Jane's Aircraft Recognition Guide

Jane's Aircraft Recognition Guide

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by Michael J. Gething, Gunter Endres

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The essential guide to the world's aircraft

  • Over 500 color photographs
  • Civilian and military aircraft
  • Technical data
  • Recognition silhouettes
  • Aircraft markings identification guide


The essential guide to the world's aircraft

  • Over 500 color photographs
  • Civilian and military aircraft
  • Technical data
  • Recognition silhouettes
  • Aircraft markings identification guide

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Jane's Aircraft Recognition Guide Series
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4.70(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.40(d)

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Jane's Aircraft Recognition Guide Fourth Edition

By Mike Gething

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2006 Mike Gething
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ISBN: 0060818948

Lockheed Martin (General Dynamics) F-111 Aardvark USA

Being replaced in US service by tire F-15E, the V-111 will soldier or) in Australian service until 2020. Originally designed to carry out a wide variety of tasks from interceptor to bomber, from carriers or (and, the 'vark found its niche low-level bombing from and.

Variants and operators

E-11IC: Australia. EF-111A: USAF


I pilot, I systems operator


One internal 20 mm M61AI cannoninternal bomb hayHardpoints: four wing (two wet)Warloa6d: 13,610 kq (30,000 lb)Weapons. Paveway; PGMs, bombs, mines

Lockheed Martin F-117A Stealth Fighter USA

Slealth bomber

First seen in public in 1988, the E-117 had been flying Since 1982. The USAF claims IN Weapons lit is t lie 'full range of tactical fighter ordnance' which can include We any missile with an active seeker like HARM or Maverick ind possibly Sidwinder giving it some fighter capability.

Variants and operators F- I I 7A: USAF

Accommodation 1pilot


Internal bomb bayWarload: approx 1,814 kg (4,000 It))Weapons: poss AIM-9 Sidwindcr; PGMs; JDAM;AGM-65 Maverick; AGM-88 HARM,


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Jane's Aircraft Recognition Guide 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would appreciate a new edition including airplanes like A 400 M and Boeing 787 a. o. When will this edition appear? I'm enjoying discovering curious airplanes whenever I'm travelling through airports.
HWP-AandP More than 1 year ago
I have reviewed this book before but the review has disappeared. I write this not as just a reader but as someone who has been in aviation for nearly 15 years both flying airplanes and as an A&P (Airframe & Powerplant: mechanic). I found this book to be a disappointment. Not only are aircraft missing that have been flying for 50 years, and in at least one instance still used as a primary trainer, but there are also aircraft misidentified, such as the entire Cessna 400 piston series which has been placed in the "Business Jets and Turboprops" section. I'm sure this will come as a surprise to the owners, operator's, A&Ps and the FAA.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone looking for a great, easy to grasp yet authoratative guide to today's aircraft can look no further than this book. Each page lists a single aircraft -- from single-engine private aircraft to fighters and airliners -- with an overall photo of the subject. Each listing inlcudes a brief history of the aircraft, specifications, variants, countries operating the aircraft 'military', and a multi-view line drawing of the aircraft. Nice bonuses in the back of the book include a list of civil aircraft registration prefixes by country, and a military aircraft national insignia listing in color. This book is not intended to give detailed info on each aircraft rather, it gives a basic view of the subject for the aircraft enthusiast. This volume lacks info on some of the latest aircraft (such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and India's Tejas fighter), but it has plenty of the aircraft commonly seen in the world today. A wonderful book, sized to fit into a backback for your next trip to the airport, museum, or airshow.