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  • Sharks of the Airby James Neal Harvey

    Casemate 2011; US$ 19.95

    In July 1944 the Allies were stunned by the appearance of the Messerschmitt Me-262, the world’s first operational jet warplane. This new German fighter was more than 100 mph faster than any other aircraft in the skies. Although always greatly outnumbered, the Me-262 gained scores of victories over Allied fighters and bombers, and by the end of... more...

  • Strategy for Victory: The Development of British Tactical Air Power, 1919-1943by David Hall

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 138.00

    Strategy for Victory: The Development of British Tactical Air Power, 1919-1943 examines the nature of the inter-Service crisis between the British Army and the RAF over the provision of effective air support for the army in the Second World War. Material for this book is drawn primarily from the rich collection of documents at the National Archives... more...

  • The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIIby Phil H. Listemann

    Philedition 2014; US$ 9.99

    The Spitfire Mk.VII was one of the less known Spitfire mark. Designed to make interceptions in high altitude, the Luftwaffe had actually almost diseppeared from the English sky when Mk.VII was introduced into service in the spring of 1943. Underemployed during over a year, the RAF decided to use it in the offensive role in 1944 before being phased... more...

  • Swift to Battleby Tom Docherty

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 9.99

    This first of three volumes traces the history of 72 Fighter Squadron, one of the premier squadrons in the Royal Air Force. The aircraft flown, operational personnel and missions flown are fully described with firsthand accounts from pilots and both air and ground crew.Having been first established in 1917 the squadron was disbanded in February 1918.... more...

  • The Sword of Davidby Don McCarthy

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 17.25

    Founded in 1948, the Israeli Air Force has seen involvement in some of the most dramatic and important conflicts of post-War history. In action during the Suez crisis and on call during the Gulf War, the Force continued to see active deployment right through to the 2006 Lebanon War and beyond into recent conflicts in Gaza. This is a timely release... more...

  • The United States Air Force: A Chronologyby John Fredriksen

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 94.00

    The United States Air Force: A Chronology captures the sweep of U.S. Air Force history from the service's inception to present times. Concise entries, arranged by date, touch upon military events such as victories and defeats; significant political, administrative, and technological changes affecting the service; and significant events in the careers... more...

  • Upward and Onwardby Bob Cossey

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 8.99

    John Howe started his flying career in the postwar South African Air Force, learning to fly on Tiger Moths, Harvards and Spitfires. He was posted to No 2 Squadron SAAF and sent to Korea to fly with South Africa’s contribution to the war in support of the UN forces. There he flew the Mustang F-51D fighter-bombers in front-line action during his... more...

  • A Very Unusual Air Warby Gill Griffin; Barry Griffin

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    <div>The 20-year-old Len Thorne joined the RAF in May 1940. After two hectic tours of operational duty as a fighter pilot (including some desperately dangerous low-level flying at Dunkirk) he was posted to AFDU (Air Fighting Development Unit) and remained there as a test pilot for the rest of the war. He flew both Allied aircraft and... more...

  • Why ABMby Johan J. Holst; William Schneider

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 72.95

    Why ABM?: Policy Issues in the Missile Defense Controversy focuses on the problems of invention and deployment of defenses against anti-ballistic missiles (ABM). The book first discusses early, present, and future missile defense systems, including the efficiency of missile defense and the use of missiles in penetration aids and tactics. The deployment... more...

  • Why Air Forces Failby Robin Higham; Stephen J. Harris

    The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 42.00

    According to Robin Higham and Stephen J. Harris, "Flight has been part of the human dream for aeons, and its military application has likely been the dark side of that dream for almost as long." In the twentieth century, this dream and its dark side unfolded as the air forces of the world went to war, bringing destruction and reassessment with each... more...