BRIDGMAN, LEONARD (ed):
Title Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft. 1943-44. (Issued August 1944). Thirty-Third Year of Issue. Compiled and Edited by Leonard Bridgman.
Publisher Sampson Low, Marston and Company Ltd. 1944
Seller ID 71595
Size 8.5 x 12.75 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and blind embossed title to front. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded and bumped at top end with small hole. Small indentations to edges of boards. Small sticky label marking Contents page. Else a clean and tight copy. 4 sections, each individually paginated. With b/w photographs and diagrams. In four sections. Part A, The World’s Aeronautical Progress, Historical (Service Aviation); Part B, Historical (Civil Aviation); Part C, All the World’s Aeroplanes; Part D, All the World’s Aero-Engines. The introductory chapter is entitled ‘The Waning of German Air Power’ and notes that German factories are concentrating on producing fighters rather than bombers. Britain now has the Mosquito and long range fuel tanks enable fighter escorts to prove cover for longer. The V1 flying bomb has become a threat and the ‘Dambusters’ raid raised morale. Consideration was being given to post war air traffic.
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