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  • Leaving Orbitby Margaret Lazarus Dean

    Graywolf Press 2015; US$ 11.20

    Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it In the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth, and for a time our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity and in the wake of high-profile disasters like Challenger , that dream... more...

  • Warigamiby Jayson Merrill

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 10.95

    "A very clever and impressive book of origami designs of military equipment. Great pictures, love the camo paper!" ? Clermont County Public Library Origami enthusiasts with a particular interest in weaponry will appreciate this unique book, which presents instructions for folding fourteen war machines: six jets, three missiles, and five ground vehicles.... more...

  • Flight Craft 5by Yefim Gordon

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 15.50

    In the late 1950s, the Sukhoi Design Bureau, already an established fighter maker, started work on a successor to its Su-9 and Su-11 single-engined interceptors for the national Air Defence Force. Similar to its predecessors, the new aircraft designated Su-15 had delta wings; unlike the Su-9/Su-11, however, it had twin engines and lateral air intakes... more...

  • Kings of the Airby Ian Sumner

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    In comparison to their British and German counterparts, the French airmen of the Great War are not well known. Yet their aerial exploits were just as remarkable, and their contribution to the war effort on the Western Front was equally important. That is why Ian Sumner's vivid history of the men of the French air force during the war is of such... more...

  • Taking Flightby Richard P. Hallion

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 23.99

    The invention of flight represents the culmination of centuries of thought and desire. Kites and rockets sparked our collective imagination. Then the balloon gave humanity its first experience aloft, though at the mercy of the winds. The steerable airship that followed had more practicality, yet a number of insurmountable limitations. But the airplane... more...

  • Global Air Powerby

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 35.00

    What influences have shaped air power since human flight became a reality more than a hundred years ago? Global Air Power provides insight into the evolution of air power theory and practice by examining the experience of six of the world?s largest air forces?those of the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel, Russia, India, and China?and of... more...

  • MiG-3 Aces of World War 2by Dmitriy Khazanov; Andrey Yurgenson

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    Created by ex-Polikarpov designers Ivanovic Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich, the MiG-1/3 family of fighters was built to satisfy a Soviet Air Force requirement for an advanced, fast, high altitude fighter. Entering service in the spring of 1941, no fewer than 917 MiG-3s had reached frontline units by the time Germany launched Operation Barbarossa on... 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...

  • Aichi 99 Kanbaku 'Val' Unitsby Osamu Tagaya; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Aichi Type 99 Carrier Bomber (D3A) - code named 'Val' by Allied intelligence - was the mainstay of the Imperial Japanese Navy's carrier dive-bomber force from 1941 to 1943. It sank more Allied warship tonnage than any other Axis aircraft during World War 2. While the Val's participation in the major carrier battles has been widely covered in other... more...

  • German Airborne Divisionsby Bruce Quarrie

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The German Army of World War II was the first to fully realise the benefits of using airborne troops alongside armoured formations. German Airborne Divisions became an integral part of the blitzkrieg operations that overran much of Western Europe during 1940 and 1941, from the historic raid on the Belgian fortress of Eben-Emael to the pyrrhic victory... more...