The Royal Air Force, founded in the final months of World War I, will mark its centennial in 2018. Reaching for the Sky tells the story of the RAF, from its founding to the present day. Full of information about the planes and pilots of the RAF, this book includes information on the first aces, the fastest speeds ever encountered in battle, which pilot flew the most sorties, the heaviest bombs deployed in combat, the number of aircraft in the sky during the battle of Britain, and more.
All this is uncovered in a range of informative and detailed entries spanning the century: biographies, fun facts, and myth-busters. Reaching for the Sky is illustrated throughout, with both infographics and photographs of the RAF in action, and will make a perfect gift for aerial enthusiasts and military historians alike.