This treasure trove of cutaway views of 1940s aircraft features art from the top magazines of the era: Aeroplane, Flight, Aviation, L'Aeronautique, and others. While the majority of the focus is on American models, the extensive tes and explanations also include details on select British and German planes. Model builders, vintage aircraft enthusiasts, and any creative person with an interest in the field will find this volume a valuable resource.
Formed in 1912, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation was a leading WWII aircraft manufacturer and responsible for the only plane produced throughout the entire war, the P-38 Lightning. Chief Engineer Hall L. Hibbard states the book's intention in the Preface, to give the designer a collection of ideas, in sketch form, that will stimulate his own creative and inventive mind.