The World Encyclopedia of Fighters and Bombers: An Illustrated History of the World's Greatest Military Aircraft, from the Pioneering Days of Air Fighting in World War 1 Through to the Jet Fighters and Stealth Bombers of the Present Day


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This authoritative volume is divided into two main sections covering fighters and bombers. Each traces the development of the aircraft from their first appearance, details their role in major conflicts, and analyses how technological improvements have affected their performance. Special feature topics include nightfighters, bombers of the Spanish Civil War, inflight refuelling, the Gulf Wars and fighter pilot equipment in the 21st century. Within each section are comprehensive A-Z directories, together covering a total of 300 aircraft, each accompanied by identification photographs. Detailed specification boxes are featured for every aircraft listed, and a glossary of key aviation terms is included at the back of the book.


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In 1985 Francis Crosby joined the Imperial War Museum's branch at Duxford, England, acknowledged as one of the world's leading centres for aviation enthusiasts. Having held research and exhibition posts at the museum, he now heads Duxford's Marketing Department. His published works include: Images of War: D-Day (Pen and Sword); and Images of War: The Luftwaffe in World War II (Pen and Sword).

General Fields

  • : 9781844769179
  • : Anness Publishing
  • : Anness Publishing
  • : June 2011
  • : 220mm X 168mm X 31mm
  • : September 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 623.746303
  • : HB
  • : over 1200 colour photographs