Aircraft of the Aces
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Aircraft of the Aces by Tony Holmes
Book DescriptionFollowing the enormous success of 'Aircraft of the Aces: Legends of World War 2', this book celebrates the achievements of some of the world's most remarkable Aces. Thirty full-colour paintings from Osprey's best selling Aircraft of the Aces series have been reproduced here for the first time, and new text by Aircraft of the Aces series editor Tony Holmes introduces the ace pilot featured in each painting and describes the action depicted. From World War I to Vietnam, this gripping and visually spectacular volume brings together some of the greatest and most daring feats in the history of military flight. Colour aircraft profiles and aircraft specifications complete each one of the book's thirty chapters.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841768250
(279mm x 240mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Tony Holmes
Tony Holmes has worked as Osprey's aerospace editor since 1989, having previously served as an author/photographer for this publishing house in Australasia. He established the critically acclaimed and hugely popular Aircraft of the Aces series in 1994. Iain Wyllie is one of Britain's leading aviation cover artists and has been responsible for creating over 60 cover artworks for Osprey's hugely successful Aircraft of the Aces and Combat Aircraft series since 1994. His artwork is synonymous with originality of subject, intricate detail and technical accuracy. At the age of 27 Mark Postlethwaite was elected to become the youngest Full Member of the Guild of Aviation Artists. Since then, he has become firmly established as one of Britain's leading independent aviation artists in the global fine art print market, with many of his limited editions now sold out.
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