Fighters at War: The Story of Air-to-Air Combat

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What an electrifying history of aerial combat this is! Dramatic photographs are augmented by a highly readable text, plus charts and background information. The result is a big, ... beautiful, totally fascinating history of air-to-air combat. You don't have to be an aviation enthusiast to enjoy this book, the complete saga of the fighter planes of all nations--from the German Aviatik and British FE.2b of 1914 to the exotic, semi-secret Raptor and the super-maneuverable Russian Sukhoi Su-37 of today. With many bonuses, such as an analysis of the comparative effectiveness of various planes in combat, an exploration of tactics such as defense maneuvers, and plenty of action photos, history has seldom been as exciting as it is in this superb comprehensive reference. 8 1/2" x 12". Color & b&w illus. Read more Show Less

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  • ISBN-13: 9780760707524
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/25/1997
  • Pages: 144

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 1999

    A good overview of air combat since ww1

    Mike Spick is quickly becoming one of the most prolific authors of air combat books around. With most of his books, he gives you the relevant stuff without getting too technical and bogging the reader down with details that slow up the action. In this book, he recounts many of the key aspects of air combat since its inception in World War 1 over the trenches of Europe, from the planes to the pilots to the tactics and how they change with the advancement of technology. Lots of pictures and photographs, printed on glossy paper, a good primer for people who want to be entertained and need the basics of gunfights and missile combat but don't plan on pursuing an education in air power beyond a basic understanding of the nightly news reports. A very entertaining read that will appeal to anyone who's gone to an airshow and been 'wow'd' by the fighters of all eras.

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