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  • Limits of Air Powerby Mark Clodfelter

    Free Press 1989; US$ 21.99

    The Limits of Air Power analyzes the American bombing campaigns in Vietnam and shows why the use of air power, so effective in previous wars, proved unsuccessful in a limited war. Major Mark Clodfelter, a military historian, assesses the American use of air power from World War II through the Vietnam War, and shows how its effectiveness declined... more...

  • Basher Five-Twoby Scott O'Grady

    Random House Children's Books 2010; US$ 6.99

    U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady was shot down in his F-16 over Bosnia while helping to keep the peace. The plane exploded, and Captain O'Grady fell 5 miles to the ground below. In exciting detail, Captain O'Grady tells how he evaded capture and how, with little water and no food, he was able to survive on his own in enemy territory. This... more...

  • Tail-End Charliesby John Nichol; Tony Rennell

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 7.99

    Night after night they stifled their fears and flew through flak and packs of enemy fighters to drop the bombs that would demolish the Third Reich. The airmen of the United States 8th Army Air ForceAmerican and British Bomber Command were among the greatest heroes of the Second World War, defying Hitler in the darkest early days of the war and taking... more...

  • Apache Dawnby Damien Lewis

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 7.99

    The Apache attack helicopter is one of the world?s most awesome weapons systems. Deployed for the first time in Afghanistan, it has already passed into legend. The only thing more incredible than the Apache itself are the pilots who fly her. For the first time, Apache Dawn tells their story?and their baptism of fire in the unforgiving battle... more...

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehiclesby Steven Zaloga; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are the most dynamic field of aerospace technology, and potentially the harbingers of new aviation technology and tactics. They have only emerged from the shadows in recent years, but in fact have been in use for decades. After some limited use in World War II, UAVs began to emerge as a substitute for manned reconnaissance... more...

  • M551 Sheridanby Steven Zaloga; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    One of the weaknesses of airmobile forces has always been their vulnerability to enemy armor. Since the 1940s, there have been numerous schemes to field light tanks that could be deployed by parachute or other methods to reinforce paratroopers and other airmobile forces. This book tells the story of the US experience with airmobile tanks, starting... more...

  • USN F-4 Phantom II vs VPAF MiG-17/19by Peter Davies; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    The Vietnam War placed unexpected demands upon American military forces and equipment.The principal US naval fighter, the McDonnell F-4 Phantom, had originally been designed to defend the Fleet from air attack at long range. However, its tremendous power and bomb-carrying capacity made it an obvious candidate for the attack mission in Vietnam... more...

  • F-105 Wild Weasel vs SA-2 'Guideline' SAMby Peter Davies; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    Although America entered the Vietnam War with some of the world's most sophisticated combat aircraft, the majority of their missions involved conventional bombing and fighter engagements that employed quite similar tactics to those previously used in the Korean War and World War 2. The real step change in aerial fighting came with the use of air-to-air... more...

  • The First Air Warby Lee Kennett

    Free Press 1999; Not Available

    "In this fascinating book, Lee Kennett tells of (World War I fliers and) their experiences on all fronts and skillfully places them in proper context" (Edward M. Coffman, author of The Old Army "). "A welcome and long overdue addition to the literature of military aviation."--Richard P. Hallion, Lindbergh Professor, National Air and Space Museum,... more...

  • Jagdverband 44by Robert Forsyth; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 20.99

    Jagdverband 44 was formed in February 1945 on Hitler's orders, to fly the Me 262 "Stormbird", the world's first operational jet fighter, and demonstrate its superiority. The unit was led by the legendary Adolf Galland, who recruited some of Germany's leading aces into it, to the extent that it was said that the Knight's Cross was its unofficial badge.... more...