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Aviation

  • Nieuport 11/16 Bébé vs Fokker Eindeckerby Jon Guttman; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    The Nieuport 11 boasts an important place in the technology race against German aircraft in World War I aerial warfare. It eventually led Nieuport to produce the first plane flown in large numbers in aerial combat by the United States. The appearance in July 1915 of Germany's Fokker E I, armed with interrupter gear that allowed its machine gun to... more...

  • Spitfire V vs C.202 Folgoreby Donald Nijboer; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    The inability of the Italians and Germans to invade Malta proved decisive for Allied victory in the Mediterranean during World War II, as the islands provided the Allies with a base from which to project air power. Early Italian efforts to pound the islands into submission were supplemented by major German forces from January 1942 and in a few weeks... more...

  • 5 Minute History: First World War in the Airby Norman Ferguson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 7.29

    If the 100-year anniversary of the Great War has left you feeling a little under-informed, the 5 Minute History series is the perfect way to read up on this major conflict in short bursts and without pages of intricate detail. A perfect overview for the uninitiated, this book will inform and educate you even if you have never read a history book in... more...

  • Battle of Britain: Day by day Chronicleby Patrick Bishop

    Quercus 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Battle of Britain is the epic story of the fight for control of the skies over England in the bitterly long summer of 1940. Bestselling author Patrick Bishop?s compelling day-to-day chronicle is enhanced with eye-witness accounts, diary extracts and pilot profiles, as the horrific reality of air combat is vividly portrayed in this account of the... more...

  • Albatros D.IIIby James Miller; James Miller

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    In 1916, Imperial German aerial domination, once held by rotary-engined Fokker and Pfalz E-type wing-warping monoplanes, had been lost to the more nimble French Nieuport and British DH 2s which not only out-flew the German fighters but were present in greater numbers. Born-from-experience calls from German fighter pilots requested that, rather than... more...

  • World War II Glider Assault Tacticsby Gordon Rottman; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    From Eben Emael to Crete, Sicily, Market Garden, the Rhine, and Burma, glider-borne paratroopers brought extra firepower to bear using techniques that helicopter troops adapted for modern air cavalry techniques. This book explains the development and organization of World War II glider troops, their mounts, and the air squadrons formed to tow them;... more...

  • F6F Hellcat Aces of VF-9by Edward Young; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    After Pearl Harbor, the US Navy's VF-9 carrier fighter group formed, seeing action in North Africa, The Marshalls, Kwajelein, Truk, the Marianas Turkey Shoot and on to Tokyo and Okinawa. VF-9 was activated in March 1942 as part of Carrier Air Group (CAG) 9, one of the many air groups the US Navy was hurriedly forming in the aftermath of the Japanese... more...

  • Night Huntersby William Pace Head

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Night Hunters , air power historian William P. Head provides the first detailed study of the development and deployment of the AC-130 gunship. While other airframes and other types of close air support (CAS) and interdiction weapon systems preceded or flew with the AC-130s, this four-engine cargo airframe proved to be not only the longest serving... more...

  • The Mighty Eighth in WWIIby J. Kemp USAFR (Ret.) McLaughlin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 25.00

    On an early morning in the fall of 1942, Kemp McLaughlin's group set out for a raid on a French target. Immediately after dropping its bombs, McLaughlin's plane was hit. A huge fire burned a four-foot hole in his wing, his waist gunner bailed out, his radio operator was wounded, the plane lost all oxygen, and his pilot put on a parachute and sat on... more...

  • The Hostile Skyby James Vernon

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 21.95

    In the summer of 1942 Jim Vernon, a nineteen-year-old college student in Butte, Montana, joined the U.S. Navy's aviation cadet training program and by the spring of 1945 was flying F6F Hellcats from the USS Ticonderoga off of the coast of Japan. This memoir of his years at war provides a carrier pilot's view of the conflict in the Pacific during the... more...