The Naval Institute Guide to World Military Aviation, 1995 - Rene J. FrancillonAnnapolis: United States Naval Institute, 1995, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Spine bowed. Edges of the boards a little faded. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; List of abbreviations; Plans;
From the cover: “This premier edition of a comprehensive, single-source reference answers the imperative needs of all professionals who must have access to thorough and clearly organized information on the aircraft, aeronautical systems, and weapons now in service in the world’s air forces — and their influence on the balance of power in a fast-changing geopolitical climate.
The first section provides an invaluable A-Z census of orders of battle, from the two-aircraft Fiji Military Forces to the mammoth air forces of the United States and the Russian Federation. Section two details in an easy-to-read format all current operational aircraft types, from the World War Il-vintage Douglas C-47 still serving 19 air forces to state-of-the-art aircraft like the Swedish Air Force’s JAS Gripen.
Technical descriptions in this guide are provided for all fixed- and rotary-wing combat, transport, liaison, and training aircraft. Comprehensive data for each of these aircraft include list of manufacturers, program history, details on all versions currently in use, list of current military/government operators, specifications, performance, mission equipment, armaments/load, and more. Some 1,500 photographs illustrate 316 types of aircraft and 46 types of helicopters.
This new addition to the acclaimed Naval Institute Guide series enables analysts and engineers to contend with myriad old and new systems employed by a variety of far-flung nations and helps military personnel master the arsenals of friends as well as potential adversaries.”