Item No. OP SE-007
Aircraft of The Aces: Legends of World War 2
This volume showcases the specially commissioned cover artwork of Iain Whyllie, who has produced over 30 action-packed paintings for the world's most successful aviation series of recent years, Aircraft of The Aces. Each of the 30 artworks contained within this book is accompanied by a detailed discussion of the action depicted in the painting itself.
Combat reports by the aces themselves form the basis of the text, along with a brief pilot biography and technical explanation of the aircraft featured in the artwork. Contemporary photographs an a full-color side-view profile complete each chapter, whilst the book's appendices include a selection of 28 1/72nd scale drawings and a concise tabular listing of the high-scoring aces of World War 2.
Although derived from the Aircraft of the Aces series, much of the text (over 55,000 words) that accompanies the artworks within this book has been specially sourced for Legends of World War 2. A number of new profile artworks have also been commissioned for this work, and many of the 130 photographs that complement the artworks and text are appearing in print within an Osprey book for the first time.
Hard cover, large format: 9" x 12", 143 pages, b/w photos, color artwork, $29.95.