Early Jet Fighters

British and American 1944-1954
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Published:August 15, 2018

In almost 200 archive photographs Leo Marriott traces the development of British and American jet fighters during the first pioneering decade of their production. In many ways the period from 1944 to 1954 was one of the most exciting and innovative in the history of military aviation. Rare images show the first jet fighters flown by the RAF toward the end of World War II and takes the story forward to the most advanced designs that played a key role in the Korean War. The range of experimental and operational aircraft that were conceived and built during this short time was remarkable.

Early Jet Fighters: British and American 1944-1954 is a graphic and informative introduction to an extraordinary stage in the evolution of the modern warplane.


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Product Details
  • Subject: Aviation
  • Paperback : 128 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (August 15, 2018)
  • ISBN-10: 1526727773
  • ISBN-13: 9781526727770
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 X 9.75 in
  • Shipping Weight: 14.56 oz

LEO MARRIOTT has written numerous books on aviation, naval and military subjects. He is now retired after a fifty-year career as an air traffic controller but still maintains his pilot’s license, flying a syndicate-owned Cessna 172.


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