By Walter J. Boyne
Written by way of greater than a hundred foreign students and specialists, this encyclopedia chronicles the contributors, gear, and drama of approximately a century of aerial combat.
• greater than 900 A–Z entries 0 in at the first, the simplest, the worst, the quickest, the top, the latest
• Contributions from a few a hundred best foreign experts―many with wrestle experience
• Lavish set of illustrations with quite a few photographs together with the Mitsubishi G4M built with the Okha suicide missile, the purple Baron, and the 1st all-female aircrew of the U.S. Air Force
• Maps starting from the Western entrance as stabilized in 1915 to the Persian Gulf conflict in 1991
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