Military Jets: From 1945 to the Present Day

Military Jets: From 1945 to the Present Day

by Jim Winchester (Editor)




Each decade military aviation technology excels itself in producing ever faster, more powerful, and more exciting jets. Military Jets is a comprehensive guide to more than 100 major military jet aircraft that have served in air forces around the world since 1945. Covering a wide range from the WWII-era Me 262 and Gloster Meteor, through to legendary Cold War types including the F-4 Phantom and Douglas A4 Skyhawk, to today’s superfighters such as the F-22 Raptor and Eurofighter Typhoon. The book contains an array of detailed information on each aircraft, including development history, technical specifications, and accounts of its use in conflicts.

Looking beyond the front-line combat jets, Military Jets also feature spyplanes like the SR-71 and U2, transport aircraft such as the C-5 Galaxy and C-141 Starlifter, and special-purpose aircraft including the E-3 AWACs early warning platform.

With more than 1000 spectacular artworks and photographs and lively text from a team of specialist aviation writers, Military Jets will appeal to anyone with a passion for the history of military aircraft.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760793305
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 09/17/2007
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.63(d)

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