Here is a book that revisits the air fleet of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), from its inception to the present day. Rafale, F-16, and many more – a phenomenal array of military aircraft!
NATO member countries, which have grown in number from ten when it was created to about thirty to date, each have their own military air force. Founded against the backdrop of the Cold War, and at a time when the Berlin Blockade had just been decreed, the organization boasted a particularly complete and varied air arsenal: bombers, fighters, and more. In 300 pages and as many photos (many of them from the period) and some 600 aircraft profiles, the book “NATO fighter planes, since 1949” brings together in hardcover three special editions published by the “Avions de combat” magazine.
Keeping track of the Alliance’s mission as it evolved (withdrawal and then return of France, collapse of the Soviet Union, end of the Warsaw Pact, etc.), the book brings to life aircraft that younger fans may have never heard of. Among them are the Canadair Sabre (Canada), the F-84F Thunderstreak (West Germany, France), the Dassault Mystère IV (France), the Hawker Hunter, the Douglas C-47 (United States), and many more. In short, a book that will delight fans and collectors alike for the holiday season!
Book: “Avions de combat de l’Otan, depuis 1949” Gérard Paloque, Editions Heimdal. ISBN: 2840485532