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Here are more than 300 instant portraits (complete with dimensions, weight, power plant, performance, armament) of the most famous as well as lesser-known American fighters, bombers, transports, flying boats, trainers, helicopters, and reconnaissance aircraft. Each entry includes a photograph of the warplane, service dates, manufacturer, records set, engineering and performance history, technical innovations, and even operational problems. Warbirds pays special attention to the aircraft of America's Golden Age, 1919-1939, and the breakthrough technological developments of that era. 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.
About the Author:
John C. Fredriksen is a recognized authority on the War of 1812 manuscripts and other resources. He holds degrees from UCLA, the University of Michigan, the University of Rhode Island, and Providence College. He has received numerous research grants and departmental awards.