Author(s): Gavin Conroy (By (photographer))
Fighters and Bombers follows on from Gavin Conroy's earlier book Precious Metal. Where the first book focused on WWII fighter planes that were either restored or based in New Zealand, Fighters and Bombers contains WWII bombers and includes other aircraft photographed air-to-air in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Some of the aircraft found in Fighters and Bombers are the only ones of their type flying in the world, such as the Lockheed Hudson, the only militaryconfigured Mk 1 Avo Anson, and one of only two air-worthy De Havilland Mosquitos. Two of the earliest jet fighters - the Me262 and the Gloster Meteor - are also included. Along with air-to-air photography, images of the engines, instrument panels and other key areas of the aircraft type are included. Fighters and Bombers also contains texts from more than twenty of the best WWII display pilots in the world, describing what it is like to fly these classic fighters and bombers.
GAVIN CONROY has had a longstanding interest in aviation, first gaining his pilot's licence at the age of 16. He moved seriously into aviation photography in 2005, and since then has spent hundreds of hours planning and flying. To date, Gavin has flown more than 450 air-to-air photo flights in several countries, and had more than 60 magazine covers published. When not taking photographs or doing something connected with warbirds or old aeroplanes, he works as a Business Development Manager for Steel and Tube.