This title features over 300 aircraft with 1200 wartime and modern identification photographs. It describes all the truly classic aircraft, such as the Spitfire, Messerschmitt Bf109, Heinkel He111, F-14 Tomcat, MiGs, B-52 Stratofortress and B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. It covers the history of fighters and bombers, their technology and role in major conflicts around the world, including the first fighter aces, early bombing raids, Blitzkrieg, the Battle of Britain, the Dambusters, the Cold War, the Falklands and the Gulf Wars. Specification boxes for each aircraft provide at-a-glance information about their country of origin, first flight, power, armament, size, weights and performance. It includes glossaries of aviation terms and abbreviations. These two superb books trace the development of fighter and bomber aircraft from the early pioneering days through to the sophisticated machines of today. Fighters focuses on aircraft designed to attack and destroy other aircraft, and is brimming with information about planes such as the Bristol Fighter, Spitfire, P-51 Mustang, MiG-15, Hunter, Harrier and F-14 Tomcat.
Bombers looks at military aircraft that are designed to drop bombs on enemy targets from the air, and includes the atom bomb-carrying Boeing B-29s and stealth bombers. These splendidly illustrated books provide enthusiasts and historians with key information about the world's greatest military aircraft.