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Classic Fighters and Bombers of World War Two

Classic Fighters and Bombers of World War Two

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{detailed description}This book brings together the first twelve titles in Vintage Aviation Publications' widely acclaimed Aerodata International series of aircraft monographs. Designed principally for scale modellers, these monographs provide a unique combination of line drawings in the popular 1/72 scale, photographs, sketches and narrative (including technical data). The multi-view plans and detail sketches, meticulously researched and drawn to unprecedented high standards by Alfred Granger, MISTC, give the modeller everything he needs to know to check the accuracy of plastic kits or scratch-build his own models from wood or plastic. Altogether, Aerodata International monographs are a "must", not only for modellers but indeed for all aviation enthusiasts.
The first six aircraft cover some of the most famous single-seat fighter aircraft of World War Two: Those immortal fighting partners, the early Spitfire and Hurricane of Battle of Britain fame and their worthy opponents; the Messerschmitt 109E; the Focke-Wulf 190, which was arguably the Luftwaffe's best piston-engined fighter of the later war years; the rugged Thunderbolt, largest and heaviest single-seat, piston-engined fighter ever produced and outstanding in the ground-attack role; and the illustrious Mustang, a machine originally designed and built to meet an RAF requirement and which eventually became the most-produced and most successful US fighter of WW2.
We follow this by focussing on half a dozen classic bombers of World War Two: The mighty Lancaster, Britain's most successful "heavy" of the period; the Halifax, which, with the "Lanc", eventually bore the brunt of RAF Bomber Command's night offensive against Hitler's Festung Europa and also earned fame as a glider tug and U-boat hunter/killer; the Fortress and Liberator, which spearheaded the USAAF's daylight offensive against Germany and played leading roles in many other wartime campaigns everywhere from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific; the German Heinkel III, whose numerous versions included one specially adapted to air-launch a V-1 flying bomb; and the best German bomber of all — the Junkers 88.

The twelve aircraft covered:
Focke-Wulfe 190A series
Supermarine Spitfire I and II
North American P-51D Mustang
Messershmitt 109E
Hawker Hurricane I
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
Handley Page Halifax -- Merlin-engined variants
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
Junkers Ju88A series
Avro Lancaster BI & BIII —standard bomber versions of WW2
Consolidated B-24 Liberator —early models
Heinkel 111P & H

{Author / Publisher / Date}by various authors
published by Aerodata International 1981 240pp profusely illustrated with b&w photos, colour drawings and scale drawings 22x29
{condition}very good inc. d/j
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