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Aviation

  • Cheating Deathby George J. Marrett

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 23.99

    They flew low and slow, at treetop level, at night, in monsoons, and in point-blank range of enemy guns and missiles. They were missions no one else wanted, but the ones all other pilots prayed for when shot down. Flying the World War II-vintage Douglas A-1 Skyraider, a single-engine, propeller-driven relic in a war of ?fast-movers,? these intrepid... more...

  • Air Battle for Burmaby Bryn Evans

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    After a long series of crushing defeats by the apparently unstoppable Japanese air and ground forces, the eventual fight back and victory in Burma was achieved as a result of the exercise of unprecedented combined services cooperation and operations. Crucial to this was the Allies? supremacy in the air coupled with their ground/air support strategy.Using... more...

  • Sea and Air Fightingby David Bilton

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 10.64

    This is a compelling book for lovers of sea and air stories from the Great War era. In the thirteen stories told by the participants, many of whom were decorated for bravery, they describe their experiences of events: stories of luck, tenacity, courage, extreme danger, excitement and bravery. Also included are photographs to help set the scene for... more...

  • A Spitfire Girlby As Told To Melody Foreman Mary Ellis

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 26.67

    We visualize dashing and daring young men as the epitome of the pilots of the Second World War, yet amongst that elite corps was one person who flew no less than 400 Spitfires and seventy-six different types of aircraft ? and that person was Mary Wilkins.Her story is one of the most remarkable and endearing of the war, as this young woman, serving... more...

  • The Flying Manby Richard Byers

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    Hugo Junkers (1859?1935) was a German engineer and aircraft designer generally credited as the pioneer of all-metal airplanes. His company, Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke AG, more commonly referred to simply as ?Junkers,? became a major German aircraft manufacturer based in Dessau. From humble beginnings producing boilers and radiators, by World... more...

  • Tempest Squadrons of the RAFby Chris Thomas; Chris Thomas; Mark Postlethwaite

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    Hawker's charismatic Tempest V entered RAF service just in time to be the most successful counter to the V1 flying bomb assault on southern England in the summer of 1944. With more than 800 of the robot missiles to its credit, Tempest V units then crossed the Channel to lock horns with the best the Luftwaffe had to offer ? Fw 190D-9s, Ta 152s, Me 262s... more...

  • He 162 Volksjäger Unitsby Robert Forsyth; Jim Laurier

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    With the Third Reich on the brink of defeat Hitler's instructions to his designers were clear. He wanted a Volksjäger ? a People's Fighter that was quick to produce and used minimal quantities of strategic materials. Heinkel rose to the challenge with the He 162, a fighter constructed of wood and metal that was designed, built and flown in the staggeringly... more...

  • Lockheed Blackbirdby Paul F Crickmore

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 34.99

    In 1986 Paul Crickmore's first groundbreaking book about the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was published. At that time, the Cold War was at its height and the SR-71 was an integral element in securing crucial intelligence from all parts of the globe. The highly sensitive nature of its missions couldn't be compromised, and it wasn't until the end of the... more...

  • Wind in the Wires and An Escaper?s Logby Duncan Grinnell-Milne

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 21.31

    Duncan Grinnell-Milne was one of that select band of young men who made history in the air between 1915 and 1918 when they learned to fly in machines that resembled box-kites and laid the foundations of aerial combat which future generations would follow. He became a flying ace, with six confirmed aerial victories, and he spent two years as a prisoner... more...

  • American Airline's Secret War in Chinaby Leland Shanle

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.31

    In late 1941, President Roosevelt agonized over the rapid advances of the Japanese forces in Asia; they seemed unstoppable. He foresaw their intentions of taking India and linking up with the two other Axis Powers, Germany and Italy, in an attempt to conquer the Eastern Hemisphere. US naval forces had been surprised and diminished in Pearl Harbor... more...