Torpedo Bombers 1900-1950

Torpedo Bombers written by Jean-Denis Lepage and published by Pen and Sword Books.

A fascinating look at a particular type of aerial warfare, the Torpedo Bomber stretches from its beginnings in 1900 through to the 1950’s when it was superseded by other aircraft. This is a fantastic book, it’s like the holy bible of the subject and is very comprehensive in its text and drawn artwork. The book takes you through the various conflicts and then further separates the planes into those from each country and as I said the text is so comprehensive and detailed it is excellent. But in the text it goes into great detail and technical plans but not too much as to be over technical, your average reader will get a lot of enjoyable interest from reading this.

The illustrations that also dominate the book are hand drawn in black, white and grey they really do look beautiful and really do make the book the fine book it is. This book has over 300 planes illustrated along with the torpedo weapons they used. If anything it’s nice to see from the drawings how much the planes changed that were used over time. This was an excellent book and very good read. 4.5 stars out of 5.

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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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