Early Jet Fighters 1944 – 1954

Early Jet Fighters 1944-1954 written by Leo Marriott and published by Pen and Sword Books.


After an introduction, the first of the five chapters does start with those late war jet designs from Germany, designs which the various Allies were keen to get their hands on. The following chapters then look at early jet fighters from Russia, France and Sweden. It’s really interesting when you read through the chapters how many of the designs of jet were similar, in most cases it was if the plan was to just strap a seat to a jet engine with a couple of wings and off it went. But the design and implementation are detailed than that and this comes across in the book and I would have thought this book would be great for fans of early jet planes. Some of the planes/photographs look fantastic, which is another plus for the crafters and model designers.

Although this book was probably not my cup of tea, the book was really interesting and very detailed to which the enthusiast I would have thought would find appealing. A really interesting book for anyone interested in the history of military aviation, and those into making models. Even I would give this book a well-earned 4 out of 5 stars.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Ben Davidson

Hello, I have been studying all aspects of history for about 25 years. I have a BA History from the University of Bedfordshire. My historical areas of interest are anything really, but I specialise in 19th - 20th century Britain, America and Ireland. I am also strongly aligned with most military history, really enjoying WW2 and the US Civil War. Chuck in the king or queen and Bob's your uncle.

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