Aces Past by Christopher Shores & Patrick Bunce hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Military Press, 1991, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: Aircraft have changed dramatically over the past 80 years. Great technological breakthroughs and engineering advances have been incorporated into the planes, yet each has retained the same essential features. The mystique surrounding the aircraft, each with its unique characteristics, lifts them beyond the ranks of the ordinary. Aces Past captures the spirit of an elite corps of aircraft now regarded as classics, in a new and evocative way. Several hundred stunning color images and spectacular black-and-white archive photographs depict nearly 40 of these planes.
These flying machines are a never-ending source of fascination and inspiration to millions of people throughout the world. Buffs devote their lives to studying them, categorizing them, and choosing their favourite “ace. ”
Carefully preserved or lovingly restored, these fabulous aircraft cover a wide scope of designs, including the Bristol Fighter and the Fokker DrI triplane of World War One fame, the legendary Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, Supermarine Spitfire and Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress of World War Two, and the Norm American F-86 Sabre and Soviet MiGs of the Korean and Vietnam Wars With superb photography and Christopher Shores informed commentary, Aces Past is a worthy tribute to the great aircraft of the era.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
158 pages. 13″ x 10¼”.
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