Fighter Aircraft of World Wars I and II
An Illustrated History of Fighter Planes From 1914 to 1945 : Featuring Photographs From the Imperial War MuseumBook - 2010
Since World War I, fighter planes have played a crucial role in history: they have won wars, prevented wars and defended nations from aggressors. This book is a fully illustrated guide to over 100 of these history-making aeroplanes. The book begins with an introduction covering the history of fighter aircraft from the pioneering days of air fighting in World War I through to the famous Spitfires, Hurricanes and Messerschmitts of World War II. There are anecdotes about the first aces and their dangerous exploits, and descriptions of the developments in aircraft technology, armament and equipment from 1914 to 1945. The main section of the book is a substantial A-Z guide to fighters of the two World Wars, and is brimming with information and often rare photographs of truly classic fighter aircraft, including the Fokker Triplane, Bristol Fighter, Spitfire and P-51 Mustang. Detailed specification boxes are featured for every aircraft listed. These contain up-to-date information, including country of origin, first flight, power, armament, size, weights and performance. This fully illustrated book, featuring 300 images, many of them rarely published pictures from the Imperial War Museum Photograph Archive, provides enthusiasts and historians with key information about the fighters of the two World Wars. It is a must-have reference book for everyone interested in the aircraft that have helped make history.
Publisher: London : Southwater, c2010
Branch Call Number: 623.74 C8836f2 2010
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm