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Lagarto 1st April 2006 21:03

Looking for good P-40 books
 
What would you recommend? Any suggestions at affordable prices will be particularily appreciated ;)

Tony Kambic 2nd April 2006 04:29

Re: Looking for good P-40 books
 
Not sure whether you're looking for reference books or experiences, but one of the Directors of the Smithsonian Air & Space Musuem is Don Lopez, a WWII Pacific theatre ace and he started out in P-40s. He wrote his experiences in "Into the Teeth of the Tiger", including an interesting first kill. He later moved on to P-51s. Amazon shows the book for about 12 US dollars.

He also wrote "Fighter Pilots Heaven", about his expereinces post WWII getting to test all types of fighter planes and weapon systems.

Lagarto 2nd April 2006 17:56

Re: Looking for good P-40 books
 
Thank you Tony, as a matter of fact, I'm looking for both reference books or experiences, but first of all experiences. The book you mentioned sounds very interesting and I already bookmarked it for my next shooping spree :)

Any other suggestions? How about "A Flying Tiger's Diary" by Charles Bond - worth buying?

shooshoobaby 5th April 2006 01:16

Re: Looking for good P-40 books
 
God is my Copilot - Robert Scott
Tex Hill: Flying Tiger - Hill
Kitty Hawk Pilot - James Edwards
Ding Hao - Cornelius and Short
Cheers

Jim Oxley 6th April 2006 00:15

Re: Looking for good P-40 books
 
Also
a) Shark Squadron Pilot, by Bert Horden.
b) Nicky Barr, by Peter Dornan.
c) Desert Warriors: Australian P-40 Pilots at War in the Middle East and North Africa, 1941–1943, by Russell Brown.

Lagarto 7th April 2006 21:49

Re: Looking for good P-40 books
 
Thank you!

Same rare titles mentioned here, I only wish they were all available at amazon.com. I do have "Shark Squadron Pilot" by Bert Horden and I enjoyed it very much.

shooshoobaby 10th April 2006 19:10

Re: Looking for good P-40 books
 
Check www.abebooks.com

www.aeroplanebooks.com

Lagarto 12th April 2006 12:50

Re: Looking for good P-40 books
 
Thank you, here's one I never heard about before and it sounds very interesting:

http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/a...rev/cundy.html

Jim Oxley 13th April 2006 00:27

Re: Looking for good P-40 books
 
Gremlins is an excellent book. Really down to earth. I'd overlooked that one. :)

Lagarto 15th April 2006 01:07

Re: Looking for good P-40 books
 
Jim, please check your PM box


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