I bought this book new and it has been carefully looked after and to be fair is as good as new. I will post in the same package protection that it arrived in with extra bubble wrap on the outside to make sure.
What a book this is. As an WW2 aviation enthusiast
I have read many books on the subject, but this one must rate very highly on the like scale.
Get this the corrected edition:
This 2014 edition includes corrected material based on Edward Jablonski s handwritten file copy of the original publication
Renouned throughout the world. The Flying Fortress was one of the greatest fighting airplanes of all time. In this comprehensively documented biography, Edward Jablonski tells the story of the Flying Fortress Boeing B-17, America s legendary long-range bomber. From the B-17's near death in infancy to the emergence of its successor, the Superfortress, Flying Fortress captures the exhilarating career of the B-17 with thrilling accounts of the exploits of these planes and their pilots. In this unforgettable history, Jablonski details the Fortress s role in the strategic and tactical issues of air war, and chronicles the B-17 s roles in famous raids including Regensburg, Marienburg, Munster, Schweinfurt, Dresden, and Berlin, along with its part in great battles, such as D-Day. Masterfully written, Flying Fortress is a classic in aviation literature with over 400 illustrations (many unpublished action photos) in addition to a section on the design of the Flying Fortress, which includes a number of detailed cutaway drawings. Approximately 60 pages from the Flying Fortress s Piloting Manual are also featured herein. Find out why the Flying Fortress ultimately redefined the concept of war.
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