An illustrated history of the world's greatest military aircraft, from the pioneering days of air fighting in World War I through to the jet fighters and stealth bombers of the present day
Fighters are military aircraft designed to attack and destroy other aircraft, and bombers are designed to drop bombs on enemy targets from the air. Each section of this authoritative volume traces the development of the aircraft from their first appearance to their role in major conflicts around the world. There are substantial A‚ÄìZ directories of over 300 aircraft, including the P-51 Mustang, Boeing B-29, Harrier, Tornado and Tomcat. This unique volume, illustrated with over 1200 photographs, is aimed at both enthusiasts and historians alike, bringing together in one volume all the most significant fighters and bombers that have played important roles in history. Includes A‚ÄìZ directories of over 300 fighters and bombers, such as the Spitfire, Messerschmitt Bf109, Heinkel He111, F-14 Tomcat, MiGs, B-52 Stratofortress and B-2 Spirit stealth bomber Features history sections covering the first fighter aces, early bombing raids, Blitzkrieg, the Battle of Britain, the Dambusters, the Cold War, the Falklands and Gulf Wars Includes a glossary explaining key aviation terms CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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