Jane's, 1st ed., 1983. 56 pp., lavishly illustrated with numerous b&w photo-ills., + ills., + large, cold., fldg., plates. Pict., boards; 33 x 26cm. V.G. Few would dispute that bombing played a major part in inducing the surrender of the Axis powers in World War II and two-fifths of the total tonnage of bombs dropped by the US Army Air Forces were delivered to their targets by Fortresses. This book traces the development and service of this aircraft through an informative narrative that is enhanced by spectacular folding card plates in colour as well as other illustrations, cut-away drawings and photographs. A lavish tribute.