FREEDOM OF THE SKIES: An Illustrated History Of Fifty Years of NATO Airpower

March, Peter R.

ISBN 10: 0304352381 / ISBN 13: 9780304352388
Published by Cassell & Co., London, 1999
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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256pp., awesome colour plates, complimented by archival b/w plates, a combined display of stunning fire-power.Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Surface scratch on front board, otherwise fine. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn and has a clean, closed cut, across the middle, at the front. Fifty years ago sixteen nations came together to form NATO [North Atlantic Treaty Organisation], with the goal of keeping the peace in Europe. More than 250 photographs, many air-to-air shots, pay tribute to fifty years of NATO.Contents include: Prelims., Formation, Cold War intensifies, New Aircraft, Technology advances, Keeping the peace, New dawn, NATO Tigers, Postscript, Credits, Glossary, Index. Book weight approx. 1450g. [1.45KG.] * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Bookseller Inventory # 003120

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Title: FREEDOM OF THE SKIES: An Illustrated History...

Publisher: Cassell & Co., London

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover and Dustjacket

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, sixteen nations come together to keep the peace in Europe, has for fifty years relied on its air arms to maintain credible strength and stay ahead of any potential enemy. Freedom of the Skies graphically illustrates the ever more sophisticated aircraft and weapons used in this vital role.
More than 250 photographs, many of them stunning air-to-air shots, show the progress made from the post-war piston-engined fighters and bombers, through the first and second generation jets, to the technologically advanced stealth aircraft of the present day.
Aviation author Peter R. March details the armament and capability of each aircraft type, matching their performance to the role required of them by NATO.

About the Author:

Peter R. March is managing editor for the RAF Benevolent Fund's Publishing Unit.

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