Flight Gear 1942-1945

Mathieu Bianchi

Date Published :
November 2013
Publisher :
Histoire and Collections
Illustration :
1000 photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9782352503026
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 12 X 9 inches
Stock Status : Out of stock. Available in 6-8 weeks


This new book is designed as a guide to the flight clothing and equipment issued to American airmen in Europe, August 1942 (the first bombing mission over France) to May 1945.

Hundreds of period photographs and hundreds of detailed pictures of surviving artifacts are included for the first time, introducing the reader to the evolution of this equipment, from the early use of British items, to local modifications, up to the latest technical breakthroughs.

In the final chapter, 25 full-color reconstructions illustrate the various guises of these airmen, who liberated Europe from the sky.


"This histoire and collections book is a must-have for anyone modelling larger scale aircraft with figures, or those modellers who build and paint larger individual figure subjects. For the latter, one couldn’t get a better study of aircrew clothing and gear if scratch-building”. Simply Stunning"

- Military Modelcraft International

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