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  • 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...

  • Spitfire Women of World War IIby Giles Whittell

    HarperCollins Publishers 2008; Not Available

    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...

  • Viper Pilotby Dan Hampton

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    Action-packed and breathtakingly authentic, Viper Pilot is the electrifying memoir of one of the most decorated F-16 pilots in American history: U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dan Hampton, who served for twenty years, flying missions in the Iraq War, the Kosovo conflict, and the first Gulf War. Both a rare look into the elite world of fighter... more...

  • The US Eighth Air Force in Europeby Martin Bowman

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 9.99

    This book describes the period when the American daylight offensive faltered and nearly failed and recalls the terrible losses suffered by Liberators on the low-level attack on the Ploesti oilfields in Rumania and by the B-17s on the notorious Schweinfurt and Regensburg raids which entered 8th Air Force folklore as ‘Black Thursday’. Fascinating... more...

  • Aces of the 78th Fighter Groupby Thomas Cleaver; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    Eighth Air Force 78th FG flew P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt, and P-51 Mustang fighters in air combat against German Luftwaffe Me-109, Fw-190, and Me-262 aircraft. The 78th FG was originally established as the fourth of the P-38 fighter groups that were expected to perform fighter escort in the newly formed Eighth Air Force. Arriving in England... more...

  • AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom I-VIby Lon Nordeen; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Harrier II jet saw conflict in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (Gulf War), Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Iraqi Freedom (Iraq War). The aircraft has matured into a multi-role platform through the addition of a night vision system, radar, an external targeting pod and new laser-guided weapons. In the 1970s the USMC bought... more...

  • General Dynamics F-111 Aardvarkby Peter Davies; Henry Morshead

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    No project combined radical innovation and political furore quite like the F-111 program. It was intended as the world's biggest, most expensive defence procurement plan when it began in 1962. The aim was 'commonality'; the equipment of the USAF, US Navy and several foreign customers with a single type of fighter. It produced a superb strike aircraft... more...

  • Curtiss P-40 -Snub-nosed Kittyhawks and Warhawksby Carl Molesworth; Adam Tooby; Richard Chasemore

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    An improved version of the Allison V-1710 engine gave rise to the Curtiss H-87, which began life in 1941 as the P-40D and featured a completely redesigned fuselage. The shorter and deeper nose of the new fighter gave it a decidedly snub-nosed appearance compared to the earlier P-40 models. Curtiss continued to tweak the H-87 for the next... more...