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(John R. Bruning Collection)

Beautiful Bombers

A new book documents the glory of World War II aircraft.

Growing Pains

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(John R. Bruning Collection)

In the 1930s, the British aviation industry struggled to bring to production an entire crop of new bombers, such as the Short Stirling, which took five years to go from concept to combat operational. As these growing pains hampered the expansion of the force, older designs, such as these Bristol Blenheims, were forced to remain in front-line service long after they had become obsolete.

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