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Surviving Trainer and Transport Aircraft of the World (ePub)

WWII Reference Aviation World War Two Aviation Colour eBooks

By Don Berliner
Imprint: Pen & Sword Aviation
File Size: 35.4 MB (.epub)
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9781473822276
Published: 20th May 2013

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This final volume in the three-volume set covering more than 300 types of Surviving World War II aircraft includes the less-glamorous ones that couldn't qualify for two volumes on Fighters and Bombers. They were the ones that served absolutely vital purposes like the Army's Jeeps and trucks and the Navy's freighters and landing craft. Clearly, they made the great machine work, for without the transports and trainers and gliders and helicopters and the scout airplanes and the others, the fighters and bombers wouldn't have had fuel for their engines, nor bullets for their guns, nor food for their crews.

Their pilots and navigators and radio operators and ground crews may not have had as many stories to tell of narrow escapes from massed enemy guns, but they knew that they played roles that can never be ignored. They wore the same uniforms and shed as many tears for their departed comrades. That scores of their aircraft have been lovingly restored to like-new condition and placed on display is a tribute to their sacrifices..

A very good overview of these types of aircraft.

FSAddon.con

The author has split the book into chapters and then he presents aircraft by their 'nationality' before giving a modest historical write up on the aircraft type, some technical data and lists of surviving examples. Each entry is fascinating and captivating whilst the photos help you view those surviving examples. This work puts the vital role of these aircraft and the personnel who operated them into context”

Military Archive Research

Add experimental planes, gliders, helicopters and various record-setters to the title and you see how far this book ranges. If you want to find them in museums, this book is the guide.

If you already have the previous two books you’ll pretty much need to have the third one, not just to complete the set but because, as volume 1 already laid out, volume 3 ties up some loose ends regarding fighter or bomber aircraft that didn’t specifically fit the other books. Together they cover more than 300 airplane types and if you are, in fact, someone who frequents aviation museums these books are your only comprehensive, one-stop guide to many of the survivors.

speedreaders.info

The author has split the book into chapters and then he presents aircraft by their 'nationality' before giving a modest historical write up on the aircraft type, some technical data and lists of surviving examples. Each entry is fascinating and captivating whilst the photos help you view those surviving examples. This work puts the vital role of these aircraft and the personnel who operated them into context.

Military Archive Review

This work puts the vital role of these aircraft and the personnel who operated them into context. These pilots wore the same uniforms as their more glamorous colleagues. The author has done justice to these brave personnel and his work is exceptional. I am sure that anyone with an interest in these airplanes and their histories would find this an indispensable guide. It may even help you plan your next holiday or visit to the respective museum.

www.militaryarchiveresearch.com

This work puts the vital role of these aircraft and the personnel who operated them into context. These pilots wore the same uniforms as their more glamorous colleagues. The author has done justice to these brave personnel and his work is exceptional. I am sure that anyone with an interest in these airplanes and their histories would find this an indispensable guide. It may even help you plan your next holiday or visit to the respective museum.

www.militaryarchiveresearch.com

This book is the third lovely book of a series of three books that in total describe more than 300 airplane types that have survived the Second World War Funny is that on the book cover it says that this book describes the ‘less-glamorous’ airplanes. I do not agree with that! This book describes the more ‘practical crafts’. Don Berliner divided this book in some chapters to be able to categorize the airplanes well. Each chapter contains a piece with some airplane types that are described briefly with a bit of text and some characteristics as length, width, maximum speed etc. and photo. The photos are in black/white and colour and of excellent quality.

Aviationbookreviews.com

This above named book is pretty self-explanatory, it's a catalogue of those types of aircraft. Now, I'm not sure how exhaustive this is, as it is a field in which my knowledge is lacking, but it does seem comprehensive.
The book is presented as 'a Global Guide to Location and Types' and I can confirm from local knowledge that the entries relating to the IWM at Duxford are accurate. The book covers, as it presents, trainers and transport aircraft, with a few helicopters included. There are some excellent photographs and plenty of detail on each aircraft, along with a notation on where one can see them. It's nice to see a couple of gliders included in the list. All in all a good book for those who are interested in aircraft.

ARRSE

This book is the third lovely book of a series of three books that in total describe more than 300 airplane types that have survived the Second World War Funny is that on the book cover it says that this book describes the ‘less-glamorous’ airplanes. I do not agree with that! This book describes the more ‘practical crafts’.

Don Berliner divided this book in some chapters to be able to categorize the airplanes well. Each chapter contains a piece with some airplane types that are described briefly with a bit of text and some characteristics as length, width, maximum speed etc. and photo. The photos are in black/white and colour and of excellent quality.

Aviation Book Reviews

A lot of trilogies fizzle out by their completion. Not so for Don Berliner’s Surviving Trainer and Transport Aircraft of the World: A Global Guide to Location and Types, which is the final volume of the three-volume set that included Surviving Fighter Aircraft of World War Two: A Global Guide to Location and Types and Surviving Bomber Aircraft of World War Two: A Global Guide to Location and Types. Compared to the two that came before it, Surviving Trainer and Transport Aircraft of the World may lack sexiness, but what it lacks in that department it makes up for by being stunningly comprehensive. Along with a brief summary of the aircraft, their specifications and a list of where surviving examples can be seen are also included. In the back of the book is a guide to extinct types of transports, trainers, reconnaissance aircraft, liaison aircraft, gliders, research aircraft, and miscellaneous aircraft. You will be amazed that some of these aircraft survived and were preserved. If you are an aviation enthusiast, this book is for you. It's a great reference book and one that you will turn to time and time again.

Defence Media Network

About Don Berliner

Don Berliner lives in Alexandra, USA. He is a journalist and the author of 28 books, mostly concerning aviation.

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