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The Pocket Encyclopedia of World Aircraft In Color: Bombers 1914-19 Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
The Pocket Encyclopedia of World Aircraft In Color Bombers 1914-19 Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft Author:Kenneth Munson "These little handbooks - indispensible to the buff or the researcher - represent a pocket encyclopedia of the principle military aircraft of the world, complete with colored plates and brief, but comprehensive descriptions." — -The New York Times — From the Curtiss H.12 of the U.S. Navy and the Blackburn-built Kangaroo of the Royal Air Force to t... more »he Junkers J.I. of the Imperial German Military Aviation Service and the giant Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz Type V of the Imperial Russian Air Service - the principal bomber aircraft developed and flown from 1914 to 1919 are illustrated in full color and described in detail in this new volume of The Pocket Encyclopedia of World Aircraft In Color.
Sixty-six of the patrol and reconnaissance aircraft of the first air war are shown in their major aspects - side elevation, plan view from above, and plan view from below - in drawings that combine maximum visual appeal with essential details of construction. The accompanying captions specify important details such as the date of each plane's first appearance, the pilots and campaigns with which it is most strongly identified, and its engine construction, wing span, length, height, take-off weight, maximum speed, operational ceiling, and endurance.
The accompanying text, fully describing each bomber's development and service career, rounds out this unique pocket introduction to one of the most colorful and exciting periods in military aviation history.« less