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Aviation

  • Concordeby Christopher Orlebar

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 6.99

    When commercial air services were launched in 1976, Concorde was hailed as one of the wonders of the technological world. Flying at speeds in excess of Mach 2, she was the only commercial airliner ever developed that could maintain twice the speed of sound for periods of over two hours. This is a complete illustrated guide to Concorde, which examines... more...

  • Spitfire II/V vs Bf 109Fby Tony Holmes; Jim Laurier; Gareth Hector

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    With stunning artwork and detailed analysis, this volume provides a pilot's view of the dramatic clashes between these two legendary fighters, as some of the most gifted and 'big name' aces of World War II went head to head in the skies of North-West Europe. As the Battle of Britain approached its conclusion, two new versions of the famous Spitfire... more...

  • Jagdgeschwader 53 ¬?Pik-As¬? Bf 109 Aces of 1940by Chris Goss; Chris Davey

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.99

    Boasting pilots who had been blooded in the Spanish Civil War, Jagdgeschwader 53 (JG 53) 'Pik As' or 'Ace of Spades' achieved great success in the skies over France and Britain in 1940. It was infamous amongst its opponents for the quality and calibre of its aces ¬? men such as Werner M√∂lders, Hans-Karl Mayer and Rolf Pingel. These aces won numerous... more...

  • Darwin 1942by Bob Alford; Jim Laurier

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 12.99

    Following the devastating raids on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, lightning advances by Japanese forces throughout the Pacific and the Far East, and a desperate battle by the Allied command in the Dutch East Indies, it became evident that an attack on Australia was more a matter of 'when' and not 'if'. On 19 February, just eleven weeks after the... more...

  • Culture and Defence in Brazilby Maria Filomena Fontes Ricco

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This volume examines the connection between culture and defence by providing an inside look at Brazil?s aerospace strategies. Brazil is becoming increasingly important geopolitically, and several studies have sought to further understanding of this new position in the international arena. This volume aims to provide a better understanding of the... more...

  • Night Duel Over Germanyby Peter Jacobs

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 21.60

    Bomber Command?s night offensive against Nazi Germany, which lasted for nearly six years, was one of Britain?s major contributions to the Allied effort during the Second World War. But the decision to conduct its main operations at night only came about following heavy losses by day, when its prewar medium bombers had been found lacking in modern air... more...

  • Death Was Their Co-Pilotby Michael Dorflinger

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 21.60

    It was in World War I that the skies first became a battlefield, with nations seeking to decide military outcomes off the ground. This volume introduces the fighter pilots of World War I, including the infamous ?Red Baron? Manfred von Richthofen. In addition to this iconic flying ace, the author presents the thrilling biographies of numerous others... more...

  • Shot Downby Alex Kerr

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 21.60

    Alex Kerr's Wellington, a twin-engine bomber, was shot down over Germany in 1941. At first hospitalised with hopes of repatriation, he unexpectedly found himself a prisoner in a German POW camp. Throughout those trying four years he was held captive, Alex kept a secret diary. This book reproduces his diary entries in a fascinating account of all aspects... more...

  • USN Aircraft 1922-1962. Vol. 5by Phil H. Listemann

    Philedition 2017; US$ 9.00

    A pictorial study of the USN aircraft between 1922 and 1962. Over forty years, between 1922 and 1962, the USN and USMC used a designation system which began with biplanes and ended with jets, having been used through two major wars, WW2 and the Korean War. This system remained largely the same during that time, though it evolved with the introduction... more...

  • Hunter Killerby T. Mark McCurley

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 7.99

    We are too close. We know too much, and when it is time to shoot, we can zoom in until the target fills the screen. Drones, or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), are a mysterious and headline-making tool in the military's counterterrorism arsenal. Hunter Killer puts readers into this secretive world: hunting terrorists from the sky, deploying cutting-edge... more...