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  • The Lightning Boys 2by Richard Pike

    Grub Street Publishing 2013; US$ 7.69

    The sequel to the best-selling The Lightning Boys, Lightning Boys 2 is a must-have companion and continues the theme of tales from pilots and other crew connected with this iconic aircraft, giving a rare insight into postwar fighter operations. In 20 separate stories to intrigue, amaze and amuse, the book has also been compiled and written by Richard... more...

  • The Dream Machineby Richard Whittle

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 18.00

    WHEN THE MARINES decided to buy a helicopter-airplane hybrid ?tiltrotor? called the V-22 Osprey, they saw it as their dream machine. The tiltrotor was the aviation equivalent of finding the Northwest Passage: an aircraft able to take off, land, and hover with the agility of a helicopter yet fly as fast and as far as an airplane. Many predicted it would... more...

  • Tumult in the Cloudsby James Goodson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.38

    The classic memoir by one of America's greatest fighting aces: James Goodson Anglo-American James Goodson's war began on Sept 3rd 1939, when the SS Athenia was torpedoed and sank off the Hebrides. Surviving the sinking and distinguishing himself rescuing survivors, Goodson immediately signed on with the RAF. He was an American, but he wanted... more...

  • 49th Fighter Groupby William N Hess; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 16.95

    The 49th FG was sent to Australia in early 1942 to help stem the tide of Japanese conquest in Java. Too late to save the island, the group went into action in the defence of Darwin, Australia, where the Forty-Niners' handful of P-40E Warhawks were thrown into combat alongside survivors from the defeated forces that had fled from the Philippines and... 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...

  • Aces of Jagdgeschwader Nr IIIby Greg VanWyngarden

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 15.95

    Royal Prussian Jagdgeschwader Nr III was the third of Germany?s vaunted fighter wings to be formed during World War 1. Due in part to the success of Manfred von Richthofen?s JG Nr I, the High Command decided to form Jagdgeschwader II and III in preparation for the approaching offensive of March 1918. JG III would be commanded by the Pour le Mérite... more...

  • The Air Force Way of Warby Brian D. Laslie

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    On December 18, 1972, more than one hundred U.S. B-52 bombers flew over North Vietnam to initiate Operation Linebacker II. During the next eleven days, sixteen of these planes were shot down and another four suffered heavy damage. These losses soon proved so devastating that Strategic Air Command was ordered to halt the bombing. The U.S. Air Force's... more...

  • Air Warfare in the Missile Ageby Lon O. Nordeen

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 24.95

    Lon O. Nordeen has completely updated his 1985 chronicle of military aviation?s evolving role in warfare, now covering the major conflicts of the past four decades. He presents the historical and political background of each conflict and includes in-depth discussions of the aircraft, weapons, tactics, training, new systems, and other factors that influenced... more...

  • Allison-Engined P-51 Mustangby Martyn Chorlton

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    While the introduction of the Merlin engine did improve the Mustang's performance and produce the bubble-canopied fighters with which we associate the name, credit must be given to the Allison-engined variants that preceded it. From its inception in early 1940, the Mustang's development was extraordinarily rapid - such was the need for a fighter at... more...

  • Angels Zeroby Robert Brulle

    Smithsonian 2015; US$ 29.95

    Robert V. Brulle, who flew seventy ground support missions with the 366th Fighter Group, links his daily experiences in the cockpit not only with the battles in which he participated but also with events in the wider European theater. Combining anecdotes from his personal diary, research in US and German records, and interviews with participants from... more...