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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fokker D.XXI Aces of World War 2by Kari Stenman

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    Entering service with the Dutch Army's Aviation Branch from early 1938, the Fokker D.XXI was also built under license in Denmark and Finland. Dutch D.XXIs subsequently saw less than a week of action following the German invasion of western Europe on 10 May 1940, with many of the country's 28 fighters being destroyed on the ground. Those that survived... more...

  • USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom IIby Peter Davies

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    In many respects the most successful, versatile and widely used combat aircraft of the post-war era, the F-4 Phantom II was quickly adopted by the USAF just in time for the Vietnam conflict where USAF F-4Cs took over MiG-fighting duties from the F-100 Super Sabre. Although the F-4 was never intended as a dog-fighter, it was responsible for destroying... 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...