Small and collectible, yet filled with big information and 80 magnificent and detailed color photos, this invaluable guide displays the principal wartime bombers, patrol, and transport aircraft in all their glory. Allied and Axis planes from Britain, Germany, the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, Poland, Italy, and Sweden are here, with enough technical and historical information to make any reader an instant expert. All the plates are arranged in a broad sequence: biplanes, single-engine monoplanes, multi-engine monoplanes, and a sole rocket-powered aircraft, the Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka, a Kamikaze piloted flying bomb. The images capture such models as the British Avro Lancaster and the American Boeing B-29 Superfortress in a split plan view that showcase the color schemes and markings on both the upper and the lower surface; there's also a full profile. Captions provide the main technical data, while the rest of the narrative puts each aircraft in its historical and combat perspective.