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The Great Book of Bombers: The World's Most Important Bombers from World War 1 to the Present Day epub

by David Oliver


The Great Book of Bombers: The World's Most Important Bombers from World War 1 to the Present Day epub

ISBN: 1840653531

ISBN13: 978-1840653533

Author: David Oliver

Category: Transportation

Subcategory: Engineering

Language: English

Publisher: Chrysalis Books; 1st edition (April 15, 2002)

Pages: 512 pages

ePUB book: 1872 kb

FB2 book: 1445 kb

Rating: 4.5

Votes: 956

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512 pages : 32 cm. The great book of bombers is a splendid work that will win a favored place on the bookshelves of aviation enthusiasts.

512 pages : 32 cm. A highly illstrated analysis of the world's most significant bomber aircraft from World War I to the present day. 512 pages with entries on over 100 aircraft. Rare historical and dramatic contemporary photographs accompanied by superb color profiles and detailed cutaway artworks.

This book falls into the category of the worst purchases I have ever made. Most of the information is 'cut and paste' accompanied by obsolete photos

com- World's greatest bombers by Roger Ford or Jet Bombers By Bill Gunston. 38 people found this helpful. This book falls into the category of the worst purchases I have ever made. Most of the information is 'cut and paste' accompanied by obsolete photos. Jon Lake's credibility has taken a hit as far as I am concerned with this publication.

And this book is about bombers, since World War I to today. After a 20-page introduction, THE GREAT BOOK OF BOMBERS presents its material in a chronological arrangement. Entries range from two to ten pages

And this book is about bombers, since World War I to today. Advantages of this book: 1- This book has informations, about all bombers in the world. Since World War I bombers, to the B-2 bomber, there's informations. Bombers that I didn' knew nothing, are in this book. And all bombers that I knew anything about, are in this book. Entries range from two to ten pages. The De Havilland DH 10, for example, rates a two-page spread with one photo. The entry for the B-17 takes up 10 pages including 11 photographs and two color profiles.

A first in aviation publishing, The Big Book of Bombers records the history of every significant type of bomber aircraft that has ever been flown.

Great Book of Tanks book. The book begins with the World War I era tanks, such as the British Mk 1, that attempted to break the deadlock of the Western Front. It then examines major tanks that emerged during the interwar period. All the celebrated World War II tanks are featured, This superb reference volume records the history of the most significant tanks that have seen service around the world.

Strategic bombing during World War I (28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918) was principally carried out by the United Kingdom and France for the Entente Powers and Germany for the Central Powers. A multi-national air force to strike at Germany was planned but never materialized.

Both American bombers were far better defensively armed than the Lanc Faulty doctrine relegated it to the role of night bomber. No daylight bombing campaign could be mounted over the Third Reich without fighter escorts.

Both American bombers were far better defensively armed than the Lanc. I’m not entirely sure why the RAF was so wedded to its rifle-caliber machine guns, but the Lancs would have been cut to ribbons had they tried to go where the US heavies went before the USAAF won air superiority - but, of course, that’s precisely why they flew at night. Faulty doctrine relegated it to the role of night bomber.

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After World War I, Igor Sikorsky briefly became an engineer for the French forces in Russia, during the Russian Civil . The Great Book of Bombers: The World's Most Important Bombers from World War I to the Present Day. St. Paul, Minnesota: MBI Publishing Company, 2002.

After World War I, Igor Sikorsky briefly became an engineer for the French forces in Russia, during the Russian Civil War. Seeing little opportunity for himself as an aircraft designer in war-torn Europe, and particularly Russia, ravaged by the October Revolution and Civil War, he emigrated to the United States, arriving in New York on March 30, 1919.

A first in aviation publishing, The Big Book of Bombers records the history of every significant type of bomber aircraft that has ever been flown. From internationally renowned warplanes, such as the RE-8 or the B-29, to minor players in aviation history such as the Caproni Ca.33 or the Vultee Vengeance, they are all here, presented in chronological order. The work is complemented by rare historical photographs, precise general arrangement drawings, colour profiles, and fabulously detailed cutaways. All the latest bombers are featured, including the Tornado, the F/A-18, and the B-2. Beautiful colour profile artworks of aircraft in operational markings are included, while more than 25 of the most significant bombers also merit a largescale cutaway drawing which reveals internal structure in minute detail. There are also chapters describing the development of bombing operations, both the practical experience and the theoretical thought. The entire volume constitutes one of the most remarkable reference works in aviation publishing.
I read this reasonable book, here in Brazil.
And this book is about bombers, since World War I to today.
Advantages of this book:
1- This book has informations, about all bombers in the world. Since World War I bombers, to the B-2 bomber, there's informations. Bombers that I didn' knew nothing, are in this book. And all bombers that I knew anything about, are in this book.
2- The photos of this book are excellents. In fact, more than 60% of this book are its photos.
3- This book isn't outdated, because any bomber was put into service since it was published.

Problems of this book:
1- This book hasn't technical informations. Range, potency, wing spam, etc. almost ever aren't on this book.
2- This book talks a little about fighters and attack aircrafts such as Mirage 2000(pages 482 to 487), Sepecat Jaguar (pages 428 to 433), A-10 Thunderbolt (pages 436 to 439), etc. In other words, this book has dozens of pages, about a subject that isn' its own.
Having these problems, I have to give just three stars for this book.
THE GREAT BOOK OF BOMBERS describes 'the world's most important bombers from World War I to the present day.' A massive, 512-page book, it offers details on over 100 aircraft including Sopwith Strutters, Gothas, Keystone bombers, Lancs, A-26s, Canberras, Tu-16s, Mirage IVs, Northrop B-2s and some lesser lights. Illustrated with hundreds of black & white and color photographs and profiles, it's a veritable 'who's who' of the bombing world.

After a 20-page introduction, THE GREAT BOOK OF BOMBERS presents its material in a chronological arrangement. Entries range from two to ten pages. The De Havilland DH 10, for example, rates a two-page spread with one photo. The entry for the B-17 takes up 10 pages including 11 photographs and two color profiles. The Tupolev Tu-16 garners four pages with three photos, one in color. Many of the photographs are full-page or even two-page spreads.

A British import, THE GREAT BOOK OF BOMBERS is a fairly well-illustrated but dry read. The text is somewhat perfunctory and top-heavy with data; not terribly exciting reading, folks. Yet given its coverage of so many famous and not-so-famous bombers, it's certainly worth a look-see. Recommended.
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Note: The Amazon record has David Oliver listed as author. My copy clearly states Jon Lake is the author.