Cockpit: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Interiors

Cockpit: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Interiors

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This was the first book which put the reader into the pilots' seats of 37 classic World War Two aircraft. It offers historical photographs of the interiors of dozens of British, American, German, Russian and Japanese planes, offering a "pilot's perspective" of each plane. The featured aircraft and cockpit profiles include: Supermarine Spitfire; Bristol Blenheim; Bristol Beaufighter; Hawker Typhoon; de Havilland Mosquito; Avro Lancaster; Messerschmitt Me410; Me163; Lockheed P38 Lightning; Grumman Wildcat; Boeing B17 Flying Fortress; Gloster Gladiator; Hawker Hurricane; Mitsubishi Zero; Yak-3; and, ME 262. Author Donald Nijboer is also the author of 2005's bestselling, "Graphic War". Each cockpit profile is written by a veteran pilot or aviation historian. The foreword is written by former RAF Air Vice-Marshall, Ron Dick.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 229 x 305 x 11.43mm | 929.86g
  • Ontario, Canada
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 133 full colour photographs, 97 b+w archive photographs
  • 1550464884
  • 9781550464887
  • 770,405

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The writer [Donald Nijboer] and photographer Dan Patterson have triumphed in recording the "offices" of 37 front-line aircraft of World War II.--Air Pictorial
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About Donald Nijboer

Donald Nijboer is the author of Graphic War: The Secret Aviation Drawings and Illustrations of World War II; and the co-author, with photographer Dan Patterson, of Gunner: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Turrets and Gun Positions and Cockpits of the Cold War. He lives in Toronto.

Dan Patterson is the co-author of the landmark five-volume Aviation Century series and the recipient of the first annual Combs Award, honoring his contribution to the photographic preservation of America's air and space heritage. He lives in Dayton, Ohio.
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