This volume describes and illustrates the colours and markings of all the piston-engine fighters that served with the Portuguese military from the end of WW1 to the 1960s. A small nation with modest-sized air arms, Portugal nonetheless used a wide variety of iconic fighter aircraft over this period, from the SPAD S.VII of WW1 to the F-47 Thunderbolt after WW2. French, British and American aircraft were used, including such famous types as the Hawker Fury and Hurricane, the Spitfire and the Bell P-39 Airacobra. This profusely illustrated book covers all these aircraft, with brief details of their service use and comprehensive details of the colours and markings they carried. Besides the many photographs, full colour profiles illustrate the markings used. Detailed colour notes and precise description and illustration
PORTUGUESE FIGHTER COLOURS 1919-1956 Piston-Engine Fighters
Modellers of German and British piston powered planes will find this a good starting point for creating their favourite aircraft in different livery. Portugal used a wide variety of iconic fighter aircraft over this period covered in this book, from the SPAD S.VII of WW1 to the F-47 Thunderbolt after WW2.
Luis Armando Tavares & Armando Jorge Soares
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Hardback 200 pages