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Allied Wings No. 3
Northrop BT-1


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Title and Author Allied Wings No. 3
Northrop BT-1
by Phil H. Listemann
ISBN: 978-295-26-3817-3
Media: 40 pages in a 170 cm x 245 cm soft cover book with 40 B&W photos, 11 colour profiles
Price: 12.00 available online from Philiedition's website
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Service life of all aircraft covered, superb colour artwork, useful quick reference source.
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner

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The Martin BM-1 and Great Lakes BG-2 needed to be replaced.

The competition for a new alternative was won by the Northrop Company when they entered the BT-1. A batch of 54 was ordered which destined it to be the first all metal aircraft to fly in US markings.

This monograph details each one of those machines and it is done within 42 revealing pages.

Thirty nine black and white photographs are presented of which 10 cover the type in close up detail. The images are well reproduced and all are relevant to the text.

Colour artwork is a major feature of this booklet and it’s competently done by Malcolm Laird. There are 11 beautifully done profiles as well as a bonus feature on Squadron and upper surface markings.

The Units to which these aircraft belonged are discussed and another section is devoted to a register of the BT-1s and their service life.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive “one-stop” book to give you an overall appreciation of this aircraft, then this publication is for you. It offers a useful reference source for this unusual aircraft and comes recommended to all US Navy buffs.


Thanks to Philedition for the review sample

Review Copyright 2008 by Rob Baumgartner
This Page Created on 13 June, 2008
Last updated 13 June, 2008

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