Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II
Bracken Books, 1989 - Airplanes, Military - 318 pages
A comprehensive illustrated history featuring all civil and military fighting craft which flew in World War II. Over 600 detailed photographs representing all nations such as Russia, Japan and Germany--accompanied by information on design and development.
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