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By titleAmerican Military Aircraft

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American Military Aircraft

During the dark days of World War II, American military air power was forged into the mightiest war machine the world has ever seen. In the space of five years, the United States progressed from the biplane era to an immensely complex bomber – the sleek Boeing B-29 – capable of delivering the atomic bomb. After World War II, the US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps retained their technological superiority through the dangerous years of the Cold War. The next generation of aircraft and weapons, with the emphasis on flexibility and affordability, have proven their worth in the recent conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Iraq.

American Military Aircraft is a comprehensive guide to the aircraft that kept the United States one step ahead of its rivals and enemies in military aviation. It contains features on more than 220 combat aircraft and helicopters which have kept the US at the cutting edge in military aviation over the past 60 years. Each aircraft is covered in detail, with feature boxes outlining its development, tecnhical specifications, performance data, and variants. Unique graphics allow you to compare specific features like firepower, troop-carrying capacity, and bombload to those of other aircraft of the same type.

Format: 300 x 215mm hb
Extent: 448pp
Illustrations: 2500 colour and black-and-white photographs
Text: 120000 words
ISBN: 9781782743194

Author details:

Jim Winchester is a freelance writer of many years experience who has written widely on various aspects of aviation. He is the author of several books including Fighter, Classic Airliners: Lockheed Constellation and Flight International’s World Aircraft and Systems Directory.