W. Tom Miller The Big Book of Toy Airplanes is the most comprehensive guide on the subject ever published, covering cast iron, diecast, and pressed steel toy airplanes, as well as desk and presentation, comic character, and space models. In recent years, the collecting of toy planes has become popular with many who are enthralled with aviation. This book will assist both the collector and the toy dealer in identifying specific toy planes that are commonly found at collectible shops and toy shows. Arranged alphabetically by manufacturer's name, the book is easy to use. Not only are there planes featured according to the material from which they are constructed, but also shown are those miniature airplanes that have served as desk ornaments or ashtrays. Others are models of the real airplanes and were built for airlines or military forces and are displayed in the offices of airplane manufacturers.