By Tony Buttler
The layout and improvement of British bombers considering that WWII is roofed intensive. makes use of lately declassified files to bare little-known evidence approximately unique bomber improvement tasks. Covers the layout backgrounds for the V-Bomber application, Canberra, Buccaneer, Avro 730, TSR.2, Harrier, Jaguar and twister. comprises many formerly unpublished illustrations, plus particularly commissioned artistic endeavors of prototypes in modern markings.
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