Heroes and Landmarks of British Aviation

The dramatic story of the engineering innovators and the pilots who broke countless records. The heroes are Britain’s most innovative aviation pioneers and their aircraft, the men and women who persevered to be the first into the air, to fly the fastest, the highest and the furthest. This broad and highly accessible books ranges from the first man to fly across the English Channel from England to France to the development of the Spitfire and from the R101 disaster to the development of the jet engine and the world’s first supersonic airliner.
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The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service

The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service goes beyond the normal historical accounts and explores the aircraft, ships and personnel that shaped the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service from its origins in the late 19th century to its demise in 1945.

Through vivid accounts of the air and sea battles that raged across the Pacific the book illustrates how the United States re-established its military dominance and finally dropped the world’s first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

A detailed history of the events that led to Japan’s audacious attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 and the bloody conflict that followed. “Extremely well-written narrative history.” Aviation News

“The book is a definite must for anyone interested in Japanese aircraft development.” Warships International Fleet Review


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