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Aircraft Weapons of World War One

290 kr
Inkl. moms

World War One introduced the concept of aerial combat, and this book presents the visual documentation of the weapons of the first air war. From rather humble beginnings in the war’s early days, with pistols and grenades carried aloft, to the strategic bombers and heavily armed fighters of 1918, the aerial ordnance of the Great War is displayed here in stunning vintage photographs. Designed with modelers, aviation enthusiasts, gun collectors and gamers in mind, the photos collected here detail the weapons mounted on Allied and Central Powers aircraft, from pistols and flechettes to cannons and massive bombs.

160 Pages, 300+ photos

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THE DEADLY TOOLS OF AMERICA’S AIRMEN

This book focuses on the war-winning weaponry of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. With 160 pages containing more than 300 photos it offers stunning visual details of the machine guns, cannons, bombs, and rockets carried into battle by USAAF bombers, fighters, and attack aircraft.

Many of the photos and illustrations in this book, some of them in color, are strong enough to be displayed in full page format. The images deliver the gritty details of USAAF armaments’ use down to their nuts and rivets, and the high-velocity rounds they fired. This is the first photo-history of its kind, with many of the photos never-before published.

Combat conditions dictated that many aircraft were adapted into roles for which they were not designed. As necessity is the mother of invention, aircraft were modified in both their roles and their armament. B-25s became ground attackers, A-20s became night fighters, and every wartime USAAF fighter was adapted to carry bombs.

Many of the photos and illustrations in this book, some of them in color, are strong enough to be displayed in full page format. The images deliver the gritty details of USAAF armaments’ use down to their nuts and rivets, and the high-velocity rounds they fired. This is a unique photo-study, with many of the photos never-before published.

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Bandtyp
Häftad/mjuka pärmar
Språk
Engelska
Författare
Tom Laemlein
ISBN
9789198842500
Sidor
160
Utgiven
2023