The Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft by Robert Jackson lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Parragon, 2003, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd (revised) printing. [First Published: 2002] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;
From the cover: EVER SINCE US Army Lieutenant Paul Beck released sandbags representing bombs from an aeroplane over Los Angeles on 19 January 1910, the potential of aircraft to play a decisive part in war has never been in doubt. Two world wars and conflicts in Vietnam, Korea and the Gulf proved the necessity for ever faster and more agile aircraft, resulting in some of the most powerful and awe-inspiring machines ever constructed.
This highly-illustrated volume features more than 650 of the most significant combat aircraft manufactured since the beginning of the twentieth century, from the World War I Sopwith Camel to World War II legends such as the Spitfire and Lancaster, and from early jets such as the Hawker Hunter to 21st century fighting aircraft such as the F-22 Raptor and B-2 stealth bomber.
Each entry gives the design and development history and brief service record of the type, alongside a full specification table. Over 600 of the aircraft featured are illustrated with colour or black-and-white photographs, and a number are also illustrated with full-colour artworks.
The Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft is a truly magnificent collection, which will find pride of place on the shelves of anyone with an interest in aviation.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Faint lean otherwise a very well presented copy.
Pictorial boards. 384 pages. Index. 11″ x 8¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Military Air Force category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!