1300 36 33 32

Largely responsible for crushing Japanese airpower wherever the American fast carrier force sailed, the Grumman F6F Hellcat was considered the most important Allied aircraft in the Pacific during 1943 and 1944. Designed for speed, range, and climb to compete with Japan's exceptional Mitsubishi A6M Zero, it succeeded not only in engaging the "Zeke" on equal terms but also in dictating the rules of combat. Fighters in every sense of the word, the Hellcats were credited with destroying more than five thousand Japanese aircraft, gaining outright air supremacy over the invasion beaches, and helping ensure Allied amphibious victories in the Central Pacific. Aviation historian Barrett Tillman presents the full story of the fighter plane--the men who built and tested it, the squadrons that flew it, and the heroes it created. Heavily illustrated with photographs from the pilots' own collections, this spirited, carefully documented operational history is an absolute must for anyone interested in aviation history. It is now available for the first time in paperback.

Buy Hellcat book by Barrett Tillman from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781557509918
ISBN-10: 1557509913
Format: Hardback
(152mm x 227mm x 19mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Naval Institute Press
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Hellcat book by Barrett Tillman and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Books By Author Barrett Tillman

On Wave and Wing by Barrett Tillman

On Wave and Wing

Hardback, February 2017
$52.26
Forgotten Fifteenth by Barrett Tillman

Forgotten Fifteenth

Paperback, August 2015
$32.36
D-Day Encyclopedia by Barrett Tillman

D-Day Encyclopedia

Paperback, June 2014
$33.09