A Question of Loyalty by Douglas C. Waller

By Douglas C. Waller

A query of Loyalty plunges into the seven-week Washington trial of Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell, the hero of the U.S. military Air provider in the course of international battle I and the fellow who proved in 1921 that planes may possibly sink a battleship. In 1925 Mitchell used to be pissed off via the gradual velocity of aviation improvement, and he sparked a political firestorm, accusing the military and military excessive instructions -- and by way of inference the president -- of treason and legal negligence within the approach they performed nationwide safety. He was once wear trial for insubordination in a brilliant court-martial that turned a countrywide obsession throughout the Roaring Twenties.

Uncovering a trove of latest letters, diaries, and personal files, Douglas Waller captures the drama of the trial and builds a wealthy and revealing biography of Mitchell.

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USAF) A-1 CM Gunsight (F-86A, E, F-1, and F-5) A-4 Gunsight (F-86F-10 and Later) / ( /~) Wing Span Adjustment 38 Dial Reflector Radar Target Indicator Light Radar Target Indicator Light Wing Span Adjustment Dial The F--86 cockpit was complicated compared to piston-engined fighters such as the P-51 . The ejection seat and armored wall separated the pilot from the radio direction finder (RDF) loop antenna , which was mounted on the canopy brace. The cockpit pressure regulator is the circular Item mounted on the rear wall of the sHdlng canopy.

The 20 MM T-160 cannon was later standardized as the M39 and used on the F-86H, F-100 Super Sabre, and F-101 Voodoo. Lt Col George Jones achieved 'ace' status in FU-867 directly below. (Paul Peterson) (Above) Armorers from the GUNVAL test team work on one of the T-160 cannons at Kimpo in the spring of 1953. GUNVAL F-86F-2s were tested at Eglin AFB, Florida in late 1952. These Sabres were then rushed to Korea for combat tests with the 4th FIW. The first GUNVAL mission was flown in January of 1953.

Mk 4s had the '6-3 hard wing' installed. These Sabres were redesignated F-86E(M) by the USAF prior to delivery to another country.

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