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Aviation

  • Wreck of the Naval Airship USS Shenandoah, Theby Jerry Copas; Julia H. Hunt

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    The USS Shenandoah was the pride of the American Navy in 1925 and America�s first rigid dirigible. Her name is a Native American word often said to mean �Daughter of the Stars.� While performing a publicity tour in the Midwest, the ship was ripped to pieces by a violent storm. Fourteen men died, including Lt. Comdr. Zachary Landsowne, who remained... more...

  • Fighter Acesby John Sadler; Rosie Serdville

    Casemate 2017; US$ 3.71

    The Casemate Short History Series presents readable and entertaining introductions to military history topics. Just over a decade after the first successful powered flight, fearless pioneers were flying over the battlefields of France in flimsy biplanes. As more aircraft took to the skies, their pilots began to develop tactics to take down enemy... more...

  • Keep Your Airspeed Upby Harold H. Brown; Marsha S. Bordner

    University of Alabama Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Inspiring memoir of Colonel Harold H. Brown, one of the 930 original Tuskegee pilots, whose dramatic wartime exploits and postwar professional successes contribute to this extraordinary account. Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman is the memoir of an African American man who, through dedication to his goals and vision, rose... more...

  • The Airborne in World War IIby Michael E. Haskew

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 19.59

    D-Day, Operation Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge—the US Airborne divisions were integral at all these major points in World War II. But they also played a significant role in North Africa, where they first saw action, and in Italy in 1943. Right on the tail of these planes, this expert history follows the airborne divisions from the redesignation... more...

  • The Acesby Frederick Oughton

    Valmy Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN THE AIR…MANNOCK, McCUDDEN, VON RICHTHOFEN, UDET…TRUE STORIES OF THE GREATEST ACES At the beginning of World War I the military potential of the airplane was completely unknown….THE ACES tells the stories of the hardy men who converted the skies over France and Germany into a modern jousting field. “The general aim of this book... more...

  • The Spitfireby Philip Kaplan

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 25.07

    The magnificent Vickers Supermarine Spitfire, together with its able partner the Hawker Hurricane, saved Britain from Nazi invasion in the summer of 1940 and irrevocably changed the course of the Second World War. This new book from Philip Kaplan celebrates one of history's most important weapons in a glorious new light. A British national icon, the... more...

  • C-130 Herculesby Martin W Bowman

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 22.28

    Designed in response to a 1951 requirement, the C-130 Hercules is the most successful military airlifter ever built. Since it first flew in prototype form on 23 August 1954, more than 2,100 have been produced in over eighty different versions. Across its variants, the Hercules serves more than sixty air forces, as well as many civilian cargo operators,... more...

  • More Luck of a Lancasterby Gordon Thorburn

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 22.28

    From 11 June 1943 (the date of Lancaster Mark III EE136 WS/R's first op) to her last with 9 Squadron (on 19 October 1944), eighty-six Lancasters were assigned to Number 9\. Of these, fifty were lost to enemy action, another five crashed at home, three crashed in Russia on the first Tirpitz raid and four were transferred to other squadrons only to... more...

  • A-6 Intruder Units 1974-96by Rick Morgan; Jim Laurier; Gareth Hector

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 12.99

    In the three decades following Vietnam, the veteran A-6 Intruder remained the most powerful strike aircraft available to the US Navy and Marine Corps. Engaged in operations over Cambodia, Lebanon and Libya during the 1970s and 80s, the A-6 maintained its reputation as the 'Main Battery' of carrier aviation, remaining in service through the First Gulf... more...

  • Shadow over the Atlanticby Robert Forsyth; Jim Laurier

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    German U-boats were the scourge of Allied merchant and military shipping in the Atlantic during World War II, threatening to isolate and then starve the UK out of the War. As Germany's war against the Allied convoys intensified in late 1943, German Admiral Karl Dönitz called upon the Luftwaffe to provide a long-range spotting and shadowing unit to... more...