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Pacific World War II Reviews  

by Warren Thompson
Osprey Publishing  1998
Soft cover
96 pages
Index, photos
ISBN: 1855327252
Cover Price: $14.95
Language: English

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Osprey Combat Aircraft 8
P-61 Black Widow Units of World War 2

The P-61 Black Widow is one of the most interesting aircraft of WWII.  Although it did not serve in great numbers, this technologically advanced aircraft had a pioneering role as a night fighter using radar and heavy armament to intercept enemy planes.

The book is divided into chapters, covering the Black Widow's service in Europe, Mediterranean theaters.  A capter is devoted to the Pacific, and also one to CBI theater.

The book has an appendix of P-61 victories, units and specifications of the different variants.  Illustrated with many wartime photographs, the book also includes an extensive color plate and aircraft profile section.

Review by  Justin Taylan

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May 23, 2017

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