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  • UFOs of the First World Warby Nigel Watson

    The History Press 2014;

    Lieutenant R S Maxwell took off in his BE2C fighter but saw nothing unusual until 8.25 when according to his report: 'My engine was missing irregularly and it was only by keeping the speed of the machine down to 50 mph that I was able to stay at 10,000 feet. I distinctly saw an artificial light to the north of me, and at about the same height. I followed... more...

  • Measuring Military Powerby Joshua M. Epstein

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.50

    Joshua M. Epstein argues that prevailing assumptions about the East- West balance of power rest on erroneous measures of military strength. He develops a method for analyzing military capabilities and applies that general procedure to the Soviet tactical air threat to NATO. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest... more...

  • Hornetby Orr Kelly

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    The fascinating true story of the controversial development and deployment of the supersonic fighter jet that changed aerial warfare forever The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet was born in 1978, a state-of-the-art supersonic fighter and attack aircraft with a top speed of Mach 1.8, more than one thousand miles per hour. It was versatile, fast,... more...

  • AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Stormby Lon Nordeen; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    In the 1970s the USMC bought the AV-8A Harrier from the UK to test V/STOL concepts for close air support. A successful funding battle was subsequently fought in the 1980s to secure military, political and economic support to expand this concept to develop and field the second generation AV-8B Harrier II from the late 1980s onward. The AV-8B was, and... more...

  • Soviet MiG-15 Aces of the Korean Warby Leonid Krylov; Yuriy Tepsurkaev

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The Soviet Union began assisting the People's Republic of China in its establishment of a modern air force in 1950, when Soviet Air Force regiments were sent to train local pilots. China's involvement in the Korean War in late October 1950 inevitably drew Soviet pilots into the war. A total of 52 Soviet pilots scored five or more victories in the Korean... more...

  • British Airships 1905-30by Ian Castle; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    At a time when German U-Boats were ruthlessly attacking the maritime convoys engaged in bringing essential supplies to British shores, British airships played a vital role in neutralizing this danger and were crucial in enabling Britain to eventually emerge victorious. In 1907 the British Army built the military's first airship, and at the outbreak... more...

  • Korean War Acesby Robert Dorr; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The first virtually all-jet war, the conflict in Korea saw F-86 Sabres of the USAF take on MiG-15s of the North Korean and Chinese air forces. Although the Allied pilots were initially taken aback by the ability of the communist fighter in combat, sound training and skilful leadership soon enabled Sabre pilots to dominate the dogfights over the Yalu... more...

  • Air War in the Falklands 1982by Chris Chant; Mark Rolfe

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Falklands War (1982), fought between the United Kingdom and Argentina for the possession of the Falkland Islands, was probably the last 'colonial' war that will ever be undertaken by the British. This book shows how the key to British success was the speed with which the British gained and then maintained air superiority over the islands and the... 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...