Air Combat (Paperback)
Fighter planes have always been the fastest and most maneuverable military aircraft. Fighter pilots need to be aggressive and quick thinking. Air Combat follows these exciting planes into battle. From early World War I dogfights to today's sophisticated ground attack jets, Air Combat will have kids glued to the spectacularly colorful pages, learning about: - Planes that were used to shoot down observation balloons in World War I and how observation balloon pilots fought back with rifles and shotguns. - The close, almost hand to hand combat of early World War I fighters - Planes such as the Martin B-10, the most modern bomber of its day in 1933, which had bombs stowed in its wheels. - Nightfighters and the massive bombers of World War II. - The move from propeller driven aircraft to the jet engine at the end of World War II - The "morphing" jets of future air combat.