Plane Spotter's Guide

Plane Spotter's Guide

by Tony Holmes


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Since their humble beginnings in the early 20th century, airplanes have revolutionized warfare. From the early dogfights above Europe in World War I to the Battle of Britain, the first jet aircraft, spy planes and beyond, aviation has become an essential component of military forces across the world.
But do you know your Spitfire from your Messerschmitt Bf 109, or what a B-52 looks like? Do you know how heavy the F-4 Phantom II is, or how quickly it can fly?
The Plane Spotter’s Guide uses detailed profile artwork to illustrate and aid recognition of 70 iconic aircraft, and provides specification boxes to give all the technical details.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780960517
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 06/19/2012
Series: General Aviation
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 1,145,164
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Tony Holmes has worked as Osprey’s aviation editor since 1989. He established the critically acclaimed and hugely popular Aircraft of the Aces series in 1994.

Table of Contents

Sopwith Pup /Albatros D III /Nieuport 17 /SPAD VII /Sopwith Camel /RAF SE 5/5a /Fokker Dr I /Fokker D VII /Polikarpov 1-16 /Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress /Bristol Blenheim /Consolidated PBY Catalina /Messerschmitt Bf 109 /Gloster Gladiator /Hawker Hurricane /Junkers Ju 87 /Supermarine Spitfire /Short Sunderland /Messerschmitt Bf 110 /Fiat CR.42 Falco /Junkers Ju 88 /Mitsubishi A6M Zero-sen /Curtiss P-40 Warhawk /North American B-25 Mitchell /Grumman F4F Wildcat /Douglas SBD Dauntless /Bristol Beaufighter /de Havilland Mosquito /Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik /Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa /Martin B-26 Marauder /Lockheed P-38 Lightning /Focke-Wulf Fw 190 /Hawker Typhoon /Consolidated B-24 Liberator /Republic P-47 Thunderbolt /Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien /Macchi C.202 Folgore /North American P-51 Mustang /Curtiss SB2C Helldiver /Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger /Vought F4U Corsair /Avro Lancaster /Lavochkin La-5/7 /Boeing B-29 Superfortress /Grumman F6F Hellcat /Messerschmitt Me 262 /Yakovlev Yak-3 /Mikoyan MiG-15 /North American F-86 Sabre /Grumman F9F Panther /Martin B-57 Canberra /North American F-100 Super Sabre /Boeing B-52 Stratofortress /Douglas A-4 Skyhawk /Handley Page Victor /Avro Vulcan /Vought F-8 Crusader /Republic F-105 Thunderchief /Mikoyan MiG-21 /McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II /Dassault Mirage III /Lockheed SR-71 /Grumman F-14 Tomcat /McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle /General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon /McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet /Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk /McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II /Rockwell B-1B Lancer

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