Cobra: Tank Killer Supreme by Mike Verier

By Mike Verier

Osprey-Aerospace-ColourSeries- Cobra-Tank Killer ideally suited КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Автор:Mike Verier Название: Cobra-Tank Killer ultimate Издательство: Osprey PublishingГод: 1989 Формат:pdf,rar+3%Размер: 36.2Mb Язык: английскийСтраниц:129*20

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Much to my surprise, he drove me to a vacant field, 150 feet square, in the middle of the barracks area. It was lighted and lined with bleachers for lectures and demonstrations. He blithely said, "I want you to drop the tanks in the middle of this lot when I finish my lecture. " "Lieutenant," I exclaimed, "you must be out of your mind. I don't know if your lecture will be done well, but I know your students will be well done if I drop the napalm here. " He insisted that I was wrong because he was an ordnance officer and by definition knew more about it than I.

Only the rudder, which was exceptionally large, was hydraulically boosted. One feature concerned me, though. It had folding wings to facilitate parking on the crowded decks of aircraft carriers. Although it was supposed to be impossible to fold them in flight, I wanted an extra safeguard, so I had the crew chief wire the control handle securely in the extended position. Because turbulence increases, especially at low altitude, as the air heats up during the day, performance speed runs and timed climbs were made at first light.

60-caliber gun system. The armament lab, however, after studying the data, decided to cancel the test. The extensive modifications and further testing that would have been required were deemed unlikely to produce a new operational weapon before the war ended. I had been so busy since arriving at Eglin that I hadn't given much thought to the war. Although the war in Europe had ended, it was still raging in the Pacific. The B-29s from Tinian and Saipan, under Gen. Curtis E. LeMay's innovative leadership, had burned out many Japanese cities with incendiary bombs while Army and Navy fighters were attacking the coastal cities.

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