ENCYCLOPEDIE DES AVIONS DE CHASSE FRANCAIS 1939-1942
*****MOMENTANNEMENT INDISPONIBLE****By C.J. Ehengardt, 176 pages, 21x28 cm, text in French, Ref 13AVI019
This encyclopaedia devoted to French fighter planes from the 1939-42 period provides a broad overview of the state of health of our aeronautical industry on the eve of a cataclysm unprecedented in the history of our country.
With the exception of airplanes relegated to subaltern tasks before September 1939 and fighters delivered by the Allies after November 1942, Christian-Jacques Ehrengardt conducted a baseline study of all aircraft used by the front-line units of the United States. Air Force and Naval Aeronautics during the reporting period.
Even prototypes that made their first flight before June 25th, 1940, and that would have been able to enter service if the events had not decided otherwise are treated. Each of these 22 French fighters is the subject of a detailed history covering the whole of his career from its conception until the withdrawal of the last existing copy, including in the foreign air forces.
This meticulous work of 168 pages written by the creator of Aérojournal brings together about 180 photos, a dozen shots five views and about fifty profiles in color signed Jean-Marie Guillou.
A landmark work, and will prove indispensable to any aviation enthusiast, or more widely, the Second World War!