Modern Military Aircraft

The World's Fighting Aircraft: 1945 To The Present Day

Jim Winchester

213 x 290 mm, 448, more than 2000 colour photos and illustrations, 9781907446405, £19.99, Paperback, Amber Books
15 September 2010

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• Everything you need to know about the world’s fighting aircraft since WWII
• More than 2000 colour photos and illustrations

Modern Military Aircraft is a comprehensive guide to the world’s fighting aircraft since World War II, from the earliest jet fighters and basic piston-engined bombers, to today’s high-tech and stealthy superfighters. Aircraft featured include: the F-86 Sabre, which fought its way to convincing victory over Russia’s MiG-15 in the world’s first jet-versus-jet battles in Korea; the Grumman F-14 Tomcat, the deadliest fleet fighter ever built, which has played an important part in the conflicts of the late 20th and early 21st centuries; Russia’s export miracles, the Sukhoi Su-27 and MiG-29, currently in service with air arms across the world in an array of variants and the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, destined to enter service with many air forces in the coming decades, combining supersonic performance with vertical take-off and landing capability.

This book contains detailed features on more than 220 combat aircraft and helicopters from the past sixty-five years. Each aircraft is covered in detail, with feature boxes outlining its development, technical specifications, performance data and variants. Unique graphics allow the reader to compare specific features like firepower, troop-carrying capacity, and bombload to those of other aircraft of the same type.

About the Author

Jim Winchester, the General Editor, is a writer of many years’ experience who has written widely on various aspects of aviation. He is the author of several books including Fighter, Fighters of the 20th Century 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.

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