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Aviation

  • Marine Air Group 25 and SCATby William M. Armstrong

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    Marine Air Group 25 was a pioneering combat air transport unit that entered overseas service during the Guadalcanal campaign in September 1942, helping to achieve the first American offensive victory of the war in the Pacific. It quickly gained fame for its rapid delivery of vital supplies and its lifesaving evacuation of casualties. During the fight... more...

  • B-29 Superfortress vs Ki-44 "Tojo"by Donald Nijboer; Jim Laurier; Gareth Hector

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.99

    By the time the Americans began their aerial bombardment of Japan in 1944, both the JAAF and IJNAF were spent forces. What the Japanese did have though was the Ki-44 "Tojo". Armed with two 40 mm cannon, it was the most heavily armed and feared single-seat fighter to see action against the new American bomber, the B-29 Superfortress. For the... more...

  • Spitfire Storiesby Jacky Hyams

    Michael O'Mara 2017; US$ 10.99

    Published in association with the Imperial War Museum, this is a fascinating anthology of first-hand stories from Spitfire heroes and heroines of World War II. Using documents, letters, stories, photographs and articles from the Museum’s unparalleled archive, this is a tribute to the most iconic plane in aviation history – and the people behind it. more...

  • TSR2by Andrew Brookes; Adam Tooby

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.99

    The TSR2 is one of the greatest 'what-if' aircraft of the Cold War, whose cancellation still generates anger and controversy among aviation fans. It was a magnificent, cutting-edge aircraft, one of the most striking of the Cold War, but fell victim to cost overruns, overambitious requirements, and politics. Its scrapping marked the point when Britain's... more...

  • The Second World Warsby Victor Davis Hanson

    Basic Books 2017; US$ 46.00

    A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historian World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya. The Second World Wars ... more...

  • The RAF in 100 Objectsby Peter Jacobs

    The History Press 2017; US$ 16.49

    From the Smuts Report to a remotely piloted air system via Trenchard’s boots and a 1948 Olympics running vest, discover the rich history and stunning development of Her Majesty’s youngest service through 100 iconic objects. more...

  • The Greatest Air Combat Stories Ever Toldby Tom McCarthy

    Lyons Press 2017; US$ 17.99

    In The Greatest Air Combat Stories Ever Told, the editor has pulled together some of the finest tales of heroism and valor in the skies over the battlefield! It is an unforgettable collection, and includes stories by Baron Manfred Von Richthofen, Len Deighton, Jay A. Stout, and many others. It includes tales of legendary aces from the Great War... more...

  • Beneath Haunted Watersby Peter Stekel

    Lyons Press 2017; US$ 17.99

    Beneath Haunted Waters is a story of the crews from two B-24 Liberator bombers that disappeared in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains in early December, 1943. One plane wasn't found until 1955, at the bottom of a reservoir. The other plane was discovered in 1960 at the bottom of a lake, high in the mountains. Concerning this second B-24, the... more...

  • MiG-21 Aces of the Vietnam Warby István Toperczer; Jim Laurier; Gareth Hector

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 12.99

    Having learned their trade on the subsonic MiG-17, pilots of the Vietnamese People's Air Force (VPAF) received their first examples of the legendary MiG-21 supersonic fighter in 1966. Soon thrown into combat over North Vietnam, the guided-missile equipped MiG-21 proved a deadly opponent for the US Air Force, US Navy and US Marine Corps crews striking... more...

  • Sea Harrier FRS 1 vs Mirage III/Daggerby Doug Dildy; Pablo Calcaterra; Jim Laurier; Gareth Hector

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.99

    Following Argentina's military operation to take possession of the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government launched a major naval operation to return them to British rule. Defending the Royal Navy task force were two small squadrons totalling 20 Sea Harriers (SHARs). Initial clashes between SHARs and Argentine... more...