For the enthusiast or modeller interested in military aviation, few aircraft types hold quite such a fascination built as does the fighter, with its undertones of individualism, lone combat, adventure and chivalry.
|18,5 X 24,7 X 0,3 cm
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|AIRCAM AVIATION SERIES
|Osprey Publishing Limited, England
For the enthusiast or modeller interested in military aviation, few aircraft types hold quite such a fascination built as does the fighter, with its undertones of individualism, lone combat, adventure and chivalry. For those who share this enthusiasm, there can surely be little more appealing, more appetite-whetting, than the rare and the unusual. The one-off prototype, the small production run model, or the well-known type in unfamiliar markings, all hold their own peculiar delights for the connoisseur . . . and here is a feast of such rarities !
Richard Ward has depicted here a wide selection of fighters well-supported by photographic evidence. In our first category the one-off prototypes are the unusual Curtiss XP-55 Ascender canard fighter, the superb inc Martin Baker MB.5, the Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket as built for the U.S. Navy, and its close cousin, the U.S. Army's XP-50, as well as the Finnish V.L. Pyörremyrsky, which has recently been rebuilt by enthusiasts in that country...
The AIRCAM AVIATION SERIES of books took a largely pictorial look at classic military aircraft types, with only a short narrative text serving as introduction. A companion series of specials portrayed the camouflage and markings worn by various military air arms and flying units.
After 5-6 pages of concise text introducing the subject, the remainder of each book comprised b+w photographs, 8 pages of colour profile artwork and 3-4 pages of small plan-view tone drawings, showing the upper and lower surfaces of the aircraft illustrated in colour.
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