This book does a great job of presenting the planes it includes, using may photographs, cutaways, and detailed text and specs., but it has many surprising omissions and inclusions. In the first place, the index lists sections for the A-26 Invader and F4U Corsair but when you turn to the pages indicated you find the HE-177 Greif and the HE-115 float plane. The most glaring omission is that of the B-17 Flying Fortress. How can any book claim to be "comprehensive" and not include the Fort? On top of that there is no mention of any of the American medium bomber such as the B-25, B-26, A-20 and A-26 (except in error in the index) at all. Nor is their mention of the Dornier Do-17Z or the Short Stirling. The two US shipboard divebombers, the Helldiver and the Dauntless, are covered but the TBF Avenger is not. Nor is there any mention of Japanese shipboard bomber aircraft. One also wonder why space was given to 3 planes, the Avro Anson, the He-115, and the Short Sunderland (admittedly an important patrol seaplane, but hardly a bomber), at the exclusion of some of the planes listed above. In short, an interesting book that, had had it been more comprehensive, could have been a great book. Disappointing.