Now in paperback: A pictorial history of WWII aircraft cockpits featuring detailed photographs that let you see what the pilot saw, aircraft profiles, archival photographs, and descriptions by pilots about the plan and flying it.
|Publisher:||Boston Mills Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Donald Nijboer is a copywriter, screenwriter and longtime aviation enthusiast. He has worked for radio stations and advertising agencies in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. He currently teaches Radio Copywriting at Humber College in Toronto. A member of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, he has attended many of the world's major air shows and toured aviation museums in England, the United States and Canada.
Since 1988 pilot-photographer Dan Patterson has published ten books. His Cockpit: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Interiors, with Donald Nijboer, published in 1998 by Boston Mills Press has been translated into German and Japanese.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Excellent photography though only one photograph is allocated per aircraft. Only one Soviet aircraft, the Yak-3, is covered while the Americans and British receive the best treatment (German and Japanese aircraft are also included, just not in quantity). Loved the insights from pilots that actually flew these machines. The illustrated accompanying legends help out in finding the basic flight instruments and controls. Great gift for the historical aviation buff.
This is a very well put together book, the photography is very well done, with the details of the aircraft interiors very clear and recognizable. What could have made this book so much better however, would have been multiple photos from different angles, encompassing the entire cockpit and not just one view. For those that do not need such detial, though, this is a good reference source and one that I will be using often.