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WW II Fighters From the Cockpit

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WW II Fighters: From the Cockpit is an exciting compilation of iconic pilot reports from Flight Journal’s 22 years of publishing. These rare first-person narratives are written by some of the most famous test pilots of all time, including Corky Meyer and Capt. Eric Brown. Meyer, a Grumman test pilot as well as an incredibly humorous writer, puts his readers in the cockpits of Zeros, Spitfires, and Hellcats. Brown, the Royal Navy test pilot who flew a greater variety of aircraft than anyone in history, tells us what it’s like to fly a Bf 109, an Me 262, and a FW 190, among other historic aircraft. Don’t miss these fantastic tales, direct from the pilot’s seat.

FEATURES

6 | Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
Test Pilot Relates a Close Call
by Corky Meyer

16 | Flying the P-47
The Jug and I
by Corky Meyer

28 | Navy Taste Test: Hellcat vs. Corsair
Grumman Test Pilot Flies the Competition
by Corky Meyer

38 | Elliptical Elegance
Flying and Evaluating the Seafire Mark III
by Corky Meyer

44 | Flying the Bf 109
Two Pilots Give Their Reports
by Mark Hanna & Capt. Eric Brown

54 | Flying the Me 262
Willy Messerschmitt's Masterpiece
by Capt. Eric Brown

62 | We Fly the FW 190
Portrait of a Winner
by Capt. Eric Brown

74 | Zero: Myth, Mystery, and Truth
A Test Pilot Compares the A6M5 Zero to U.S. Fighters
by Corky Meyer


4 | Editorial

82 | Tailview
In a Lifetime of Flight
by Budd Davisson
WW II Fighters: From the Cockpit is an exciting compilation of iconic pilot reports from Flight Journal’s 22 years of publishing. These rare first-person narratives are written by some of the most famous test pilots of all time, including Corky Meyer and Capt. Eric Brown. Meyer, a Grumman test pilot as well as an incredibly humorous writer, puts his readers in the cockpits of Zeros, Spitfires, and Hellcats. Brown, the Royal Navy test pilot who flew a greater variety of aircraft than anyone in history, tells us what it’s like to fly a Bf 109, an Me 262, and a FW 190, among other historic aircraft. Don’t miss these fantastic tales, direct from the pilot’s seat.

FEATURES

6 | Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
Test Pilot Relates a Close Call
by Corky Meyer

16 | Flying the P-47
The Jug and I
by Corky Meyer

28 | Navy Taste Test: Hellcat vs. Corsair
Grumman Test Pilot Flies the Competition
by Corky Meyer

38 | Elliptical Elegance
Flying and Evaluating the Seafire Mark III
by Corky Meyer

44 | Flying the Bf 109
Two Pilots Give Their Reports
by Mark Hanna & Capt. Eric Brown

54 | Flying the Me 262
Willy Messerschmitt's Masterpiece
by Capt. Eric Brown

62 | We Fly the FW 190
Portrait of a Winner
by Capt. Eric Brown

74 | Zero: Myth, Mystery, and Truth
A Test Pilot Compares the A6M5 Zero to U.S. Fighters
by Corky Meyer


4 | Editorial

82 | Tailview
In a Lifetime of Flight
by Budd Davisson
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