Climb into the cockpits of the world’s premier war planes
Vintage photos of the aircraft in production and action
Full-color illustrations and cross-section diagrams
Meticulous detail, from framework to armament
Each plane's dimensions, powerplant, fuel and load, performance and more
Coffee table quality book measures 9-3/16”Wx12-1/4”L
Hard cover, 320 pages.
Even if you don’t have a Top Secret security clearance, here’s your chance to take a nose-to-tail tour of 50 of the world’s most iconic military aircraft. From the first jet fighters hastily developed during World War I to the technological marvels of recent years, get an up-close-and-personal look under the bonnet, inside the cockpit, and beneath the skin of these punishing flying machines. Author and longtime aviation writer Jim Winchester covers them all: the P-80, Meteor, F9F, F-86, MiG-15 and 21, F-100, F-15 Eagle, and many more aircraft that shaped the course of history. It’s a must-have for any military enthusiast, or the pilot who’d love to get his hands on the controls of the world’s most powerful war birds.