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  NORTHROP'S NIGHT HUNTER P-61 BLACK WIDOW by Jeff Kolln #16715
NORTHROP'S NIGHT HUNTER P-61 BLACK WIDOW by Jeff Kolln  The story of Northrop’s P-61 began on 30 January 1941, when the U.S. Government awarded a contract for the development of a brand new airplane designed specifically as a night fighter. Although this was before the U.S. officially entered WW II, the need for such an airplane resulted from lessons learned from RAF during the Battle of Britain. This contract effort produced a massive twin-engine, twin-tailboom design bristling with an array of machine guns and cannons, capable of 400-mph speeds, and with a 1,200 mile range. The new airplane not only looked menacing, but even had a name that evoked fear in the hearts of its adversaries, for it was called the Black Widow, one of the deadliest beings on earth. The P-61 also featured a potent combination of advanced onboard radar systems and lethal firepower that gave it a knock-out punch for aerial encounters. The aircraft’s 2,000 foot-per-minute rate-of-climb was almost unheard of for a machine that was 48 ft long, had a wingspan of 66 ft, and weighed nearly 30,000 pounds at takeoff. This book not only tells about the development, operational history, and service history, it also contains comprehensive appendices with details for every single P-61 ever built.

Hardcover, 198 pages.
430 b/w and color photos

About the Author
Jeff Kolln is a high school history teacher who has had a life-long interest in aviation and aviation history. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a crew chief on F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Warthogs. His most recent book detailed the combat operations of the 421st Night Fighter Squadron, which also flew P-61 Black Widows during World War II. Kolln lives in Yelm, WA.

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