Ultimate Allied Fighters of the Second World War

Justo Miranda

The last generation of Allied fighters was not built because of the end of the Second World War. This 680,000-word book, with 229 pages of scale drawings and thirteen color profiles, describes 162 little-known British, American, French, Russian, and Australian super fighters driven by monster piston and jet engines.
Date Published :
March 2023
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781781558881
Pages : 392
Dimensions : 9.75 X 7.02 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


During the five years of the Second World War, the power of engines and speed of aircraft increased as much as it did during twenty years of peacetime. Conventional aircraft and engines reached the limits marked in the original design and surpassed them, very fast. The basis for this huge achievement was exotic fuels, short-lived artificially overpowered engines, propellers with four, five, and even six blades, and thinner wings with special sections of laminar flow. Then the faster Allied fighters began to be attacked by a demon that lived in the air: scientists called it compressibility buffeting and different type of aircraft suffered it at different speeds and manifested itself in different ways. The American and British designers never understood the true causes behind the aerodynamic phenomenon. They were forced to adopt brute force solutions by increasing engine power on the turbojet powered fighters, leaving in the background the research on the last projects of fighters, driven by monster piston engines. The purpose of this book is to present them to the public, for its notable interest.

About The Author

Born with the B-52, this tech drawer and Spanish Air Force Museum advisor uses advanced drawing methods to rebuild historical aircraft, starting from original parts. Historian specialized in German Secret Weapons; he usually works in the twilight zone between rational engineering and Nazi esotericism, without letting himself being dragged by the dark side of the force. His research has helped to deconstruct several myths on the flying saucers and the Hitler A bomb. Justo has published six books and thirty monographs on aeronautical subjects. He lives in Madrid with his wife Paula, journalist at Reuters and co-author of his works.


The American Fighter; Curtiss P-36 and P-40 Evolution; Curtiss XP-53 and XP-60 Evolution; Curtiss XP-62; Curtiss XP-55; Curtiss XF14C; Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Evolution; North American P-51 Mustang Evolution; Davis Manta; Gluhareff Dart; Lockheed L-133 and XP-80 Evolution; NACA-Langley-Jacobs-Jeep; Northrop Flying Wings; Vultee XP-54, XP-68, and XP-81; The British Fighter; Hawker Hurricane Evolution; Supermarine Spitfire Dead Ends; Hawker Tornado and Typhoon Evolution; Hawker Tempest and Fury; Blackburn B-37 Firebrand; Blackburn B-44; Blackburn B-48 Firecrest; Martin-Baker M.B.3, M.B.4, and M.B.5; Miles M.35 and M.43; Early British Jets; The French Fighter; Arsenal Projects; Sud-Est S.E. 582; The Australian Fighter; Commonwealth CA-15; The Soviet Fighter; Golovin ‘IVS’/’ISF’; Jurijev KIT-1; Nikitin-Shevchenko IS-4; Bibliography

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