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Aviation

  • The Zeppelinby Michael Belafi Belafi; Cordula Werschkun

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 27.99

    This new publication from Michael Belafi offers some truly intriguing content. Photographs of the mighty Zeppelin at all stages of development feature in a publication that aims to chart the entire course of the airship's history. 

Named after the German Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin, an early pioneer of rigid airship development, the... more...

  • A-3 Skywarrior Units of the Vietnam Warby Rick Morgan; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    The Douglas A-3 Skywarrior, though something of a cult favourite, remains a largely unremarked classic of Naval Aviation. Built for nuclear weapon delivery, the A-3 made its name in Vietnam as a conventional bomber, tanker and Electronic Warfare platform. It was the largest aircraft ever regularly operated from the decks of aircraft carriers, earning... more...

  • The Dakota Hunterby Hans Wiesman

    Casemate 2015; US$ 22.99

    This book tells the story of a Dutch boy who grew up during the 1950s in post-war Borneo, where he had frequent encounters with an airplane, the Douglas DC-3, aka the C-47 Skytrain or Dakota of World War II fame. For a young boy living in a remote jungle community, the aircraft reached the proportions of a romantic icon, as the essential lifeline to... more...

  • Victory Was Beyond Their Graspby Douglas E. Nash

    Casemate 2015; US$ 20.99

    As the Allies were approaching the German frontier at the beginning of September 1944, the German Armed Forces responded with a variety of initiatives designed to regain the strategic initiative. While the "Wonder Weapons" such as the V-1 flying bomb, the V-2 missile and the Messerschmitt Me-262 jet fighter are widely recognized as being... more...

  • F4F Wildcat and F6F Hellcat Aces of VF-2by Thomas Mckelvey Cleaver; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    The first VF-2 was a prewar unit that had been dubbed the 'hottest outfit afloat' due to the skill of their non-commissioned pilots. This first unit only saw combat at the Battle of the Coral Sea, but VF-2 pilots flying Grumman F4F Wildcats were able to rack up 17 claims there during the bitter 48-hour period of fighting. The second 'Fighting Two'... more...

  • The Royal Air Force in the Cold War 1950-1970by Ian Proctor

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 16.99

    Soon after the Second world War, wartime allies became Cold War adversaries, and by 1950 the perceived threat of a Soviet strike on Western Europe or Britain dominated military planning. For the next forty years, the Royal Air Force was in the front-line of the Cold War. In Britain and Germany, light bomber crews exercised in preparation for a future... more...

  • The History of the Battle of Britain Fighter Associationby Geoff Simpson

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.99

    In 1945 it was announced that Allied airmen who had taken part in the Battle of Britain in 1940 would be entitled to the "immediate" award of the 1939-1945 Star, with Battle of Britain Clasp. This was the only Clasp awarded with the 1939-1945 Star.

In the following years holders of the Clasp held informal get-togethers. In 1958... more...

  • Messerschmitt Bf 109 A-D Seriesby Robert Jackson

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    Before it won glory in the Battle of France, and experienced defeat in the Battle of Britain, the Messerschmitt 109 tasted battle in its initial A/B/C and D variants. This is the story of those early models of the iconic fighter, that would go on to be one of the most produced aircraft of WW2. Featuring stunning aerial photos, the book explores in... more...

  • Reconnaissance and Bomber Aces of World War 1by Jon Guttman; Harry Dempsey

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    This book profiles a wide variety of British, French, German, Austro-Hungarian and American aircraft, ranging from frontline stalwarts like the RE 8 and AR 1 to the swift Salmson 2A2 and the compact, fighter-like Halberstadt CL II. Oft-overshadowed by the fighters that either protected or threatened them, two-seater reconnaissance aircraft performed... more...

  • Perilous Missionsby William M. Leary

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Civil Air Transport (CAT), founded in China after World War II by Claire Chennault and Whiting Willauer, was initially a commercial carrier specializing in air freight. Its role quickly changed as CAT became first a paramilitary adjunct of the Nationalist Chinese Air Force, then the CIA's secret "air force" in Korea, then "the most shot-at airline... more...