From the Gumman Hellcat and Boeing Flying Fortress to the Sopwith Camel, Mitsubishi Zero, and Ilyushin Sturmovik, Combat Aircraft presents the 40 most famous aircraft in history. These are the planes that had the greatest impact on the collective consciousness, and each one appears in 3-D renderings with detailed information. In addition, a 20-sheet book lets you see the machines in oversize foldouts. The engaging text leads you on a journey through time, and includes stories, curiosities, and anecdotes.
Marco De Fabianis Manferto earned his Masters Degree in Product Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), where he specialized in 3D modeling at the Politecnico di Milano. For White Star Publishers he created the renderings in the books Ferrari and Harley-Davidson: The Legendary Models, and he has worked as an editorial consultant for musical-themed volumes. In particular, he was the curator of the title Heavy Metal, and worked on graphic designs for the book Dream Cars of the Twenty-First Century. Riccardo Niccoli is a journalist, writer, photographer, and one of Italy's best-known aeronautical historians. He has written on the subject in specialized magazines since 1982. Riccardo writes for many publishers in Europe and the United States, and is the author of various books on aeronautical subjects. His books include History of Flight: From Leonardo's Flying Machine to the Conquest of Space, and Aircraft (both for White Star Publishers).