Aichi D3A1/2 Val by Peter C. Smith

By Peter C. Smith

Книга Aichi D3A1/2 Val Aichi D3A1/2 Val Книги Вооружение Автор: Peter C. Smith Год издания: 1999 Формат: pdf Издат.:Crowood Press Страниц: 194 Размер: 106.9 ISBN: 1861262787 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:From the assault on Pearl Harbor to the kamikaze raids within the ultimate phases of WWII, the Aichi Val was once a powerful jap weapon that brought on huge harm to Allied ships and floor installations. utilizing respectable documents and the testimony of guys who designed and flew it, Peter Smith tells the total tale of the Aichi D3A1/2 Val utilizing many infrequent pictures and interviews with surviving team contributors. jam-packed with a wealth of fabric by no means earlier than obvious in this often-overlooked plane.

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Left & above) In theory, everything in a military vehicle has its proper place - from the fire extinguisher in the cab, to the bucket on the rear hull. In practice, of course, soldiers on campaign - enjoying the luxury of a halftrack rather than just a back-pack to stow their gear in - tended to acquire a huge variety of unofficial possessions. World War II photos show a gypsy array of authorized and unauthorized weapons, munitions, bedrolls, stoves, pails, chairs, brooms, cartons, crates, sacks and bundles; some veterans even claim to have taken along hens for fresh eggs....

That makes it a great vehicle for scouting and reconnaissance - you could avoid or escape a dangerous situation even when you couldn't shoot your way out. " When the gas pedal is pushed down as far as it will go, it not only opens the throttle all the way; it also kicks the Hydramatic transmission into shifting down, giving excellent acceleration. Early M3 series Stuarts had Continental petrol or Guiberson diesel radial engines and synchromesh transmission; but the M5 series uses two Cadillac Series 42 V-8 car engines, each driving Hydramatic transmissions linked to the drive shaft, and developing 220hp at 4,000 revs.

The welded-on side plate gives necessary extra protection to ammo racks inside; sadly, the white star also makes a perfect aiming point. SOcal co-axial MG, at left and right as viewed. (Right) A horribly easy kill for a Panzer: the turret rear armor is 2ins thick, the engine access doors about half that. The M4Al's Continental R975 air-cooled radial engine is powerful and, when well cared-for, dependable, but not without problems. A cold engine has to be rotated with a crank handle before starting, to lube the cylinder walls and preclude hydrostatic lock; the engine also has to be pulled out to get at the spark plugs on the lower end.

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