Military Piston Era 1936-45

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Heaven High-Ocean Deep: Naval Fighter
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In June 1942, the United States had been slowly forcing the Japanese back, but it was a long, bloody process. The Allies needed to combine their forces more effectively if they were to bring the war to an end quickly. In response the Royal Navy massed its ships to add weight to the US Navy. With an attack force of four fleet carriers, and two more on the way, the RN`s role would be significant, but would take time to work up to the state of preparedness of their American cousins. And so a fleet was born for use in the Indian Ocean and, later, the Pacific. From April 1944 to August 1945 they would successfully fight many long, intensive battles. In this time each carrier would contribute greatly to victory, none more so than HMS Indomitable with her 5th Fighter Wing. They would be in thick of the fighting, achieve success and live perilously for a prolonged period, losing many men along the way.
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Air Campaign 9: Japan 1944-45 LeMay'
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The air campaign that incinerated Japan's cities was the first and only time that independent air power has won a war. As the United States pushed Imperial Japan back towards Tokyo Bay, the US Army Air Force deployed the first of a new bomber to the theater. The B-29 Superfortress was complex, troubled, and hugely advanced. It was the most expensive weapons system of the war, and formidably capable. But at the time, no strategic bombing campaign had ever brought about a nation's surrender. Not only that, but Japan was half a world away, and the US had no airfields even within the extraordinary range of the B-29. This analysis explains why the B-29s struggled at first, and how General LeMay devised radical and devastating tactics that began to systematically incinerate Japanese cities and industries and eliminate its maritime trade with aerial mining. It explains how and why this campaign was so uniquely successful, and how gaps in Japan's defences contributed to the B-29s' success.
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Air War Archive. Focke-Wulf Fw 190 The
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Portrays the operations of this famous aircraft in the Second World War.
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Spotlight On
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A detailed illustrations of the German Luftwaffe's WWII lightweight ground attack aircraft which saw front-line combat in North Africa and on the Eastern Front. The book contains 40 specially-commissioned colour plan and profile views illustrating the different camouflage, colours and markings of German and other air forces including Hungary and Romania.
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Kagero Top Drawings 7070 The Soviet Li
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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 7068 Curtiss P-40
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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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Aero Journal Hors Serie (32) Les C
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French Text Magazine. Lavishly illustrated with photos, 3D images and scale drawings.
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Devon At War
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he county of Devon is said to have been the most militarily active county in England during the course of the Second World War. Devon At War can claim to be one of the few books that fully covers events on the Home Front during the war years, setting them against the ebb and flow of the conflict between the Allied and Axis forces. From Plymouth sailed Royal Navy warships that were to take part in epic sea battles. On Devon’s beaches were trained the men of the Allied armies who took part in the D-Day invasion of 6 June 1944, including tens of thousands of American troops who sailed from Devon’s ports.
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Echoes Of East Anglia
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In this new work the author takes a look at many of the Second World War airfields in East Anglia, taking evocative photographs of all that remains, from empty, echoing control towers to the graffiti and wall-art left by the intrepid airmen, many of whom flew to their deaths, from this remote corner of England. These airfields continue to hold a fascination for many thousands who visit the area each year in search of this aspect of our military heritage.
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Nachtjagd Combat Archive-The Early Years%2
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2100 Flak claims which have been painstakingly matched to RAF Bomber Command losses resulting in over 95% of them now being identified. This means that for the first time ever, the fate of the vast majority of RAF Bomber Command losses can be clearly understood with exact locations, times and identities of the pilots or Flak units responsible for bringing them down. This wealth of information has been further brought to life with over 1200 original photos, full summaries of each night’s operations and compelling first-hand accounts of the Luftwaffe night fighter pilots who often were the only witnesses to the last moment of thousands of RAF airmen. The books are further enhanced with maps that detail the crash sites and routing of RAF bombers for selected raids. To make this huge work accessible for everyone.
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Kagero Top Drawing 7066 Focke Wulf Fw%
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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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US Navy and Marine Carrier-Based Aircraf
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Detail & Scale presents U. S. Navy and Marine Carrier-Based Aircraft of World War II, a unique look at all of the American carrier-based fighters, scout/dive bombers, and torpedo bombers of World War II. Each of the well-known aircraft types are covered, but so too are the lesser known aircraft that reached the flying prototype stage during the war. The book also includes a section with maps showing the major battles and engagements as well as the capital ship losses on both sides in the Pacific Theater. The final section covers Navy paint schemes and markings used on these aircraft in the years leading up to the war, and how they continued to evolve during the conflict.
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Aero Magazine 52 Dakota & Lisunov
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Czech text. Lavishly illustrated magazine focusing on the development, service, technical description and camouflage schemes.
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Air Combat : Dogfights of World War%
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The battle for the skies in World War II fuelled a race between rival air forces to develop ever faster and more capable fighter aircraft - and the struggle for air superiority was never over until the war itself ended. This volume explores four clashes of some of the finest planes and pilots, in key theatres of the war: Spitfires duelling the formidable Bf 109 over the Channel, the Fw 190 battling the Soviet La 5 and 7 on the Eastern Front, the F4F Wildcat in a desperate clash with the legendary A6M Zero-sen, and the F4U Corsair in combat with the second-generation Japanese Ki-84 in the closing days of the war. Fully illustrated with contemporary photographs, maps and colour artwork, Air Combat conveys the full story behind these dramatic aviation duels.
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ACES 9 LES As de L''Historie de
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French text: Lavishly illustrated with archive photos, colour profiles and colour photos. This issue includes Heinz (Pritzl) Bar, La grandeur d'un pilote integre.
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Mit der Kamera an der Front-Als Kriegs
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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. Now, however, with Volume 3 in our Photographed by Soldiers series we can offer all fighter enthusiasts unique photo material. The foundation of this book is a collection of colour slides in the estate of a former war reporter who accompanied I.(J)/LG 2 from the Channel in 1941, through the Balkans to Russia. He was with the unit in Russia in 1942 when it was renamed I./JG 77. With JG 77, in the summer of 1942 he took the last photos showing the commander of the Geschwader, Maj. Gollob, and his aircraft. The colour images provide completely new and unexpected information about camouflage schemes, Staffel colours and emblems. To provide a complete picture of I.(J)/LG 2’s operational history, the colour images are supplemented by impressive and never before seen black-and-white photos from the estates of various pilots and technicians who served with the Gruppe.
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