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P-40 Warhawk Aces of the MTO

P-40 Warhawk Aces of the MTO
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P-40 Warhawk Aces of the MTO
by Osprey
Author: Carl Molesworth
Publish Date: 2002
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7.25x9.75x.33"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148388672
Mfg. part #: OSPACE043
Type: Softcover


Thrown into action following the Torch landings of late 1942, the ‘green’ American pilots flying the obsolescent P-40F suffered cruelly at the hands of seasoned German fighter pilots flying superior machines. Those that survived learned quickly, and a handful of Warhawk pilots succeeded in making ace by the time the Axis forces surrendered in North Africa. The action then shifted to Sicily and Italy, and the P-40 remained in service until mid-1944. This book charts the careers of the 23 men who succeeded in making ace during that time, despite the advent of much better P-47 and P-51 fighters.