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4 edition of RAF fighters of World War 2. found in the catalog.

RAF fighters of World War 2.

Alan W. Hall

RAF fighters of World War 2.

by Alan W. Hall

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Published by Stephens [for] Airfix Products Ltd in Cambridge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain. Royal Air Force.,
  • Fighter planes.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 64.

    StatementAlan W. Hall.
    SeriesAirfix magazine guide : 6
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUG1242.F5 H34
    The Physical Object
    Pagination64 p. :
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4948143M
    ISBN 100850592046
    LC Control Number76376081

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