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  • Tomorrow's Air Forceby Jeffrey J. Smith

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Looking ahead to future airpower requirements, this engaging and ground-breaking book on the history and future of American combat airpower argues that the USAF must adapt to the changes that confront it or risk decline into irrelevance. To provide decision makers with the necessary analytical tools, Jeffrey J. Smith uses organizational modeling to... 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...

  • Lockheed A-12by Paul Crickmore; Adam Tooby

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    During the early years of the Cold War, the most effective way to gather strategic intelligence about the Soviet Union and its allies was manned overflight. Lockheed's U-2 was spectacularly successful in this role. Much to the concern of President Eisenhower, its shape meant that it could be tracked on Russian radars. Given the highly sensitive nature... more...

  • Aces of the 325th Fighter Groupby Tom Ivie; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    American pilots flew P-40 Warhawk, P-47 Thunderbolt, and P-51 Mustang fighters over Noth Africa, Sicily, and Italy in the World War II Mediterranean Theater of Operations as part of the 325th Fighter Group. The 325th FG was activated under General Order number 50 on 30 July 1942 and set up training operations at Theodore F Greene Field in Providence,... more...

  • Nieuport 11/16 Bébé vs Fokker Eindeckerby Jon Guttman; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    The Nieuport 11 boasts an important place in the technology race against German aircraft in World War I aerial warfare. It eventually led Nieuport to produce the first plane flown in large numbers in aerial combat by the United States. The appearance in July 1915 of Germany's Fokker E I, armed with interrupter gear that allowed its machine gun to... more...

  • Spitfire V vs C.202 Folgoreby Donald Nijboer; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    The inability of the Italians and Germans to invade Malta proved decisive for Allied victory in the Mediterranean during World War II, as the islands provided the Allies with a base from which to project air power. Early Italian efforts to pound the islands into submission were supplemented by major German forces from January 1942 and in a few weeks... more...

  • Journey's Endby Kevin Wilson

    Orion Publishing Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    In February 1945, British and American bombers rained down thousands of tons of incendiaries on the city of Dresden, creating one of the greatest firestorms in history. Their bombs killed an estimated 25,000 people, and wiped one of the most beautiful cities in Europe from the map. The controversy that erupted shortly afterwards, and which continues... more...

  • Predatorby Richard Whittle

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99

    The untold story of the birth of the Predator drone, a wonder weapon that transformed the American military, reshaped modern warfare, and sparked a revolution in aviation The creation of the first weapon in history whose operators can stalk and kill an enemy on the other side of the globe was far more than clever engineering. As Richard Whittle... more...

  • Hunter Killerby T. Mark McCurley; Kevin Maurer

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    The first-ever inside look at the US military?s secretive Remotely Piloted Aircraft program?equal parts techno-thriller, historical account, and war memoir Remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), commonly referred to by the media as drones, are a mysterious and headline-making tool in the military?s counterterrorism arsenal. Their story has been pieced... more...

  • From Auster to Apacheby Guy Warner

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 13.99

    This is the 70th Anniversary year of 656 Squadron, which first formed on 31st December 1942. Over the intervening years the Squadron has served with great distinction in India, Burma, Java, Malaya, Borneo, Hong Kong, the UK, the Falkland Islands, Bosnia, Kosovo and, most recently, in Afghanistan. This is 656’s story, told in full and for the first... more...