While French fighter aircraft of the early period of World War II are well known and the subject of many books, the bombers used by the French Air Force in this period are up to now not well documented in English. This book describes and illustrates all such aircraft in use on 1940, from the obsolescent (and very ugly!) older types still in use to the elegant and up-to-date modern bombers just coming into use at the beginning of the war.
Fully illustrated with many wartime photographs, scale plans of airframe modifications and full colour profiles of representative aircraft.
MMPBooks feature superb colour illustrations of camouflage and markings and rare b+w archive photographs.
Essential reading for aviation enthusiasts and scale aero-modellers.
Bombers described in the book:
OLD GENERATION BOMBERS
Bloch MB.200; Farman F.221 & F.222; Potez 540; Bloch MB.210; Amiot 143; Bloch MB.131;
Farman F.223 / SNCAC NC.223; Lioré et Olivier LeO 45 / 451; Amiot 351/354 & 370; Potez 633; Bloch MB.175
Loire-Nieuport LN.411; Breguet Bre.691 & Bre.693;
Douglas DB-7; Glenn Martin 167F; Vought V-156F
BOMBER TRAINING AIRCRAFT
Lioré et Olivier LeO 20; Lioré et Olivier LeO 206 ‘Caravelle’; Hanriot H-232;
BOMBER AND ATTACK PROTOTYPES UNDER TEST IN 1939–40
Medium and Heavy Bombers; An Attack Bomber; A Torpedo Bomber; Two Twin-Engined Shipboard Bombers
Format A4, 304 pages (304 in colour)