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  • Curtiss P-40: Long-nosed Tomahawksby Carl Molesworth; Adam Tooby; Richard Chasemore

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    In 1939, with the threat of war in Europe growing by the day, the US Army Air Corps brass demanded a modern fighter that would combine the sterling handling qualities of the P-36 with a boost in performance that would make it competitive with the new types emerging in Germany and England, and the generals wanted the new plane immediately. The initial... more...

  • No 126 Wing RCAFby Donald Nijboer; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 16.95

    The success of No 126 Wing began before the D-Day landings and through operations at Falaise Gap, Operation Market Garden, the winter offensive in the Ardennes, and crossing the Rhine into Germany. Donald Nijboer examines the wing's operations chapter by chapter, demonstrating how the five squadrons of Spitfires of No 126 Wing were self-sufficient... more...

  • F-4 Phantom II vs MiG-21: USAF & VPAF in the Vietnam Warby Peter Davies; Gareth Hector

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    This book draws us into the dangerous world braved by American and North Vietnamese airmen in the skies over Vietnam. Influential leaders and tacticians are profiled to provide a comparative evaluation of their contrasting skills. This book also reveals the technical specifications of each jet with an analysis of the weaponry, avionics and survival... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Spitfire Women of World War IIby Giles Whittell

    HarperCollins Publishers 2008; US$ 7.14

    This is the incredible true story of a wartime sisterhood of women pilots: a group of courageous pioneers who took exceptional risks to fly Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters to the frontlines of World War II. more...