AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE SINCE 1918 by Owen Thetford

AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE SINCE 1918

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The present volume seeks to provide what is virtually an encyclopedia of aircraft which have served with the Royal Air Force since its formation on 1 April 1918 to the present day."" The emphasis has been placed on aircraft serving in some numbers; no prototype or experimental planes are included. Altogether, 187 types are described in detail with technical data as to description, list of manufacturers, power plant, dimensions, weights, performance, armaments, and a historical essay as to operation, also squadron allocations. An additional 96 types are given briefer attention and one photograph, and there is a list of all civil aircraft that bore the RAF insignia during World War II.

Publisher: Putnam