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  • Modelling the P-47 Thunderboltby Brett Green

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    The P-47 Thunderbolt, affectionately nicknamed the 'Jug', was one of the most famous fighter aircraft of World War II. Used as both a high-altitude escort fighter and a low-level fighter-bomber, it quickly gained a reputation for being tough and resilient. Many different air forces operated this plane, and it sported a wide range of camouflage schemes,... more...

  • Monino Museum Moscowby Ken Duffey

    MMP 2013; US$ 4.99

    One of the premier collections of Soviet and Russian aircraft, the Monino museum opened in 1960 and covers an area of about 20 hectares. It has on display more than 173 aircraft and 127 aero engines, with 44 of its exhibits having been declared as monuments of science and technology. The Monino museum charts the history of Soviet and Russian aviation... more...

  • The Other Side Of Airfixby Authur Ward

    Remember When 2013; US$ 20.99

    Airfix is synonymous with plastic model kits. The brand name has virtually become a noun, occupying a special place in that lexicon of trade names alongside Hoover, Sellotape, Perspex and Aqua-Lung.Throughout the war years Airfix survived on government contracts for a whole range of plastic items and by virtue of Kove's tenancious apetitie for... more...

  • Pearl Harbor 1941by Carl Smith

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    December 7, 1941 was one of the single most decisive days of World War II - the day that brought the USA into the fight. Six Japanese aircraft carriers disgorged their full complements in two waves on the superior US Pacific Fleet as it lay slumbering in Pearl Harbor. Depending on opposing viewpoints, the attack was either a brilliant maneuver of... 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...

  • The RAF and Aircraft Designby Colin S Sinnott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This work examines the evolution of the RAF's operational requirements for its home defence air force - for bombers to mount a deterrent counter offensive and for fighters to provide direct defence of Britain. It discusses the management processes, policies and decisions relevant to operational requirements on the basis of a detailed study of Air Ministry... more...

  • Rumanian Aces of World War 2by Denes Bernad

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    First seeing action in the wake of the German invasion of the USSR in June 1941, the Royal Rumanian Air Force had been allied to the Luftwaffe since the Romanian government signed a Tripartite Pact with Germany and Italy in November 1940. This book reveals how, despite suffering heavy losses to the numerically superior Russian forces, the Rumanians... more...

  • Soviet Hurricane Aces of World War 2by Yuriy Rybin

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Following the destruction wrought on the Red Army Air Forces during the first days of Operation Barbarossa in June 1941, the Soviet Union found itself desperately short of fighter aircraft. Premier Josef Stalin duly appealed directly to Prime Minister Winston Churchill for replacement aircraft, and in late 1941 the British delivered the first of 3360... more...

  • Straight & Trueby Hugh Soar

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 10.99

    The arrow, essentially a specialized spear, is among the most ancient human inventions and can be found in cultures throughout the world. The need to launch a projectile farther and with greater accuracy than is possible with the human arm gave rise to a variety of solutions. Spearthrowers which extend the length of the user’s arm and therefore... more...

  • Strike From the Skyby Richard P. Hallion; Richard Mason

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 39.95

    Chronicles the history of battlefield air attack from 1911, when the airplane was first used in war, to the end of World War II. more...