Illustrated Book of Fighter Aircraft by Francis Crosby
Illustrated Book of Fighter Aircraft by ...
Illustrated Book of Fighter Aircraft by Francis Crosby
Illustrated Book of Fighter Aircraft by ...

Illustrated Book of Fighter Aircraft

From Earliest Planes to the Supersonic Jets of Today - Featuring Images from the Imperial War Museum
by Francis Crosby
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This book traces the development of fighters from World War I to the present day, and highlights actions in which fighters played a crucial role. There are two substantial A-Z sections which form an illustrated guide to over 170 fighter aircraft. The first covers aircraft from the pioneering days of air fighting in World War I through to the early jets at the end of World War II, and the second focuses on the remarkable advances of post-World War II, mainly jet, aircraft from 1945 to the present day. Illustrated with 600 photographs, this is a must-have reference book for aircraft enthusiasts. An illustrated A-Z catalogue of over 170 aircraft, including early planes used in World War I, fighters from the inter-war years and World War II, and the highly powerful supersonic jet aircraft of today. A guide to the different types of weapons used in air combat: machine-guns, cannons, rockets and missiles. Specification boxes for each aircraft provide at-aglance information about the planes' country of origin, first flight, power, armament, size, weights and performance.
Features 600 colour and black-and-white photographs from the Imperial War Museum Photograph Archive, many never previously published. Includes facts and anecdotes about battles and fighter aces, and a glossary explaining aviation terms and abbreviations
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Publication Date

Aug 1, 2011

Format

Hardcover

Number of Pages

256

ISBN

9780754824428

ISBN-13

9780754824428