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Modern Combat Aircraft

The Modern Combat Aircraft series comprised a number of hardback books focusing on military aircraft operated by NATO and the West. Each volume included a concise development history and a look at the aircraft's operational career. Specifications and production details normally appeared in an appendix. The illustrations mainly comprised b+w photos, plus 6 or 8 pages of colour photos. Most volumes included 3-view line drawings and/or a cutaway line drawing.

Volume 13 on the Harrier was re-issued after the Falkands War, with additional material added to reflect it's key role in that conflict.

Publisher: Ian Allan Ltd, UK Language: English
112 or 128 pages, Hardback, 6.3 x 9.4 inches, b+w photos, 6-8 pages colour photos, line drawings & diagrams.


Quick jump: 1 5 10 15 20 25


'1 - F-4 Phantom'
by Bill Gunston
[ISBN 0 7110 0727 6, First published: Aug 1977]

128 pages.

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'2 - General Dynamics F-111'
by Bill Gunston
[ISBN 0 7110 0846 9, First published: June 1978]

112 pages.

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'3 - F-14 Tomcat'
by Arthur Reed
[ISBN 0 7110 0876 0, First published: Aug 1978]

112 pages.

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'4 - F-86 Sabre'
by Maurice Allward
[ISBN 0 7110 0860 4, First published: Nov 1978]

128 pages.

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'5 - BAC Lighting'
by Arthur Reed
[ISBN 0 7110 0988 0, First published: 1978]

Reprint Feb 1980. 112 pages.

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'6 - Panavia Tornado'
by Bill Gunston
[ISBN 0 7110 1009 9, First published: May 1980]

128 pages.

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'7 - Buccaneer'
by Maurice Allward
[ISBN 0 7110 1076 5, First published: Feb 1981]

128 pages.

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'8 - B-52 Stratofortress'
by Jeff Ethell & Joe Christy
[ISBN 0 7110 1070 6, First published: Mar 1981]

128 pages.

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'9 - F-104 Starfighter'
by Arthur Reed
[ISBN 0 7110 1089 7, First published: May 1981]

112 pages.

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'10 - F-105 Thunderchief'
by Jerry Scutts
[ISBN 0 7110 1096 X, First published: July 1981]

112 pages.

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'11 - V-Bombers'
by Robert Jackson
[ISBN 0 7110 1100 1, First published: Aug 1981]

112 pages.

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'12 - F-15 Eagle'
by Jeff Ethell
[ISBN 0 7110 1073 0, First published: Nov 1981]

112 pages.

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'13 - Harrier'
by Bill Gunston
[ISBN 0 7110 1071 4, First published: Oct 1981]

First edn: 112 pages. Post-Falklands War revised edition, Sept 1982: ISBN 0 7110 1359 4, 128 pages.

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'14 - SEPECAT Jaguar'
by Arthur Reed
[ISBN 0 7110 1215 6, First published: Sept 1982]

112 pages.

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'15 - Hawker Hunter'
by Robert Jackson
[ISBN 0 7110 1216 4, First published: Dec 1982]

112 pages.

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'16 - F-16 Fighting Falcon'
by Bill Gunston
[ISBN 0 7110 1221 0, First published: April 1983]

112 pages.

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'17 - C-130 Hercules'
by Arthur Reed
[ISBN 0 7110 1353 5, First published: April 1984]

112 pages.

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'18 - Westland Sea King'
by John Chartres
[ISBN 0 7110 1394 2, First published: Sept 1984]

112 pages.

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'19 - UH-1 Iroquois/AH-1 Hueycobra'
by Jerry Scutts
[ISBN 0 7110 1416 7, First published: Oct 1984]

112 pages.

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'20 - BAe Hawk'
by Arthur Reed
[ISBN 0 7110 1465 5, First published: Jan 1985]

112 pages.

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'21 - SAAB Viggen'
by Robert F. Dorr
[ISBN 0 7110 1484 1, First published: June 1985]

112 pages.

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'22 - F/A-18 Hornet'
by Bill Gunston
[ISBN 0 7110 1485 X, First published: Sept 1985]

112 pages.

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'23 - Mirage'
by Paul Jackson
[ISBN 0 7110 1512 0, First published: Oct 1985]

Includes Mirage III, Mirage IV, Mirage F1, Mirage 2000 and Mirage 4000. 128 pages.

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'24 - BAe Nimrod'
by John Chartres
[ISBN 0 7110 1575 9, First published: April 1986]

112 pages.

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'25 - Northrop F-5/F-20'
by Jerry Scutts
[ISBN 0 7110 1576 7, First published: June 1986]

112 pages.

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'26 - Grumman A-6 Intruder/Prowler'
by Anthony M. Thornborough/Peter E. Davies
[ISBN 0 7110 1680 1, First published: May 1987]

112 pages.

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'27 - Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker'
by Robert F. Dorr
[ISBN 0 7110 1745 X, First published: Oct 1987]

112 pages.

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'28 - A-10 Thunderbolt II'
by Mike Spick
[ISBN 0 7110 1747 6, First published: Nov 1987]

112 pages.

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