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Flying Legends : A Photographic Study of the Great Piston Combat Aircraft of WWII (Hardcover) (Tony

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The Second World War triggered the greatest technological leap in aviation since manned flight began. In the short space of six years, military aircraft were taken from open cockpit biplanes on a summer's day to fighters that were encountering the compressibility problems associated with the sound barrier, while conquering the skies of 40,000 + feet. The necessitudes of the conflict focused the industries of the global powers, which achieved dazzling results.

Represented in this splendid volume are images of these aircraft-the last of the gladiatorial steeds. The award winning air to air photography of John Dibbs is complemented by a selection of breathtaking archives from the conflict, which can only truly illustrate the spirit and humanity beind these "Flying Legends."

The Second World War triggered the greatest technological leap in aviation since manned flight began. In the short space of six years, military aircraft were taken from open cockpit biplanes on a summer's day to fighters that were encountering the compressibility problems associated with the sound barrier, while conquering the skies of 40,000 + feet. The necessitudes of the conflict focused the industries of the global powers, which achieved dazzling results.

Represented in this splendid volume are images of these aircraft-the last of the gladiatorial steeds. The award winning air to air photography of John Dibbs is complemented by a selection of breathtaking archives from the conflict, which can only truly illustrate the spirit and humanity beind these "Flying Legends."

Number of Pages: 243.0
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Military / World War II, Military / Aviation, Military / Pictorial
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Book Sales
Author: Tony Holmes
Language: English
Street Date: April 15, 2015
TCIN: 17348044
UPC: 9780785832416
Item Number (DPCI): 247-45-7983

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