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  • Lentolaivue 24by Kari Stenman

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 16.95

    Finland's premier fighter squadron during World War 2, Lentolaivue 24 (Flying Squadron 24) first saw action during the bloody Winter War of 1939-40, when the Soviet Red Army launched a surprise attack on the small Scandinavian country - the squadron enjoyed great success against numerically superior opposition. LLv 24 was once again in the thick of... more...

  • Limits of Air Powerby Mark Clodfelter

    Free Press 1989; US$ 32.95

    The Limits of Air Power analyzes the American bombing campaigns in Vietnam and shows why the use of air power, so effective in previous wars, proved unsuccessful in a limited war. Major Mark Clodfelter, a military historian, assesses the American use of air power from World War II through the Vietnam War, and shows how its effectiveness declined... more...

  • Lost in Tibetby Richard Starks; Richard Starks

    Lyons Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Caught in a violent storm and blown far off their intended course, five American airmen--flying the dangerous Himalayan supply route known as "The Hump"--were forced to bail out just seconds before their plane ran out of fuel. To their astonishment, they found they had landed in the heart of Tibet. There they had to confront what, to them, seemed a... more...

  • Luftwaffe Sturmgruppenby John Weal

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 16.95

    The 'storm troopers' of the Luftwaffe, the elite Strumgruppen units comprised the most heavily armed and armoured fighter interceptors ever produced by the Germans. Their role was to smash like a mighty fist through the massed ranks of USAAF daylight bombers. Only volunteers could serve with these elite units, and each pilot was trained to close with... more...

  • Medals for Soldiers and Airmenby Fred L. Borch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 49.95

    This is the first and only comprehensive history of all decorations and medals that may be awarded to men and women serving in the United States Army and Air Force. The background and design of each medal are examined, as well as award criteria governing each decoration. The book first looks at the Army and Air Force Medals of Honor before continuing... more...

  • MiG-3 Aces of World War 2by Dmitriy Khazanov; Andrey Yurgenson

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    Created by ex-Polikarpov designers Ivanovic Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich, the MiG-1/3 family of fighters was built to satisfy a Soviet Air Force requirement for an advanced, fast, high altitude fighter. Entering service in the spring of 1941, no fewer than 917 MiG-3s had reached frontline units by the time Germany launched Operation Barbarossa on... more...

  • Modelling the F4F Wildcatby Mark Glidden

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    The F4F Wildcat was an aircraft of the type of which legends are made. Without the handling performance that made the Japanese Zero so famous, it was well regarded for its ruggedness and firepower and, in the hands of a skilled pilot who understood both its strengths and weaknesses, it was capable of holding its own against the best that its opponents... more...

  • Modelling Luftwaffe Jets and Wonder Weaponsby Brett Green

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 14.95

    While the Allies largely relied on mass production to help them win World War II, Germany put a great deal of their limited resources into new technologies and wonder weapons. In addition to these tangible assets, which were used with varying degrees of success, the drawing boards of Germany were littered with dozens of advanced designs that never... more...

  • Modelling the Messerschmitt Me 262by Robert Oehler; Brett Green

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Developed from a 1938 design by Messerschmitt the Me 262 Schwalbe (Swallow) was the world's first operational turbojet aircraft. First seeing combat in July 1944, it proved to be particularly effective against the large Allied bomber formations that were operating over Germany late in the war and more than 1,400 were produced, though less than 300... more...

  • Modelling the Mitsubishi A6M Zeroby Brian Criner

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    The A6M Rei Shiki Sento Ki (meaning Type Zero fighter) was the result of an order by the Imperial Japanese Navy for a low-wing monoplane with superior speed, range, climbing powers, and manoeuvrability. It famously served as a fighter escort during the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, and ended the war as the kamikaze plane of choice. This... more...