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Aircraft of World War II: Features Seven-Views Per Aircraft
     

Aircraft of World War II: Features Seven-Views Per Aircraft

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by Robert Jackson
 

When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, aviation technology had hardly changed since World War I more than two decades earlier. In the air war that followed, the speed, armament, and capability of military aircraft progressed at an intense pace, leading to the development of new technologies and weapons that had scarcely been imagined in the years before World War II.

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When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, aviation technology had hardly changed since World War I more than two decades earlier. In the air war that followed, the speed, armament, and capability of military aircraft progressed at an intense pace, leading to the development of new technologies and weapons that had scarcely been imagined in the years before World War II.

This book profiles 35 aircraft from the twentieth century’s greatest conflict, from the legendary Supermarine Spitfire and P-51 Mustang, to innovative designs such as the Messerschmitt Me 262 and Boeing B-29. Each aircraft is presented in a unique seven-view format, showing not only the left and right profiles and top and front views, but also the view from the rear, and also from below, which reveals the weapons hardpoints or bomb bay, and the undercarriage configuration.

The spectacularly detailed digital artworks created in 3D then rendered as elevations, have never been available in book form before. Published here alongside informed text, archive photography, and full specifications, these unique artworks make this appealing book a must for modelers and aviation buffs alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435114401
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
08/22/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.88(h) x 1.12(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Jackson is a former pilot and navigational instructor. Now a full-time writer in military, naval, and aviation affairs, he has over 80 books to his name, including Spitfire: The Operational Record, B-17 Flying Fortress, and The History of Aviation. He lives in Darlington, County Durham, England.

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Aircraft of World War II: Features Seven-Views Per Aircraft 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
AK-Ice-Queen More than 1 year ago
This was a gift for someone with a serious addition to flight simulator and he has barely left it alone in 3 months! Definitely worth getting.