USAF Jet Bombers

David Baker

Date Published :
February 2022
Publisher :
Mortons Books
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781911639251
Pages : 132
Dimensions : 11.6 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The US has the largest and most powerful air force in the world - and a large portion of that strength is its strategic bomber fleet. The USAF has operated a range of jet bombers from the B-45 Tornado in 1948 right up to the B-1s, B-2s and B-52s of the present day. Author David Baker explores the history of America's jet bomber fleet and looks in detail at every type that has seen operational service in defence of the free world.

About The Author

David Baker worked with NASA on the Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programs between 1965 and 1990. He has written more than 100 books on space flight, aviation, and military technology and is the former editor of Jane’s Space Directory and Jane’s Aircraft Upgrades. In 1986, he was made a member of the International Academy of Astronautics by NASA manned flight boss George Mueller and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the US Air Force Association. He received the 1998 Rolls-Royce Award for Aerospace Journalist of the Year and in 2005 he was a recipient of the Arthur C Clarke Award. In October 2017, he received the American Astronautical Society’s Frederick I. Ordway III award “for a sustained excellence in space coverage, through books and articles, as well as engagement in the early US space program”. David is currently the editor of Spaceflight, the monthly space news magazine of the British Interplanetary Society, of which he is also a Fellow, a lecturer, and consultant.

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