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aircraft munitions
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 11, 2003 4:36 PM
Is there any reference material available giving visual depictions [in color] of aircraft ordinance from all eras and all countries, what aircraft carried them, maximum loads, etc.,etc. ?
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 12, 2003 3:15 PM
will2003,
The only reference I've ever seen of that type was from Jane's, but it was a military issue reference, and may not be commercially available. Also, most of the pics were still b/w. You might be able to find an old copy at a bookstore or online, though.

demono69
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Posted by Snacko on Monday, May 12, 2003 3:32 PM
http://www.fas.org/man/index.html

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Posted by Jeeves on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 11:14 AM
Bill Guston wrote a general book that covers from WWI through the modern era. It was hard to find, but I bought it when I was doing research for loadout info for a flight sim I was helping to improve. Unfortunately-- the book's real emphasis is on the modern munitions and spends very little time on WWII (where I needed it most) and WWI.

When I get home, I can get you the title and ISBN number....I seem to recall it being out of print but amazon found it for me using it's private bookseller service.
Mike
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  • From: Saratoga Springs, NY
Posted by Jeeves on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 4:32 PM
OK...this looks to be what you might want. The early eras (from WWI to 1950 are a bit scarce on the pics-- but if the Korean War onward to now is your thing, then this one's for you....well-- except for the most modern of weapons like MOAB-- the book was published in 1988-- but it does have all the many different countries and great color pics of the bombs, rockets, missiles, etc.

Author: Bill Gunston
Title: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft Armament: A Comprehensive Guide to Modern Airborne Weapons and Sensing Systems, Their Operating Principles, and Tactical Deployment.
(wow-- thats quite a title...)

ISBN: 0-517-56607-9

While I wouldn't stake my life on his written data (I have seen many times before where Mr. Gunston screwed up WWII data)-- if it's pics you want-- this has 'em. And the planes that carried them :)
Mike
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 8:28 PM
"The Illustrated Guide to Airborne Missles" by Salamader Press. I believe it's out of print. But check your local library. Most libraries have at least one in thier system.
Bernie the K.
St. Paul, MN
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