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Acquiring American Patton Tanks before the 6 Day War. The Patton M48 Family. M48A2C in the 6 Day War, Magach 3 and the War of Attrition, Magach 3 and the Yom Kippur War, The Story of Magach 109383, Magach 3 Improvements. Magach 3 after the Yom Kippur War in Detail. Magach 3 interior.
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Desert Eagle 26 Magach 3–IDF Patton M48 48A1 48A2C A3–Part 1
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The second in three-volume series describes the tanks, armoured vehicles, artillery and rocket systems paraded by the Soviet Army on Red Square from 1946 until the last Soviet-era parade in November 1990.
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The Soviet Army on Parade 1946-1991: 100 Years of Soviet and Russian Military Parades Vol 2
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Among the most successful armoured vehicles produced by American industry – known as the Arsenal of Democracy – during the Second World War were the M2 and M3 half-tracks. They served on every battlefront and were as recognizable as other famous American wartime vehicles like the Sherman and the Jeep
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Landcraft (2) M2/M3 American Half-Tracks of the Second World War
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In late 1944 and 1945 the Panther tank played an important role in Germany’s desperate efforts to stem the Allied advance on the Western Front. The Panther, perhaps the best armoured vehicle produced by Germany during the Second World War,
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Tankcraft (18) Panther Tanks German Army and Waffen SS-Defence of the West 1945
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While French fighter aircraft of the early period of World War II are well known and the subject of many books, the bombers used by the French Air Force in this period are up to now not well documented in English. This book describes and illustrates all such aircraft in use on 1940, from the obsolescent (and very ugly!) older types still in use t
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White Series: French Bombers of WWII
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Bulgaria was arguably the historically most underrated Axis ally that actually fought the Allies during World War II. It did face its fair share of warfare, owing to the combat activity of its fighter air force against the armada of US bombers and their fighter escorts in 1943 and 1944. Then, following an about-face in early September 1944, the Bulgarians fought their former ally, the Germans.
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White Series: Bulgarian Fighter Colours 1919-1948 Vol 1
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According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, there are 60,000 tanks in active service worldwide. With 7,450 tanks, China has by far the most. This is followed by North Korea with 3,500 tanks. Tanks might not have been a huge component in modern warfare in the past two decades, but countries are still ordering new models.
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Modern Tanks and AFVs: 1991-Present Armoured Fighting Vehicles
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One of the greatest paradoxes of the Battle of Normandy is that the German divisions found it much harder to reach the front line than the Allies, who had to cross the sea and then deploy in a cramped bridgehead until the American breakthrough of late July 1944. The Waffen-SS were no better off than the Heer units and German high command never quite got on top of operations
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The Waffen SS in Normandy July 1944, Operation Goodwood and Cobra
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This annual edition lists in alphabetical and numerical order the aircraft that carry a UK military registration and which are normally based, or might be seen, in the UK. For each entry the military serial, aircraft type, unit/operator and usual base is given. Further listings cover Ireland’s military aircraft and historic aircraft in military markings
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Military Aircraft Markings 2019
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Initially designed as a fast medium bomber, the Junkers Ju 88 was also used as a Zerstoerer heavy fighter by the Luftwaffe. It saw its combat debut over Poland in 1939, and heavy fighter variants saw action on every front up to VE Day. The ultimate Ju 88 fighter variant was the G-model of 1944, which boasted a FuG 220 or 227 radar, an astounding array of cannon and machine gun armament
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Aircraft of the Aces: A6M Zero SEN Aces 1940-42
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The Modeller’s Photographic Archive series is essentially an A4 landscape photo book format using the very best original wartime images from various private collections. The landscape format allows the publishers to reproduce images as much as 60cm across (24”) when on a double page spread, a huge increase compared to standard A4 portrait publications.
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Modeller's Photographic Archive: Battle of Britian Special Messerschmitt Bf 110 Units in the Battle of Britian Part 2
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The first Compendium edition of Wingleader Magazine which covers all articles from Digital Editions 1, 2 and 3. The reaction to our first three digital issues has been overwhelmingly positive and thanks to your support, the project is already exceeding targets and expectations.
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WingLeader Magazine 1
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The A-10 ‘Warthog’ owed its birth to two influences - the inadequacies of the Close Air Support aircraft used in Vietnam, and the need to counter Soviet armoured might in Europe. During the Vietnam War the Air Force regarded CAS as their domain but was hard pressed to find an aircraft with both the range and loiter capacity to fulfil this need.
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MDF Scaled Down 9 The Fairchild Republic A-10 Warthog
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The Eurofighter Typhoon is the one of the world’s most advanced swing-role combat aircraft, with simultaneous air-to-air and air-to-surface capabilities. It is currently in service with seven air forces and on order with two more, and has already been combat proven during operations in Libya, Iraq and Syria.
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MDF Scaled Down 10 Eurofighter Typhoon
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8 Schwerer Zugkraftwagen 12t - (heavy 12 ton half-track vehicle) -was a German half-track that saw widespread use in the war. Its main roles were as a prime mover for heavy towed guns such as the 21 cm Moerser 18, the 15 cm Kanone 18 and the 10.5 cm FlaK 38. Sd.Kfz. 9 Schwerer Zugkraftwagen 18t
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Camera On 11 SD.KFZ. 8 & SD.KFZ. 9 Schwerer Zugkraftwagen 12t & 18t
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"The leichter gelandegangiger Personenkraftwagen, or l. gl. Einheits-Pkw - light off-road passenger cars - were manufactured by Stoewer, Hanomag and BMW from 1936 to early 1944. The superstructures were delivered by ten different companies and were identical from each manufacturer.
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Camera On 10 KFZ.1,2,3&4 Light Off Road Passenger Cars
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Contains a plethora of colour photos. Content covers history, walkaround, interior-detail, engine detail and chassis detail.
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WWP B022 MiG-21 MF-UM
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In January of 1972, a request for proposals, or RFP, was issued to lay out the guidelines for a new utility helicopter to replace the Bell UH-1 Iroquois type. The "Huey" had served admirably in the Vietnam conflict, but it lacked engine power, was vulnerable to small-arms fire, and was limited in lifting/transporting heavy external payloads.
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SS10263 UH-60 Black Hawk in Action
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Illustrating steel helmets of the British forces in WWII, many helmets being camouflage, netted and decaled with divisional insignia. The work by well known author Oliver Lock, is very much a pictorial study of the subject which until now has never been covered and a superb high resolution insight in to an area of collecting that has grown in recent years.
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British Painted Steel
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The battle of the Falaise Pocket, in August 1944, was the turning point in the Normandy campaign. By early August the German Army was in turmoil: while it was managing to hold back the Allies, the defense involved resources that could not be replaced, and the Allies ruled the skies above. In late July, American troops broke through the American lines and pushed south and east, while British and Canadian troops pushed south.
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The Falaise Pocket Normandy August 1944
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The M40 Nimrod self-propelled armoured autocannon was designed and constructed by Hungarian engineers of Swedish origin. This armoured fighting vehicle was initially designed for anti-tank and anti-aircraft role, but from 1943 it was used against tanks and self-propelled guns only for self-defence.
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40M Nimrod Tank Destroyer and Armoured Anti Aircraft Gun, Armour of the Royal Hungarian Army
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In the early hours of Tuesday, 6th June 1944, three divisions of paratrooper and glider forces descended on Normandy. Already assembling offshore was the largest seaborne invasion fleet in the history of the world, ready to unleash over 130,000 troops against Hitler's Atlantic Wall. More than 7,000 aircraft filled the skies. D-Day - and the liberation of Europe - had begun.
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D-DAY The Allied Invasion of Normandy
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French Text Magazine Lots of interesting articles and lots of high quality photos and illustrations.
Price: £13.25
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GBM Historie de Guerre Blindes et Materiel 128 Mar/Apr 2019
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A salute to Richard T Riding, aviation publishing pioneer and photographer, Concorde: Interdependence Day. South of the Border' looking at the Argentinian Navy ferrying 11 Vought F4Us from the USA. Plus much more.
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The Aviation Historian Issue 27
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Operation Diver is the story of a battle: its action, people, landscapes, and remains. The battle was Anti-Aircraft Command's attempt to defeat the V1 flying-bomb, the first of Nazi Germany's `retribution' weapons, whose attacks dominated the home front in the final year of the Second World War.
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Operation Diver: Guns, V1 Flying Bombs and Landscapes of Defence 1944-45
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In January 1944, the Red Army finally succeeded in putting to an end one of the most dramatic sieges in the history of warfare; that of Leningrad. Soviet spearheads quickly dislodged the Wehrmacht from the city, but once they reached the pre-war border with Estonia, they were stopped dead in their tracks by a very determined Axis resistance
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From Leningrad to Narva: An Illustrated Study of the Battles in the Northern Baltic Area Jan to Sep 1944
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This issue: Nagmachon, Puma SPZ, Husky TSV plus much more.
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Abrams Squad The Modern Modelling Magazine 29
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Inspirational pictures of the Trident Juncture exercise showing vehicles of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), in the Trident Juncture exercise 2018. Contents Include AAVP7A1 M1A1 FEP ABRAMS M1 ASSAULT BREACHER LAV-25A2 LAV ATWS LAV C2 LAV LOGISTIC VEHICLE A2
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Abrams Squad Reference 4: MARINES Vehicles of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Trident Juncture 2018 Excise
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Nothing predestined these young men to one day encounter the grandiose landscapes of Norway or Lapland, as well as their hostile climates. Who would have predicted that so many of them would find their last resting places in the storm-tossed icy waters of the Arctic Sea or the snow-covered plains of the tundra?
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Luftwaffe Gallery: Special Album 4JG5 1940-45 Fighters of the Midnight Sun
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Designed as a nuclear strike aircraft during the Cold War, the F-105 Thunderchief was pressed into service delivering conventional weapons in South East Asia, where it rose to the challenge. This book explores every aspect of the aircraft from the initial Air Force requirements through design and development, flight testing, early problems, its operational introduction and Vietnam service.
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The Complete History of the Republic F-105 Thunderchief
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Sir Freddie Laker one of Britian's most renowned entrepreneurs. The author looks at Sir Freddie early career including the Berlin airlift and Aviation traders. Onto Laker Airways and his battles with governments both in the UK and USA for the licences to fly his revolutionary Skytrain service.
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Laker: The Glory Years of Sir Freddie Laker
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Organised chronologically by type, German Tanks of World War II offers a highly illustrated guide to the main types of armoured fighting vehicles used by the German armed forces during the conflict. Ranging from heavy tanks to self-propelled guns, from light tanks to captured foreign tanks used by Germany, the book is an expert examination of the armoured fighting vehicles that were put into action in the invasions of Poland (
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German Tanks of World War II 1939-1945 Tanks and Self Propelled Guns
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This In the Field book looks at the Fennek family that serves in both the German and Dutch armies today. Fennek is not just a Reconnaissance Vehicle. You will be surprised at the number of additional variants – Joint Fire Support, General Service, Mortar Carriers, Anti-tank and Anti-aircraft. We follow Fennek on exercise, carrying out different types of tasks in the field, in troop hides in the woods, live firing, and in the desert.
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Fennek: Light Reconnaissance Vehicle and its Family
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By the mid-1970s, Chile and Israel were involved in arms dealing together. The two nations started discussing the Israeli-modified M-51 Sherman. It was mechanically and automotively reliable. Second, it had a gun already evaluated in the French AMX-30 MBT which Chile would eventually acquire in the late 1970s.
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The Sherman in the Chilean Army
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Superbly illustrated book. Covering the entire range of the Panzer Tank in detail. Split into sectors looking at each model, the author covers the design and technical characteristics with detailed specification detail
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Panzer The German Tank Encyclopedia-Vol 2
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A new exciting title - Tankmödeller series is the first title and the primary product of the Mödellingbooks. Paying respect to 1/48 scale modelling. Six worldwide renowned modeller's and their works in 1/48 scale which have never been published before.
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Tank Modeller: Vol 1
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Dedicated to World War Two German Military Forces subjects, a popular subject for miniature figure modelers. Successive books in this new series will feature carefully chosen articles, grouped together into specific themes. The books are produced using a high quality digital printing process giving excellent quality illustrations, using 300g matt laminated velvet paper for the covers, with 150g velvet paper for the inner pages and all perfect bound with a special glue.
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Scale Model Handbook WWII German Military Forces in Scale Theme Collection Vol 1
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French language book looking at this iconic aircraft. Detailed articles, photos and illustrations.
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Le 350 Belgian Squadron
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French language book looking at this iconic aircraft. Detailed articles, photos and illustrations.
Price: £63.50
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Du Focke-Wulf 190 au NC900
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The Ukraine based Antonov company had its origins in the Soviet era Antonov Design Bureau which latterly had been working on large transport aircraft. Created in the late 1980s in the turbulent post-Soviet era, the new company began to focus on this aspect of the international aviation market. Antonov Airlines was the first to offer the services of the most capable heavy-lift aircraft in serial production, the An-124 Ruslan, laying the foundations for a new sector of that market, the transportation of oversized and super-heavy cargoes.
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Wings Above the Planet: The History of Antonov Airlines
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This new book will be an essential reference for modellers and wargamers who build and paint World War II British armoured fighting vehicles. It provides extensive information on different types of vehicles, describing when they were used, by whom and for what purpose. In addition, the many modifications made to vehicles during the war are included, with guidance on how to create these for models. Step-by-step building and painting guides illustrate vehicles in 1/35, 1/72 and 1/76 scale.
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Modelling British World War II Armoured Vehicles
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Issue number 8 of the well-known Learning Series collection focuses on figure painting, in this manual you will find all the information, tricks and secrets related to modern camouflage painting. Different types of figures in different scales in which the artists apply different styles and techniques to show different ways to achieve the best results in the figures. This book is profusely illustrated with step-by-step photos and descriptive text that explain the secrets of these uniforms
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AK Learning Series 8: Modern Figures Camouflages
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AK-Interactive, in collaboration with Desert Eagle publishing, presents the Rust n ‘Dust series, where we combine exclusive reference material with modeling techniques. All with a single purpose: that the modeler can build a vehicle in the most realistic way with a lot of precise material and a small step-by-step guide for each technique.
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Rust N' Dust Series No1: MUD
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Superbly illustrated book. Covering this subject in detail. Split into sectors looking at each model, the author covers the design and technical characteristics with detailed specification, photos and illustrations.
Price: £44.90
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L'Artillerie de Campagne de la Wehrmacht- Durant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale
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This magazine contains a plethora of photos and graphics with insightful articles.
Price: £7.99
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D-Day Overlord: The Great Invasion and the Battle for Normandy
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This magazine contains a plethora of photos and graphics with insightful articles.
Price: £6.99
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D-Day RAF The RAF's part in the Great Invasion
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German/English language book. The specialist literature includes extensive and well-illustrated publications about many German Jagdgeschwader and Jagdgruppen; however, one Gruppe which in terms of photos has been in a deep sleep for a long time is I.(J)/LG 2. Despite the fact that fighter pilots who later became well known, men like Ihlefeld, Geißhardt, Marseille, Harder, Strakeljahn and Kemethmüller, flew their first operational sorties and scored their first victories with the unit, the photographic material available to those with an interest in the unit is limited.
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Mit der Kamera an der Front-Als Kriegsberichter beider I.(J)/LG2 und dem JG77 Vol 3
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UK, Rhodesia, India, & Minor Territories. The third in a four volume set which catalogues the accidents suffered during the early training of aircrew before they undertook their operational training.
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Clipped Wings (Vol 3) Commonwealth Air Training Plan Pre-Operational Training Aircraft Losses 1943-VE Day 1945
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Providing an initial 'first step' in researching an aircraft type, and is aimed at those readers who have had little previous interest in its subject, rather than those with expert knowledge. The section outlines the history and development of its chosen type providing a context for a modelling project,
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Aircraft in Profile 02 US Navy and Air Force
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Master Modeller Liejon Schoot presents a visual guide to constructing a fully detailed replica of the complex interior of the famous Elephant Tank destroyer from scratch. He then goes on to modify the exterior to the same incredibly high standards as the 488 images clearly document along with unique reference images of the real vehicle.
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Panzerjager Elefant: Modelling Porsche's Panzerjager Inside & Out
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Originally intended as a trainer, the Anglo-French Sepecat jet, equipped with the very latest in weapon-aiming and navigational equipment, eventually became the backbone of the RAFs tactical strike-attack and recce forces for a decade from the mid-1970s. In these pages, the Jaguar Boys pilots, engineer and ground crew tell of the aircrafts drawbacks and joys, their sadness at losses,
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Jaguar Boys: True Tales from the Operators of the Big Cat in Peace and War
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There are tales of testing atom bombs in the Australian desert, dropping hydrogen bombs in the middle of the Pacific and, as a complete contrast, attacking airfields with conventional bombs in Egypt during the very brief and abortive Suez campaign. We are reminded of how the Valiant provided the UKs first nuclear deterrent by always having some armed aircraft on stand-by twenty-four hours a day,
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Valiant Boys: True Tales from the Operators of the UK's First Four-Jet Bomber
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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 reconnaissance of Argentina by Nimrods.
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Victor Boys: True Stories from Forty Memorable Years of the Last V Bomber
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The Vulcan, the second of the three V bombers built to guard the UK during the Cold War, has become an aviation icon like the Spitfire, its delta shape instantly recognisable as is the howling noise it makes when the engines are opened for take-off. Vulcan Boys is the first Vulcan book recounted completely first hand by the operators themselves.
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Vulcan Boys : From the Cold War to the Falklands: True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber

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