"the types of military aeroplane with which the combatants started the war have now been tried in many months of intensive air warfare. some new types are already in use and others, on both sides, will shortly join in the battle. The air war cannot properly be understood without some knowledge of the main classes of military aeroplane - bomber, fighter, reconnaissance machine - and of the way in which they are designed to carry out the different functions they perform ; of their limitations and their possible future development ; and of the lessons which have already been learned.
This knowledge Mr. Shepherd briefly supplies in this pamphlet. Two points of special interest which he discusses are the functions of the long-range fighter, of which Britain has more than one highly efficient type now coming into service, and the differences, hitherto, between German 'precision'-bombing and British." - preface.
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32 pages ; 19 cm.
Edwin Colston Shepherd. 1941. The military aeroplane, 1968.149.11. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).