'The Big Encyclopedia of Fighter Planes' provides a comprehensive inventory from the earliest flights to the present day, and beyond. And it's the work of a celebrated author.
Perhaps one of the most comprehensive books on aviation since the very first movements of manmade wings!
In 400 pages, with approximately 800 photos, this update of a first edition published in 2013 explains how technical innovations have evolved over the past century, and how they will continue to do so in the coming years.
Fokker, Caudron, North American, Lockheed P-38, Super-Etendard, Sukhoï, Mirage, F-35, Mig-29, Rafale, and more. From the sluggish biplanes of World War I to the drones of the future, all the way up to current aircraft, this book chronologically traces the technological advances of combat aircraft: bombers, fighter planes, and more.
The author behind 'The Big Book of Fighter Planes', Paolo Matricardi once again demonstrates the extent of his knowledge and passion for military aviation (though some of his other works are dedicated to civil aviation). As a result, this experienced Italian journalist has been translated into several languages and his books have been published in Europe, the United States, and Japan since the 1970s-1980s. 'The Big Encyclopedia of Fighter Planes' includes a preface by Gérard Paul Alain Feldzer, an engineer and pilot, but also a consultant with recognized expertise.
'La Grande Encyclopédie des avions de combat.' Author, Paolo Matricardi. Éditions Glénat. ISBN: 2344024360