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by Gerald L. Foster,M. R. Montgomery
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    Gerald L. Foster,M. R. Montgomery
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    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Second Edition edition (August 28, 1992)
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Montgomery, M. R; Foster, Gerald L. Publication date. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).

M. R. Montgomery, Gerald L. Foster. His books include A Field Guide to Airplanes, A Field Guide to Trains, and American Houses: A Field Guide.

Extending the principles of the famed Peterson Identification System to the man-made world, A Field Guide to Airplanes will enable you to identify virtually any plane in North America, in the air or on the ground. M.

Provides history, specifications, identifying features, and number made.

A Field Guide to Airplanes book. Montgomery, Gerald Foster (Illustrations). Provides history, specifications, identifying features, and number made.

A Field Guide to Airplanes.

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His books include A Field Guide to Airplanes, A Field Guide to Trains, and American Houses: A Field Guide. Beautiful and accurate illustrations include arrows and detailed drawings to help pinpoint the differences between similar models.

Maurice R. Montgomery (1938 – July 23, 2017) was an American author. He was born in eastern Montana.

The only book of its kind, this field guide includes a chapter on how to identify locomotives as well as detailed descriptions and illustrations of locomotives and cars - from road switchers and electrics to passenger and freight cars.

The only complete, pocket-size guide to airplanes seen in North America, this includes more than 350 civilian and military aircraft, from early biplanes to Stealth fighters. Provides history, specifications, identifying features, and number made.

I own the first and second editions of A Field Guide to Airplanes (Airplanes) by Montgomery and Foster which are both excellent books. They use high quality white paper that has crisp readable text, and the line drawings are beautifully presented with all of their details showing. I purchased the third edition of Airplanes from Amazon because I expected an updated book with the same printing quality. This third edition is not acceptably printed. The paper is of lower quality than modern newsprint. The paper will probably turn yellow after a short time just like the paper does in really cheap novels. The text is blurry and is not readable. The line drawings are not clearly printed and are missing many line elements. A major value of this work is the line drawings, and, because they are not printed well, this third edition is worthless. I returned this third edition of Airplanes to Amazon. This book needs to have a second printing that uses higher quality paper and printing methods. I do not recommend the third edition of Airplanes.
This book is a disappointment. The first edition, published in 1984 was a wonderful find, a book I carried with me when I traveled. The third edition suffers from poor quality paper, re-used printing plates, and a format (5 1/2" x 8 1/2") that hardly qualifies it as a "field guide."

Montgomery and Foster did an excellent job of updating aircraft models, organizing aircraft by type, providing brief descriptions, and highlighting the subtle cues that allow one to differentiate between different series of an aircraft model. Unfortunately, the details of the line drawings are lost in the third edition, with many of the subtleties unreadable due to the inferior paper and printing process used. The first edition was printed on high-opacity white stock; this edition is printed on the same type of paper often found in mass-market paperbacks, barely above the quality of newsprint. In addition, the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, chose to reformat the book to a size that makes it difficult to slip into a jacket pocket. The binding and cover are poor. I'm sure if I chose to keep this book (I returned it) it would fall apart within a year.

Find a new publisher, guys.
This book is a relatively comprehensive guide to North American aircraft that you're likely to see flying today.

A word of warning: The book's editing is a bit sloppy, and it really serves as a guide for the casual and curious observer. It's a good book to take along to the air show.

Serious aircraft enthusiasts, pilots, and engineers will be disappointed by both the lack of technical detail and the occasional error (which they will recognize immediately). For example, the Piper Meridian is a pressurized single turboprop, not a "turbocharged" Malibu. Errors like this detract from the credibility of the book.

When will we get a comprehensive guide to modern civilian aircraft, that is both technically correct AND up to date? This book is not it.
The format of "A Field Guide to Airplanes" will be familiar to birdwatchers, as the authors have taken the style of Peterson's famous identification guides and applied it to aircraft. There's nothing terribly original in this, as Peterson himself worked with the military in World War II to develop spotter's guides based on the principles he developed.
All of which takes nothing away from the accomplishment of the authors. This "Field Guide" is a marvelous book for aircraft watchers of all ages. I bought my copy to give to a 9 year old who's currently fascinated by every flying machine that passes over his house, but I find it equally as interesting to thumb through. It's small enough to slip in a pocket and complete enough to identify most of the aircraft you're likely to encounter.
As other reviewers have noted, though, it's getting a bit out of date. The last revision was in 1992, and since then we've seen the introduction of a number of new airliners and a veritible explosion of new models in the General Aviation marketplace. You won't find the 777 here, or the new Cirrus or Eclipse. It would be nice to see a revised edition in the next few years.
I like the notes on what to look for with different models!
I live near a major airport and enjoy using my binoculars to watch planes come and go. It's fun to identify planes from around the world.
My son is an avid airplane enthusiast. He has read and studied this book for weeks. A great resource!
OK for what it is. I am not sure how much it will help me identify airplanes though.