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  • Marked for Deathby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57

    Little more than 10 years after the first powered flight, aircraft were pressed into service in World War I. Nearly forgotten in the war's massive overall death toll, some 50,000 aircrew would die in the combatant nations' fledgling air forces. The romance of aviation had a remarkable grip on the public imagination, propaganda focusing on gallant... more...

  • Flight Craft 6by Yefim Gordon

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 15.50

    Brought out in the late 1970s as a successor to the obsolete Tu-126 airborne early warning aircraft, the A-50 co-developed by the Il'yushin and Beriyev bureaux is one of the most interesting military variants in the field of IL-76 military transport. Differing outwardly from the latter mainly in having a conventional "saucer" rotodome,... more...

  • Korean American Pioneer Aviatorsby Edward T. Chang; Woo Sung Han

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This is the untold story of the brave Korean men who took to the skies more than twenty years before the Tuskegee Airmen fought in World War II. It identifies the first Korean aviator and ties the origin of the Korean Air Force to the Korean American community who started the Willows Aviation School in 1920. more...

  • United States Naval Aviation 1911-2014by Michael Green

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 13.50

    From humble beginnings in 1911 with floatplanes, by the 1930s, the US Navy possessed dirigibles and were introducing fighter planes. By the start of WW2, monoplane fighters were replacing bi-planes and a major aircraft carrier build was underway.Fighters such as the Grumman FLF Hellcat and Vought F4U Corsair were joined by carrier attack aircraft such... more...

  • Curtiss P-40 -Snub-nosed Kittyhawks and Warhawksby Carl Molesworth; Adam Tooby; Richard Chasemore

    Osprey Publishing 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... 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...

  • Diamond Dakota Mysteryby Juliet Wills

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 24.50

    An extraordinary but true war-time tale of daring, mystery, luck and in excess of twenty million dollars worth of diamonds, and how they were lost, found and lost again. more...

  • Possums and Bird Dogsby Peter Nolan

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 33.62

    The story of 161 Reconnaissance Flight, the Australian Army Aviation unit deployed to Vietnam from September 1965 to March 1972, told through unit and personal records, pilot and aircraft log books and personal interviews with veterans. more...

  • Behind the Cyberspace Veilby Brian J. Collins

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 55.00

    This work examines the ways in which the Air Force as an institution, once the exclusive domain of aviators, must adjust to meet the operational demand of network-centric warfare in the information age. more...

  • A Dawn Like Thunderby Robert J. Mrazek

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99

    One of the great untold stories of World War II finally comes to light in this thrilling account of Torpedo Squadron Eight and their heroic efforts in helping an outmatched U.S. fleet win critical victories at Midway and Guadalcanal. These 35 American men--many flying outmoded aircraft--changed the course of history, going on to become the war's most... more...