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  • 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...

  • Employing Land-Based Anti-Ship Missiles in the Western Pacificby Terrence K. Kelly; Anthony Atler; Todd Nichols; Lloyd Thrall

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95

    Land-based anti-ship missiles (ASMs) feature prominently in the capabilities of many island nations in the Western Pacific, but the United States currently lacks such systems. This report illustrates the potential strategic advantages of the United States working with partners to build a coalition ASM capability, particularly in the event of a conflict... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...