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  • F9F Panther Units of the Korean Warby Warren Thompson; Mark Styling

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    In 1948 the USAF, Marine Corps and US Navy were concentrating on converting over to an all-jet force. When the Korean War started in June 1950, the USAF had built up a sizable jet force in the Far East, while the US Navy was in the early stages of getting F9F Panthers operational as replacements for its piston-engined F8F Bearcats. At about this time,... more...

  • Finnish Aces of World War 2by Kari Stenman; Mark Styling

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Always outnumbered by their Soviet counterparts, the small band of Finnish fighter pilots who defended their Scandinavian homeland from the 'communist hordes' in three separate wars between 1939 and 1945 amassed scores only bettered by the Luftwaffe's Jagdflieger. Initially equipped with a motley collection of biplane and monoplane fighters garnered... more...

  • F-117 Stealth Fighter Units of Operation Desert Stormby Warren Thompson; Mark Styling

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    During the final years of the 20th century, the most significant break-through in military weaponry was the concept of Stealth technology, and the first mass-produced weapon to utilize this to perfection was the F-117 Nighthawk. Originally delivered in 1982, its existence was officially denied until the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, when it entered... more...

  • P-61 Black Widow Units of World War 2by Warren Thompson; Mark Styling

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The first aircraft to be purposely designed as a radar-equipped nightfigher, Northrop's P-61 Black Widow was heavily influenced by early RAF combat experience with radar-equipped aircraft in the years 1940/41 of World War II (1939-1945). Built essentially around the bulky Radiation Laboratory SCR-720 radar, which was mounted in the aircraft's nose,... more...

  • B-24 Liberator Units of the CBIby Edward Young; Mark Styling

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Osprey's study of the B-24 Liberator Units in the CBI Theatre of World War II (1939-1945). The B-24 Liberator was the mainstay of the US Army Air Force's strategic bombing effort in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre from 1942 until the end of the war in 1945. With longer range and a greater load-carrying capacity than the B-17, the B-24 was well... more...

  • B-1B Lancer Units in Combatby Thomas Withington; Mark Styling

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The development of the B-1B Lancer bomber was difficult to say the least. Originally conceived to fulfill a USAF requirement for an Advanced Manned Strategic Aircraft, the original B-1A concept aircraft was accused of being a white elephant, capable of performing nothing which could not be achieved at less financial and human expense than an intercontinental... more...

  • F4U Corsair Units of the Korean Warby Warren Thompson; Mark Styling

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The definitive account of F-4 Corsair Units deployed in the Korean War (1950-1953), this book tells the story of the 26 US Navy Squadrons, most of which were carrier based, and the 6 Marine Corps F-4 squadrons that flew combat missions against the North Koreans. Drawing from a vast repository of personal interviews with F-4 pilots, the author paints... more...

  • F-86 Sabre Aces of the 51st Fighter Wingby Warren Thompson; Mark Styling

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The 51st Fighter Wing initially flew the F-80C in the Korean War, but in 1951, the 51st brought in high-scoring World War 2 ace Colonel Francis Gabreski to assume command when it converted from the F-80 over to the newly arrived F-86E. His recruits included his elite 4th Wing pilots, and by the end of the war, the 51st had two pilots who achieved the... more...

  • MiG-21 Units of the Vietnam Warby Istvan Toperczer; Mark Styling

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Osprey's study of the use of MiG-21 Units in the Vietnam War (1955-1975). Having honed their piloting skills on the subsonic MiG-17 and transonic MiG-19, the Vietnamese Peoples? Air Force (VPAF) received their first examples of the legendary MiG-21 supersonic fighter in 1966. Soon thrown into combat over North Vietnam, the guided-missile equipped MiG-21... more...

  • B-29 Superfortress Units of World War 2by Robert Dorr; Mark Styling

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The ultimate piston-engined heavy bomber of World War II (1939-1945), the first production B-29s were delivered to the 58th Very Heavy Bomb Wing in the autumn of 1943. By the spring of 1944 the Superfortress was bombing targets in the Pacific, and by war?s end the aircraft had played as great a part as any weapon in ending the conflict with the Japanese.... more...