Publisher: Aerospace Publishing/Orbis Publishing
Country: United Kingdom Language: English
Main Genre: military
‘Warplane’ was published in 120 weekly parts of 24 pages each, between 1985 and 1988, making a total of 10 bound volumes. Focusing on modern military aviation, this partwork adopted a similar format to ‘The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft’ (see above). Each issue included a feature on modern military aircraft operations, (War Zone), covering recent air wars from Afganistan to Vietnam or the operational profiles of individual aircraft types – from counter-insurgency operations in the Afican Bush to Cold War spy missions; a detailed article on a major aircraft type (Datafile); and a continuing A-Z directory of modern military aircraft, which eventually covered about 450 types.
Very well illustrated, this partwork introduced the three-quarter-view fold-out centrespread colour artwork feature which was later adopted in subsequent publications such as ‘World Air Power Journal’. Many colour photos, colour profiles, cutaway drawings, line drawings etc.
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