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  • V1 Flying Bomb Acesby Andrew Thomas; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    Shortly after the Allied landings in France the Germans unleashed the first of their so-called 'revenge weapons', the V1 flying bomb. Launched from specially constructed sites in northern France, the fast, small, pulse-jet powered pilotless aircraft were aimed at London with the sole intent of destroying civilian morale to the point where the British... more...

  • Aces of the 325th Fighter Groupby Tom Ivie; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 15.95

    The 325th FG was activated under General Order number 50 on 30 July 1942 and set up training operations at Theodore F Greene Field in Providence, Rhode Island. By mid-December 1942 the group was considered ready for combat and the alert for overseas duty arrived on 2 January 1943. The pilots and their P-40s departed on the carrier USS Ranger on 8... more...

  • Mustang Aces of the 357th Fighter Groupby Chris Bucholtz; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    The 357th Fighter Group produced 42 aces, more than any other group within the USAAF. It was also the first group in the Eighth Air Force to be equipped with the P-51. Thanks to this fighter and the talented pilots assigned to the group (men such as Bud Anderson, Kit Carson, John England and Chuck Yeager) the 357th achieved a faster rate of aerial... more...

  • 4th Fighter Group - Debden Eaglesby Chris Bucholtz; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Formed around a nucleus of pilots already seasoned by their experience as volunteers in the RAF's Eagle Squadrons, the 4th Fighter Group was established in England in October 1942. Initially flying Spitfires, the Debden Eagles went on to fly the P-47 and P-51, becoming, in July 1943, the first Eighth Air Force fighter group to penetrate German air... more...

  • Israeli F-15 Eagle Units in Combatby Shlomo Aloni; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    Post-Yom Kippur War, Israel purchased the F-15 Eagle, the then world's best air-to-air fighter, in an effort to prevent another surprise attack from the air. For the first time in its history the IDF/AF operated a fighter that was a full generation ahead of opposing interceptors in the region. The first 'kill' F-15 Baz (Buzzard) arrived in Israel... more...

  • No 126 Wing RCAFby Donald Nijboer; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 16.95

    The success of No 126 Wing began before the D-Day landings and through operations at Falaise Gap, Operation Market Garden, the winter offensive in the Ardennes, and crossing the Rhine into Germany. Donald Nijboer examines the wing's operations chapter by chapter, demonstrating how the five squadrons of Spitfires of No 126 Wing were self-sufficient... more...

  • Mosquito Aces of World War 2by Andrew Thomas; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Mosquito developed into one of the most versatile aircraft of World War 2, entering service with Fighter Command in early 1942. The 'Mossie' was soon defending raids on Britain's Cathedral cities and became an integral part of the country's night defences. Its airborne radar gave it the ability to 'see' the enemy at night, and its speed and devastating... more...

  • Griffon Spitfire Acesby Andrew Thomas; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    Modified for low-level operations to counter Luftwaffe attacks on the south coast, the Griffon-powered Spitfire XIV became the best low-level fighter of World War II. Squadrons moved to south-eastern England to counter the V1 flying bomb offensive, where daring pilots pioneered the technique of tipping the V1 over with the aircraft's wingtip to disorientate... more...

  • American Nightfighter Aces of World War 2by Warren Thompson; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Americans lagged behind their European contemporaries in military aviation in the late 1930s, and it took the Battle of Britain to awaken America to the necessity of having aircraft that could defend targets against night-time attack by bomber aircraft. This book examines the numerous aircraft types that were used by the US in this role, beginning... more...

  • Twelve to One' V Fighter Command Aces of the Pacificby Tony Holmes; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    This volume details the experiences of 107 elite American aces in combat against the Japanese. The highest scoring US pilots of World War 2 fought against the Japanese Army Air Force and Imperial Japanese Navy over the jungles of New Guinea and the Philippines. Flying P-38s and P-47s, men such as Dick Bong and Thomas McGuire won the Medal of Honor... more...