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Modern bombers / Francis Crosby.

By: Crosby, Francis.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Southwater, 2006Description: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781844762293 (pbk.); 1844762297 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Aircraft, Military | Military aircraft | Bombers | Bombers -- Pictorial works | Fighter planes | Bombers -- History | Air-to-surface missiles -- History | Aeronautics, Military -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 623.7463
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This wonderfully illustrated book begins with a history of modern bombers, from the U.S.A.'s Beoing B-47 Stratojet and the Soviets Unions Tupolevs of the Cold War through to the Lockheed Martin F-117 A Nighthawk.

Includes index.

"An illustrated guide to bomber aircraft from 1945 to the second Gulf war, with 300 identification photographs; featuring the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, Panavia Tornado, Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, and many more."-- T.p.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 6)
  • The History of Modern Bombers
  • Bomber aircraft development since World War II (p. 10)
  • Cold War bombers (p. 12)
  • Strategic Air Command (p. 14)
  • Bomber aircraft defences from 1945 (p. 16)
  • V-bombers (p. 18)
  • The Falklands Black Buck raids (p. 20)
  • Operation El Dorado Canyon (p. 22)
  • Gulf War bombers (p. 24)
  • A-Z of Modern Bombers: 1945 to the Present Day
  • Aermacchi MB-339 (p. 28)
  • AMX International AMX (p. 29)
  • Avro Lincoln (p. 30)
  • Avro Shackleton (p. 32)
  • Avro Vulcan (p. 34)
  • BAC/BAE Strikemaster (p. 36)
  • British Aircraft Corporation TSR.2 (p. 38)
  • BAE Systems Harrier (p. 40)
  • Blackburn Buccaneer (p. 42)
  • Boeing B-47 Stratojet (p. 44)
  • Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (p. 46)
  • Boeing/McDonnell Douglas/Northrop F/A-18 Hornet (p. 48)
  • Breguet Alize (p. 50)
  • Breguet/Dassault Atlantic (p. 51)
  • Convair B-36 Peacemaker (p. 52)
  • Convair B-58 Hustler (p. 54)
  • Dassault Mystere/Super Mystere (p. 56)
  • Dassault Etendard and Super Etendard (p. 58)
  • Dassault Mirage III family (p. 60)
  • Dassault Mirage IV (p. 62)
  • de Havilland Venom (p. 64)
  • Douglas A-3 Skywarrior (p. 65)
  • Douglas Skyraider (p. 66)
  • English Electric/BAC/Martin B-57 Canberra (p. 68)
  • Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (p. 70)
  • Fairey Gannet (p. 72)
  • General Dynamics F-111 (p. 74)
  • Grumman A-6 Intruder/EA-6 Prowler (p. 76)
  • Handley Page Victor (p. 78)
  • Hawker Siddeley/British Aerospace Nimrod (p. 80)
  • Ilyushin II-28 (p. 82)
  • Lockheed P2V Neptune (p. 84)
  • Lockheed P-3 Orion (p. 86)
  • Lockheed S-3 Viking (p. 88)
  • Lockheed Martin F-117A Nighthawk (p. 90)
  • McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk (p. 92)
  • McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II (p. 94)
  • McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F-15 (p. 96)
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-27 (p. 98)
  • Myasishchev M-4 (p. 100)
  • North American A3J/A-5 Vigilante (p. 102)
  • North American F-100 Super Sabre (p. 104)
  • Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit (p. 106)
  • Panavia Tornado IDS (p. 108)
  • Republic F-105 Thunderchief (p. 110)
  • Rockwell B-1 Lancer (p. 112)
  • Sepecat Jaguar (p. 114)
  • Sukhoi Su-25 (p. 116)
  • Tupolev Tu-22/Tu-22M (p. 118)
  • Tupolev Tu-95 (p. 120)
  • Tupolev Tu-160 (p. 122)
  • Vickers Valiant (p. 124)
  • Glossary (p. 126)
  • Index (p. 127)
  • Acknowledgements (p. 128)