The Curtiss-Wright AT-9, The Other Jeep

The publisher has developed from a background of publishing fine books for model engineers and model makers, and books with a specific Polish background. This new title is one of their very fine aircraft histories with a high image content, detailed text and some specially commissioned full colour sketches of special interest to modellers – Very Highly Recommended


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NAME: The Curtiss-Wright AT-9, The Other Jeep
FILE: R2905
AUTHOR: Dan Hagedorn
PUBLISHER: MMPBooks
BINDING: hard back
PAGES: 175
PRICE: £20.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: AT-9, CW-25, Curtiss-Wright, warplanes, transport aircraft, training 
aircraft, utility aircraft, twin engine aircraft

ISBN: 978-83-65958-30-3

IMAGE: B2905.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The publisher has developed from a background of publishing 
fine books for model engineers and model makers, and books with a specific 
Polish background. This new title is one of their very fine aircraft histories 
with a high image content, detailed text and some specially commissioned 
full colour sketches of special interest to modellers  –   Very Highly 
Recommended

The author has produced an impeccably researched review of the AT-6 in context 
with the heavy workload at Curtiss-Wright for both warplanes and transport aircraft. 
The collection of images through the book are outstanding and include cockpit 
photographs, with a set of full page full colour images of individual AT-9 aircraft.

The AT-9 is not an aircraft type that most will have heard of. Curtiss-Wright are 
deservedly known for many of their designs, particularly for the Hawk series of 
fighter aircraft, particularly the P-40 which was produced in volume and served a 
number air forces during WWII with particular success in North Africa as a close 
support fighter. Curtiss-Wright are also well known for the dive bombers and 
transport aircraft they produced, again in volume. Of course these aircraft capture 
the imagination because they engage in battle and many carry very colourful 
artwork, such as the teeth of the Flying Tigers' Curtiss-Wright Hawk fighters flown 
for the Chinese by American volunteers.

Although the AT-9 was largely overshadowed by its more glamorous stablemates, 
it had an important and distinguished career. It was designed as an advanced trainer
 but it was also used in many other roles. The author has carefully researched this 
history to produce an account of an important, if under estimated, aircraft.