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  • RAF Canberra Units of the Cold Warby Andrew Brookes; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    Throughout the Cold War, this 525mph bomber fulfilled the same role as the Mosquito fighter-bomber in World War II. From its first public demonstration at the Farnborough Air Show of 1949, the English Electric Canberra bomber captured the attention of the aviation world. It could outmaneuver all the fighters of the time and it could climb way above... more...

  • P-38 Lightning Aces of the 82nd Fighter Groupby Steve Blake; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 17.95

    When the 82nd Fighter Group was organised in March 1942, most of its initial pilot cadre was comprised of newly graduated staff sergeant pilots of Class 42-C - enlisted men! They learned to fly the P-38 at Muroc, in California's Mojave Desert, and then moved to the Los Angeles area to continue their training and to serve as part of its air defence.... more...

  • US Naval Aviatorby Robert Hargis; John White

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    The US naval aviator of World War II played a pivotal part in the winning of the war. From the warm waters of the Pacific to the icy conditions of the Bering Sea (including the battle of Midway), the Naval aviator was on hand to fight the enemy in any and all conditions. Between 1940 and 1942 the training of the naval aviator lasted eleven months,... more...

  • US Navy F-14 Tomcat Units of Operation Iraqi Freedomby Tony Holmes; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Since the limited Desert Fox campaign against Iraq in December 1998, the Tomcat has been integral to virtually all combat operations involving the US Navy in the Arabian Gulf. Indeed, on every carrier deployment to the Persian Gulf since Desert Fox, the F-14 unit(s) on station has ventured into ?The Sand Box? over southern Iraq and prosecuted targets... more...

  • US Navy Hornet Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Part Two)by Tony Holmes; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The second installment examining the US Navy Hornet Units' participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-present). These units were the first Navy Reserve unit to be mobilized since the Korean War, and their attacks were launched from carriers off the coast of Turkey. The conflict for these squadrons was very different from the campaign fought in... more...

  • F-14 Tomcat Units of Operation Enduring Freedomby Tony Holmes; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The legendary F-14 Tomcat was the weapon of choice to strike hard and fast against the enemies of the United States in the wake of the September 11 attacks. Determined to hit the al-Qaeda bases within Afghanistan, US plans were hampered by the reluctance of neighboring countries to allow US military aircraft to operate from their land bases. This... more...

  • AH-64 Apache Units of Operations Enduring Freedom & Iraqi Freedomby Jonathan Bernstein; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    After the attacks on 11 September 2001, Apache units made significant contributions to the Coalition campaign against Taliban and al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan. Functioning as the 'killer' part of US Army Hunter-killer teams, Apaches sought out and brought overwhelming firepower to bear on Taliban and al-Qaeda forces, as well as providing direct... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Unsubstantial Airby Samuel Hynes

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    The Unsubstantial Air is the gripping story of the Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. Much more than a traditional military history, it is an account of the excitement of becoming a pilot and flying in combat over the Western Front, told through the words and voices of the aviators themselves. A World War II pilot... more...