Warbirds: An Illustrated Guide to U.S. Military Aircraft, 1915-2000

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 97%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $1.99   
  • New (6) from $41.19   
  • Used (4) from $1.99   


Warbirds offers more than 300 A–Z entries of the aircraft of America's Golden Age. Each entry includes a photograph of the warplane, service dates, manufacturer, records set, engineering and performance history, technical innovations, and even operational problems.

To help enthusiasts and researchers, the guide cites the very latest books and periodical literature in its two extensive bibliographies. It also lists aviation museums, airplane magazines, and sources of photographs.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This single volume is right on target. With its extensive source lists it should get considerable reference traffic."


Library Journal

"Warbirds is an up to date, well-designed resource that will be popular in high school, public, and academic libraries."



"This good . . . general introduction would be helpful to general readers and undergraduates."



"This is a splendid reference, made all the better by a lengthy bibliography pointing the way to detailed information."


Air and Space

"[Warbirds and International Warbirds] should be considered for any general interest library with aviation traffic."


Library Journal

Library Journal
This reference work by aviation author Fredriksen aims to be an introductory source to the U.S. military aviation inventory from its modest beginnings in World War I through the present day's vast technological astonishments. Each of the aircraft selected from the scores of possible examples is then examined in a short history, with mention of its contribution to the military picture, some details on its construction and numbers, and other selected facts. A single photo is included, with technical specifications. The format is adequate to the initial task, though anything beyond basic interest has to be found in the voluminous cross-referenced suggested reading appendixes. Nevertheless, having singled out the "casual user" and with the goal of being "exacting in scope without being burdensome in detail," this single volume is right on target. With its extensive source lists, it should get considerable reference traffic.--Mel D. Lane, Sacramento, CA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Presents a compilation of the major US warplanes, including many lesser-known types, in nontechnical but exacting detail. Includes those designed for military use and those designed for civilian use that were pressed into service during wartime. Experimental prototypes that were not deployed are omitted in the interest of space. Contents are arranged alphabetically by manufacturer, then by name or designation. Each entry includes a b&w photograph and a succinct account of the craft, including technical specifications, contextual issues, and other details. Includes extensive, current bibliographic listings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576071311
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/2/1999
  • Pages: 380
  • Sales rank: 1,512,482
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)