Brassey's Modern Fighters: The Ultimate Guide to In-Flight Tactics, Technology, Weapons and Equipment

Brassey's Modern Fighters: The Ultimate Guide to In-Flight Tactics, Technology, Weapons and Equipment

by Mike Spick
     
 

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A guide through the evolution of fighter aviation from the "stick and string" flying machines of the 1900s, through the throes of two world wars, to the sophisticated weapon systems of today. In addition to detailed looks at the technology, design, dimensions and combat qualities of the world's fighter aircraft, Spick (author of 25-plus books on military aviation) provides up-to-date information about radar and infra-red detection measures, missile guidance systems, cockpit communications, ballistics and stealth technology. Finally he looks to the future and analyzes what it will take to achieve and maintain air superiority in the 21st century. Contains 240-plus color action photographs, dimensions and specifications, and technical diagrams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In Brassey's Modern Fighters: The Ultimate Guide to InFlight Tactics, Technology, Weapons, and Equipment, military aviation expert Mike Spick provides the reader with a detailed and comprehensive survey of the technology, design, dimensions, and combat qualities of fighter aircraft from around the world and ranging from China's Chengdu F7MG and Russia's MiG31 Foxhound, to the French Mirage 2000 and the America F22 Raptor. Also provided is a wealth of uptodate information on radar, infrared detection measures, missile guidance systems, cockpit communications, ballistics, and stealth technology. The superbly written text is enhanced throughout with dramatic photographs and is highly recommended reading for military buffs and aviation enthusiasts.

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ISBN-13:
9781574882476
Publisher:
Potomac Books, Inc.
Publication date:
05/20/2000
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.83(w) x 11.94(h) x 0.82(d)

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