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  • V Bombersby Dave Windle; Martin Bowman

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 8.99

    Britain’s desire to stay at the leading edge in the design and development of modern jet powered aircraft was born in the later stages of World War Two. The RAF sent requests to the leading aircraft manufactures for a variety of specifications, amongst which was one for a long-range heavy bomber. Three designs were accepted and eventually went... more...

  • Foreign Planes in the Service of the Luftwaffeby Jean-Louis Roba

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 8.99

    No airforce in the Second World War would make more use of captured planes than the Luftwaffe. With this in mind, Jean-Louis Roba has undergone a considerable amount of work in tracking down hundreds of aircraft used by the Luftwaffe and illustrating their uses, careers and eventual fates. The book examines the full history of foreign planes in the... more...

  • Mosquitoby Graham Simons

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 5.99

    During the history of aviation there have been very few aircraft that have achieved immediate success when entering front-line service. The de Havilland Mosquito was one such aircraft. It was not designed to an RAF requirement, but was the result of an initiative of the designers and builders to utilize the skills of woodworkers and the relative abundance... more...

  • B-17 - The Fifteen Ton Flying Fortressby Graham S. Simons; Harry Friedman

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 5.99

    The Boeing B-17 was the first American heavy bomber to see action in World War when it was supplied to the RAF. The design originated in 1934 when the US Air Corps was looking for a heavy bomber to reinforce their air forces in Hawaii, Panama and Alaska. For its time, the design included many advanced features and Boeing continued to develop the aircraft... more...

  • American Missilesby Brian Nicklas

    Frontline Books 2012; US$ 14.99

    This remarkable guide provides for the first time an illustrated listing of almost 200 of America’s most powerful missiles. With information on all aspects of the missile’s specifications, including the speed and capacity of the explosives used in its warhead, this book provides a comprehensive guide to the US Army’s projectile hardware.... more...

  • 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...

  • UXB Malta The Most Bombed Place on Earthby S A M Hudson

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    As the Regia Aeronautica and the Luftwaffe unleashed their full might against the island of Malta, the civilian population was in the eye of the storm. Faced with the terror of the unexploded bomb, the Maltese people looked for help to the Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal Section, who dealt with all unexploded bombs, outside of airfields and the RN dockyard,... more...