By Walter J. Boyne

Written by way of greater than a hundred overseas students and specialists, this encyclopedia chronicles the contributors, apparatus, and drama of approximately a century of aerial combat.

• greater than 900 A–Z entries 0 in at the first, the easiest, the worst, the quickest, the top, the latest

• Contributions from a few a hundred most sensible foreign experts―many with wrestle experience

• Lavish set of illustrations with a variety of pictures together with the Mitsubishi G4M outfitted with the Okha suicide missile, the purple Baron, and the 1st all-female aircrew of the U.S. Air Force

• Maps starting from the Western entrance as stabilized in 1915 to the Persian Gulf struggle in 1991

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Because for decades Aeritalia had been the cable address of Fiat’s Aeronautica d’Italia, the name had a significant history, but it also reflected the mandate to become the national industry leader. The company pursued a policy of international collaboration, as well as investment in the underdeveloped area of southern Italy. 91Y ground attack aircraft, the Turin combat aircraft division participated in the design and production of the Panavia Tornado and the early stages of Eurofighter development.

Aermacchi teamed with Yakovlev of Russia on a joint advanced trainer program but, after the experimental phase, decided to develop its own M-346. In fall 2000, the Foresio family was negotiating the sale of its 75 percent share to Finmeccanica, the parent company of Alenia Aerospazio, with the stated purpose of making Aermacchi the training aircraft division of EADS, or the European Aeronautical Defense Systems. By 2002, these plans were on hold. Gregory Alegi See also Aeritalia; Agusta; Alenia; Italian Air Force; Italian Aircraft Development; Regia Aeronautica (Pre–World War II); Regia Aeronautica (World War II); SIAI Marchetti 7 References Alegi, Gregory.

For the most part, the claims were made in good faith, most were confirmed, but in the confusion of battle mistakes were no doubt made. Christopher H. Sterling References Cunningham, Robert. Aces High. St. Louis: General Dynamics, 1977. Harris, John Norman. Knights of the Air, Canadian Aces of World War I. Toronto: Macmillan, 1963. Hess, W. N. The Allied Aces of World War II. New York: Arco, 1966. ______. The American Aces of World War II and Korea. New York: Arco, 1968. Robertson, Bruce, ed. Air Aces of the 1914–1918 War.

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