Widowmaker

“Despite everything, I felt very lucky to have flown Corsairs. They were the best, you know, even though it took me sometime to realize this when so many friends died flying them.” (Colin Facer, Corsair pilot, HMS Illustrious) The Vought-Sikorsky Corsair was one of the most potent fighters of the Second World War. It was also one of the most flawed. Conceived by Rex Beisel, Vought’s Chief Designer in 1938, the US Navy condemned it as being too dangerous for carrier operations and refused to certify it safe for use at sea. With the British Aero Industry unable to build fighters with sufficient range and potency for carrier use, the Admiralty sought alternatives. With the Roosevelt's Lend Lease program in place, they could acquire weapons from American factories. In practice, this meant standing in line behind the US Navy, Marines, and Army for service, but it still opened up new opportunities to be exploited. So, with newly built Corsairs being stockpiled and the promise of an improved version on the way, the Royal Navy saw a opening worthy of development and exploited it. By the end of the war, the Fleet Air Arm had acquired more than 2,000 Corsairs to equip its squadrons. But the risks identified by the USN were largely ignored by the Royal Navy and far too many men and aircraft were lost in accidents as a result. Yet in the hands of experienced carrier pilots, its virtues were only too apparent and, in due course, they achieved great things. Eventually, the US Navy noted this “success” and certified the Corsair for use on their carriers too, but the aircraft never entirely lost its reputation as a “widow maker.” This book describes the Corsair’s development and tells the sad but inspiring story of the young men who struggled and suffered to make the Corsair a going concern in the most vicious unforgiving war one can imagine. To do this, the author met and corresponded with almost a hundred veterans from America, Britain, New Zealand and Canada. Their recollections made this book possible and through their vivid memories we can experience what it felt like to be barely of age, a civilian called to arms, and a fighter pilot.

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  • Author : Tim Hillier-Graves
  • Publisher : Casemate
  • Pages : 214 pages
  • ISBN : 1612009131
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Widowmaker

Widowmaker
  • Author : Paul Doiron
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release : 14 June 2016
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In Paul Doiron's riveting novel Widowmaker, Game Warden Mike Bowditch is on the trail of a ruthless vigilante amid the snow-covered mountains of Maine When a mysterious woman in distress appears outside his home, Mike Bowditch has no clue she is about to blow his world apart. Amber Langstrom is beautiful, damaged, and hiding a secret with a link to his past. She claims her son Adam is a wrongfully convicted sex offender who has vanished from a brutal work

Widowmaker

Widowmaker
  • Author : Tim Hillier-Graves
  • Publisher : Casemate
  • Release : 31 August 2020
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“Despite everything, I felt very lucky to have flown Corsairs. They were the best, you know, even though it took me sometime to realize this when so many friends died flying them.” (Colin Facer, Corsair pilot, HMS Illustrious) The Vought-Sikorsky Corsair was one of the most potent fighters of the Second World War. It was also one of the most flawed. Conceived by Rex Beisel, Vought’s Chief Designer in 1938, the US Navy condemned it as being too dangerous for

Widowmaker

Widowmaker
  • Author : Drew Martensen
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 05 November 2010
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This is the most poignant Vietnam War book I have read and without any selfbravado. It ranks up there with the famous WWI trench books. One could never again glorify war after reading this book. Hugo Trux, Marketing Director I half-heartedly picked up Widowmaker one day and was quickly immersed into one of the most riveting real life adventures I have ever read. The Honorable Jon Spahr, JD, Licking County Court, Ohio I reluctantly picked up Widowmaker one day and

The Widowmaker

The Widowmaker
  • Author : Mike Resnick,Michael D. Resnick
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Release : 25 February 1996
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Famed bounty hunter Jefferson Nighthawk, known throughout the galaxy as "the Widowmaker" and frozen for more than a century awaiting a cure for a deadly disease, is cloned for one final mission. Original.

The Widowmaker

The Widowmaker
  • Author : Amy Gallow
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 01 May 2008
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A beautiful Pit Chick with a reputation as a jinx; a rider with one last chance to prove himself; and an untried machine they call the "Widow-Maker." A terrible combination in the countdown to the start of the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. Dare you step beyond the barriers and join them?

The Widowmaker

The Widowmaker
  • Author : Michael Manstar
  • Publisher : Gene Cartwright
  • Release : 08 September 2008
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John Romeo, a jet-setting, multimillionaire author/screenwriter, film producer and former LAPD homicide wiz is being begged to return to solve just one more big crime. If he does, his former partner, and longtime friend, Gerald Li won't stop until the job is done. A baffled LAPD struggles to solve the brutal murders of super-rich, super-famous married men, including one of the world's top golfers, a high-tech company founder, and a renowned mega-evangelist. They, and their lovers, are caught in

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Marvel
  • Release : 11 February 2020
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Thrilling adventures of Marvel's deadliest superspy! Natasha's shadowy past once again threatens all she holds dear in a globe-hopping thriller! As the Black Widow's house of cards comes crashing down around her, what will she do to keep her deepest secret buried? When a senator is seduced and assassinated, why does the trail followed by his journalist son lead back to Natasha? Meanwhile, espionage agents around the world are being assassinated by an all-new Ronin! The next two targets: Black

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  • Author : Paul Cornell,Marjorie Liu,Duane Swierczynski,Jim Mccann,Cullen Bunn,Kelly Sue Deconnick,Joe Ahearne
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Release : 29 January 2020
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Go to the Widow-Maker

Go to the Widow-Maker
  • Author : James Jones
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 10 May 2011
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A playwright vacationing in Jamaica becomes dangerously obsessed with deep-sea diving Ron Grant is one of the finest playwrights of his generation, second only to Tennessee Williams in pure genius. But success does not mean he feels like a man. On vacation in Jamaica with his mistress, an ice queen who considers him her personal trophy, his thoughts are back in New York City, with a beautiful young girl he met a few days before he left town. As the

Widowmaker

Widowmaker
  • Author : Big John McKenzie
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 10 October 2020
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Road-weary and homesick, Marshal Milo Thorne wants nothing more than a hot bath and a warm bed. Instead, he finds himself entangled in the sticky web of a ruthless killer, a deadly case of mistaken identity, and an epic battle that leads a small Kansas town to the brink of crisis. Join our hero and a band of familiar faces in this rambling tale of danger and excitement from the rugged western frontier. But watch your step or you might

Widowmaker

Widowmaker
  • Author : William Appel
  • Publisher : Walker & Company
  • Release : 25 February 1994
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Criminal psychologist Kate Berman and her medical examiner husband tackle the case of a killer who preys on married males--but it must be a transvestite or drag queen because there are no female serial killers--or are there?