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Propliners of the World Part 2 by Gerry Manning
Part 2 Includes water bombers, cargo and South American operations.
Includes the water bombing Convair CV 580 and Lockheed P-2 Neptune through the cargo hauling Curtiss C-46, Douglas DC-4 and Russian-built Antonov AN-12 to South America’s enduring pleasure flight DC-3s and Antonov AN-32s.
As early as 1943 it became apparent that supersonic flight might be an achievable goal – but not for the propeller-driven aircraft of the day. Spurred on by secret intelligence of a German supersonic long-range bomber project, work began on a British secret research aircraft that would potentially be the first manned aircraft to break through the ‘sound barrier’.Learn More