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A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2008-14 #111 Combat Aircraft

By: Gary Wetzel

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


The untold story of A-10 units in Operation Enduring Freedom reaches its conclusion with this second of two volumes focusing on the type's combat missions in Afghanistan. Featuring numerous first-hand accounts and photography from those who experienced the conflict, along with imagery from official military archives, this book offers a unique and detailed insight into the record of the A-10 in one of the 21st Century's most significant conflicts. Initially, the A-10 Thun... View more info

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A-3 Skywarrior Units of the Vietnam War #108 Osprey Combat Aircraft

By: Rick Morgan

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


The Douglas A-3 Skywarrior, though something of a cult favourite, remains a largely unremarked classic of Naval Aviation. Built for nuclear weapon delivery, the A-3 made its name in Vietnam as a conventional bomber, tanker and Electronic Warfare platform. It was the largest aircraft ever regularly operated from the decks of aircraft carriers, earning it the fleet-wide nickname 'Whale'. It excelled in every mission area assigned to it and operated in the US Navy for more ... View more info

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An Alien Sky: The Story of One Man's Remarkable Adventure in Bomber Command During the Second World War

By: Andy Wiseman and Sean Feast

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Grub Street, 2015


By any measure, Andy Wiseman (born Weizman) is a lucky man. The only son of a Polish father and an American mother, Andy was born and grew up in Berlin, just as Adolf Hitler was coming to power. As a Jew educated at the famous Werner Siemens Real Gymnasium in Schoneberg, he left only months before his school was closed down and fled with his family to Poland, one step ahead of the Nazi persecution that was to follow and later take the life of his father. From Poland he a... View more info

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Armed Action: My War in the skies with 847 Naval Air Squadron [used book]

By: James Newton

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Review, 2007


'I couldn't see the tank. I couldn't see it...someone was screaming over the radio. "Scream all you want, I still can't see it," I said to my pilot. The next explosion was so close it lifted my chest armour off my body in the shock wave. The noise brought me back to my awful reality. I looked out of the sight to see the shattered cockpit glass. The next one would be it and we knew it.' Lieutenant Commander James Newton survived and was awarded the Distingushed Flying Cro... View more info

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Avro Lancaster # Great Aircraft of World War II

By: Mike Spick

Price: $17.95

Publisher: UK, Lorenz Books, 2015


This is an illustrated guide shown in over 100 images. It is a fascinating history of the Avro Lancaster, from the first trials of the prototype at Boscombe Down in 1941 through to the famous Dambusters raids of 1943. It includes complete technical specifications detailing the Lancaster's dimensions, weights, power, fuel and oil, performance and armament. It features over 100 photographs of the Avro Lancaster in action, as well as a cutaway diagram showing the interior c... View more info

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Avro Lancaster #21 Air Vanguard

By: Richard Marks

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


The Avro Lancaster was one of the finest bombers of World War II and became the spearhead of the RAF's strategic bombing campaign over the Third Reich. Richard Marks draws on extensive research and detailed technical drawings to explore the evolution of this heavy bomber, revealing how its design developments transformed an old airframe from a dangerous liability into one of the most powerful weapons in the RAF arsenal. It demonstrated excellent performance, ruggedness a... View more info

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BF 109e/F vs Yak-1/7: Eastern Front 1941-42 #65 Duel

By: Dmitriy Khazanov and Aleksander Medved

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


Featuring first-hand accounts from veteran pilots, rare archival photographs and expert analysis, this volume brings to life the vicious dogfights that took place between the Bf 109 and the Yak as they vied for mastery of the frozen skies of the Eastern Front. Step into the cockpit of the Luftwaffe's Bf 109 and the Red Air Force's Yaks 1-7, two fighters which were involved in some of the largest, fiercest aerial battles in history. The Iconic Messerschmitt fighter and i... View more info

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British Paratrooper 1940-45 #174 Osprey Warrior

By: Rebecca R. Skinner

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


Inspired by the exploits of the German Fallschirmjager in the blitzkrieg campaigns, Winston Churchill called for the formation of a 5,000-strong Airborne Force in June 1940. From these beginnings The Parachute Regiment became one of the foremost units of the British Army both in World War II and up to the present day. This new history of the British Paratrooper, from 1940 to 1945, details the unique training, weapons and equipment used by these elite troops. A wealth of ... View more info

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Dornier Do 24 Units #110 Combat Aircraft

By: Peter de Jong

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


Perhaps the most seaworthy flying boat ever built, the elegant, tri-motor Dornier Do 24 served with both the Allied and Axis forces in very different parts of the globe during World War II, garnering an excellent reputation along the way This study uses archival records, first-hand accounts and revealing photographs to illuminate the combat career of this remarkable aircraft for the first time in English. The German-built Do 24 was the Netherlands Navy's principal aeria... View more info

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F4F Wildcat and F6F Hellcat Aces of VF-2 #125 Osprey Aircraft of the Aces

By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


The first VF-2 was a prewar unit that had been dubbed the 'hottest outfit afloat' due to the skill of their non-commissioned pilots. This first unit only saw combat at the Battle of the Coral Sea, but VF-2 pilots flying Grumman F4F Wildcats were able to rack up 17 claims there during the bitter 48-hour period of fighting. The second 'Fighting Two' was armed with the new Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat fighter. Arriving in Hawaii in October 1943, the squadron so impressed Cdr Edwar... View more info

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Fall Gelb 1940 (2) Airborne Assault on the Low Countries #265 Osprey Campaign

By: Doug Dildy

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


The great blitzkrieg campaign of May/June 1940 saw German forces pour through Holland and Belgium to confront the French and British. The assault was audacious; it relied on speed, feinting and manoeuvre as much as superior force, and in the end these qualities were to prove decisive to German success. Featuring vivid illustrations, illuminative bird's eye views and maps, this book charts the unfolding of an unprecedented 'lightning war', which saw the first ever airborn... View more info

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Illustrated Transport Encyclopedia: World War II Fighter Aircraft

By: Francis Crosby

Price: $12.95

Publisher: UK, Southwater, 2014


This title featuring photographs from the Imperial War Museum. It is a guide to over 100 of the fighters that have helped shape history, including the Fokker Dr. I Triplane, the Hawker Hurricane, the Messerschmitt Bf109, the North American P/F-51 Mustang and the Supermarine Spitfire. It features detailed specification boxes for every aircraft listed, with information about country of origin, first flight, power, armament, size, weights and performance. It includes a hist... View more info

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Ki-61 and Ki-100 Aces #114 Osprey Aircraft of the Aces

By: Nicholas Millman

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


This is the story of the elite Japanese Army Air force (JAAF) aces that flew the Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (Swallow), and the Ki-100 Goshikisen in the Pacific Theatre of World War 2. The former, codenamed 'Tony' by the allies, was a technically excellent aircraft, possessing power, stability and a good rate of climb - differing radically from the usual Japanese philosophy of building light, ultra-manoeuvrable fighters. Its pilots soon realised, however, that the type was plagu... View more info

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Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird #20 Air Vanguard

By: Paul F. Crickmore

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


Perhaps the most seaworthy flying boat ever built, the elegant, tri-motor Dornier Do 24 served with both the Allied and Axis forces in very different parts of the globe during World War II, garnering an excellent reputation along the way This study uses archival records, first-hand accounts and revealing photographs to illuminate the combat career of this remarkable aircraft for the first time in English. The German-built Do 24 was the Netherlands Navy's principal aeria... View more info

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Luftwaffe Mistel Composite Bomber Units #112 Combat Aircraft

By: Robert Forsyth

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


The striking appearance of Luftwaffe's Mistel Composite attack aircraft might seem ridiculous to modern eyes, but employed correctly, these original 'fire and forget' weapons were devastatingly effective, as Allied sources testify. This book draws on a wealth of first-hand reports and revealing contemporary photographs to tell the full, strange story of the Mistel units. They were the product of a remarkable mix of desperation and innovation, and were actually grounded i... View more info