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Wonders of World Aviation

Illustrating Wonders of World Aviation

A great strength of Wonders of World Aviation was the illustrations used. The publishers reckoned over 2,000 illustrations were used in compiling this fascinating and informative part-work.


These pages explore the richness of these illustrations in more detail, providing further information about the full-colour covers, the colour plates, the photogravure supplements, and the full-page black and white illustrations. See the sections below for more information.



Full-Colour Covers



Every issue of Wonders of World Aviation came with a full-colour cover.


There are forty covers in all, and they can be seen by using the Volume 1 or Volume 2 tabs, since every cover is illustrated on this website.

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Colour Plates



Colour plates were a regular feature of Wonders of World Aviation. The usual single page plate was usually attached to one of the pages of the issue. Several colour plates also appeared as covers to the series.


The following link lists all the colour plates, or click on the image of the cockpit.


The colour plates also feature within the details of the relevant issue of Wonders of World Aviation on this website.

List of Illustrations



Photogravure Supplements



Many issues of Wonders of World Aviation contained a photogravure supplement printed on heavier paper. They were usually bound in the centre of the issue.


The following link lists all the photogravure supplements, or click on the image of the aircraft carrier.


The photogravure supplements also feature within the details of the relevant issues of Wonders of World Aviation on this website.

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Full-Page Black & White Photographs



Most issues of Wonders of World Aviation contained at least one full-page black and white photograph.


These are reproduced in the relevant articles Wonders of World Aviation on this website. An example can be seen by clicking on the image of the BE2c.

Reconnaissance Aircraft