Updated Eng., ed., 1977. 231 pp., several cold., plates + a wealth of b&w ills. D.j., 25 x 18cm. Spine of d.j., sunned o/w V.G.+. A wealth of new information on the very latest military aircraft of 1977 is available in this revised and updated edition of World Military Aviation. The book begins with a detailed survey of the 135 air forces, presenting information on strengths (men and machines), organisation, major bases, equipment in service, manufacturers and future development programmes. The main section of the book is devoted to a nation-by-nation encyclopaedia of the world's warplanes. For each aircraft there is a three-view drawing, together with a listing of specifications which include weights, performance, dimensions, power plant, payload, armament and production. Further sections provide basic details of missiles (with line drawings), bombs, guns and torpedoes, and there are also 128 colour illustrations showing the insignia'roundels and fin flashes'for each of the world's air forces.