Flight Gear

US Army Force Aviators in Europe 1942-1945

Mathieu Bianchi

Drawing directly from contemporary sources, "Flight Gear” presents the uniforms and flying equipment used by American pilots on the Western theatre of war from August 1942, with beginning of Allied bombing of France, to May 1945 and the end of the War.
Publication date:
November 2013
Publisher :
Histoire et Collections
Illustration :
Over 1000 photos
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ISBN : 9782352503026

Dimensions : 310 X 230 mm
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• This volume presents the uniforms and flying equipment used by American pilots during the Second World War, complete with colour profiles on key pilots.

This new book is designed as a guide to the flight clothing and equipment issued to American airmen in Europe, August 1942 (the first bombing mission over France) to May 1945. Hundreds of period photographs and hundreds of detailed pictures of surviving artifacts are included for the fi rst time, introducing the reader to the evolution of this equipment, from the early use of British items, to local modifications, up to the latest technical breakthroughs. In the final chapter, 25 full-color reconstructions illustrate the various guises of these airmen, who liberated Europe from the sky.



This Histoire and Collections book is a must-have for anyone modelling larger scale aircraft with figures, or those modellers who build and paint larger individual figure subjects. For the latter, one couldn"t get a better study of aircrew clothing and gear if scratch-building...simply stunning.
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