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Generic Role Surveys:


Airliners:
'The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Propeller Airliners' [Order this book from USA]
by Bill Gunston
Published by Windward, 1980 ISBN: 0 711200 629
*Describes over 200 airliner types from 1910 onwards. Well illustrated.

'Airliners Between The Wars 1919-1939' [Order this book from USA]
by Kenneth Munson
Published by Blandford Press, 1972 ISBN: 0 71370 567 1
*Describes and illustrates 71 types.

'Airliners Since 1946' [Order this book from USA]
by Kenneth Munson
Published by Blandford Press, 1972 ISBN: 0 71370 696 1
*Describes and illustrates 80 types.

'Jetliners In Service Since 1952' [Order this book from USA] [Order this book from UK]
by John Stroud
Published by Putnam Aeronautical Books, 1995 ISBN: 0 85177 862 3
*Full history of over 50 jet airliner types.

Composite/Combination Aircraft:
'Mistel - Die Geschichte der Huckepack-Flugzeuge'
by Arno Rose
Published by Motorbuch, 1981 ISBN: 3879434212
*General survey of German 'Mistel' aircraft and composite types from other countries

'Mistel: Die Huckepack-Flugzeuge Der Luftwaffe Bis 1945'
by Hans-Peter Dabrowski
Published by Podzun-Pallas, 1993 ISBN: 3790904473
*Survey of German 'Mistel' aircraft of WW2.

'Mistel: The Piggy-Back Aircraft of the Luftwaffe' [Order this book from UK]
by Hans-Peter Dabrowski
Published by Schiffer Publishing, 1994 ISBN: 0 887 4066 88
*English-text version of survey of German 'Mistel' aircraft of WW2.

Fighters:
'The Complete Book of Fighters' [Order this book from USA] [Order this book from UK]
by William Green & Gordon Swanborough
Salamander Books, 1994 ISBN: 0 86101 643 2
* Very comprehensive (1700 types), but doesn't cover projects or prototypes that didn't actually fly.

Nothing similar on other military roles.

Helicopters:
'Airlife's Helicopters & Rotorcraft' [Order this book from UK]
by R W Simpson
Published by Airlife Publishing, 1998 ISBN: 1853109681
* Manufacturer by manufacturer. Covers postwar types only. No 3-view drawings.

'World Encyclopedia of Civil and Military Helicopters'
by Giorgio Apostolo
Published by Jane's Publishing Co, 1984 ISBN: ?
and Collins Willow, 1984 ISBN: 0 00 218141 X
* A good attempt at covering all helicopters and autogyros since 1493.

'Military Helicopters Of The World' [Order this book from USA]
by Norman Polmar & Floyd Kennedy
Published by Arms & Armour Press, 1981 ISBN: 0 85368 238 0
and Naval Institute Press, 1981 ISBN: 087021830
*Country by country survey of all types since 1917. Nearly 200 types included.

'Helicopters And other Rotorcraft Since 1907' [Order this book from USA]
by Kenneth Munson
Published by Blandford Press, 1973 ISBN: 0 71370 610 4
*Describes and illustrates 94 types.

'Autogiro - The Story of The Windmill Plane' [Order this book from USA]
by George Townson
Published by Arms & Armour Press, 1985 ISBN: 0 81682 900 4
*Civil and military autogyros since 1923.

Light Aircraft:
'Airlife's General Aviation' [Order this book from USA] [Order this book from UK]
by R W Simpson
Published by Airlife Publishing, 1995 ISBN: 1 85310 577 5
* Manufacturer by manufacturer. Covers postwar types only. No 3-view drawings.

Any suggestions for coverage of pre-war types?

Military Gliders:
'The History Of The World's Glider Forces' [Order this book from USA]
by Alan Wood
Published by Patrick Stephens Ltd, 1990 ISBN: 1 85260 275 9
*Authoritative history and survey of all types used.

Pioneers:
'Pioneer Aircraft 1903-14' [Order this book from USA]
by Kenneth Munson
Published by Blandford Press, 1969 ISBN: 0 71370 500 0
* Describes and illustrates over 70 types.

Spaceplanes:
'The Dream Machines' [Order this book from USA] [Order this book from UK]
by Ron Miller
Published by Krieger Publishing Co, 1993 ISBN: 0894640399
*Pictorial history of the spaceship in art, science and literature from the early beginning up to the 1980s



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