Naval Air Perspectives

Jim Humberstone's Sketchbook

Anybody who has attempted to draw military aircraft discovers how difficult it is to capture their aerodynamic curves and subtle changes of shape . Amateur artist Jim Humberstone has triumphantly mastered this skill. For many years, he has contributed sketches, mostly (but not entirely) of naval aircraft, to illustrate the pages of “Jabberwock”, the magazine of the Society of Friends of the Fleet Air Arm Museum. Now the Society has collected many of these charming and skilful pictures and published them under the title “Naval Air Perspectives”. Each picture is accompanied by descriptive text and, as a bonus, the book contains articles on naval aviation matters. Do you know how the arrester wires work on an aircraft carrier, for instance? You need look no further!
 
Naval Air Perspectives
Naval Air Perspectives
Naval Air Perspectives

“Although by no means a history book, it ranges over naval aviation throughout the twentieth century. Published on-demand by Amazon at a most reasonable price, this little volume would be welcomed by any aircraft enthusiast, young or old.”