David Mondey ( 1917 - ? ) was an engineer in the Royal Air Force. Then, he had turned to full - time aviation journalism.
Well known as compiler of the American and German aircraft sections of Jane's All the World's Aircraft, he had published several books about aviation, such as : Air Facts And Feats ( with John W.R. Taylor, 1978 ), The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Major Airliners of the World ( 1983 ), The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft ( 1984 ), The Concise Guide to Axis Aircraft of World War II ( 1996 ), British Aircraft of World War II ( 1997 ), Axis Aircraft of World War II ( 2006 ).
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