The Pocket Book of Fighters

The Pocket Book of Fighters

by Martin Bowman
     
 
In the past 70 years the definition of a fighter has undergone radical metamorphosis; and the aircraft themselves have gone through dramatic, fundamental changes in shape, structure, and performance. World War I fighters were of comparatively fragile construction, whereas modern fighting aircraft have to withstand the fantastic stresses that occur at speeds more than

Overview

In the past 70 years the definition of a fighter has undergone radical metamorphosis; and the aircraft themselves have gone through dramatic, fundamental changes in shape, structure, and performance. World War I fighters were of comparatively fragile construction, whereas modern fighting aircraft have to withstand the fantastic stresses that occur at speeds more than ten times as fast, high-G twists and turns that would surely rupture the robust and agile World War II dogfighter.

Concluding with an easy-reference timeline, this book is a concise and accessible treatment of a fascinating subject that will appeal to both general interest readers and aviation enthusiasts worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760758885
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/17/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.47(d)

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