"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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