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This comprehensive guide to the aircraft of World War II features more than 120 military aircraft in service between 1939 and 1945. Each aircraft is covered in detail with feature boxes outlining its development, technical specifications, performance data, and variants. Unique graphics allow you to compare specific features like firepower, troop-carrying capacity, and bombload to those of other aircraft of the same type. Contains over 2000 photographs and illustrations.
Aircraft of World War II is a fascinating and informative guide to many aircrafts. Its information-packed pages cover a broad range of aircraft, from outmoded biplanes such as the Gloster Gladiator, pressed into service in the desperate defense against Nazi Germany in 1939 and 1940, through the classic fighter aircraft such as the Supermarine Spitfire, Messerschmitt Bf 109, and North American P-51 Mustang, to early jets such as the Arado Ar 234, Messerschmitt Me 262, and Glster Meteor.