Allied Fighter Aircraft 1939-45

Allied Fighter Aircraft 1939-45 : American, British, French, Soviet, Dutch, Polish

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Allied Fighters 1939-45 offers an highly-illustrated guide to Allied fighter aircraft that fought in Europe during World War II. Featuring all the main models flown by the Allied air forces from 1939 to 1945, the book offers a wealth of detail, including unit markings, organization, numbers of aircraft flown by campaign and exhaustive specifications for each model.
The book is arranged first by country and then chronologically by campaign so that every aspect of the air war in Europe is covered. The guide features fighters from throughout World War II, including early models, such as the Morane Saulnier MS.406C.1, Hawker Hurricane Mk I and Fokker D XXI, and the most advanced fighters of the period, such as the Lavochkin La-7, P-51K Mustang and Gloster Meteor Mk I.The book also covers aircraft that were used for air-to-air combat (Supermarine Spitfire), ground attack (P-47 Thunderbolt), bomber escort (P-51B Mustang), night defence (Bristol Beaufighter) and photographic reconnaissance (P-38 Lightning).
Packed with more than 200 profiles and dozens of archive photographs of every major Allied fighter aircraft, Allied Fighters 1939-45 is a core reference volume for modellers and World War II aviation enthusiasts.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 195 x 246 x 19mm | 794g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200 artworks and photos; 200 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1838861939
  • 9781838861933
  • 1,749,795

Table of contents

1. Polish Air Force

2. Norway/Netherlands/Belgium

3. Armee de l'Air

4. RAF Advanced Air Striking Force

5. RAF Fighter Command

6. RAF Desert Air Force

7. Soviet V-VS

8. RAF Fighter Command

9. RAF 1st Tactical Air Force

10. RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force

11. US 8th Air Force

12. US 9th Air Force

13. US 12th Air Force

14. US 15th Air Force

15. RAF Fighter Command

16. RAF Coastal Command and FAA

17. Soviet V-VS

18. Minor airforces (Brazil, Italian co-belligerent, Greece etc)

Orders of battle, glossary, terminology, total production numbers.

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About Chris Chant

Chris Chant is an aviation expert of more than 25 years' experience who specializes in the history of aircraft in World War II.
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