American Warplanes

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Smithmark Pub, 1997 - Airplanes, Military - 216 pages
"American Warplanes" is a full-color technical directory of the most important combat aircraft to serve the United States. This book chronicles the development of most of them - from the Wright Flyers of the early 1900's to the AV-8B serving today's Marine Corps. It is a magnificent tribute to more than 200 combat aircraft to have seen service, each of them illustrated with a detailed three-view line drawing and a photograph, usually in color and often appearing in a book for the first time.

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Bill Gunston, OBE, FRAeS, is the most renowned and prolific aerospace journalist of all time. He is a member of the editorial staff of Janes Information Group and the author of more than 300 books on both popular and technical topics. Gunston's career as an aviation writer spans fifty years, after service as an RAF fighter pilot. He is a Fellow in the Royal Aeronautical Society and an officer of the Order of the British Empire.

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