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Famous Airplanes of the World
[second series]

The second (black covers) series of Famous Airplanes of the World began again at Number 1 in 1986, and is still being issued. The same page size as the first (blue covers) series was retained, but with more pages and more colour illustrations. Each edition focuses on a specific aircraft type, or family of aircraft, and provides a narrative development history of the type (and sub-types) and technical data tables. Also included is a chapter on the types' operational/service use and a description of the camouflage and markings worn (with tone profile drawings). The text is entirely in Japanese, except for English chapter headings. Most of the content comprises b+w and colour photographs (usually reproduced full page or half-page), scale line drawings, cut-away drawings, cockpit diagrams, close-up detail drawings and colour profiles. As the release dates have become more irregular in the last few years, the publishing date is no longer a prominent feature of the cover.

The first series is listed separately. Two Special Editions of the second series are listed below.

Publisher: Bunrin-Do Co Ltd, Japan Language: Japanese
88 pages (+ covers), Softback, B5 size, b+w/col photos, colour drawings, line drawings.

Some of these titles are still available from HobbyLink Japan


Quick jump: 1 20 40 60 80 100 120 140


'No.1 - Vought F-8 Crusader'
[ISBN -, First published: 1986-11]

88 pages.


'No.2 - Messerschmitt Me 262'
[ISBN -, First published: 1987-1]

88 pages.


'No.3 - Douglas A-4 Skyhawk'
[ISBN -, First published: 1987-3]

88 pages


'No.4 - Republic F-105 Thunderchief'
[ISBN -, First published: 1987-5]

88 pages.


'No.5 - Navy type 0 carrier fighter model 11-21 (A6M Zero)'
[ISBN -, First published: 1987-7]

88 pages.


'No.6 - Douglas A-1 Skyraider'
[ISBN -, First published: 197?]

88 pages.


'No.7 - Junkers Ju 88'
[ISBN -, First published: 197?]

88 pages.


'No.8 - Grumman F11F Tiger'
[ISBN -, First published: 197?]

88 pages.


'No.9 - Type Zero Carrier Fighter Model 22-63'
[ISBN -, First published: 1988-3]

98 pages.


'No.10 - Grumman F9F Panther/Cougar'
[ISBN -, First published: 197?]

88 pages.


'No.11 - Junkers Ju 87 Stuka'
[ISBN -, First published: 197?]

88 pages.


'No.12 - Douglas F4D Skyray'
[ISBN -, First published: 197?]

94 pages.


'No.13 - Army type 1 fighter Hayabusa (Ki 43 Oscar)'
[ISBN -, First published: 1988-11]


'No.14 - Boeing B-17'
[ISBN -, First published: 1989-1]

88 pages.


'No.15 - Sikorsky SH-3'
[ISBN -, First published: 1989-3]

88 pages.


'No.16 - Army type 2 single-seat fighter Shoki (Ki 44 Tojo)'
[ISBN -, First published: 1989-5]

88 pages.


'No.17 - Army type 3 fighter Hien (Ki-61 Tony)'
[ISBN -, First published: 1989-7]

88 pages.


'No.18 - L.T.V. A-7 Corsair II'
[ISBN -, First published: 1989-9]

88 pages.


'No.19 - Army type 4 fighter Hayate (Ki-87 Frank)'
[ISBN -, First published: 1989-11]

88 pages, 171 b+w photos, 19 col photos, 16 col profiles, 18 tone profiles, 10 4-view drwgs.


'No.20 - North American F-86 Sabre'
[ISBN -, First published: 1990-1]

88 pages.


'No.21 - Army type 2 two-seat fighter Toryu (Ki-45 Nick)'
[ISBN -, First published: 1990-3]

88 pages.


'No.22 - North American F-100 Super Sabre'
[ISBN -, First published: 1990-5]

88 pages.


'No.23 - Army type 5 fighter (Ki 100 Tony)'
[ISBN -, First published: 1990-7]

88 pages.


'No.24 - Army Experimental fighters '
[ISBN -, First published: 1990-9]

88 pages.


'No.25 - Spitfire'
[ISBN -, First published: 1990-11]

88 pages.


'No.26 - Black Projects'
[ISBN -, First published: 1991-1]

88 pages.


'No.27 - Navy type 96 carrier fighter (A5M Claude)'
[ISBN -, First published: 1991-3]

88 pages.


'No.28 - Hawker Hurricane'
[ISBN -, First published: 1991-5]

88 pages.


'No.29 - Army type 97 fighter (Ki-27 Nate)'
[ISBN -, First published: 1991-7]

88 pages.


'No.30 - Lockheed P-38 Lightning'
[ISBN -, First published: 1991-9]

88 pages.


'No.31 - Boeing B-52 Stratofortress'
[ISBN -, First published: 1991-11]

88 pages.


'No.32 - Navy type 97 carrier attack bomber (B5N Kate)'
[ISBN -, First published: 1992-1]

88 pages.


'No.33 - Navy type 99 carrier bomber (D3A Val)'
[ISBN -, First published: 1992-3]

88 pages.


'No.34 - AH-1 Cobra, AH-64 Apache'
[ISBN -, First published: 1992-5]

88 pages.


'No.35 - Grumman F4F, F6F, F8F'
[ISBN -, First published: 1992-7]

88 pages.


'No.36 - Bell P-39 Aircobra'
[ISBN -, First published: 1992-9]

88 pages.


'No.37 - P-47 Thunderbolt'
[ISBN -, First published: 1992-11]

88 pages.


'No.38 - Army type 100 command reconnaissance plane (Ki 46 Dinah)'
[ISBN -, First published: 1993-1]

88 pages.


'No.39 - Curtiss P-40'
[ISBN -, First published: 1993-3]

88 pages.


'No.40 - SBD Dauntless SBC Helldiver'
[ISBN -, First published: 1993-5]

88 pages.


'No.41 - Messerschmitt Bf 110'
[ISBN -, First published: 1993-7]

88 pages.


'No.42 - TBF/TBM Avenger'
[ISBN -, First published: 1993-9]

88 pages.


'No.43 - KC/C-135 series'
[ISBN -, First published: 1993-11]

88 pages.


'No.44 - Navy type 93 intermediate trainer (K5Y1 Willow)'
[ISBN -, First published: 1994-1]

88 pages.


'No.45 - OV-10 Bronco'
[ISBN -, First published: 1994-3]

88 pages.


'No.46 - McDonnell F3H Demon'
[ISBN -, First published: 1994-5]

88 pages.


'No.47 - Imperial Japanese navy reconnaissance seaplane'
[ISBN -, First published: 1994-7]

88 pages.


'No.48 - De Havilland Mosquito'
[ISBN -, First published: 1994-9]

88 pages.


'No.49 - Navy type 2 flying boat (H8K Emily)'
[ISBN -, First published: 1994-11]

88 pages.


'No.50 - Lockheed P2V/Kawasaki P-2J'
[ISBN 83-11-06483-0, First published: 1995-1]

88 pages.


'No.51 - B-25 Mitchell'
[ISBN -, First published: 1995-3]

88 pages.


'No.52 - Boeing B-29'
[ISBN -, First published: 1995-5]

88 pages.


'No.53 - Kawanishi Kyofu, Shiden, Shidenkai'
[ISBN -, First published: 1974-9]

88 pages.


'No.54 - B-24 Liberator'
[ISBN -, First published: 1974-10]

88 pages.


'No.55 - Type Zero Carrier Fighter Model 11-21'
[ISBN -, First published: 1974-11]

88 pages. (replaces #5 in the series).


'No.56 - Type Zero Carrier Fighter Model 22-63'
[ISBN -, First published: 1974-12]

88 pages. (replaces #9 in the series).


'No.57 - Navy Night Fighter 'Gekko''
[ISBN -, First published: 1975-1]

88 pages.


'No.58 - Lockheed Constellation'
[ISBN -, First published: 1975-2]

88 pages.


'No.59 - Army type 1 attack bomber (G4M Betty)'
[ISBN -, First published: 1975-3]

88 pages.


'No.60 - Grumman A-6 Intruder'
[ISBN -, First published: 1975-4]

88 pages.


'No.61 - Navy interceptor Raiden (J2M Jack)'
[ISBN -, First published: 1975-5]

88 pages.


'No.62 - General Dynamics F/FB-111'
[ISBN 4-89-319-059-8, First published: 1997-1]

96 pages.


'No.63 - Hawker Typhoon/Tempest'
[ISBN 4-89319-060-1, First published: 1997-3]

88 pages.


'No.64 - Convair B-58 Hustler'
[ISBN -, First published: 1997-5]

88 pages.


'No.65 - Army type 1 fighter Hayabusa (Ki-43 Oscar) '
[ISBN -, First published: 1997-7]

88 pages. (updated re-release of #13).


'No.66 - Hawker Hunter'
[ISBN -, First published: 1997-9]

88 pages.


'No.67 - X-Planes'
[ISBN -, First published: 1998-1]

88 pages.


'No.68 - Grumman F4F Wildcat'
[ISBN -, First published: 1998-2]

88 pages.


'No.69 - Navy carrier dive-bomber Susei (D4Y Judy)'
[ISBN -, First published: 1998-3]


'No.70 - Dassault Mirage III'
[ISBN -, First published: 1998-7]

80 pages.


'No.71 - Grumman F6F Hellcat'
[ISBN -, First published: 1998-9]

80 pages.


'No.72 - Avro Vulcan'
[ISBN -, First published: 1999-4]

80 pages.


'No.73 - Army type 95 trainer (Ki-17)'
[ISBN -, First published: 1998-12]

80 pages.


'No.74 - F-4 Phantom II navy version'
[ISBN -, First published: 1998-12]

80 pages.


'No.75 - P-51A/B/C Mustang'
[ISBN -, First published: 1999-3]

80 pages.


'No.76 - Mig-21 Fishbed'
[ISBN -, First published: 1999-4]

80 pages.


'No.77 - Saab 35 Draken'
[ISBN -, First published: 1999-8]

96 pages.


'No.78 - Focke Wulf Fw 190'
[ISBN -, First published: 1999-8]

128 pages.


'No.79 - P-51 Mustang models after D'
[ISBN -, First published: 1999-9]

112 pages.


'No.80 - EE/BAC Lightning'
[ISBN 4-89319-077-6, First published: 1999-11]

94 pages.


'No.81 - Convair F-102 Delta Dagger'
[ISBN -, First published: 2000-1]

94 pages.


'No.82 - F-4 Phantom II export version'
[ISBN -, First published: 2000-3]

130 pages.


'No.83 - Mig-25 Foxbat'
[ISBN -, First published: 2000-7]

130 pages.


'No.84 - F-80/T-33 Shooting Star'
[ISBN -, First published: 2000-9]

130 pages.


'No.85 - Sukhoi Su-7/17 Fitter'
[ISBN -, First published: 2000-11]

103 pages.


'No.86 - F-4 Phantom II USAF version'
[ISBN -, First published: 2001-1]

88 pages.


'No.87 - Convair F-106 Delta dart'
[ISBN -, First published: 2001-3]

95 pages.


'No.88 - Vought F4U Corsair'
[ISBN -, First published: 2001-5]

105 pages.


'No.89 - Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer'
[ISBN -, First published: 2001-7]


'No.90 - F-84 Thunderjet/Thunderstreak'
[ISBN -, First published: 2001-9]


'No.91 - Type 96 attack bomber (G3M Nell)'
[ISBN -, First published: 2001-11]


'No.92 - MiG-23/27 Flogger'
[ISBN -, First published: 2002-1]


'No.93 - North American F-86 Sabre '
[ISBN -, First published: 2002-3]

136 pages.


'No.94 - Grumman F7F/F8F'
[ISBN -, First published: 2002-5]

88 pages.


'No.95 - T-38 Talon, F-5A/B Freedom Fighter'
[ISBN -, First published: 2002-7]

88 pages.


'No.96 - F-5E/F Tiger II, F-20 Tigershark'
[ISBN -, First published: 2002-9]

88 pages.


'No.97 - Mig-15 Fagot, Mig-17 Fresco'
[ISBN -, First published: 2002-11]

88 pages.


'No.98 - Army type 4 heavy bomber Hiryu (Ki-67 Peggy)'
[ISBN -, First published: 2003-1]

88 pages.


'No.99 - Heinkel He 111'
[ISBN -, First published: 2003-4]


'No.100 - SR-71 Blackbird'
[ISBN -, First published: 2003-5]

104 pages.


'No.101 - F-101 Voodoo'
[ISBN -, First published: 2003-7]


'No.102 - Spitfire'
[ISBN -, First published: 2003-11]


'No.103 - F-104 Starfighter '
[ISBN -, First published: 2004-2]


'No.104 - Lockheed F-104J/DJ Eiko'
[ISBN -, First published: 2004-3]


'No.105 - Messerschmitt Bf 109 (part 1)'
[ISBN -, First published: 2004-5]


'No.106 - XB-70 Valkyrie'
[ISBN -, First published: 2004-7]


'No.107 - L.T.V. A-7 Air force version'
[ISBN -, First published: 2004-9]

16 pages col photos.


'No.108 - Carrier Reconniassance Plane "Saiun"'
[ISBN -, First published: 1979-4]


'No.109 - Messerschmitt Bf 109 (part 2)'
[ISBN -, First published: 2005-3]


'No.110 - Tupolev Tu-95/142 Bear'
[ISBN -, First published: 2005-5]


'No.111 - Harrier/Sea Harrier'
[ISBN -, First published: 2005-7]


'No.112 - A-5 Vigilante'
[ISBN -, First published: 2005-9]


'No.113 - Tu-22/22M Blinder/Backfire'
[ISBN -, First published: 2005-11]


'No.114 - Fuji T-1'
[ISBN -, First published: 2006-1]


'No.115 - Messerschmitt Me 262'
[ISBN -, First published: 2006-3]


'No.116 - Mitsubishi T-2'
[ISBN -, First published: 2006-5]


'No.117 - Mitsubishi F-1'
[ISBN -, First published: 2006-7]


'No.118 - A-3 Skywarrior'
[ISBN -, First published: 2006-9]


'No.119 - Heinkel He 219 Uhu'
[ISBN -, First published: 2006-11]


'No.120 - Sukhoi Su-15 Flagon'
[ISBN -, First published: 2007-1]


'No.121 - Boeing B-1 Lancer'
[ISBN -, First published: 2007-3]


'No.122 - Blackburn Buccaneer'
[ISBN -, First published: 2007-5]


'No.123 - Messerschmitt Me 163'
[ISBN -, First published: 2007-7]


'No.124 - Kyofu, Shiden, ShidenKai'
[ISBN -, First published: 2007-9]


'No.125 - Convair B-36 Peacemaker'
[ISBN -, First published: 2007-11]


'No.126 - Tupolev Tu-16 "Badger"'
[ISBN -, First published: 2008-1]


'No.127 - Douglas A-26 Invader'
[ISBN -, First published: 2008-3]


'No.128 - ?'
[ISBN -, First published: 2008-5]


'No.129 - ?'
[ISBN -, First published: 2008-7]


'No.130 - ?'
[ISBN -, First published: 2008-9]


'No.131 - ?'
[ISBN -, First published: 2008-11]


'Special Edition 1: Navy Bomber [Ginga]'
[ISBN 4-89319-081-4, First published: 2000]

Yokosuka P1Y Ginga "Frances". 158 (140?) pages.


'Special Edition 2: Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk'
[ISBN -, First published: Dec 2003]



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