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Le GC111/3 en 1939-1940 Condors et Pir
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Created in the spring of 1939, the hunting group III / 3 will hardly have the time to train that the declaration of war will make him leave Burgundy to join his field of campaign. A tragedy during this transfer will amputate the group of 6 of its pilots, killed or seriously injured. Reconstituted at Salon-de-Provence, the III / 3 wins the East of France and will spend the Funny War in Ochey (Meurthe-et-Moselle). Their first success of September 30, 1939 boosts their morale, but the missions that will follow until April will remain mostly escorts of reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft. The arrival of Captain Richard in January 1940 at the head of the group brings a new state of mind but his premature death shortly before the shock of May 10, 1940 could be one of the causes of its relative discretion "media". And yet, his successes (and losses) won in Belgium or Picardy aboard Morane before being transformed squadron squadron on Dewoitine 520, rank 11th for the number of victories. The GC III / 3 managed to pass in AFN but was dissolved in August 1940 after 482 days of existence.
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White Series: The Boeing B-17 Fortress
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The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was a four-engined heavy bomber developed in the 1930s and primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the daylight bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets. A small number of Flying Fortresses - less than one hundred in all - were operated by a number of air arms across the world - Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, Switzerland, Taiwan USSR and (very briefly) Yugoslavia - for a variety of purposes, including heavy strategic bombing, VIP transport, maritime reconnaissance, research and development, aerial survey and as trans-Atlantic mail carriers. These aircraft have not received much coverage in print owing to the fact that they only form a very small part of the rich history of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.
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Avions 229 May/Jun 2019
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French Text magazine. In-depth articles with lavish illustrations.
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Kagero Top Drawings 7077 Junkers Ju 87
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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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Kagero Top Drawings 7076 Messerschmitt B
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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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Duel 93 Spitfire VC vs A6M2/3 Zero-sen
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Just weeks after Pearl Harbor, Darwin was mauled by a massive Japanese attack. Without a single fighter to defend Australian soil, the Australian government made a special appeal to Britain for Spitfires. A year later the Spitfire VC-equipped No 1 Fighter Wing, RAAF, faced the battle-hardened 202nd Kokutai of the IJNAF, equipped with A6M2 Zero-sens, over Darwin.
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Polish Wings 26: Petlyakov Pe-2 &
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Two famous Russian World War Two bombers in Polish Air Force service and colours. The Petlyakov Pe-2 was a Soviet light bomber regarded as one of the best ground attack aircraft of the war; it was also successful in the roles of heavy fighter, night fighter and reconnaissance. The UPe-2 was a dedicated trainer version built in smaller numbers. The Tupolev USB was a high speed twin-engined three-seat monoplane bomber, first flown in 1934 and numerically the most important bomber in the world in the late 1930s. The book includes over 120 photographs and nearly 30 colour plates to profusely illustrate these aircraft. Their technical details, military markings and maintenance stencils are shown in the detail.
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Legends of Warfare: B26 Marauder Marti
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Even today the Martin B-26 Marauder continues to look sleek and streamlined. Although receiving less wartime publicity than America's other medium of WWII, the B-25, in the European theatre the B-26 delivered twice the tonnage of bombs and had a lower loss rate. This volume explores the history of this oft-overlooked but widely used aircraft.
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Legends of Warfare: P38 Lightning Vol%
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The P-38 story by focusing on the early models of this historic fighteraXP-38 through P-38H. Each type is examined through carefully researched archival photos, as well as photographs of currently preserved examples. Known to the enemy during World War II as the "Forked-tailed devil," the Lockheed P-38 Lightning was piloted by those who were charged with the responsibility of escorting American bombers deep over heavily defended Europe during the early years of the air campaign against Nazi Germany.
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610 (County of Chester) Auxiliary Ai
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610 (County of Chester) Squadron was formed in February 1936 as a bomber squadron. With personnel recruited from the local area for the expanding Auxiliary Air Force, these `weekend fliers' were moulded into a cohesive fighting unit at Hooton Park, Cheshire. However, as the Second World War loomed, 610 Squadron transferred to Fighter Command, ultimately operating the iconic Supermarine Spitfire. Flying from Gravesend, 610 Squadron suffered seven pilots killed and one wounded whilst desperately protecting the Dunkirk evacuation. The Squadron then played a key role in the Battle of Britain, claiming a heavy toll on the Luftwaffe whilst operating from Biggin Hill and Hawkinge. After further tragic losses, 610's veterans moved to Acklington, Northumberland, to train replacement pilots.
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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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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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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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