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

    University of New Mexico Press 2010; US$ 21.95

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

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

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Spitfire was the most iconic and famous British fighter of World War II and was first deployed to Egypt in the spring of 1942 as German success in North Africa reached its zenith. Although few in number, in their early battles with the Luftwaffe the RAF and South African Spitfire squadrons made an immediate impact and in contributed to the successful... more...

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

    Osprey Publishing 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 theater. Flying P-40 Warhawks, the... more...

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

    Osprey Publishing 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...

  • Blue Moon over Cuba: Aerial Reconnaissance during the Cuban Missile Crisisby William B. Usn (Ret) Ecker

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 9.95

    Most books on the Cuban Missile Crisis tell the story using the memoirs of those who advised President Kennedy as he struggled to avoid World War III. This book is the only known personal account of the lead photographic reconnaissance squadron?s scouting dangerous low-level operations, flying the supersonic RF-8A Crusader, during the classified... more...

  • Project Emilyby John Boyes

    The History Press 2013; US$ 26.24

    This is a history of the 4-year period from 1959 to 1963 when RAF bomber command operated 60 Thor Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles as part of the UK nuclear deterrent force. In 1956 the US approached the UK to explore the possibility of basing IRBMs on UK soil amid growing concerns over Soviet missiles. Seeds were sown for the RAF to become sole... more...

  • F-4 Phantom II vs MiG-21by Peter Davies; Jim Laurier; Gareth Hector

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    From difficult weather conditions to unreliable missile armament to unequal rules of engagement, this book tells the story of the challenges faced by the F-4 and MiG-21 pilots. Using first-hand accounts wherever possible the author draws us into the dangerous world experienced by American and North Vietnamese pilots. Influential leaders and tacticians... more...

  • F4F Wildcat vs A6M Zero-senby Edward Young; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    From Coral Sea to Midway to Guadalcanal and Santa Cruz, these fighters battled for air supremacy over the Pacific in World War II. The Grumman F4F Wildcat and the Mitsubishi A6M Zero-sen were contemporaries, although designed to very different requirements. Ruggedly built so as to survive the rigors of carrier operations, the Wildcat was the best... more...

  • Martin B-26 Marauderby Martyn Chorlton; Adam Tooby

    Osprey Publishing 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. Admittedly, in inexperienced hands, the B-26 could be tricky to fly, but once mastered, proved to be one of the best in its class. The aircraft incorporated... more...

  • Lords of the Skyby Dan Hampton

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 18.99

    The New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot and retired USAF F-16 legend Dan Hampton offers the first comprehensive popular history of combat aviation?a unique, entertaining, and action-packed look at the aces of the air and their machines, from the Red Baron and his triplane in World War I to today?s technologically expert flying warriors... more...