One Hundred Years of World Military Aircraft
Polmar, a consultant in the naval, aviation, and intelligence fields, and Bell, an archivist for the National Air and Space Museum, describe 100 significant military aircraft, from the first controlled flights at Kitty Hawk to the present, and present b&w photos of each. The authors have selected ai
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TWO World War I
Three Between the Wars
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