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Military Aircraft: World’s Greatest series

Thomas Newdick

Ever since man first took to the air, combat aircraft have been at the cutting edge of aviation technology, resulting in some of the greatest and most complex designs ever built. Military Aircraft features 52 of the most important military... Read moreRead less

Ever since man first took to the air, combat aircraft have been at the cutting edge of aviation technology, resulting in some of the greatest and most complex designs ever built. Military Aircraft features 52 of the most important military aircraft of the last hundred years. The book includes all the main types, from biplane fighters and carrier aircraft to tactical bombers, transport aircraft, multirole fighters, strategic strike aircraft and stealth bombers. Featured aircraft include: the Fokker Dr.1 triplane, the legendary fighter flown by German flying ace Manfred von Richthofen, ‘the Red Baron’, during World War I; the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Japan’s highly-manoeuvrable fighter that dominated air-to-air combat in the early part of the Pacific War; the tank-busting Il-2 Shturmovik, the most produced aircraft in World War II; the Harrier jump jet, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fighter that has been service for more than 40 years; the B-2 Spirit bomber, an American precision strike aircraft used in recent conflicts in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan; and the F-22 Raptor, an air superiority fighter with state-of-the-art stealth technology that makes it almost invisible to radars. Each entry includes a brief description of the model’s development and history, a profile view, key features and specifications. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, Military Aircraft is a colourful guide for the military aviation enthusiast.

World's Greatest series

Format: 268 x 204 hb
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 65,000
Illustrations: 200 colour artworks and photographs
ISBN: 9781838861285

Thomas Newdick

An aviation and defence writer and editor, Thomas Newdick is based in Germany, from where he has researched and written numerous articles for various specialist magazines and journals examining aviation – both military and civilian, 20th century military history, and defence technology. He is a regular contributor to Combat Aircraft and Aircraft Illustrated magazines. He is on the editorial... Read moreRead less

ISBN: 9781838861285 hb [plc only]

ISBN: 9781782742777 epub

ISBN: 9781782742760 kindle

ISBN: 978-1-78274-263-0 hb [out of print]

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