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  • Spitfire Aces of North Africa and Italyby Andrew Thomas; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    Although most famous for their role in the Battle of Britain, many Spitfire squadrons also served in the Mediterranean theatre, aiding the Allied victories in North Africa and later in the invasion of Italy. Numerous pilots, both Royal Air Force and South African Spitfire squadrons, made ace during these engagements. This book tells their story. more...

  • Israeli F-4 Phantom II Acesby Shlomo Aloni; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The American manufactured F-4 Phantom II was used by the Israelis in air-to-ground missions, as an attack aircraft, and air-to-air missions as a fighter. Despite performing both roles with equal success the Israeli reliance on the Mirage III and Nesher delta fighters meant that the F-4 was used most regularly in its air-to-ground role. The kill total... more...

  • 57th Fighter Group - First in the Blueby Carl Molesworth; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 16.95

    Organized in January 1941, just as the United States was building up military forces for its inevitable entry into World War II, the 57th Fighter Group was the first USAAF fighter unit to go into action in North Africa. It went on to establish a number of other 'firsts' during its illustrious combat history in this theatre. Flying P-40 Warhawks, the... more...

  • 49th Fighter Groupby William N Hess; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 16.95

    The 49th FG was sent to Australia in early 1942 to help stem the tide of Japanese conquest in Java. Too late to save the island, the group went into action in the defence of Darwin, Australia, where the Forty-Niners' handful of P-40E Warhawks were thrown into combat alongside survivors from the defeated forces that had fled from the Philippines and... more...

  • F-86 Sabre Aces of the 4th Fighter Wingby Warren Thompson; Mark Styling

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The entry of the United State's premier jet interceptor into the Korean War was triggered by the ever-increasing presence of the Soviet-built MiG-15 south of the Yalu River. The possibility of the USAF losing air supremacy over the Korean Peninsula was unacceptable. The 4th Fighter Wing got the call for combat in Korea. They were made up of a combination... more...

  • P-40 Warhawk vs Bf 109by Carl Molesworth

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Although the P-40 and the Bf 109 joined the air war over North Africa at nearly the same time in 1941, the German fighter had already racked up a considerable combat career, dating back to 1937 in Spain. In contrast, the P-40 was a bit of an unknown quantity and was making its combat debut in the hands of the RAF's Desert Air Force. Discover how the... more...

  • Martin B-26 Marauderby Martyn Chorlton; Henry Morshead

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    One of the most underrated medium bombers of the Second World War, the Martin B-26 Marauder never fully managed to shake off an underserved early reputation as a dangerous aircraft to fly. Deemed superior to all other designs on the table at the time, almost a 1,000 had been ordered before the aircraft first took to the air November 1940. From late... more...

  • US Naval Aviator: 1941-45by Robert Hargis

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 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...

  • Fw 190 Defence of the Reich Acesby John Weal

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Renowned aviation author and artist, John Weal, presents the last volume of Fw 190 Aces not previously covered in the Aircraft of the Aces series. From mid-1942 until the end of the war, German fighter pilots were deployed in the defence of the homeland in an effort to halt the near-constant bombing raids by Britain and America. This book tells their... more...

  • Allison-Engined P-51 Mustangby Martyn Chorlton

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    While the introduction of the Merlin engine did improve the Mustang's performance and produce the bubble-canopied fighters with which we associate the name, credit must be given to the Allison-engined variants that preceded it. From its inception in early 1940, the Mustang's development was extraordinarily rapid - such was the need for a fighter at... more...