Classic Military Aircraft

The World's Fighting Aircraft: 1911-1945

Jim Winchester

This book is a comprehensive guide to the world's fighting aircraft from the beginning of heavier-than-air flight to the end of World War II. It contains detailed features on more than 220 combat aircraft from the first 40 years of aviation. Unique graphics allow the reader to compare specific features to those of other aircraft of the same type.
Date Published :
May 2013
Publisher :
Amber Books
Language:
English
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Overview
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Classic Military Aircraft is a comprehensive guide to the world’s fighting aircraft from the beginning of heavier-than-air flight to the end of World War II. Densely packed with information, this book covers an array of biplane, triplane and monoplane designs, from World War I scouts, through the dead ends and unusual prototypes of the inter war years, to high-powered World War II warbirds such as the P-51 Mustang and Supermarine Spitfire. Aircraft featured include: World War I legends such as the Fokker Dr.I triplane flown by the Red Baron, the timeless SPAD XIII, and British stalwarts of the Western Front including the Sopwith Pup and R.A.F. RE.8; Early World War II types such as the Hawker Hurricane and Messerschmitt Bf 109; Veterans of the Pacific war such as the Grumman F4F Wildcat and B-29 Superfortress. This book contains detailed features on more than 220 combat aircraft from the first 40 years of aviation. Each aircraft is covered in detail, with feature boxes outlining its development, technical specifications, performance data, and variants. Unique graphics allow the reader to compare specific features like firepower, troop-carrying capacity, and bomb-load to those of other aircraft of the same type.