A handbook of fighter aircraft: featuring photographs from the Imperial War Museum
An Illustrated history of fighter aircraft, their origins and evolution. Fokkers, Spitfires, Messerschmitts and many others from WW I & II. Today's Powerful supersonic jets, including F-15 Eagles, MiGs and the Eurofighter. Features Photographs from the Imperial War Museum.
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Previously published as Fighter Aircraft
The first aces
Pilot equipment up to 1945
109 other sections not shown
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