Air Combat 1945: The Aircraft of WWII's Final Year SC
Air Combat 1945: The Aircraft of World War II's Final Year: Stackpole Military Photo Series softcover
The final year of World War II witnessed the decline of the piston-engine fighter and the beginning of the jet age. Taking to the skies were tried-and-true fighters, improved versions of old aircraft, and newly developed jets, including prototypes that flew for the first time just before the war ended.
• Hundreds of photos chronicle these dynamic aircraft in Europe and the Pacific
• Includes American Mustangs, Thunderbolts, and Shooting Stars; British Tempests, Spitfires, and Gloster Meteors; German Fw 190s, Bf 109Ks, and Messerschmitt Me 262s; Japanese Ki 100s, Raidens, and Tojos; and many more
• Ideal reference for military history fans, scholars, and modelers.
Published 2015, 208 pages, black & white photographs, softcover, 8 1/2" x 11"