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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...

  • RED STAR AIRACOBRAby Evgeniy Mariinskiy

    Helion & Company 2006; US$ 16.99

    Evgeniy Mariinskiy, a Soviet fighter ace and Hero of the Soviet Union, shot down 20 enemy planes in aerial combat over the Eastern Front between 1943 and 1945. He frequently engaged enemy fighters and bombers, shot down many but was himself shot down several times. This is his extraordinary story. His vivid inside view of the ruthless war in the air... more...

  • US Army Airborne 1940-90by Gordon Rottman; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's examination of the US Army's airborne division in various conflicts, such as World War II (1939-1945) and the Vietnam War (1955-1975). The first 50 years of the US Army airborne arm is a story of continuing battles with the nation's enemies, of battles within the Army's hierarchy, of change, and of adaptation. If there is any single attribute... more...

  • A Higher Callby Adam Makos; Larry Alexander

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 9.99

    THE NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Four days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a 21-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission. Suddenly, a sleek, dark shape pulled up on the bomber?s tail?a German Messerschmitt fighter.... more...

  • Tedderby Vincent Orange

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Arthur Tedder became one of the most eminent figures of the Second World War: first as head of Anglo-American air forces in the Middle East, the Mediterranean and North Africa; then as Deputy Supreme Commander to General Eisenhower for the Allied campaign that began in Normandy and ended in Berlin. During those anxious, exhilarating years, he was,... more...

  • The Beginnings of Strategic Air Powerby Neville Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    Using official records, the author traces the origins and early development of strategic bombing, and examines its organs in the operations and staff planning of the First World War. The experiences of the First World War should have been a valuable legacy to those who devised the 'counter offensive' strategy in the years between the war. Unfortunately... more...

  • The Influence of Airpower upon Historyby Robin Higham; Mark Parillo; Richard B. USAF (Ret.) Myers

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 40.00

    From early zeppelins, to the Luftwaffe and the Enola Gay, to the unmanned aerial vehicles of today, air power has long been regarded as an invaluable instrument of war. However, nations have employed aircraft for many other purposes as well; they provide security and surveillance, and they are vital to myriad diplomatic and humanitarian efforts. Air... more...

  • A Very Unusual Air Warby Gill Griffin; Barry Griffin

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    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 captured enemy planes... more...

  • Handbook of Enemy Ammunition: German Gun and Mortar Ammunitionby The War Office 1944

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 13.99

    These handbooks were issued to all field units in contact with the enemy in Europe and Africa, and were intended for use by all personnel to help them recognise enemy ammunition. Specialist personnel were then trained to handle and disarm/destroy the ammunition so found.Each pamphlet covers a number of items, and this issue covers a range of fuses... more...