Osprey, 1st ed., 1998. 208 pp., numerous cold., + b&w photo-ills. D.j., 28 x 20cm. FINE. This comprehensive and highly illustrated book traces the development of military air transport from the first tentative steps to use aircraft to supply ground troops during World War One, through World War Two when specially-designed aircraft were required to parachute combat troops with all their equipment to specific target zones including at Arnhem and D-Day, to post-war requirements such as ferrying strategic missiles to various silo sites around the globe. The text is enhanced with first-hand accounts of both glider and powered transport aircraft missions plus a wealth of photographs, many in colour.