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  • 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...

  • Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika Bomberby Robert Forsyth; Jim Laurier; Gareth Hector

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    As Europe plunged into World War II, Hitler ordered the development of a hi-tech secret weapon capable of taking the war across the Atlantic ? the Messerschmitt Me 264. Chosen from designs for an 'Amerika Bomber' tendered by Messerschmitt, Junkers and Focke-Wulf, this ultra-long-range aircraft would be capable of attacking cities in the United States.... more...

  • World War I Seaplane and Aircraft Carriersby Mark Lardas; Paul Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    In 1910 the first aircraft was successfully launched from a small wooden platform on a stationary ship. Just four years later, seaplane-carrying warships were being used to launch the first naval air raids, and by 1918 the first aircraft carrier to feature a full-length flight deck was in service. High quality artwork and historical photographs help... more...

  • The Gloster Meteor F.I & F.IIIby Phil H Listemann

    Philedition 2016; US$ 9.99

    The Spitfire XVI is one of the Spitfire mark to have been so far little covered in depth. It was actually a Mk. IX engined with an American built Packard engine but otherwise it was very familar to a IX. Used in the fighter-bomber role, from the UK with the Fighter Command or from the Continent with the 2 TAF, one of the main task given to the XVI... more...

  • Midairby Craig K. Collins; Charles T. Kamps

    Lyons Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    Midair is a true account of one of the most remarkable tales of survival in the history of aviation ? a midair collision at 30,000 feet by two bomb-laden B-52s over a category 5 super typhoon above the South China Sea during the outset of the Vietnam War - and the subsequent story of what happened to the surviving pilot when he bailed out in the... more...

  • BT Fast Tankby Steven J. Zaloga; Henry Morshead

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    When the Red Army needed to mechanize its cavalry branch in the 1930s, the BT fast tank was its solution. Based on the American Christie high-speed tank, the Red Army began a program to adapt the design to its own needs. Early versions were mechanically unreliable and poorly armed but by the mid-1930s, the BT-5 emerged, armed with an excellent dual-purpose... more...

  • Fw 200 Condor Units of World War 2by Chris Goss; Chris Davey; Mark Postlethwaite

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    The Fw 200 Condor first made an appearance over Norway in April 1940, flying with the unit that eventually become synonymous with it ? Kampfgeschwader 40. As the war in the west progressed, and German forces advanced, French airfields opened up, allowing the Condor to fly around the UK and out into the Atlantic, where it rapidly established itself... more...

  • US Navy F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War 1964-68by Peter E. Davies; Jim Laurier; Gareth Hector

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    The F-4 Phantom II is perhaps the most famous post-war fighter. Primarily used as a land-based fighter-bomber and reconnaissance platform, its naval origins and the immense contribution made to the US war effort in Vietnam by its original carrier-based versions began its legend. This title examines the unique aspects of the Phantom that made it so... more...