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BREWSTER F2A BUFFALO ACES OF WWII (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No. 91)
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BREWSTER F2A BUFFALO ACES OF WWII (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No. 91)

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Kari Stenman and Andrew Thomas.

* Comprehensive histories of the elite fighter pilots, and the aircraft tht they flew

*A unique source of information researched by recognized experts, and brought to life by first-hand accounts from the combat veterans themselves

*Concise, authoritative text is supported by at least 30 specially commissioned original color artwork, scale plans, and the best archival photography from around the world

Although designed and built for the US Navy, the F2A fought in only one major US engagement--the battle of Midway--in which the aircraft shot down two Japanese dive bombers. Soon replaced as a carrier-borne fighter, the F2A was exported to Britain, where it was given the name "Buffalo" by the RAF. The British sent most of these aircraft to the Far East, where they were used in defense of Singapore and Malaya. Although overwhelmed by Japanese fighters, no fewer than nine pilots achieved ace status while flying the Buffalo. The United States also sold the airplane to Finland, and it was in the cold north that the F2A truly found a home. Calling the airplane simply the "Brewster," the Finns flew it against the invading Russians. Overall, 37 Finns achieved ace status flying the Brewster, and it was the Finnish fighter of choice until succeeded by the BF 109G in mid-1943. Soft cover, 96 pages