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  • 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...

  • Modelling Scale Aircraftby Brett Green

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Brett Green, one of the hobby's leading names, provides a comprehensive introduction to all of the basic techniques and materials needed to build scale aircraft, from opening the kit box to displaying the finished model, all in one clear and easy-to-follow expert guide. The many detailed photographs with step-by-step captions and the accessible and... 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...

  • Spitfire Women of World War IIby Giles Whittell

    HarperCollins Publishers 2008; US$ 7.48

    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...

  • Why Air Forces Failby Robin Higham; Stephen J. Harris

    The University Press of Kentucky 2016; US$ 29.95

    Since the publication of the first edition of Why Air Forces Fail , the debate over airpower's role in military operations has only intensified. Here, eminent historians Robin Higham and Stephen J. Harris assemble a team of experts to add essential new details to their cautionary tale for current practitioners of aerial warfare. Together, the contributors... more...

  • Predatorsby Brian Glyn Williams

    Potomac Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Predators is a riveting introduction to the murky world of Predator and Reaper drones, the CIA's and U.S. military's most effective and controversial killing tools. Brian Glyn Williams combines policy analysis with the human drama of the spies, terrorists, insurgents, and innocent tribal peoples who have been killed in the covert operation?the CIA's... more...

  • In Defense of Freedomby Wolfgang W. E. Samuel; James F. Tent

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 29.95

    An honor roll and an indelible remembrance of sacrifice, courage, and brotherhood in World War II more...

  • Wingless Eagleby Herbert A. Johnson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    At the start of the twentieth century the United States led the world in advances in aviation, with the first successful engine-powered flights at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and Dayton, Ohio, beginning in 1903. Fifteen years later, however, American airmen flew European-designed aircraft because American planes were woefully inadequate for service... more...

  • Lockheed SR-71 Operations in the Far Eastby Paul F Crickmore; Chris Davey; Jim Laurier

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    Even before the first operational flight of the U-2 spy plane, aircraft designers began work on the type's replacement. The result was the SR-71. First deployed on March 9, 1968, this tri-sonic 'hotrod' flew its first operational sortie over North Vietnam just 12 days later. Thereafter, the SR-71 roamed freely, capturing photographic, radar and electronic... more...