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Accessible and comprehensive, Military Jet Aircraft will appeal to anyone interested in modern military aviation. From the Avro Vulcan and Boeing B-52 Stratofortress to the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II and Northrop B-2A Spirit, this thorough guide looks at more than 50 of the most important jet-engined aircraft developed between 1945 and today. They include dedicated interceptors, bombers, and reconnaissance platforms, as well as modern multirole warplanes such as the F-22, F-35, and Sukhoi Su-27. Organized by country, the book introduces each aircraft with large-format artwork in color, showing it in action wearing authentic markings. Detailed annotations indicate innovative design features and other points of interest. An in-depth description of each aircraft follows, profiling its design and manufacturing development and active deployment history. Along with action photographs, a comprehensive specifications panel gives information on dimensions, power plant, performance, and armament.
About the Author
Robert Jackson is a former pilot and navigational instructor. Now a full-time writer in military, naval, and aviation affairs, he has more than 90 books to his name, including Spitfire, B-17 Flying Fortress, The Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, and Warplanes of World War II. He lives in Darlington, County Durham, UK.