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  • British Aerospace Hawkby Dave Windle

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 5.99

    For many years the world?s finest aerobatic team, the RAF?s Red Arrows, have thrilled millions with their demonstrations of this fine aircraft's agility and maneuverability. Black Hawks can also be seen in the valleys of Wales, flying ground-hugging flight paths along the valleys. These are the aircraft used to teach flying perfection to new generations... more...

  • Surviving Fighter Aircraft of World War Twoby Don Berliner

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 5.99

    This is a guide to the existing WWII aircraft to be found in aviation museums throughout the world. Each DPS contains a colour photo of an example of the aircraft as viewed in an aviation museum, examples of different marks (wartime shots in mono) and a textual resume of the type with statistics.The aircraft can be viewed in the USA, UK, France, Czechoslovakia,... more...

  • Phantom from the Cockpitby Peter Caygill

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 8.99

    The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom was the outstanding aircraft in many of the Western World's air forces during the 1960s and 70s. It played a key role in the 'Cold War' and saw action in Vietnam. It first flew in 1958 and went into operation with the US Navy in 1960. During its long front-line life it flew in the roles of an interceptor, fighter-bomber... more...

  • Lockheed F-104 Starfighterby Dave Windle

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 5.99

    The Starfighter was once described as ?a delight to fly, but one mistake and it will kill you?. It is one of the world?s fastest fighters with a top speed of Mach 2.2 and a service ceiling of 58,000 feet. First delivered to the USAF in 1958 it was also sold to the German, Greek, Italian, Turkish and Italian Air Forces. It could carry a variety of air... more...

  • North American Mustang P-51by Dave Windle

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 5.99

    The Mustang was born from a British WW2 specification to North American during 1940. The prototype was completed within 117 days but the RAF was not happy with the aircraft's performance and suggested replacing the V-12 Allison with the more powerful RR Merlin. The result was a superbly fast and maneuverable aircraft that had the range to escort... more...

  • Nimrodby Tony Blackman

    Grub Street Publishing 2013; US$ 18.95

    The scrapping of the Nimrod program has been one of the most controversial events in the military aviation world for many a year. For most of its operational life, from 1969 to date, its contribution to the defense of the realm and its role in offensive duties was, of necessity, often shrouded in secrecy. It was the ‘eye in the sky’ which... more...

  • Panavia Tornadoby Dave Windle

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 5.99

    The Tornado has been the backbone of the RAF within its many different theaters of operation. The aircraft started as a European venture between Germany, Italy and the UK, based on the original swing-wing technology invented by Barnes-Wallis. It has also been successfully exported to several Middle-Eastern air forces. It is likely to remain in service... more...

  • Sepecat Jaguarby Dave Windle

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 5.99

    This versatile single-seater aircraft was a joint development between the UK and France. It first flew in 1968, but its robust and flexible operational uses led to its long service life, only being retired from RAF service in 2008. It has seen front-line action in all major conflicts since introduced and has been exported to India, Ecuador, Nigeria... more...

  • Flying to the Limitby Peter Caygill

    Pen and Sword 2005; US$ 9.99

    During the years preceding and during WW2, the RAF and the Royal Aircraft Establishment were responsible for the selection and procurement of British military aircraft and also to evaluate their capabilities against captured enemy models whenever possible. During the lend-lease agreement with the USA, the RAF and Fleet Air Arm operated several American... more...

  • Liberatorby Graham Simons

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 10.99

    The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was almost certainly the most versatile Second World War Bomber. Apart from its bombing role in all theaters of operation, the B-24 hauled fuel to France during the push towards Germany, carried troops, fought U-boats in the Atlantic and, probably most important of all, made a vital contribution towards winning the war... more...