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  • Victor Boysby Tony Blackman

    Grub Street Publishing 2013; US$ 22.95

    The Handley Page Victor was the third of the three V Bombers and the most long lasting, serving in the RAF until 1993, and still doing invaluable service in the first Iraq war. Moreover, in 1982 it was only the Victor tanker fleet based on Ascension Island that made possible the Vulcan Black Buck bombing of Port Stanley airfield and the long-range... more...

  • The Avro Type 698 Vulcanby David W. Fildes

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 14.99

    The Avro Vulcan was the last V Bomber to see active service in its primary role during the Falklands conflict. It is the most popular of the three and one aircraft has recently become airborne again after a long period of rejuvenation. It has always been a major attraction at air shows throughout the world, attracting crowds who delight in its unique... more...

  • The B-29 Superfortress Chronology, 1934-1960by Robert A. Mann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 49.95

    The Boeing B-29 Superfortress lived an operational life of only 26 years, but what a life it was.The introduction to this book provides basic information on the physical plane: dimensions, specs, leading particulars and operational usages. Then an exhaustive day-by-day chronology of the B-29 is presented--from the earliest designs in 1934 through thousands... more...

  • The Future of the U.S. Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Forceby Lauren Caston; Robert S. Leonard; Christopher A. Mouton; Chad J. R. Ohlandt; S. Craig Moore; Raymond E. Conley; Glenn Buchan

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    The authors assess alternatives for a next-generation intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) across a broad set of potential characteristics and situations. They use the current Minuteman III as a baseline to develop a framework to characterize alternative classes of ICBMs, assess the survivability and effectiveness of possible alternatives, and... more...

  • George Owen Squierby Paul W. Clark; Laurence A. Lyons

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    Major General George Owen Squier was a remarkable man. During the 1920s and 30s, he was one of the most famous men in America and abroad, as a scientist, soldier, military strategist, electrical communications expert and inventor, aeronautical pioneer, diplomat, and philanthropist. He rose from humble beginnings in the countryside of Michigan to the... more...

  • The Handley Page Victorby Roger Brooks

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 8.99

    The Handley Page Victor was the longest serving V-Bomber with the RAF. It was conceived in 1945 and after much research and development the Mk 1 entered service in the late 1950s to become part of the UK's nuclear deterrent force. It could fly faster, higher and further than any comparable aircraft of that era. It boasted a unique crescent wing... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...