Aug 162015
 

This book provides a detailed overview of the Goodyear Aircraft Corporation GA-28A/B, one of the submissions to the US Navy convoy fighter competition of 1950, which ultimately produced the Convair XFY-1 and Lockheed XFV-1 VTOL aircraft. The GA-28A was a three-quarter scale prototype of the convoy fighter, while the GA-28B was the full scale design armed with four 20 mm cannon. Both were VTOL tailsitters powered by turboprop engines and featured a semi-delta, semi-midwing configuration with triple vertical tail surfaces. The aircraft also had unusual landing gear which permitted either conventional or vertical landing and takeoff. This 8.5″ x 11″ softcover book is 34 pages in length and features 40 illustrations, including detailed schematics, artist’s impressions, and speculative color profiles of these unorthodox aircraft designs; color printing throughout with a full color glossy cover. A low resolution preview of the book’s interior pages is shown below:

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You may also watch a video previewing the book’s contents on Youtube. Reviews of the publication have been very positive. Listed at $14.99, the print edition of this book can be purchased on Amazon.com as well as its overseas branches, such as Amazon.caAmazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, and Amazon.co.jp, along with other major booksellers worldwide. (Actual price may vary depending on the discount offered by these retailers). A Kindle edition is available on Amazon.com and its subsidiaries for just $5.99; the high resolution images are scaled to display well on tablets such as the iPad Air and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. An EPUB edition is available for $5.99 from Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, and many other eBook retailers. Finally, Retromechanix readers can purchase the EPUB version for just $4.99 from my shop on Gumroad.com, a savings of $1 off the regular price! Please click the button below to purchase:

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