Mason, Francis K.
Title GERMAN WARPLANES OF WORLD WAR II. COMBAT AIRCRAFT LIBRARY.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Very Good+
Jacket Condition Very Good+
Publisher New York Crescent Books 1983
0517405075 / 9780517405079
Seller ID 29286
80 pp, 12 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, cutaways, profiles and diagrams. At the outbreak of World War II, "Germany had the finest (air power) in the world, deployed in optimum formations and available in vast quantities. The German aviation industry surpassed the world in ingenuity and in production technique. The products were classic: Stuka dive-bombers, Messerschmitt fighters, Junkers and Dornier bombers. There were excellent seaplanes, giant trans-ports, observation aircraft and trainers. They were to develop rocket power and jets, and at the time of their defeat they were on the brink of revolutionizing aircraft design. Indeed, many of the post-war jets of America and Russia owed their origins to German wartime designs. This volume surveys the vast armada of German warplanes of World War II and illustrates the major types in brilliant color drawings and photographs, with many technical descriptions and diagrams." Small bump at top of spine. Dust jackat has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds.