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British Warplanes of World War Two: Combat Aircraft of the RAF and Fleet Air Arm 1939-1945
Author: Daniel J. March (Ed.)
Format: Hardcover
Condition: Good, slight wear to dust jacket

This is a very comprehensive book on the subject. It describes RAF warplanes designed and produced from about 1931 - 1945. Besides warplanes (fighters, bombers, etc.,) it also includes trainers, transports, liaison planes, reconnaissance planes, flying boats and float planes, and gliders. The book is arranged alphabetically by manufacturer. There is a text description (ranging from brief to extensive) of the design development and deployment of each airplane, accompanied by one or two photos (usually black and white) and occasionally a color rendering. Usually, but not always, there is a tabulation of dimensions and performance characteristics. The well-known airplanes are described by 1 to several pages of text and associated photos. The less-known airplanes are described by about a 1/2 page of text and a single photo.

The book also includes US airplanes supplied under lend-lease. It also includes the design failures, prototypes that weren't placed into production, and the less well-known designs of the early 1930s when financial stringencies limited the numbers produced.

All proceeds of this sale go to the Ferrymead Aeronautical Society Inc. (www.ferrymeadaero.org.nz)

For books, postage on up to two additional books is free once shipping is paid on first (choose buyer to collect for additional books).
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