The P-61 Black Widow was a very unique WWII airplane... a fighter large enough to be a medium bomber that was an effective night fighter, created and developed when night fighter technology was in its infancy. This book discusses the development, modifications and evolution of the Black Widow throughout its deployment, where it became a lethal night attacker.
With the P61, the Northrop Aircraft Company pushed the state of the art in airplane design, aerodynamics, and radar in a fighter airframe that was larger than any other fighter in existence, generating challenges in each area. Using text and dozens of pictures and drawings, the book discusses how those challenges were identified and solved, how modifications were made using combat experience, and how the P61 succeeded in operational service.
There are few books written on the Black Widow, and this one deserves a spot in any P61 fan's library.
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