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Cockpit: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Interiors
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Cockpit: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Interiors

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by Donald Nijboer, Dan Patterson (Photographer)
 

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Now in paperback: A pictorial history of WWII aircraft cockpits featuring detailed photographs that let you see what the pilot saw, aircraft profiles, archival photographs, and descriptions by pilots about the plan and flying it.

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Now in paperback: A pictorial history of WWII aircraft cockpits featuring detailed photographs that let you see what the pilot saw, aircraft profiles, archival photographs, and descriptions by pilots about the plan and flying it.

Editorial Reviews

HyperScale.com - Al Bowie
A great title suited to the modeler but with enough information to appease the ardent enthusiast. It would even be a good coffee table type and to my eyes is presented a bit that way. Having said that I do not believe it detracts from it in any way. Recommended.
TMMI (Tamiya Model Magazine International)
[reviewed with Gunner] A plethora of wonderful colour images both original and modern ... of such high quality that they yield some excellent information ... The large format wartime colour photos are simply fantastic. Highly recommended for aircraft fanatics and modellers too.
Globe and Mail
[Globe and Mail 2006 Holiday Gift Book selection]
Historical American Aviation
Quality from front to back . . . a worthy addition to any aviation library. American Aviation Historical Society Newsletter
Air Pictorial
The writer [Donald Nijboer] and photographer Dan Patterson have triumphed in recording the "offices" of 37 front-line aircraft of World War II.
Pilot
The cockpit photographs are superb ... you can not only read every tiny placard, but see where a mechanic's screwdriver slipped in while tightening up an access panel.
Air and Space Smithsonian
As you thumb through this book, you'll swear you can smell oil and av-gas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550464887
Publisher:
Boston Mills Press
Publication date:
09/12/2006
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Luther Gore
An amazing book . . . truly unique. . . . A valuable reference.
Luther Gore, Aero Brush "

Meet the Author

Donald Nijboer is a copywriter, screenwriter and longtime aviation enthusiast. He has worked for radio stations and advertising agencies in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. He currently teaches Radio Copywriting at Humber College in Toronto. A member of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, he has attended many of the world's major air shows and toured aviation museums in England, the United States and Canada.

Since 1988 pilot-photographer Dan Patterson has published ten books. His Cockpit: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Interiors, with Donald Nijboer, published in 1998 by Boston Mills Press has been translated into German and Japanese.

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Cockpit: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Interiors 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent photography though only one photograph is allocated per aircraft. Only one Soviet aircraft, the Yak-3, is covered while the Americans and British receive the best treatment (German and Japanese aircraft are also included, just not in quantity). Loved the insights from pilots that actually flew these machines. The illustrated accompanying legends help out in finding the basic flight instruments and controls. Great gift for the historical aviation buff.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very well put together book, the photography is very well done, with the details of the aircraft interiors very clear and recognizable. What could have made this book so much better however, would have been multiple photos from different angles, encompassing the entire cockpit and not just one view. For those that do not need such detial, though, this is a good reference source and one that I will be using often.