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The World Encyclopedia of Bombers: An Illustrated A-Z Directory of Bomber Aircraft

Paperback - 16 April 2013
ISBN-13 : 9781780192055
Rp 232,000
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This title covers the history, origins and evolution of bomber aircraft, from the first planes to the powerful jet bombers of today. It features the Avro Lancaster, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortess, Heinkel He111 and many others from World Wars I and II. It features sophisticated and powerful jet bombers of the modern age, including the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, Panavia Tornado and Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. Specification boxes for each aircraft provide at-a-glance information about the planes' country of origin, first flight, powers, armaments, size, weight and performance. It features facts and anecdotes about major battles throughout the century, and a glossary explaining key aviation terms and abbreviations. It contains over 750 photographs from some of the world's best aviation and military photolibraries. This record of incredible developments in bomber technology spans over a century of innovation. The book is divided into three sections. The first deals with the development of bombers and the major conflicts in which bombers have been used, such as the Blitz and Dambusters missions of World War II and the Libya raids and Gulf War of modern times. The second section is a comprehensive A-Z of World War bombers, 1914-45, and the third section focuses on modern jet bombers and the latest developments in warfare. This fully illustrated reference book with its easily accessible information is perfect for every enthusiast or war historian. - An illustrated history of bomber aircraft, their originsand evolution, from the early planes used in World War Ithrough to the powerful jet bombers of today. - Specification boxes for each aircraft provide at-a-glanceinformation about the planes' country of origin, firstflight, powers, armaments, size, weight and performance. - Features facts and anecdotes about major battlesthroughout the century, and a glossary explaining keyaviation terms and abbreviations.

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