The P-61 was built during the last couple of years of WWII, and was built to be
the Army Air Forces purpose built night fighter. The P-61 was a revolutionary
aircraft, being one of the few aircraft of WWII with RADAR. The P-61 had a crew
of 3- Pilot, Gunner and Radar Operator. With 2 Pratt and Whitney R-2800's, 4 -
50 caliber machine guns and 4 - 20MM cannons in the turrets, it was a very
powerful Allied weapon of WWII.
As big as a bomber, as agile as a light plane, this night fighting specialist
destroyed hundreds of Axis aircraft during night raids.
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Pilot Training Manual for the Northrop P-61 Black Widow
This rare and original WWII era Pilot Training Manual for the Northrop P-61 Black Widow
contains detailed systems diagrams, photos, performance charts, procedures
etc. This original manual is essential for a clear
understanding of the operation & performance capabilities of one of
the most innovative aircraft of World War II. blockquote>
View: Pilot Training Manual for the Northrop P61 Black Widow