This is a three - volume series - which contains many photographs, black and white illustrations and line drawing profiles - about the famous fighters and bombers of the Second World War.
||26 x 19 x 4 cm
|Nbr. de pages
||1957 - 1962
|Etat du livre
|Collection / Série
||WAR PLANES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR
||Macdonald & Co. ( Publishers ), Ltd.
Famous Fighters of the Second World War ( First Series )
Recent years have seen a great revival of interest in the warplanes used by the combatant powers during the Second World War, and this is particularly true of the fighter aircraft which played such an historic role at that time. ( … ) … in this book the author provides detailed histories of the most famous as used by the air forces of Britain, the United States, Germany and Japan. ( ... )
Famous Fighters of the Second World War ( Second Series )
( ... ) ... the author describes, with the same wealth of detail that characterized the preceding volume, the development and careers of the last of the fighting biplanes, the little Gloster Gladiator, which carried something of the First World War into that second epic struggle ; that indomitable trio of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps fighters, the Wildcat, Hellcat and Corsair, which destroyed the myth of Japanese invincibility founded by the Zero - Sen ; the fighter versions of the Junkers Ju 88 whose nocturnal depredations in the R.A.F.'s bomber stream over the Third Reich were so impressive at one period of the War that the abandoning of large - scale night attacks on German targets was seriously considered ; ( ... )
Famous Bombers of the Second World War ( Second Series )
( ... ) ... the author describes, with a wealth of detail, the careers of the Boeing Superfortress which ushered in the Atomic Age by its attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki ; the Bristol Blenheim, which for a time placed Britain in the forefront of international bomber development ; ( ... ) ... the Nakajima Hiryu, or Flying Dragon, the finest Japanese Army Air Force bomber to be encountered in combat ; the Focke - Wulf Condor, an improvisation which became the scourge of allied shipping ; ( ... )
William Green ( 1927 - January 2nd, 2010 ) was an aviation and military author. During service with the Royal Air Force, he wrote for the Air Training Corps Gazette, later to become Air Pictorial. William Green was technical director to the R.A.F. Flying Review, then editorial director when it became Flying Review International. In 1971 he and Gordon Swanborough jointly created the monthly Air International, of which he remained managing editor until late 1990. William Green edited numerous editions of Observer's Book of Aircraft and spent most of his adult life doing research and writing on aircraft and aviation. His work Warplanes of the Third Reich is seen as a classic aviation publication. Along with Gordon Swanborough, he wrote several books, including The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of the Worlds Commercial Aircraft, Illustrated Anatomy of the World's Fighters, The Complete Book of Fighters and Flying Colours.
( source : Wikipedia )