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40 Countries, a historical snapshot of air-power in 2018.
40 Countries, a historical snapshot of air-power in 2018.
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Modern Aircraft Playing Cards & Companion Booklet

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Introducing Modern Aircraft playing cards. Discover the worlds most capable combat aircraft from 40 countries, including USA, China, Russia, India, South Korea, Japan, Israel and many more. These cards represent a historical snap-shot of airpower in 2018 and come with a companion booklet detailing information on each aircraft featured in the deck.

Limited Edition Deck Features:
• Represents 40 countries
• One-off print run of only 500 decks
• All custom cards, each with their own combat aircraft
• Custom tuck case seal sticker featuring an F-16 radar display
• Collectable snapshot of 21st century airpower
• 310gsm premium German linen stock
• Manufactured in Europe by NPCC, shipped from Texas USA

Companion Booklet Features:
• Exclusive to Kickstarter
• Personally hand-signed by the creator
• Specifications, overview and history of each aircraft type
• Includes 26 aircraft across the top-40 countries
• A5 size, full colour images, printed on premium paper stock
• Manufactured in Australia, shipped from Texas, USA

Top-40 countries represented in the Modern Aircraft deck
Top-40 countries represented in the Modern Aircraft deck

Each country was carefully considered and analysed based on the ability to project airpower in the year 2018. The top-4 countries are represented by the court cards and ace across the suits. The back of each card is represented by one of the most proliferated western aircraft currently still in-service today by many countries, the F-16 Fighting Falcon by General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin).

The remaining 36 countries each have one combat aircraft selected, this was based on the number in-service but also technology advantages and the ability to inflict losses to an adversary during an air campaign and prolonged conflict.

Modern Aircraft (High Resolution) Click to Zoom
Modern Aircraft (High Resolution) Click to Zoom

Analysis insight (Free PDF)
A downloadable document is available that provides more details on how and why each country was selected. This was my working document as I analysed each country and aircraft.

Click to download free Analysis Insights PDF
Click to download free Analysis Insights PDF

The Joker cards are a look at where we've come from and what the future may hold for combat jet aircraft. The past is represented by the Messerschmitt Me 262 which was the first operational jet-powered aircraft used by the Germans in WWII. The future is represented by the prototype X-47B and a nod to the future that is being developed as we speak and may well include many more un-manned aircraft.

Tuck case seal sticker (F-16 radar display)
Tuck case seal sticker (F-16 radar display)

While the cards themselves will be printed by Noir Arts (NPCC) in Ukraine, and the booklets in Australia. All backers will have their orders fulfilled and carefully shipped by Gambler's Warehouse, in Texas USA.

Their staff were great on our last project (Modern Warships) and we're proud to be partnering with them again. They provide a fast and reliable service that we can all count on.

To Add Items, simply press [Manage your pledge] and then the following:

1. Increase the pledge by the total of all add-on items you desire.
2. Message us to confirm, we'll then ensure a note is added to your order.

Learn more about the Military Series 1st Edition (Click Here)
Learn more about the Military Series 1st Edition (Click Here)
          
FREE Modern Aircraft Sticker for All Backers!
FREE Modern Aircraft Sticker for All Backers!

If you're interested in discounted rates for bulk decks (24+) contact us and we'll get back to you with a competitive quote.

Risks and challenges

We don't expect any problems to meet our estimated delivery date, however if problems or changes do affect the schedule, we promise to keep all backers updated along the way.

COPYRIGHT & LEGAL NOTICE
All images within this deck are from public non-copyright sources. Music embedded within the video is non-Copyright from NCM Epic Music by Ender Guney.

SPECIAL THANKS
You! Our backers, thanks so much for coming on board
SolarRifle for his video editing expertise
Gambler's Warehouse team
Kaldi, the 9th century Ethiopian who discovered Coffee, top bloke :)

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