Well-illustrated and full of rigorous technical descriptions, this is a veritable encyclopedia of combat aircraft, from the first biplanes of World War I to the Rafale, and even the latest drones.
Over a century of military aviation covered in some 470 pages and almost 800 photos! After the first edition published in 2017, “The Big Book of Fighter Planes*” is back. The 2021 edition contains all the same ingredients that made the first book such a success, with the same page layout and preface, but also an additional section on the future of aviation.
The work describes the technical developments of 1914-1918 (biplanes and single-seat aircraft, some of which were fragile), of the Second World War (Spitfire, Messerschmitt, North American P-51 Mustang, etc.) and of the Cold War, particularly jet aircraft (such as the MiG-21 and the Dassault Mirage III).
The book also devotes many pages to fighter planes used in contemporary operations (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Mali, etc.), such as the Eurofighter Typhoon, the Lockheed Martin F-35, the Sukhoi 57, and of course the Rafale, which is featured on the cover.
It also includes information on combat drones and the “sixth-generation” aircraft that the air forces of the most advanced countries in this domain will be using in 2040. In short, this is the perfect book for discerning aficionados and knowledgeable fans!
Book. “Le Grand Livre des avions de combat”, second edition, by Paolo Matricardi. Éditions Glénat. EAN: 978-2344047941