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During the years of the Cold War, combat aircraft technology advanced at an astonishing pace. This book profiles 35 postwar jet aircraft, from those that might have come into conflict during the dangerous years of international brinkmanship, including the North American F-86 Sabre and MiG-21, to the modern-day war machines such as the Boeing F-15 Eagle and Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. In some cases these aircraft saw action in conflicts far removed from the European theater, such as Korea, the Middle East, and ...

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Overview

During the years of the Cold War, combat aircraft technology advanced at an astonishing pace. This book profiles 35 postwar jet aircraft, from those that might have come into conflict during the dangerous years of international brinkmanship, including the North American F-86 Sabre and MiG-21, to the modern-day war machines such as the Boeing F-15 Eagle and Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. In some cases these aircraft saw action in conflicts far removed from the European theater, such as Korea, the Middle East, and the South Atlantic. The types featured range from front-line air superiority and strike fighters to long-range interdictors and supersonic bombers.

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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781435114418
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 8/22/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.68 (w) x 11.66 (h) x 1.07 (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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  • Posted March 20, 2010

    Military Aircraft

    Great pictures and straight information of military aircraft from old to new.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2010

    Another great book!

    This was a gift for an addict to Flight Simulator 10. He has barely put it down in 3 months! Worth the purchase.

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  • Posted February 13, 2010

    Great Book for those who love plane detail

    I actually bought this for my son, who loves planes and especially looking at the detail of various planes used in the military. This is a great book to satisfy anyone's hunger for up close details of military jets

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