THE ROYAL AIR FORCE An Illustrated History
288 pages, 176 photographs, 15 maps
Created in 1918 from the former Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Air Force forged its own traditions as it developed the tactics and weaponry of aerial warfare. From open cockpits and pilots armed with pistols to multi-role high-tech warplanes with laser-guided weaponry. 75 years of service through two World Wars and the end of Empire to the Falklands and the Gulf, an authoritative account of an air force constantly in the forefront of military aviation.