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Aviation

  • Su-25 'Frogfoot' Units In Combatby Alexander Mladenov; Rolando Ugolini

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    Uncover the technical features and operational performance of the Soviet Su-25 'Frogfoot', which proved itself as a durable and versatile attack aircraft in a variety of theaters in the middle East. Had the Cold War developed into a more serious conflict, the Su-25 would have been the main Soviet combat type facing US aircraft.Today it is widely... more...

  • The Battle of Britainby Kate Moore; The Imperial War Museum

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Published in association with the Imperial War Museum in London to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this book brings one of the most important battles of World War II to life. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, contemporary art and propaganda posters, and accompanied by numerous first-hand accounts, The Battle of Britain... more...

  • Airpower Rebornby John Andreas Olsen

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Airpower Reborn offers a conceptual approach to warfare that emphasizes airpower?s unique capability to achieve strategic effects. Six world-leading theorists argue that a viable strategy must transcend the purely military sphere, view the adversary as a multi-dimensional system, and pursue systemic paralysis and strategic effects rather than military... more...

  • Warigamiby Jayson Merrill

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 10.95

    Origami enthusiasts with a particular interest in weaponry will appreciate this unique book, which presents instructions for folding fourteen war machines: six jets, three missiles, and five ground vehicles. Illustrated in full color, the step-by-step directions show how to assemble the models. Origami aircraft include a spy plane, strike fighter,... more...

  • 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 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...