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  • P-40 Warhawk Aces of the CBIby Carl Molesworth

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    This book details the colourful experiences of the elite pilots of the AAF's Tenth and Fourteenth Air Forces in the 'forgotten' China-Burma-India theatre during WW2. Inheriting the legacy of the American Volunteer Group (AVG), units such as the 23rd FG 'held the line' against overwhelming Japanese forces until the arrival of the first P-38s and P-51s... more...

  • P-40 Warhawk vs Bf 109by Carl Molesworth

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Although the P-40 and the Bf 109 joined the air war over North Africa at nearly the same time in 1941, the German fighter had already racked up a considerable combat career, dating back to 1937 in Spain. In contrast, the P-40 was a bit of an unknown quantity and was making its combat debut in the hands of the RAF's Desert Air Force. Discover how the... more...

  • P-40 Warhawk vs Ki-43 Oscar China 1944-45by Carl Molesworth

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Known for the distinctive 'sharkmouth' decoration on their noses, P-40 fighters first saw combat in China during World War II. Their most common adversary was the Japanese Nakajima Ki-43, nicknamed 'Oscar.' Carl Molesworth describes and explains the design and development of these two foes, the products of two vastly different philosophies of fighter... more...

  • Very Long Range P-51 Mustang Units of the Pacific Warby Carl Molesworth

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 16.95

    These pilots called themselves the 'Tokyo Club'. It was a simple task to become a member. All you had to do was strap yourself into a heavily loaded P-51 Mustang, take off from Iwo Jima, fly 650 miles north over the sea - often through monsoon storms - in your single-engined aircraft to Japan, attack a heavily defended target and then turn around... more...

  • 23rd Fighter Groupby Carl Molesworth; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 16.95

    Famous for the fearsome sharksmouths that adorned their planes, the 23rd FG fought a guerrilla war against the Japanese, steadily moving pilots and aircraft from one remote air base in China to another to keep the enemy off balance. Because China could only be supplied by air from India, there were constant shortages of aircraft, fuel and ammunition... more...

  • 57th Fighter Group - First in the Blueby Carl Molesworth; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 16.95

    Organized in January 1941, just as the United States was building up military forces for its inevitable entry into World War II, the 57th Fighter Group was the first USAAF fighter unit to go into action in North Africa. It went on to establish a number of other 'firsts' during its illustrious combat history in this theatre. Flying P-40 Warhawks, the... more...

  • P-40 Warhawk Aces of the MTOby Carl Molesworth; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    Thrown into action following the Torch landings of late 1942, the 'green' American pilots flying the obsolescent P-40F suffered cruelly at the hands of seasoned German fighter pilots flying superior machines. Those that survived learnt quickly, and a handful of Warhawk pilots succeeded in making ace by the time the Axis forces surrendered in North... more...

  • P-40 Warhawk Aces of the Pacificby Carl Molesworth; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The first USAAF fighters to engage the Japanese in World War 2, a handful of P-40s rose to defend Pearl Harbor from attack on the morning of 7 December 1941. Warhawk units were also heavily involved in the ill-fated fight to stem invading Japanese forces in the Philippines and Java between December 1941 and April 1942 and again in the Gilbert and... more...

  • Curtiss P-40by Carl Molesworth; Adam Tooby; Richard Chasemore

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 1.99

    An improved version of the Allison V-1710 engine gave rise to the Curtiss H-87, which began life in 1941 as the P-40D and featured a completely redesigned fuselage. The shorter and deeper nose of the new fighter gave it a decidedly snub-nosed appearance compared to the earlier P-40 models. Curtiss continued to tweak the H-87 for the next two years... more...

  • Curtiss P-40: Long-nosed Tomahawksby Carl Molesworth; Adam Tooby; Richard Chasemore

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    In 1939, with the threat of war in Europe growing by the day, the US Army Air Corps brass demanded a modern fighter that would combine the sterling handling qualities of the P-36 with a boost in performance that would make it competitive with the new types emerging in Germany and England, and the generals wanted the new plane immediately. The initial... more...

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