By Tommy H. Thomason
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Strike From the Sea Errata II
Not really errata, per se, but not my intention. The illustration above—also by the inestimable R.G. Smith—is the baseline Douglas D-593 from which the A3D resulted that I should have provided for the lower left corner of page 77. The one in the book is one of the variations, in that case with four engines.
In any event, the material in chapter five concerning the competition that resulted in the A3D program only covers about two percent of the information in Jared Zicheck's excellent book, The Incredible Attack Aircraft of the USS United States: 1948-1949. If you want to know the whole story, I highly recommend his book. It's available from Amazon, here.