Lamberton, W. M. (Comp.)


Harleyford, Herts. 3nd imp., 1961. 223 pp., cold., frontis., + b&w photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 28 x 22cm. Very small closed cut to top edge of prelims (no loss) & minimal typical light wear to d.j., o/w Nr.FINE. 13 photocopied ills., tipped-in. Maintaining the high standard of Harleyford publications, this book offers a definitive record of fighter aircraft of World War I. This was a thrilling period when the first military aircraft were produced and in a space of only four years developed from mere 'stick-and-string' creations to the highly specialized types evolved and used in 1918. No less than 84 aircraft are comprehensively described together with just over 700 photographs and 1/72 scale 3-view drawings. There are a number of very complete tables of dimensions and performance figures of not only these 84 aircraft, but a further 79 lesser-known types; additionally, over 100 near-operational, rare and experimental aircraft are illustrated with photographs.

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