07 Jul

Warplanes: A History of Aerial Combat is a book / reference guide released by Gameloft.

The book contains the profiles on 43 war planes, going back as far as the JU-87 Stuka in 1936 upto the SU-34 Fullback from 2009). Famous planes like the Spitfire, Harrier II, Migs and F-14/F-22 are all covered here. 

The books can be navigated by selecting a plane from the home screen, following the timeline, based on the categories (fighter, bomber etc). Once selected the profile contains 3D model of the aircraft which can be turned (but not 360 degrees), a detailed description, dozens of stats, a gallery of photos and the sometimes Videos, Drawings and Cutaways.

The application would seem to be much better value than if you purchased a real world version, especially due to the huge number of photos and the various videos.

This book is a excellent book for boys and adults interested in planes or war planes.

On the upside:

  • Excellent user interface, with several options for navigation
  • 43 planes covered (1940s upto today)
  • Some excellent photos.

On the downside:

  • Timeline view could do with a tweak or two.
  • Some planes do get better coverage than others.

Overall, this is a great application if you like war planes and are interested in planes old and new. If you are a real fan of War Planes you may have much of this information from other sources, but having it all together in one application is excellent.

Rating: 82%

Size: 439 MB

Price (at time of review): £3.99

Link: Warplanes: A History Of Aerial Combat – Gameloft

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Posted by on July 7, 2011 in eBook, iPad, Reviews


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