The Encyclopedia of Aircraft of World War II (Paperback)
Anexhaustive survey of the aircraft flown by all the combatants in Europe and the Pacific. From the P-51 Mustang and Supermarine Spitfire to the Yakovlev Yak-3, Messerschmitt Me 109, and Vought F4U Corsair, this comprehensive encyclopedia presents the most important aircraft flown by all the combatants in Europe and the Pacific. Written by a team of experts, and with more than 1,500 photographs and artworks, it provides specification boxes for each aircraft, listing powerplant, performance, weights, dimensions, and armament (with weights and measures given in metric and imperial), and a detailed description of the type's development and service history. Every aircraft is illustrated with outstanding photographs as well as a three-view illustration. Annotations highlight specific features, such as camouflage, markings, seating, and more, while informative boxes round out the portrait of these renowned planes.
About the Author
Paul E. Eden is a freelance aerospace writer and editor. He writes for the enthusiast and business-to-business press and edits books for several leading aviation publishing houses. He regularly contributes to Airliner World and Aviation News, as well as Aerospace Testing International and Aircraft Cabin Management. Paul is editor of both the Official Royal Air Force Annual Review and the Official Royal Air Force Salute annual historical journal.