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Brewster F2A Buffalo (SC) - Ginter Books - GI104CSN

Brewster F2A Buffalo (SC) - Ginter Books - GI104CSN

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Richard S. Dann & Steve Ginter; Naval Fighters 103. This comprehensive monograph covers the entire history of Brewster's much maligned Buffalo fighter aircraft. Background of the Brewster Aeronautical Corporation and the events that led to the selection of the F2A as the Navy's first monoplane fighter. Following this, each variant of the aircraft is covered in detail including all three major variants purchased by the US. Navy as well as the versions purchased by Belgium, Finland, Great Britain, and the Netherlands. Individual squadron histories as they relate to the F2A. Interviews with pilots who flew the Buffalo, some with glowing comments on its performance, while others cast a less than stellar light on the Brewster. It is interesting to note that the Brewster 239, as used by the Finnish Air Force during the 1939-1945 period achieved the highest kill ratio of any fighter plane of the war with an impressive 26-1 score. Illustrated with over 300 photos, many of which have never been published, 22 illustrations; 176 pages.