Aircraft of World War II by Jim Winchester
(Aviation Factfile (Chartwell Books))

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This comprehensive guide to the aircraft of World War II features more than 120 military aircraft in service between 1939 and 1945.  Each aircraft is covered in detail with feature boxes outlining its development, technical specifications, performance data, and variants.  Unique graphics allow you to compare specific features like firepower, troop-carrying capacity, and bombload to those of other aircraft of the same type.  Contains over 2000 photographs and illustrations.

Aircraft of World War II is a fascinating and informative guide to many aircrafts. Its information-packed pages cover a broad range of aircraft, from outmoded biplanes such as the Gloster Gladiator, pressed into service in the desperate defense against Nazi Germany in 1939 and 1940, through the classic fighter aircraft such as the Supermarine Spitfire, Messerschmitt Bf 109, and North American P-51 Mustang, to early jets such as the Arado Ar 234, Messerschmitt Me 262, and Glster Meteor.


About Jim Winchester

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Jim Winchester is a freelance writer with many years of experience who has written widely on various aspects of aviation. He is the author of several books including Fighters of the 20th Century, Classic Airliners: Lockheed Constellation and Combat Legends: A-4 Skyhawk, and has contributed to the World Air Power Journal and Flight International's World Aircraft and Systems Directory. He lives in west London.
Published January 1, 2004 by Grange Books. 256 pages
Genres: History, War.