The Encyclopedia of Aircraft of WWII by Paul Eden soon to be presented for sale on the exceptional BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Leicester: Silverdale Books, 2004, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour drawings; Maps; Silhouettes;
From the cover: The Encyclopaedia of Aircraft of World War II is an exhaustive survey of military aircraft that saw active service between 1939 and 1945. The book covers a wide range of aircraft, including famous and widely-used fighters, such as the Supermarine Spitfire and Grumman F4 Wildcat, well-known bombers, such as the Vickers Wellington and Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, to innovative jet designs, like the Messerschmitt Me 262. Every type of aircraft is featured, including naval biplanes, fighters, bombers, transporters and trainers.
Written by a team of acknowledged experts, the book provides a detailed description of each types development and service history. Each aircraft is illustrated with a number of stunning photographs as well as a three-view illustration showing the aircraft from the top, side and front. Annotations list specific features, including camouflage and markings, performance, seating, power plant and armaments. Additional fascinating feature boxes offer a rounded and comprehensive picture of the some of the worlds most famous aircraft.
With authoritative text and over 1500 illustrations, The Encyclopaedia of Aircraft of World War II is essential reading for both the expert and general aircraft enthusiast alike.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little dog-earing to the bottom corner of the first few leaves. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Matching Pictorial boards. 512 pages. Index. 12″ x 9¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I beguile you with my offerings from my intriguing Military Air Force catalogue?