The Curtiss-Wright AT-9

The Other Jeep

Dan Hagedorn

Book examines the genesis of the AT-9 design, its competitors and, eventually, comrades-in-arms, with whom AT-9s were always literally the best and the brightest, and a detailed look at the fielding of the aircraft to the 24 initial stations as well as an astonishing number of unusual and special assignments - including assignment to line, ...
Date Published :
May 2019
Publisher :
MMPBooks
Contributor(s) :
Ted Williams
Language:
English
Illustration :
120+ B&W photos, 16 pages of color profiles, scale plans
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9788365958303
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 8.2 X 11.6 inches
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$35.00

Overview
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This book examines the genesis of the AT-9 design, its competitors and, eventually, comrades-in-arms, with whom AT-9s were always literally the best and the brightest, and looks at the fielding of the aircraft to the 24 initial stations as well as an astonishing number of unusual and special assignments – including assignment to line, tactical units.

After producing 791 aircraft between September 1941 and January 31, 1943, and assigning every single one of them, and having served actively and continuously through to VJ-Day, exactly one complete AT-9 survives, and this solitary example is actually a composite of several aircraft.

About The Author
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Dan Hagedorn is Curator and Director of Collections at The Museum of Flight at historic Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, and is a graduate of Villa Maria College, the State University of New York, and the Command and General Staff College (U.S. Army, post-graduate). He was previously Adjunct Curator and Research Team Leader at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC for 19 years. Prior to that, he served in the U.S. Armed Forces for 27 years in leadership and intelligence positions worldwide and has, to date, authored 21 monographs or books detailing various aspects of aviation and aerospace history. In conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of the Smithsonian Institution, he was named an Unsung Hero of the Smithsonian Institution and was awarded the Orden do Merito Santos-Dumont by the Brazilian Government for services to Latin American aviation history, in which he specializes.

REVIEWS
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“Curtiss-Wright's curvaceous trainer exudes attractive, almost art-deco, appeal. And its lovely lines certainly complement any display of WWII twins. Maybe MMP's book will inspire an enterprising manufacturer to take the plunge. After all, Hagedorn includes just about everything to kick-start a kit. Photos, profiles, specifications, tables, extended captions, and more augment the account. Even surprises like AT-9 armament and "administrative SNAFUs" merit mention!”

- Cybermodeler

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