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  • 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...

  • Immediate Responseby Mark Hammond

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    2006 in Helmand saw British forces engaged in the most ferocious fighting since the Korean War. For much of the time they were hanging on by their fingertips, holed up in remote platoon houses, outnumbered, facing relentless assault and nearly overwhelmed. Only the Chinooks kept them in the game. But that meant their crews putting down in hot LZs,... more...

  • Hell Above Earthby Stephen Frater

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    ?The riveting true story of a World War II bomber pilot and the co-pilot who received orders to kill him?After the twists and turns in Goering's many missions, Frater finishes with a stunning revelation?the author delivers an exciting read full of little-known facts about the war. A WWII thrill ride.? ?Kirkus Reviews   An unforgettable and... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Aces of the Legion Condorby Robert Forsyth; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 17.95

    By the outbreak of World War 2, the Luftwaffe had acquired effective tactical battlefield experience from its involvement in the Spanish Civil War in 1936-1939, centered around the operations conducted by the Legion Condor, a force of some 19,000 'volunteer' German airmen, staff, technicians and groundcrew formed into fighter, bomber, reconnaissance,... more...

  • Bf 109 F/G/K Aces of the Western Frontby John Weal; John Weal

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 17.95

    The follow-on volume to Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 11 - Bf 109D/E Aces 1939-41, this book charts the story of the myriad aces who flew the later marks of Messerschmitt fighter through to VE-Day. As good as the Emil had been during the opening 18 months of the war, the aircraft was being progressively bettered in virtually all aspects of aerial combat... more...