chief Designer in 1938, the US Navy condemned it as being too dangerous for carrier operations and refused to certify it safe for use at sea. With the British Aero Industry unable to build fighters with sufficient range and potency for carrier use, the Admiralty sought alternatives. With the Roosevelt's Lend Lease program in place, they could acquire weapons from American factories. In practice, this meant standing in line behind the US Navy, Marines, and Army for service, but it still opened up new opportunities to be exploited. So, with newly built Corsairs being stockpiled and the promise of an improved version on the way, the Royal Navy saw a opening worthy of development and exploited it. By the end of the war, the Fleet Air Arm had acquired more than 2,000 Corsairs to equip its squadrons. But the risks identified by the USN were largely ignored by the Royal Navy and far too many men and aircraft were lost in accidents as a result. Yet in the hands of experienced carrier pilots, its virtues were only too apparent and, in due course, they achieved great things. Eventually, the US Navy noted this “success” and certified the Corsair for use on their carriers too, but the aircraft never entirely lost its reputation as a “widow maker.” This book describes the Corsair’s development and tells the sad but inspiring story of the young men who struggled and suffered to make the Corsair a going concern in the most vicious unforgiving war one can imagine. To do this, the author met and corresponded with almost a hundred veterans from America, Britain, New Zealand and Canada. Their recollections made this book possible and through their vivid memories we can experience what it felt like to be barely of age, a civilian called to arms, and a fighter pilot.

Widowmaker

Widowmaker
  • Author : Tim Hillier-Graves
  • Publisher : Casemate
  • Release Date : 2020-08-31
  • Total pages : 214
  • ISBN : 1612009131
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Summary : “Despite everything, I felt very lucky to have flown Corsairs. They were the best, you know, even though it took me sometime to realize this when so many friends died flying them.” (Colin Facer, Corsair pilot, HMS Illustrious) The Vought-Sikorsky Corsair was one of the most potent fighters of the ...

Widowmaker

Widowmaker
  • Author : Drew Martensen
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2010-11-05
  • Total pages : 239
  • ISBN : 1612009131
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Summary : This is the most poignant Vietnam War book I have read and without any selfbravado. It ranks up there with the famous WWI trench books. One could never again glorify war after reading this book. Hugo Trux, Marketing Director I half-heartedly picked up Widowmaker one day and was quickly immersed ...

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  • Author : Paul Doiron
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1612009131
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Summary : In Paul Doiron's riveting novel Widowmaker, Game Warden Mike Bowditch is on the trail of a ruthless vigilante amid the snow-covered mountains of Maine When a mysterious woman in distress appears outside his home, Mike Bowditch has no clue she is about to blow his world apart. Amber Langstrom is ...

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The Widowmaker
  • Author : Amy Gallow
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-05-01
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1612009131
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Summary : A beautiful Pit Chick with a reputation as a jinx; a rider with one last chance to prove himself; and an untried machine they call the "Widow-Maker." A terrible combination in the countdown to the start of the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. Dare you step beyond the barriers and join ...

The Black Widowmaker

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : The eBook Sale
  • Release Date : 2021-07-30
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1612009131
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  • Author : Jory Sherman
  • Publisher : Speaking Volumes
  • Release Date : 2021-07-30
  • Total pages : 226
  • ISBN : 1612009131
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  • Author : Brett Cogburn
  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Release Date : 2016-08-01
  • Total pages : 320
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Summary : From the great-grandson of famed U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn comes an authentic new "True Grit" Western classic. With a bag full of gold dust, Newt "Widowmaker" Jones is set for life. Then he makes his first mistake, trusting a cheerful stranger. By dawn the stranger--Javier Cortina, the son of ...

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  • Author : Michael Manstar
  • Publisher : Gene Cartwright
  • Release Date : 2008-09-08
  • Total pages : 212
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Summary : John Romeo, a jet-setting, multimillionaire author/screenwriter, film producer and former LAPD homicide wiz is being begged to return to solve just one more big crime. If he does, his former partner, and longtime friend, Gerald Li won't stop until the job is done. A baffled LAPD struggles to solve ...

The WidowMaker Program

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  • Author : Sammy Franco
  • Publisher : Contemporary Fighting Arts, LLC
  • Release Date : 2014-07-26
  • Total pages : 218
  • ISBN : 1612009131
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Summary : The Widow Maker Program: Extreme Self-Defense for Deadly Force Situation is a shocking and revolutionary fighting style designed to unleash extreme force when faced with the immediate threat of an unlawful deadly criminal attack. In this one-of-a-kind book, self-defense innovator Sammy Franco teaches you his brutal and unorthodox combat style ...

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  • Author : Peter Morwood
  • Publisher : Random House (UK)
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 236
  • ISBN : 1612009131
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The Widowmaker

The Widowmaker
  • Author : Mike Resnick,Michael D. Resnick
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 293
  • ISBN : 1612009131
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Summary : Famed bounty hunter Jefferson Nighthawk, known throughout the galaxy as "the Widowmaker" and frozen for more than a century awaiting a cure for a deadly disease, is cloned for one final mission. Original....

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Marvel
  • Release Date : 2020-02-11
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1612009131
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Summary : Thrilling adventures of Marvel's deadliest superspy! Natasha's shadowy past once again threatens all she holds dear in a globe-hopping thriller! As the Black Widow's house of cards comes crashing down around her, what will she do to keep her deepest secret buried? When a senator is seduced and assassinated, why ...

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K 19
  • Author : Peter A. Huchthausen
  • Publisher : National Geographic Society
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 243
  • ISBN : 1612009131
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Summary : The Soviet nuclear submarine K-19 was the pride of the Soviet Navy, but on July 4, 1961, during its maiden voyage to the North Atlantic for war games, it suddenly and unexpectedly developed a serious leak in one of the reactors. In a race against time, the officers and crew worked desperately ...

The Widowmaker Unleashed

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  • Author : Mike Resnick,Michael D. Resnick
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1612009131
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Summary : Once the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy, the Widowmaker returns to life after being cryogenically frozen for a century and discovers that two clones have been killing in his name, leaving a trail of enemies. Original....

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The Widowmaker Reborn
  • Author : Mike Resnick,Michael D. Resnick
  • Publisher : Spectra Books
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1612009131
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Summary : Jefferson Knighthawk, the clone of a famous bounty hunter, is sent to rescue the captive daughter of a corrupt politician, but the rescued beauty offers him the chance of betraying his employer and stealing his ill-gotten fortune...