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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 Group US 2012; US$ 9.99

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

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Since the limited Desert Fox campaign against Iraq in December 1998, the Tomcat has been integral to virtually all combat operations involving the US Navy in the Arabian Gulf. Indeed, on every carrier deployment to the Persian Gulf since Desert Fox, the F-14 unit(s) on station has ventured into ?The Sand Box? over southern Iraq and prosecuted targets... 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...

  • AH-64 Apache Units of Operations Enduring Freedom & Iraqi Freedomby Jonathan Bernstein; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    After the attacks on 11 September 2001, Apache units made significant contributions to the Coalition campaign against Taliban and al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan. Functioning as the 'killer' part of US Army Hunter-killer teams, Apaches sought out and brought overwhelming firepower to bear on Taliban and al-Qaeda forces, as well as providing direct... more...

  • AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Stormby Lon Nordeen; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    In the 1970s the USMC bought the AV-8A Harrier from the UK to test V/STOL concepts for close air support. A successful funding battle was subsequently fought in the 1980s to secure military, political and economic support to expand this concept to develop and field the second generation AV-8B Harrier II from the late 1980s onward. The AV-8B was, and... more...

  • Soviet MiG-15 Aces of the Korean Warby Leonid Krylov; Yuriy Tepsurkaev

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The Soviet Union began assisting the People's Republic of China in its establishment of a modern air force in 1950, when Soviet Air Force regiments were sent to train local pilots. China's involvement in the Korean War in late October 1950 inevitably drew Soviet pilots into the war. A total of 52 Soviet pilots scored five or more victories in the Korean... more...