Publisher's Notes: The U.S. Air Force began developing jet fighters as World War II came to a close. The Cold War that soon developed saw a significant increase in fighter production programs as America tried to counter the perceived Soviet threat. World War II's best piston-powered fighters could barely top speeds in excess of 450 mph. But the post-war jets developed by the U.S. Air Force were soon breaking the sound barrier, flying to Mach 3, and Mach-4-capable aircraft were on the drawing board. This book details the evolution of these aircraft, using dozens of never-before-published photographs from government archives.
Illustration: COLOUR THROUGHOUT
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Publisher: DLS AUSTRALIA
Publication date: 01/07/2009
Country of publication: AUSTRALIA
Weight: 387 g
Dimensions: 228mm X 228mm