The Encyclopedia of 20th Century Air Warfare Book Review
By Ray Mehlberger
|Date of Review||May 2006||Title||The Encyclopedia of 20th Century Air Warfare|
|Author||Chris Bishop||Publisher||Amber Books|
I found this book on one of my recent visits to Barnes & Nobles Book Store on the sale table there.
It is a hard-bound book of 9” x 12” format and 512 pages long. The book provides a complete history of aerial warfare from 1911 to the Gulf War. The comprehensive text describes each campaign in detail. First hand accounts of combat actions are included by the pilots that fought them. The book contains hundreds of photos of aircraft, many in color. There are also 43 color paintings of aircraft, 466 color side profiles, 56 color 3-views and two color 2-views. Included, also, are 41 campaign maps.
The reading is lightly done and not tedious to read (like some similar books I have).
This book covers the main aircraft types throughout the years, from before WWI up to the present. For the very reasonable price it is a book that aircraft modelers or aviation enthusiasts should not let pass them by. You really get your $13.00 worth with this one!!