One Hundred Years of World Military Aircraft

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Naval Institute Press, 2004 - History - 432 pages
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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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Norman Polmar is an internationally known analyst, consultant, and award-winning author specializing in the naval, aviation, and intelligence areas. He has participated in or directed major studies in these areas for the U.S. Department of Defense and Navy, and served as a consultant to U.S. and foreign commercial firms and government agencies. He has been an advisor or consultant on naval issues to three U.S. Secretaries of the Navy and two Chiefs of Naval Operations, as well as to three U.S. Senators and a Speaker of the House of Representatives. He has 50 published books to his credit, including eight previous editions of Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet and four editions of Guide to the Soviet Navy. Mr. Polmar is a columnist for Proceedings and Naval History magazines. He is a resident of Alexandria, VA .

Dana Bell is a leading expert on the history of aviation. Now retired after thirty years with the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, he was formerly Technical Information Specialist at the NASM Archives and also worked at the U.S. Air Force Still Photo Depository. Bell is the author of more than twenty books on aviation subjects, including At the Controls, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Directory of Airplanes, and One Hundred Years of World Military Aircraft.

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