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  • Voodoo Warriorsby Nigel Walpole

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 9.99

    During the mid-1950s the United States Air Force was given its most powerful single-seat, two-engine fighter to date. The Voodoo would be deployed before the end of that decade in the tactical nuclear bomber and tactical reconnaissance roles world-wide, and in homeland defense with the two-seat, all-weather variant. In December 1957 it took the World... more...

  • Britain and the H-Bombby Lorna Arnold

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 50.00

    This book, written with unique access to official archives, tells the secret story of Britain's H-bomb - the scientific and strategic background, the government's policy decision, the work of the remarkable men who created the bomb, the four weapon trials at a remote Pacific atoll in 1957-58, and the historic consequences. more...

  • Meteor from the Cockpitby Peter Caygill

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 23.95

    The Meteor is remembered as the first British jet fighter to enter squadron service and the only jet powered Allied fighter to see action in WW II. Subsequent development was limited as a result of its relatively conventional airframe although it did hold the world air speed record for a while. The Meteor was immensely strong and many pilots owe their... 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...

  • Nimrod Rise and Fallby Tony Blackman

    Grub Street Publishing 2011; US$ 13.92

    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’... 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...

  • Men of Powerby Robert Jackson

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 9.99

    The story begins in 1940 when Harvey Heyworth was leading No. 79 Squadron RAF defending north-eastern England from Luftwaffe raids made by bombers based in Norway and Denmark and then later in the Battle of Britain when the unit moved south. During late 1940 and up to June 1941 Heyworth led his squadron in defense of Bristol and Swansea operating by... more...

  • Aircraft Wrecks:The Walker’s Guideby C N Wotherspoon; Alan Clark; Mark Sheldon

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 13.01

    This book gives readers a direct link to crash sites that can be visited, with accurate grid references, site description and current photographs. It covers some 450 selected sites with emphasis given to those on open access land. The areas covered are: Southern England: Dartmoor and Exmoor – 20 entries * Wales – 120 entries *... more...

  • Introduction to UAV Systemsby Paul Fahlstrom; Thomas Gleason

    Wiley 2012; US$ 129.00 US$ 116.10

    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been widely adopted in the military world over the last decade and the success of these military applications is increasingly driving efforts to establish unmanned aircraft in non-military roles. Introduction to UAV Systems, 4 th  edition  provides a comprehensive introduction to all of the elements... more...