An illustrated history from the early planes of World War 1 to the sophisticated jet bombers of the modern age This record of incredible developments in bomber technology spans over a century of innovation. The book is divided into three sections. The first deals with the development of bombers and the major conflicts in which bombers have been used, such as the Blitz and Dambusters missions of World War II, and the Libya raids and Gulf Wars of more recent times. The second section is a comprehensive A-Z of World War bombers, 1914-45, and the third section focuses on modern jet bombers and the latest developments in warfare. Specification boxes for each aircraft detail country of origin, first flight, powers, armaments, size, weight and performance. This fully updated illustrated reference book, with its easily accessible information, is perfect for every enthusiast of the subject or war historian.
About the Author
Francis Crosby has had a deep interest in aviation since an early age, and worked for many years at the Imperial War Museum's aviation branch at Duxford, England. His published works include The World Encyclopedia of Fighter Aircraft and The World Encyclopedia of Naval Aircraft.