5th ed., 1940. 18 (advt) + 137 pp., 63 photo-ills., + 64 ills. Blue cloth; 14 x 22cm. The fifth edition of Aircraft of the British Empire appears after nine months of the Second World War and as such is a very important edition. At the time of publication the greatly enlarged aircraft industries of Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Australia and Canada were devoting almost their entire resources to the requirements of the flying services and several very promising designs for new commercial aircraft had been temporarily shelved. This fifth edition covers all types of aircraft produced in the British Empire about which information could be published at the time. Illustrated with 63 photographs and 64 general arrangement drawings.