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  • Taking Flightby Richard P. Hallion

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    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 John Andreas Olsen

    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...

  • B-57 Canberra Units of the Vietnam Warby T. E. Bell; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The B-57 Canberra was the first jet-powered American attack aircraft committed to the Vietnam War. Involved in day-to-day interdiction missions as well as in classified 'black ops' missions and a starring role in Operation Rolling Thunder; the B-57 evolved to become one of the most valuable weapons in the USAF inventory. The B-57E was involved in... more...

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Aces 1937-45by Henry Sakaida

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    The outcome of the Pacific War was heavily influenced by the results of naval battles between the Imperial Japanese fleet and the US Navy. One of the key elements was Japan's large fighter component, which had gained experience over Manchuria, China and Mongolia in the late 1930s. Flying A5Ms, at least 21 pilots achieved 'acedom' securing air superiority... more...

  • Finnish Aces of World War 2by Kari Stenman

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Always outnumbered by their Soviet counterparts, the small band of Finnish fighter pilots who defended their Scandinavian homeland from the 'communist hordes' in three separate wars between 1939 and 1945 amassed scores only bettered by the Luftwaffe's Jagdflieger. Initially equipped with a motley collection of biplane and monoplane fighters garnered... more...

  • Ki-43 'Oscar' Aces of World War 2by Hiroshi Ichimura

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Dubbed the 'Oscar' by the Allies, the Ki-43 Hayabusa Peregrine was the most prolific Japanese fighter of World War 2. Designed for manoeuverability and speed, the low-wing model meant that firepower and safety had to be sacrificed, with only two machine guns per plane. Despite this, more Japanese pilots achieved Ace status flying the Hayabusa than... more...

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

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 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 from... more...

  • The War at Sea Volume III Part I The Offensiveby Stephen Wentworth Roskill

    232 Celsius 2013; US$ 7.00

    The history of the war at sea during world war 2 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...

  • Modelling Luftwaffe Jets and Wonder Weaponsby Brett Green

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 14.95

    While the Allies largely relied on mass production to help them win World War II, Germany put a great deal of their limited resources into new technologies and wonder weapons. In addition to these tangible assets, which were used with varying degrees of success, the drawing boards of Germany were littered with dozens of advanced designs that never... more...