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Top 50 Military Aircraft

Thomas Newdick

Ranked from 50 to 1, the Top 50 Military Aircraft selects the greatest military aircraft from World War I to the present day. From Fokker biplanes to World War II fighters such as the Supermarine Spitfire and Messerschmitt Bf 109,... Read moreRead less

Ranked from 50 to 1, the Top 50 Military Aircraft selects the greatest military aircraft from World War I to the present day.

From Fokker biplanes to World War II fighters such as the Supermarine Spitfire and Messerschmitt Bf 109, from hefty bombers like the Boeing B-17 to Cold War classics such as the MiG-21 and on to stealth aircraft such as the SR-71 and Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, each entry tells you all you need to know about the best there has been. From propeller aircraft to jets, from fighters to bombers to transport aircraft, from America to Europe to Russia and Japan, the most impressive aircraft from a century of military aviation are selected.

Each entry is covered over four pages, including a brief description of the aircraft’s development and history, colour artworks showing various views and models, a photograph and a selective specifications table.

Packed with 300 full-colour artworks and photographs and written for the general reader, Top 50 Military Aircraft is a fun and popular guide to the greatest military planes from World War I to the present day.

Format: 264 x 208mm hb
Extent: 208pp
Word count: 40,000
Illustrations: 300 artworks and photographs
ISBN: 978-1-78274-529-7

Thomas Newdick

Thomas Newdick is an aviation and defence writer and editor who writes for The War Zone. He is author of a number of books including the Identification Guide: Modern Military Airpower 1990–Present, Military Aircraft and Technical Guide: Japanese Aircraft of World War II. He is the former editor of Air Forces Monthly and a regular contributor to Combat Aircraft, Aircraft Illustrated... Read moreRead less

978-1-78274-529-7 hb

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