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Military aircraft : 1914 to the present day

Author: Robert Jackson; Jim Winchester
Publisher: Edison, N.J. : Chartwell Books, Inc., ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ever since man first took to the air, combat aircraft have been at the forefront of technology, resulting in some of the most spectacular and complex machines ever built. Military Aircraft is a celebration of these superlative machines and the pilots who flew them, featuring beautifully reproduced artworks of more than 200 of the world's finest fighting aircraft. From the Fokker Eindecker of World War I to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Jackson; Jim Winchester
ISBN: 0785818952 9780785818953
OCLC Number: 57654682
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 448 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 31 cm
Responsibility: Robert Jackson and Jim Winchester.

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Ever since man first took to the air, combat aircraft have been at the forefront of technology, resulting in some of the most spectacular and complex machines ever built. Military Aircraft is a celebration of these superlative machines and the pilots who flew them, featuring beautifully reproduced artworks of more than 200 of the world's finest fighting aircraft. From the Fokker Eindecker of World War I to the Lockheed Martin X-35 JSF, and including legends such as the North American P-51 Mustang and Supermarine Spitfire, each aircraft is accompanied by detailed notes, full squadron and insignia details and comprehensive specifications box listing powerplant, dimensions, performance, weight, and armament. An elegant and substantial collection of great aviation art, which also forms a useful reference guide to the history of military aircraft, this book will appeal to anyone with a fascination for flight.

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