Rafale, Mirage 2000, F-35 Lightning II, Mikoyan MiG-29… Brought together in the new edition of a lovely hardcover book entitled “Military Jet Aircraft, 1945 to the Present Day”, featuring fifty aircraft that have contributed to revolutionizing military aviation worldwide.
Having shaped air operations since the end of World War II, they warrant thorough coverage and illustrations worthy of their line. The English author Robert Jackson successfully accomplished this by releasing an updated version of his book in 2020. Interceptors, bombers, or even multirole combat aircraft, all the key military jet aircraft of the past 75 years are featured in this compendium, which devotes an average of four pages to each aircraft – for a total of 200 images!
The reader will discover a wide range of aircraft from the United States, but also from France, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and even Russia (former USSR). In terms of France’s international collaborations, it is worth mentioning the Sepecat Jaguar, developed by Dassault with the United Kingdom, or the Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jet, designed in partnership with West Germany. In short, an ideal book for seasoned amateurs who are always looking for more information about lesser known aircraft!
Book: “Military Jet Aircraft, 1945 to the Present Day”, Robert Jackson, translation Patrick J. Brunet. Editions Technique pour l’Automobile et l’Industrie (E.T.A.I.). ISBN: 979-10-283-0415-7