The Encyclopedia of Aircraft of World War II

The Encyclopedia of Aircraft of World War II

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The Encyclopedia of Aircraft of WWII is an exhaustive survey of the aircraft flown by all the combatants in Europe and the Pacific, including such famous aircraft as the P-51 Mustang, Supermarine Spitfire, Yakovlev Yak-3, Messerschmitt Me 109 and Vought F4U Corsair.
Written by a team of experts, this comprehensive volume provides specification boxes for each aircraft listing powerplant, performance, weights, dimensions and armament (with all weights and measures given in metric and imperial), and a detailed description of the type's development and service history.
Each aircraft is illustrated with a number of outstanding photographs as well as a three-view illustration. Annotations point out specific features, such as camouflage, markings, performance, seating and armaments. Additional feature boxes offer a rounded picture of some of the world's most famous aircraft.
With authoritative text and more than 1500 photographs and artworks, The Encyclopedia of Aircraft of WWII is essential reading for both the expert and general enthusiast.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 227 x 297 x 29mm | 2,000g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1200 artworks and photos; 1200 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782744738
  • 9781782744733
  • 41,835

Table of contents

Introduction

A
Aichi
Arado
Armstrong Whitworth
Avro

B
Bell
Blohm und Voss
Boeing
Bristol

C
Consolidated
Curtiss

D
de Havilland
Dewoitine
Dornier
Douglas

F
Fairey
Fiat
Fieseler
Focke-Wulf

G
Gloster
Grumman

H
Handley Page
Hawker
Heinkel
Henschel

I
Ilyushin

J
Junkers

K
Kawanishi
Kawasaki

L
Lavochkin
Lockheed

M
Macchi
Martin
Messerschmitt
Mikoyan-Gurevich
Mitsubishi
Morane-Saulnier

N
Nakajima
North American
Northrop

P
Petlyakov
Polikarpov

R
Republic

S
Savoia-Marchetti
Short
Supermarine

T
Tupolev

V
Vickers
Vought

W
Westland

Y
Yakovlev

Index
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About Paul E Eden

Paul E. Eden is a freelance aerospace writer and editor. He writes for the enthusiast and business-to-business press and edits books for several leading aviation publishing houses. He is a regular contributor to Airliner World and Aviation News, as well as Aerospace Testing International and Aircraft Cabin Management. Paul is editor of both the Official Royal Air Force Annual Review and the Official Royal Air Force Salute annual historical journal.
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