During the six years of World War II the science of aviation advanced more rapidly than in any other similar period in history. With this speed of development, five types of aircraft emerged as the truly outstanding combat planes of the era. The stories of their evolution and subsequent combat careers are the subjects of this volume.
- The Supermarine Spitfire
- The Avro Lancaster
- The Messerschmitt 109
- The North American P-51 Mustang
- The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
With superb cutaway diagrams.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Alfred Price is a good aviation writer and I would recommend this book to anyone still tyro to the subject, but alas, too many of the illustrations are average in execution and most of the photographs have been used before. Some photos I've seen many, many times, although given it is a general interest book, I suppose that is to be expected. I'm glad I bought it for my son, he is wild about aviation and still has a lot to learn and it suited him just fine. i think it was money well spent.
Overall it was a good concise work. The only complaint I have was the authors being English gave a good summation of the English and German aircraft, but the U.S. aircraft seemed to be an after thought. Overall a good book that is very readable.