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Reference Details for The Great Book of World War II Airplanes

Book Cover
TitleThe Great Book of World War II Airplanes
AuthorsWatanabe, Ethell et al.
PublisherBonanza Books
Year1984
Types CoveredGERMANY: Bf 109, Fw 190, Junkers K 34, Ju 52, Ju 87, Ju 187, Ta 152; JAPAN: A1N, A4N, A5M, A6M, A7M, B5N, C5M, D3A, G4M, J2M, J7W, N1K1-J, Type 10 fighter; UNITED KINGDOM: DH88 Comet racer, DH91 Albatross, Lancaster, Mosquito, S6B racer, Sea Mosquito, Spitfire, York; UNITED STATES (civil): Boeing 247; UNITED STATES (USAAF): A-36, B-17 (XB-38 [B-38], XB-40 [B-40]), P-38 (F-5), P-40, P-51; UNITED STATES (USN/USMC): F4F, F4U, F6F
Cockpit DetailsGERMANY: Bf 109G-6 (p. 432, 433, 459), Fw 190A-8 (p. 515), Ju 87D (p. 559-561); JAPAN: A6M5 (p. 595, 608, 612-614); UNITED KINGDOM: Lancaster I (p. 392-394), Mosquito (p. 334), Mosquito NF.II (p. 355), Mosquito B.IX (p. 355), Spitfire V (p. 270, 312, 313), 398); UNITED STATES (USAAF): B-17G (p. 133-136, 150), P-38L (p. 22, 32-34), P-51D (p. 54, 55, 72, 91, 95, 96); UNITED STATES (USN/USMC): F4U-1D (p. 220, 222), F6F-5 (p. 200, 201), F6F-5N (p. 203), 96)
Wheel Well DetailsB-17 (p. 122), F4F (p. 189)
Other DetailsGERMANY: Fw 190A-3 cowl (p. 474); Ju 87B dive brakes (p. 539), siren (p. 522); Ju 87D/G canopy (p. 564); Ju 87G 37mm cannon (p. 546); JAPAN: A6M5 cowl gun installation (p. 595); UNITED KINGDOM: Lancaster turrets (p. 371, 395); Mosquito fuselage structure (p. 324), landing gear (p. 367), radiator installation (p. 356); Mosquito NF.II cannon bay (p. 334); Mosquito FB.VI bomb bay doors (p. 317), cannon bay (p. 362), nose guns (p. 360, 361); Mosquito FB.XVIII 57mm cannon (p. 326, 362), nose guns (p. 360, 361); Spitfire propellers (p. 286. 287), stick & rudder pedals (p. 270); UNITED STATES (USAAF): B-17 bomb bay (p. 129), gun turrets (p. 130, 131), engine [Wright R-1820] (p. 120), landing gear (p. 122); F-5B [photo-recon P-38] camera installations (p. 31); P-38J/L armor plate (p. 3), engine [Allison V-1710] (p. 48), nose guns (p. 9), supercharger installation (p. 49), ventral ID lights (p. 10), wing pylon (p. 26); P-51B/D 108-gallon drop tank (p. 72), engine bay (p. 97), supercharger air scoop (p. 57), tailwheel (p. 99), wing pylon (p. 73); P-51D guns (p. 93); UNITED STATES (USN/USMC): F4U-1A/D [FG-1A/D] engine (p. 213), landing gear (p. 226-228), rocket pylons (p. 236), wingfold [wing fold] (p. 226); F4U-7 rocket pylons (p. 235); F6F-3 torpedo installation (p. 175)
Cutaway DrawingsGERMANY: Bf 109G-10 (p. 438-440), Fw 190A-8 (p. 487-489), Ju 87D (p. 552-554), Ta 152H (p. 503-505); JAPAN: A6M2 (p. 604, 605); UNITED KINGDOM: Mosquito B.IV (p. 345, 346, 349), Mosquito FB.VI (p. 340, 343, 344), Lancaster (p. 382-384, 388, 389), Spitfire V (p. 282-283); UNITED STATES (USAAF): B-17G (p. 138-139), P-38L (p. 44, 45), P-51D (p. 88-89); UNITED STATES (USN/USMC): F4U-1D (p. 248, 249, 259, 260), F6F-5 (p. 176-177)
Multiview DrawingsB-17D & B-17F (p. 118, 119), B-17G (p. 132-135), F6F-5 (p. 162), F4U-1D (p. 244), Ju 87B (p. 540), P-38L (p. 10)
Generic Camouflage Patterns
Generic Markings Patterns
Specific Markings ProfilesGERMANY: Bf 109B (p. 449), Bf 109E-4 (p. 449), Bf 109F-2 (p. 450), Bf 109F-4 (p. 449, 455), Bf 109G-2 (p. 455, 456), Bf 109G-5 (p. 435-437), Bf 109G-6 (p. 62, 456), Bf 109K-4 (p. 456), Fw 190A-3 (p. 486), Fw 190A-4 (p. 483-485), Fw 190A-5 (p. 497), Fw 190A-7 (p. 486), Fw 190A-8 (p. 486), Fw 190F-7 (p. 486), Fw 190D-9 (p. 62, 497), Ju 87A-1 (p. 555), Ju 87B-1 (p. 555, 556), Ju 87B-2 (p. 529, 531-533, 556, 557), Ju 87D-1 (p. 557, 558), Ju 87D-3 (p. 558), Ju 87G-1 (p. 534-536), Ju 87G-2 (p. 558), Ju 87R-2 (p. 556), Ta 152H-1 (p. 497). JAPAN: A1N2 (p. 585), A4N1 (p. 585), A5M2 (p. 586), A5M4 (p. 586), A6M2 (p. 587-589), A6M5 (p. 590-592), A7M2 (p. 521, 522), Ki-61-I (p. 62), N1K1-J (p. 519, 520), J2M3 (p. 517, 518). UNITED KINGDOM: Lancaster I (p. 401, 407), Lancaster II (p. 401), Lancaster III (p. 378-381, 407), Mosquito prototype (p. 325), Mosquito PR.I (p. 325), Mosquito NF.II (p. 330-332), Mosquito B.IV (p. 327-329), Mosquito FB.VI (p. 325, 348), Mosquito B.XVI (p. 342), Mosquito PR.XVI (p. 347), Mosquito NF.XIX (p. 341), Sea Mosquito TR.33 (p. 325), Spitfire I (p. 279-281), Spitfire V (p. 293, 294), Spitfire VI (p. 295), Spitfire VIII (p. 62), Spitfire 24 (p. 300). UNITED STATES (USAAF): A-36A (p. 77), B-17D (p. 142), B-17E [Fortress III] (p. 115, 141, 153), B-17F (p. 110-112, 147), B-17G (p. 148, 152), B-29 (p. 116), Boeing 247 (p. 114), P-38D (p. 35), P-38E (p. 36), P-38F (p. 35), P-38G (p. 35), P-38H (p. 36), P-38J (p. 37) [F-5E (p. 37)], P-38L (p. 14-16, 37), P-40E [Kittyhawk I] (p. 62), P-51A (p. 77), P-51B (p. 63-65, 78), P-51D (p. 83, 84); UNITED STATES (USN/USMC): F4F-3 (p. 188, 189), XF4U (p. 255, 256), F4U-1A (p. 223-225), F4U-2 (p. 254), F4U-5NL (p. 253), F4U-7 (p. 257, 258), F6F-3 (p. 166-169), F8F-2 (p. 195, 196)
NotesSuperb profile paintings and detail drawings. Originally published as 12 volumes

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