WORLD WAR II FIGHTER CONFLICT

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This fine book, illustrated with black and white photographs and a couple of drawings, is a comparative study on the evolution of aircraft and tactics during the Second World War ( both Allies and Axis power ).

Caractéristiques

Format 23 x 17 x 2 cm
Nbr. de pages 160
Finition Cartonné
Particularités Jaquette
Année d’édition 1975
Langue Anglais
Etat du livre Très bon état
Auteur Alfred Price
Collection / Série Macdonald Illustrated War Studies
Editeur Mcdonald & Jane’s

Description

In World War II Fighter Conflict Alfred Price examines the evolution of the fighter aircraft during World War II. The book is divided into three parts. The first, ’ Honing the Blade ’, describes how the state of the art of fighter design evolved up to 1939 and how it progressed during the six years that followed. The second part, ’ How They Compared ’ contains excerpts from recently released wartime reports of tactical trials on four of the famous fighters ( Focke - Wulf Fw 190, P - 51B Mustang, Hawker Tempest Mark V and Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 ’ Zeke ’ ). The third and final part, ’ The Tactics of Battle ’, covers the evolution of fighter tactics during World War II.

Alfred Price ( ? - January 29th, 2017 ) was a British popular author on aviation and related topics. He served in the Royal Air Force ( R.A.F. ) as an aircrew officer. Alfred Price received his PhD in history from Loughborough University. After his retirement from the R.A.F., he wrote extensively on aviation and military topics ( over 40 books and 200 magazine articles ). Some of his books were as follows : Pictorial History of the Luftwaffe 1933 - 1945 ( 1969 ), Battle of Britain 18th August 1940 : The Hardest Day ( 1979 ), The Last Year of the Luftwaffe, May 1944 to May 1945 ( 1993 ) and Targeting the Reich : Allied Photographic Reconnaissance Over Europe, 1939 - 1945 ( 2003 ). Alfred Price was named a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
( source : Wikipedia )
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Alfred Price

Alfred Price FRHistS ( 1936 - January 29th, 2017 ) was a British popular author on aviation and related topics. 


He served as an aircrew officer in the Royal Air Force ( R.A.F. ), where he was a crewman on Vulcan bombers and specialised in electronic warfare and air fighting tactics. In a military flying career spanning 15 years he logged over 4,000 flying hours. 


Alfred Price received his PhD in History from Loughborough University ( Leicestershire, England ). After his retirement from the R.A.F. ( 1974 ), he wrote extensively on aviation and military topics ( over 40 books and 200 magazine articles ). 


Some of his books were as follows : Pictorial History of the Luftwaffe 1933 - 1945 ( 1969 ), Battle of Britain 18th August 1940 : The Hardest Day ( 1979 ), The Last Year of the Luftwaffe, May 1944 to May 1945 ( 1993 ) and Targeting the Reich : Allied Photographic Reconnaissance Over Europe, 1939 - 1945 ( 2003 ). 


Alfred Price was named a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. 


( sources : Wikipedia, ospreypublishing.com )

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