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  • Swift Justiceby Nigel Walpole

    Pen and Sword 2004; US$ 9.99

    The Supermarine Swift was rushed into service with the RAF during 1954 to become Britain's first second-generation jet fighter. In this role it was not deemed a success and has been burdened with a bad reputation since that time. It was eventually replaced by the famous Hawker Hunter that had been extensively delayed because of teething troubles.... more...

  • Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe in World War IIby Philip Kaplan

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 12.99

    This book examines the reality behind the myths of the legendary German fighter aces of World War II. It explains why only a small minority of pilots - those in whom the desire for combat overrode everything - accounted for so large a proportion of the victories. It surveys the skills that a successful fighter pilot must have - a natural aptitude for... more...

  • Tupolev TU-22by Sergey Burdin

    Pen and Sword 2005; US$ 11.99

    This historic Russian aircraft was first delivered to the Soviet Air Force at the height of the Cold War in 1961. It remained in service until replaced by the much modified Tu-22M Backfire which was introduced in the early 1970s and still remains in service. It was the first Soviet supersonic bomber and was used for reconnaissance and bombing, in the... more...

  • Douglas SBD Dauntlessby Robert Peczkowski; Artur Juszczak

    MMP 2007; US$ 17.99

    The "Slow But Deadly" Dauntless was the US Navy’s premier carrier-borne dive bomber, and proved immensely successful in all the major Pacific naval campaigns of WW2. Designed by Ed Heinemann, who later was involved in the design of the equally successful A-20, A-26, F4D and A-4 Skyhawk. The Dauntless continued on operations until the... more...

  • Hawker Siddeley Aviation and Dynamicsby Stephen Skinner

    Crowood 2014; US$ 36.46

    Hawker Siddeley's history can be traced back to 1912 and the formation of the Sopwith Aviation Company by Tom Sopwith which metamorphosed into Hawker Aircraft after World War One. In 1934-35, Gloster, Avro, Armstrong Siddeley, Armstrong Whitworth and others were taken over to create the Hawker Siddeley Group. The Group built some of the most important... more...

  • Best of Breedby Nigel Walpole

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 12.99

    This book is about the tactical reconnaissance mark of the Hunter FR10 and its front line operation between 1961-70. With the Hunter already well proven in ground attack role this variant was an ideal platform for the excellent Vinten F95 strip aperture cameras. The heavy armament of four 30-mm Aden cannon was retained for use in defence suppression... more...

  • Russian Gunship Helicoptersby Yefim Gordon

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 11.75

    Features; * Profiles of iconic types such as the Mil MI-24 'Hind', the Mil-28 and the Kamov Ka-52 'Alligator'. * Summary of design histories and careers * Colour reference for paint schemes * Critical review of available kits * Over 180 colour and black and white illustrations, including 20 full colour side-views and a range of various... more...

  • Soviet Spyplanes of the Cold Warby Yefim Gordon

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 11.75

    Spy in the Sky' matters have long been a source of interest and fascination for aircraft enthusiasts, historians and modellers and none more so than the elusive and secretive Soviet types of the Cold War era. Yefim Gordon presents us here with a range of such types, presenting a collection of photographs, profiles and line drawings together with... more...

  • Malloch's Spitfireby Nick Meikle

    Casemate 2014; US$ 10.99

    This is the story of the pursuit of a dream. Spitfire PK350 is the only late-mark Spitfire, an F Mk 22, to have ever been restored to full flying status. She had no restrictions on her airframe and with four fully serviceable 20mm cannons, she was as good as the day she came off the production line in July 1945 near Birmingham, England.She first flew... more...

  • Racing for the Bombby Robert S. Norris

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    Robert S. Norris has been a research associate for almost twenty years at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, DC, covering nuclear weapons issues. He has written extensively about the nuclear programs of the United States, the Soviet Union and Russia, Britain, France, and China as an author of the multivolume Nuclear Weapons Databook... more...