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  • B-24 Liberator vs Ki-43 Oscarby Edward Young; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    During the late 1930s an armament race developed between bombers and the fighters that were bent on stopping them. The development of multi-engined, multi-gun, all-metal bombers forced a corresponding increase in fighter armament which, in turn, led to further attempts to improve bomber armament to ensure its ability to survive in the face of hostile... more...

  • P-38 Lightning Aces of the 82nd Fighter Groupby Steve Blake; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 17.95

    When the 82nd Fighter Group was organised in March 1942, most of its initial pilot cadre was comprised of newly graduated staff sergeant pilots of Class 42-C - enlisted men! They learned to fly the P-38 at Muroc, in California's Mojave Desert, and then moved to the Los Angeles area to continue their training and to serve as part of its air defence.... more...

  • US Naval Aviatorby Robert Hargis; John White

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    The US naval aviator of World War II played a pivotal part in the winning of the war. From the warm waters of the Pacific to the icy conditions of the Bering Sea (including the battle of Midway), the Naval aviator was on hand to fight the enemy in any and all conditions. Between 1940 and 1942 the training of the naval aviator lasted eleven months,... more...

  • Big Weekby Bill Yenne

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    In just six days, the United States Strategic Air Forces changed the course of military offense in World War II. During those six days, they launched the largest bombing campaign of the war, dropping roughly ten thousand tons of bombs in a rain of destruction that would take the skies back from the Nazis . . . The Allies knew that if they were... more...

  • US Navy Hornet Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Part Two)by Tony Holmes; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The second installment examining the US Navy Hornet Units' participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-present). These units were the first Navy Reserve unit to be mobilized since the Korean War, and their attacks were launched from carriers off the coast of Turkey. The conflict for these squadrons was very different from the campaign fought in... more...

  • F-14 Tomcat Units of Operation Enduring Freedomby Tony Holmes; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The legendary F-14 Tomcat was the weapon of choice to strike hard and fast against the enemies of the United States in the wake of the September 11 attacks. Determined to hit the al-Qaeda bases within Afghanistan, US plans were hampered by the reluctance of neighboring countries to allow US military aircraft to operate from their land bases. This... more...

  • British Airships 1905-30by Ian Castle; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    At a time when German U-Boats were ruthlessly attacking the maritime convoys engaged in bringing essential supplies to British shores, British airships played a vital role in neutralizing this danger and were crucial in enabling Britain to eventually emerge victorious. In 1907 the British Army built the military's first airship, and at the outbreak... more...

  • Korean War Acesby Robert Dorr; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The first virtually all-jet war, the conflict in Korea saw F-86 Sabres of the USAF take on MiG-15s of the North Korean and Chinese air forces. Although the Allied pilots were initially taken aback by the ability of the communist fighter in combat, sound training and skilful leadership soon enabled Sabre pilots to dominate the dogfights over the Yalu... more...

  • Air War in the Falklands 1982by Chris Chant; Mark Rolfe

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Falklands War (1982), fought between the United Kingdom and Argentina for the possession of the Falkland Islands, was probably the last 'colonial' war that will ever be undertaken by the British. This book shows how the key to British success was the speed with which the British gained and then maintained air superiority over the islands and the... more...

  • Come Up and Get Meby Joe Kittinger; Craig Ryan; Neil Armstrong

    University of New Mexico Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Kittinger, joined by author Craig Ryan, documents the heights of his extraordinary aeronautical career. more...