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  • Lucky 666by Bob Drury; Tom Clavin

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 20.99

    From the authors of the New York Times bestselling The Heart of Everything That Is and Halsey?s Typhoon comes the dramatic, untold story of a daredevil bomber pilot and his misfit crew who fly their lone B-17 into the teeth of the Japanese Empire in 1943, engage in the longest dogfight in history, and change the momentum of the War in the Pacific?but... more...

  • MiG-17/19 Aces of the Vietnam Warby István Toperczer; Jim Laurier

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    At the beginning of the Vietnam War, the Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF) were equipped with slow, old Korean War generation fighters ? a combination of MiG-17s and MiG-19s ? types that should have offered little opposition to the cutting-edge fighter-bombers such as the F-4 Phantom II, F-105 Thunderchief and the F-8 Crusader. Yet when the USAF and... more...

  • Mitsubishi A6M Zeroby James D?Angina; Adam Tooby

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    Unquestionably the most iconic Japanese fighter of World War II, the Mitsubishi A6M Rei-Sen, Type Zero fighter was used from the initial raid on Pearl Harbor up to the Kamikaze attacks at the end of the war. Facing off against the likes of the Wildcat, Corsair and even the Spitfire, the Zero gained a legendary reputation amongst Allied pilots due to... more...

  • Arctic Bf 109 and Bf 110 Acesby John Weal; Chris Davey

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    Once Nazi Germany had conquered Norway in 1940, just a handful of Gruppen flying the Bf 109 and Bf 110 fighters were able to shatter all opposition and dominate the air in the Arctic Circle. Yet as the dual threats of the RAF and the Red Air Force grew, the Luftwaffe was forced to increase its fighter presence to full Geschwader strength with the formation... more...

  • War over the Steppesby E. R. Hooton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    The air war over the Steppes was more than a brutal clash in which might alone triumphed. It was a conflict that saw tactical and technological innovation as the Soviet air force faced off against Herman Göring's Luftwaffe. As Germany and the Soviet Union battled for victory on the Eastern Front they had to overcome significant strategic and industrial... more...

  • Fighter Command?s Air War 1941by Norman Franks

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 21.83

    Following the Battle of Britain, the RAF started taking the air war to the Germans. A small number of bombers, escorted by large numbers of fighters tried to force the Luftwaffe into battle. Much air combat ensued with RAF light bombers escorted by scores of fighters, but it was not until Germany invaded Russia in June 1941 that operations were stepped... more...

  • The Red Baronby Norman Franks

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 19.09

    Keen First World War aviation enthusiasts will be familiar with Norman Franks’ previous books covering the life of Rittmeister Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, so why this new one? Well Manfred, the iconic Red Baron, has constantly remained at the forefront of First World War studies and, in commemorating the one hundred years that have elapsed... more...

  • Modern African Wars (5)by Philip Jowett; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    With decades of research to draw from Philip Jowett explores this extraordinary David-and-Goliath conflict, where the rag-tag Igbo tribal army of secessionist Biafra faced off against the Nigerian Federal forces. It was an African war that captured the attention of the western media, with individual commanders such as Biafran leader Colonel Ojukwu... more...

  • US Navy Ships vs Kamikazes 1944?45by Mark Stille; Jim Laurier

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    The ineffectiveness of conventional air attacks on US Navy surface ships, particularly heavily defended targets like carrier task groups, forced the Japanese to re-evaluate their tactics in late 1944. The solution they arrived at was simple ? crash their aircraft into American ships. This notion of self-sacrifice fit well within the Japanese warrior... more...

  • Bell X-1by Peter E. Davies; Jim Laurier; Gareth Hector

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    In 1947, no one knew if it was possible to break the 'sound barrier'. The Bell X-1 was the tiny, rocket-powered craft that finally broke it. It was the result of innovative designers and engineers turning their attention from the pioneering jets of World War II to a new task ? an aircraft designed purely to fly faster than sound. Legendary pilots rallied... more...