Brassey's Modern Fighters
: The Ultimate Guide to In-Flight Tactics, Technology,
Weapons, and Equipment by
Author: Mike Spick
144 pages 1 Ed edition (March 1, 2000)
ISBN: 1574882473 ;
Dimensions (in inches): 0.82 x 11.94 x 8.83
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A guide through the evolution of fighter aviation from the
"stick and string" flying machines of the 1900s, through the throes
of two world wars, to the sophisticated weapon systems of today.
In addition to detailed looks at the technology, design, dimensions
and combat qualities of the world's fighter aircraft, Spick (author
of 25-plus books on military aviation) provides up-to-date information
about radar and infra-red detection measures, missile guidance systems,
cockpit communications, ballistics and stealth technology. Finally
he looks to the future and analyzes what it will take to achieve
and maintain air superiority in the 21st century. Contains 240-plus
color action photographs, dimensions and specifications, and technical
diagrams.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
Today's fighter aircraft are breathtaking in their capabilities.
Speed, maneuvering, firepower, and stealth combine to make these planes
the ultimate in aerial combat. Modern Fighters expertly guides you
through the evolution of fighter aviation--from the "stick and string"
flying machines of the 1900's , through the throes of two world wars,
to the sophisticated weapon systems of today.
Inside you'll find a detailed look at the technology, design, dimensions,
and combat quailities of the world's fighter aircraft--from China's
Chengdu F-7MG and Russia's MIIG-31 Foxhound to France's Mirage 2000
and America's F-22 Raptor. You'll also discoverup-to-date information
about radar and infra-red detectionmeasures, missile guidance systems,
cockpit commuications, ballistics, and stealth technology. Finally,
Modern Fighters looks to the future and analyzes what it will tke
to achieve and maintain air superiority in the Twenty-first century.
Clearly written, with dramatic action photograph supplemented by
technical diagrams and detailed specifications, Modern Fighters
is an indispensable reference for professional airmen and aviation
About the Author
Mike Spick is a leading commentator on military aviation
with more than twenty-five books to his credit, including Modern
Air Combat, Illustrated Guide to Modern Attack Aircraft, and Classic
Warplanes. He is currently a consultant to AirForces monthly and
a contributor to Air International and Air Enthusiast.
This is a new book by Mike Spick about current
and future development of fighters. There are three categories in
the book :first part is the knowledge of fighter design, equipment
and how to measure the capability of a fighter. The 2nd part covers
several fighters around the world, including two from red China
and those so called 5th generation fighters. The last part talks
about the current and future development, including stealth and
UAV. There are also pages of introduction of F-22, JSF, S-37 and
others after this section. This is a very good, or you could say
excellent book for current and near future fighter development.
Mike Spick explains terms very well and easy to understand even
for general readers. For average reader, this is a book to know
the latest development and terms of technologies. For more hardcore
and experienced reader, this is a good updating reference of latest