Vital Guide:- Bombers Of The 20th Century
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"Authoritative mini-reference packed with information, colour photos and profiles" Excellent value all-colour guide to the most famous bomber aircraft of the 20th Century
At the beginning of World War I a bomber was an ordinary aeroplane from which small bombs were dropped over the side from the open cockpit.
During World War II they developed into all-weather, day and night fighting machines that bristled with defensive machine guns and could transport and deliver a 14,000lb bomb load at a range of 1,000 miles. By the end of the century some bombers could fly at Mach 2 and some were almost invisible to radar. The transformation of the bomber from being a â€˜bit of a nuisanceâ€™ to the men in the WW1 trenches to that of a delivery system that could take out a small country with a single bomb is remarkable.
This is a concise, detailed and colour illustrated guide to the most famous bombers of the last century. It includes aircraft from around the world in chronological order so that the best of every period can be compared. Specifications include powerplants, dimensions, performance, weights and armament.