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  • F-104 Starfighter Units in Combatby Peter Davies; Rolando Ugolini

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    The 'missile with a man in it' was known for its blistering speed and deadliness in air combat. The F-104C flew more than 14,000 combat hours in Vietnam as a bomber escort, a Wild Weasel escort and a close air support aircraft. Though many were sceptical of its ability to carry weapons, the Starfighter gave a fine account of itself in the close air... more...

  • F-8 Crusader vs MiG-17by Peter Mersky; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    This book covers the actions fought between two of the best known fighters of the Vietnam War, in action over the North during the early years of the conflict. Revered by Naval Aviators as the "last of the gunfighters" due to its quartet of Colt-Browning Mk 12 20 mm cannon (its great naval rival, the F-4 Phantom II, was exclusively armed with missiles),... more...

  • Pistolsby Jeff Kinard

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00

    This is a comprehensive history of the pistol, covering its technological development and its impact on warfare and society. It provides complete technical details of examples of pistols from the first working models to the present and includes in-depth coverage of the three major pistol designs. more...

  • Battle Order 204by Christobel Mattingley

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 16.31

    The riveting true story account of a young WW2 pilot's heroic journey, illustrated throughout with fascinating photographs, maps and excerpts from his log books. more...

  • Coming to Coloradoby Wolfgang Samuel

    University Press of Mississippi 2006; US$ 30.00

    In his acclaimed memoir German Boy: A Refugee's Story , Wolfgang W. E. Samuel relates his experiences as a child surviving war and its hellish aftermath in occupied Germany. On January 24, 1951, exactly six years after his traumatic flight from Russian tanks, Samuel finds himself standing at the railing of a ship taking him to the land of his dreams--America.... more...

  • The Yom Kippur Warby Walter J. Boyne

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 20.99

    It's usually called the Yom Kippur War. Or sometimes the October War. The players that surround it are familiar: Sadat and Mubarak, Meir and Sharon, Nixon and Kissinger, Brezhnev and Dobyrnin. It was a war that brought Arab and Jew into vicious conflict. A war in which Israel almost unleashed her nuclear arsenal and set two superpowers on a treacherous... more...

  • Shaking the Heavens and Splitting the Earthby Roger Cliff; John Fei; Jeff Hagen; Elizabeth Hague; Eric Heginbotham

    RAND Corporation 2011; US$ 9.95

    This monograph analyzes published Chinese and Western sources about current and future capabilities and employment concepts of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). It describes how those capabilities and concepts might be realized in a conflict over Taiwan, assesses the implications of China implementing them, and provides recommendations... more...

  • The Two O'Clock Warby Walter J. Boyne; Fred Smith

    St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 8.99

    It's usually called the Yom Kippur War. Or sometimes the October War. The players that surround it are familiar: Sadat and Mubarak, Meir and Sharon, Nixon and Kissinger, Brezhnev and Dobyrnin. It was a war that brought Arab and Jew into vicious conflict. A war in which Israel almost unleashed her nuclear arsenal and set two superpowers on a treacherous... more...

  • Operation Pointblank 1944by Steven Zaloga; Steven Zaloga

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    Osprey's examination of Operation Pointblank, which was the code name for the United States Army Air Force's attempt to destroy German fighter capability through the use of daylight strategic bombing in advance of the D-Day landings of World War II (1939-1945). Launched in 1943, the operation immediately met with severe problems, most notably the horrible... more...

  • P-40 Warhawk vs Bf 109by Carl Molesworth; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    Although the P-40 and the Bf 109 both joined the air war over North Africa at nearly the same time in early 1941, the venerable German fighter was already fully sorted with a combat career dating back to 1937 in Spain, while the American fighter was making its combat debut in the hands of the RAF's Desert Air Force. Both aircraft were low-wing designs... more...