BRIDGMAN, LEONARD (ed):
Title Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft. 1945-46. (Issued February 1946). Thirty-Fourth Year of Issue. Compiled and Edited by Leonard Bridgman.
Publisher Sampson Low, Marston and Company Ltd. 1946
Seller ID 71596
Size 8.5 x 12.75 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. In very good condition. Front part faded. Corners slightly bumped. 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 ‘Victory’ and notes that German High Command had claimed that Allied air power was the decisive factor in winning the war. the raid on Peenemunde stopped the V1 raids although the V2 followed later that year. Jet engines were used in a few warplanes on both sides. Carrier borne aircraft made a major contribution to the destrucion of the Japanese fleet. This is the last edition to use Silhouettes, originally introduced as an aid to recognition.
Military Subjects::Airforce LEONARD BRIDGMAN, Jane’s, World’s Aircraft, 1945-46, February 1946, Thirty-Fourth Year, Aeronautical Progress, Historical, World’s Aeroplanes, Aero-Engines, Hurricane, Spitfire, Vampire, Meteor, Jet, He 162, Me 262, photographs Military Aviation first edition