A history of the Caudron C.714, a French lightweight fighter of wooden construction which was beset by many problems in the period immediately before WWII; some of planes were flown by Polish pilots who had escaped to France during WWII.
A history of the Bloch MB.700, a French warplane designed with non-strategic materials to help to maintain France’s supply of steel and light alloys in the period leading to WWII.
A history of the Ambrosini SAI.207 which was a lightweight interceptor designed for the Italian Air Ministry during WWII; the improved variant of the plane was the SAI.403.
At the time of the Munich Crisis in September 1938, when the start of World War II was less than one year distant, it was unclear to the British authorities, in the government, the services and industry, whether or not production of the Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire fighters could be accelerated sufficiently to allow …
A history of the Focke-Wulf Ta 154, a German night-fighter prototype developed during WW2, and the problems which beset the development and production that class of fighters.
A history of the Briggs Sperry Model 13 ball turret which was integrated into the design of the B-17 and B-24 aircraft during WW2, including specifications for two of the models.
A history of the British FN121 Gun Turret which utilised radar-aiming and was fitted onto some Avro Lancaster bombers during WWII, including developments which came about from the experience of turrets being used in service.
A history of the development of the Miles M.52 prototype, a turbojet powered supersonic aircraft, and the lost opportunity for Britain’s first supersonic plane.
A history of the Soviet Polikarpov I-16, the monoplane fighter that featured strongly in WW2, the Sino-Japanese War, the Battle of Khalkhin Gol and the Spanish Civil War.
A history of the Japanese Nakajima K-12, a prototype fighter which eventually evolved into the highly successful Ki-27 some years later.