This unique book collects together the most detailed, accurate and highly illustrated descriptions of a number of the world's most important modern warplanes available at the time of publishing. Some of the descriptions have been officially adopted by the manufactures as a basic briefing for customers who need details of the aircraft. The incisive information, produced in close collaboration with relevant authorities, is enhanced by vivid photographs and colour illustrations. This book is as new with text and images clear. The cover is slightly discoloured and scuffed but this does not impede reading. The book measures at 37cm x 27cm x 5cm.
Some wear and creasing to card covers. Internally good. "Totally revised second edition of this superb pocket-sized guide to the world's warships, so designed as to aid ready direct comparison. Contains details and analysis of the latest European Soviet and US warship construction programmes including projected missile submarine and nuclear-powered aircraft carrier builds. 152 classes and types of warships described, including: details of their sensors, armament and capability. Illustrated with 183 carefully selected photographs for instant recognition. Lists all vessels by name and pennant number and the navies in which they serve."
This work presents the 20th-century's air battles in the words of those who fought them. Beginning with the jousts over the Western Front in 1914 up to the jet-driven sorties over Bosnia in 1999, these accounts give an experience of combat dogfights. This work presents the 20th-century's air battles in the words of those who fought them. Beginning with the jousts over the Western Front in 1914 up to the furious jet-driven sorties over Bosnia in 1999, these accounts give an experience of combat dogfights in the shell-blasted skies of war. It is about a form of combat that has changed beyond recognition. It gives details of the dauntingly high mortality rates among airmen, and insights into many other facets of a pilot's life from training to bailing out over enemy territory, what it was like to be interned and an account of being shot down in a blazing spitfire.
Light blue cloth, sunned to areas on front and back; strongly sunned on spine with all colour faded out. Spine ends bumped; corners rubbed and bent inwards. Approx. 2 mm break in text block between pp 32 & 33 but stitching sound. Closed tear approx. 3.2 cm to top of p.33. Page edges slightly soiled. Owner's name & address written on front end paper. Some aircraft names have been underlined neatly in blue. Foreword by Peter G. Masefield. Describing 164 aircraft with 278 illustrations, high-quality 3-view silhouettes. A scarce gem at a fair price, for the collector or enthusiast.
The Observer’s Book of Aircraft , No 11 in pocket series. Frederick Warne Ltd, London, 1982. with illustrated laminated Hard Cover. Describing 142 aircraft with 247 illustrations drawings and some B/W photographs. Book Condition: Very Good. 31st Edition. 5 5/8" tall. No 11 in the Observer's Book series, 1982 edition, 256pp. Photo and line illustrations; in the later format of illustrated laminated boards. A nice copy with no damage to outer cover or spine. Pages nice an bright with no spotting or foxing. Binding is tight.