Title FIGHTERS 1939-45: ATTACK AND TRAINING AIRCRAFT. THE POCKET ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD AIRCRAFT IN COLOR SERIES.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Very Good+
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition Second American Edition.
Publisher New York Macmillan 1975
Illustrator John W. Wood / Norman Dinnage / Frank Friend / Brian Hiley / William Hobson / Tony Mitchell / Jack Pelling.
Seller ID 27521
163 pp, 7 7/16" H. "From the P-38, the Me-109, the Spitfire and the Zero to the Corsair, the Hellcat and the Russian Yak, the principal fighter aircraft developed and flown from 1939 to 1945 are illustrated in full color and described in detail. Eighty of the fighter, attack, and training aircraft of World War II are shown in their major aspects - side elevation, plan view from above and plan view from below - in drawings that combine maximum visual appeal with essential details of construction. The accompanying captions specify important details such as the date of each plane's first appeareance, the pilots and campaigns with which it is most strongly identified, and its engine construction, wing span, length, height, take-off weight, maximum speed, operational ceiling, and endurance. The text, fully describing each fighter's development and service career, rounds out this unique pocket introduction to one of the most exciting periods in military aviation history." Two tiny glue residue marks on front pastedown, tiny faint mark on free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light wrinkling aling top edge.