Jane’s Fighting Aircraft of World War II (Edited by Leonard Bridgman) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Transport Air section. priced at £10.00! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…
London: Studio Editions, 1990, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Tables; Cutaways;
From the cover: Air power dominated World War II. For the first time in war, aircraft played the decisive role, revolutionizing the way in which wars have been waged since then.
Aircraft were responsible for the destruction of whole cities Dresden and Hamburg were burned to the ground and it was air power that delivered the ultimate weapon, the atomic bomb, which hastened Japans surrender.
On land, armies depended upon air power; the German Stukas spectacularly demonstrated this during the early Blitzkrieg campaigns. At sea, all kinds of warships, from battleships downwards, were destroyed from the air, and the aircraft carrier became the principal capital ship of the warring navies. At Midway, one of the great turning points of the war, the enemy fleets were never in direct contact: the decisive blows were delivered by aircraft.
This edition of Janes Fighting Aircraft presents photographs, line drawings and data tables for all of the many aircraft types that took part in World War II, including those of Germany, Italy and Japan. Based on the best contemporary edition of this world-famous reference book, it provides the reader with a uniquely authoritative single- volume encyclopaedia.
The information and data are presented throughout in the exciting and graphic style that has made Janes the ultimate military reference. For this new edition, the book has been completely redesigned in a larger and easier-to-handle format, and the addenda and amendments of the original editions have been integrated into the text at the appropriate places. The basis of this volume was the first uncensored edition of Janes to be published after the close of World War II. It therefore represents the best single reference coverage of aircraft during the war years.
Bill Gunston, internationally respected author on aircraft and aviation history, has contributed a foreword which puts the book and its subject in historical perspective. Now, over fifty years after World War II, Janes Fighting Aircraft provides an invaluable and fascinating guide to the fighters, bombers and transport aircraft involved in the conflict.
Introduction by: Bill Gunston
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Small nick to the top edge of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Matching Pictorial boards. 318 pages. 13″ x 10″.