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Men & Machines

The Men & Machines series comprised a number of landscape format hardback books focusing on the aircraft of World War Two. (A supplementary series covered famous squadrons of the RAF and FAA). Each volume covered 4-6 aircraft types, grouped by role and operator, with a concise development and service history for each type. Technical specifications are included at the end of each chapter. The illustrations comprised b+w photos and very high quality 5-view colour drawings. The US editions were published by Doubleday.

Publisher: Hylton Lacy Publishers Ltd, UK Language: English
62-88 pages, Hardback, 8.3 x 10.2 inches, b+w photos, colour drawings.


Quick jump: 1 5 10


'1 - American Fighters of World War Two, Volume One'
by Rene J. Francillon
[ISBN 0 85064 050 4, First published: 1968]

Covers the P-39, P-26, F4F, F6F, P-38, P-51, P-61. 64 pages, 15 pages col drwgs. 2nd: 1971.

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'2 - German Air Force Fighters of World War Two, Volume One'
by Martin C. Windrow
[ISBN 0 85064 057 1, First published: 1968]

Covers the Bf 109, Bf 110, Me 210, Me 410, Me 163, Me 262. 63 pages, 16 pages col drwgs. 2nd: 1971.

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'3 - Royal Air Force Bombers of World War Two, Volume One'
by Philip J.R. Moyes
[ISBN 0 85064 051 2, First published: 1968]

Covers the Lancaster, Manchester, Mosquito, B-24, Boston, Battle. 64 pages, 16 pages col drwgs. 2nd: 1971.

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'4 - German Air Force Bombers of World War Two, Volume One'
by Alfred Price
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1968]

Covers the Do 17, He 111, Ju 88, Fw 200. 62 pages, 18 pages col drwgs. Revised edition, May 1969.

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'5 - Royal Air Force Bombers of World War Two, Volume Two'
by Philip J.R. Moyes
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1969]

Covers the Fortress, Blenheim, Hampden, Halifax, Ventura, Wellesley. 64 pages, 14 pages col drwgs.

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'6 - Imperial Japanese Navy Bombers of World War Two'
by Rene J. Francillon
[ISBN 0 85064 022 9, First published: 1969]

Covers the D3A1, G3M1, G4M1, B5N2, B6N2, D4Y1. 64 pages, 16 pages col drwgs.

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'7 - German Air Force Fighters of World War Two, Volume Two'
by Martin C. Windrow
[ISBN 0 85064 056 3, First published: 1969]

Covers the Fw 190, Dornier Night Fighters, He 100, He 219, Ju 88 Fighters. 62 pages.

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'8 - Royal Air Force Fighters of World War Two, Volume One'
by Francis K. Mason
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1969]

Covers the Airacobra, Gladiator, Meteor, Mustang, Spitfire, Whirlwind. 64 pages.

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'9 - German Air Force Bombers of World War Two, Volume Two'
by Alfred Price
[ISBN 0 85064 055 5, First published: 1969]

Covers the Ar 234, Do 217, He 177, Ju 188, Mistel. 62 pages, 14 pages colour. 2nd: 1971

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'10 - American Fighters of World War Two, Volume Two'
by Rene J. Francillon
[ISBN 0 85064 011 3 , First published: 1972]

Covers the F2A, F4U, P-36, P-40, P-70, P-47, P-35. 64 pages, 14 pages colour.

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'11 - French Fighters of World War Two, Volume One'
by John F. Brindley
[ISBN 0 85064 015 6, First published: 1971]

Covers the MB 152, D 520, MS 406, Hawk 75, Potez 630. 64 pages, 14 pages col drwgs.

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'12 - American Bombers of World War Two, Volume One'
by Roger A. Freeman
[ISBN 0 85064 020 2, First published: 1973]

Covers the B-17, B-32, A-20, B-26. 72 pages, 18 page colour.

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Famous Combat Units

'1 - Famous Fighter Squadrons of the RAF, Volume 1'
by James J. Halley
[ISBN 0 85064 100 4, First published: Dec 1971]

Covers Nos. 1, 23, 29, 54 and 111 Sqns. 80 pages, 10 pages colour drwgs.

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'2 - Famous Maritime Squadrons of the RAF, Volume 1'
by James J. Halley
[ISBN 0 85064 101 2, First published: May 1973]

Covers Nos. 22, 201, 202, 204 and 206 Sqns. 88 pages, 10 pages colour drwgs.

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'3 - Carrier Air Groups: HMS Eagle, Volume One'
by David Brown
[ISBN 0 85064 103 9, First published: Oct 1972]

Covers Nos. 800, 826, 849 and 899 Sqns. 84 pages, 9 pages colour drwgs.

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'4 - Famous Bomber Squadrons of the RAF, Volume 1'
by
[ISBN 0 85064 102 0, First published: Not published]

Covers Nos. 12, 44, 55, 617 and 57 Sqns. 80 pages, 10 pages colour drwgs.



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