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When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:05 pm 
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Fantastic pictures! Wow! Thanks for posting these!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:05 pm 
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"Eddie R. Sanders was a test pilot during the Second World War. When the Japanese Zero crashed in the Aleutian Islands, the United States Military recovered and repaired it. It was transported to North Island Naval Air Station for test flights. Eddie Sanders was the first to test fly the captured Zero. His test flights helped discover some of the Zero's weaknesses, which would later help American pilots in combat against the Japanese airplane. This collection includes Eddie's log book which records the Zero test flights." SDASM archives

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On a related note, various Zero reports can be found on http://www.wwiiaircraftperformance.org/

Memorandum Report ENG-47-1673-A on Japanese Zero Fighter
Zeke 32 (Hamp), TAIC 102C Performance and Characteristics
Memorandum Report TSFER-1973 on Zeke 52 Airplane No. EB-2
Zeke 52, TAIC 102D Performance and Characteristics
General Technical Data and Flight Characteristics of the Zero Fighter Airplane HQ 23rd FG
Performance and Characteristics of the Japanese Zero-2 Model A6M2 Airplane
Performance Flight Test of a Japanese Hamp, AAF No. EB-201 Engineering Division Memorandum Report Serial No. ENG-47-1726-A
Combat Evaluation of Zeke 52 with F4U-1D, F6F-5, and FM-2 Project TED No. PTR-1111 U.S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD

Be sure to check out the rest of the site too for reports on other Japanese fighters, as well as much, much more.

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