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SS10263 UH-60 Black Hawk in Action
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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. Under the UTTAS (Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System) competition, the new clean-sheet design intended to rectify all of the UH-1's shortcomings, while integrating the latest technology developments in helicopter construction and power-plant design. This new helicopter would be capable of a cruising speed of 167-201mph/145-174kts (269-324km/h) and be able to maintain this speed for a minimum of 2.3 hours. It had to carry an 11-man infantry squad, with all of their gear, in hot temperature/high altitude scenarios. If troops were not to be carried, that same lifting power provided by two engines would instead lift underslung cargo loads, up to a maximum of 8,000 lbs/3629kg. The cargo cabin space had to be able to be converted with a minimum of effort for use in aeromedical evacuation, utility roles or as an infantry assault transport. Illustrated with over 250b/w and colour photos.
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White Series: Bulgarian Fighter Colours%
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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. This two-volume series describes and illustrates all the fighter and fighter trainer aircraft used by the Bulgarian armed forces before, during, and shortly after WW 2. These aircraft were sourced from Germany, Czechoslovakia and Poland. Emphasis is placed on the most potent German fighter types, the Messerschmitt Bf 109E and G, as well as the top-notch fighter type of France, the Dewoitine D.520.
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White Series: French Bombers of WWII
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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 to the elegant and up-to-date modern bombers just coming into use at the beginning of the war. Fully illustrated with many wartime photographs, scale plans of airframe modifications and full colour profiles of representative aircraft.
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Aircraft of the Aces: A6M Zero
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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 and advanced Junkers Jumo or BMW engines. A dedicated nightfighter, the first Ju 88G-1s entered service with the Nachtjagd in the summer of 1944, replacing Ju 88C/Rs as well as some Bf 110Gs. Despite suffering heavy losses in the final months of the war, Ju 88Gs also inflicted serious casualties on Bomber Command throughout the war. From patrolling over the Bay of Biscay, to the Arctic circle opposing Allied convoys and, most successfully, as radar-equipped nightfighters engaging RAF heavy bombers during defence of the Reich operations from late 1941, this is the story of the Ju 88 aces who menaced Allied aircraft and shipping throughout World War 2.
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Wing Master 128 Mar/Apr 2019
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FRENCH TEXT MAGAZINE.
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Wing Master 127 Jan/Feb 2019
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FRENCH TEXT MAGAZINE.
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Aero Magazine 54 Douglas C-47-Lisunov Li
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Czech text. Lavishly illustrated magazine focusing on the development, service, technical description and camouflage schemes.
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The Aviation Historian Issue 27
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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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Monographs 3D Edition 3066: PZL P.24A-
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172 pages of walk round photos, illustrations and a detailed look at this aircraft.
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Modeller''s Photographic Archive: Batt
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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. This latest Special Edition version is the second of two parts covering Me110 units in the Battle of Britain. This volume covers ZG26, ZG76 and V/LG1. There is also a fascinating section on the subtle differences between the various types of Me110 in the Battle as well as a section on camouflage and markings. The author is leading Me110 expert John Vasco who has drawn the best images from his extensive photo archive to fill the books with large high-res images of this famous heavy fighter. There are over 20 full colour profiles in both parts.
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Luftwaffe Gallery: Special Album 4JG5
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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? Who even now knows that the defeat of the Wehrmacht was precipitated by the failure to conquer Europe's northern-most small territory.
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Avions 228 Mar/Apr 2019
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French Text magazine. In-depth articles with lavish 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.
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Du Focke-Wulf 190 au NC900
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French language book looking at this iconic aircraft. Detailed articles, photos and illustrations.
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Combat Aircraft 127:
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McDonnell's F-101 Voodoo series was in many ways the most interesting of the `Century Series' fighter programmes of the 1950s, partly because the type's design and intended mission changed radically during a 40-year career. Originally designed as a fighter-bomber, it was converted to be a reconnaissance aircraft, serving alongside the U-2 and RF-8 Crusaders during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Although it gained a reputation as a difficult aircraft to handle, the jet's supersonic speed and newly-developed camera suite enabled it to conduct vital low-altitude photo-reconnaissance missions over heavily-defended target areas.
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Kagero Top Drawings 7073 Chance Vought%2
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Begins with a brief introduction and continues with a plethora of line drawings in various scales as well as colour profiles
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