One Hundred Years of World Military Aircraft
A century of military flight is highlighted in these pages, from the first attempts to use biplanes as weapons and the first experiments with landing planes on warships in 1910 through the stealth aircraft and pilot-less bombers employed by the U.S. Air Force today. (Military History)
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TWO World War I
Three Between the Wars
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