Published 1980, so in this context ' modern' means cold war technology. Hardcover without jacket, published by SALAMANDER UK.
'Fact- packed descriptions of 60 of the world's most exciting warplanes , 120 action photographs , most in full colour. 180 line drawings , 34 colour profiles' ( from the publishers blurb)
Includes aircradt from the USA, USSR, UK, FRANCE, GERMANY, ARGENTINA, INDIA, ITALY, ISRAEL , ROMANIA, YUGOSLAVIA, JAPAN AND CHINA.