Lost Fighters: A History of U.S. Jet Fighter Programs That Didn't Make It

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This book, by Bill Holder, discusses the "Lost Fighter" turbojet and turboprop propulsion systems of the exciting jet fighter era in the United States since the mid-1940s. Until now, very little has been published about these fascinating fighter activities that, for a variety of reasons, did not reach fruition.

Covering fighters that did not reach beyond an artist's concept stage, to those that were cancelled after an evaluation of flight capabilities, to others that were cast aside after losing a fly-off competition, this book makes use of previously unpublished, primary-source material. It provides a coherent picture of U.S. jet fighter development and evolution. This book also includes hundreds of photos, drawings, and illustrations of the many "Lost Fighters."

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  • 2006-12-06
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  • Published by SAE International with a Product Code of R-374, ISBN of 978-0-7680-1712-0, and 216 pages in a softbound binding. Table of Contents
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"Anyone interested in X planes will spend hours leafing through the pages of Holder's book, and wondering just how different the fighter landscape might have been had some of these prototypes been given a chance." - Christopher A. Sawyer, The Virtual Driver
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