Basket 0 ITEMS

Sub-Total: £0

Discounts: £0

Carriage Total: £0

Grand Total: £0

Military Aviation Jet Era 1946 to Present Day

Filter Results

Legends of Warfare: AD and A-1 Skyraider Douglas's Spad in Korea and Vietnam

Product code:  61326AVI
Design work on the Skyraider began at the behest of the US Navy late in WWII. Production began in 1946, and the type made its combat debut in the hands of naval aviators during the Korean War. In the following years, the rugged airframe and powerful engine meant that the type could be adapted into ever-expanding roles of attack, reconnaissance, weather, and electronic-countermeasure types.

Legends of Warfare: B-58 Hustler Convair's Cold War Mach 2 Bomber

Product code:  61319AVI
The Convair B-58 Hustler, with its distinctive delta wing shape, would become the world's first supersonic bomber, and the first aircraft to fly to Mach 2. With development beginning in 1949, the B-58, which could not carry conventional weapons, would become part of the US nuclear arsenal during the height of the Cold War. Although these bombers were initially considered difficult to operate, in time the hand-chosen crews who flew them came to love and respect the aircraft.

SU-57 Felon

Product code:  70447AVI
In December 2020, the first Sukhoi Su-57, codenamed Felon by NATO, entered service with the Aerospace Forces, making it Russia most recent combat aircraft. It is a multirole aircraft combining the functions of both a fighter and strike aircraft, with design features that include stealth, supersonic cruising speed and manoeuvrability, the latest sensors and weaponry, and network-centric warfare capability. Fully illustrated with over 170 full-colour photographs, this book describes the trials of ...

Alpine Hornets F/A-18 in the Swiss Air Force

Product code:  23401AVI
Due to Switzerland mountainous terrain with steep landing approaches at airfields such as Meiringen, the purchase of the F/A-18 Hornet in the mid-90s was against the trend of the ubiquitous F-16 used in the rest of Europe. This has proven to be a sound decision. Now in the second half of its service life, a successor is being considered by the Swiss Air Force, but we can expect to see Alpine Hornets around until 2030. This book takes a look at the service of the Hornet since its introduction to...

Middle East@War 29: In the Claws of the Tomcat - Us Navy F-14 Tomcat in Combat 1987-2000

Product code:  18754AVI
Equipped with well-balanced air wings, huge aircraft carriers have formed the backbone of the United States Navy doctrine and strategy since the Second World War. Packing an enormous punch, their purpose is to exercise control over enormous portions of airspace - in the offence or defence. From the mid-1970s until the mid-2000s, the spear tip of the USN air wings was the famous Grumman F-14 Tomcat - widely considered one of the finest air superiority systems in the world.

World Class Diamondbacks - US Navy Squadron Histories No.306

Product code:  72740AVI
Originally designated Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102), the DIAMONDBACKS of Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102) were established on 1 Jul 1955 in Jacksonville, Florida. The first aircraft to carry the distinctive DIAMONDBACK markings was the McDonnell F2H Banshee, a twin-engine fighter-bomber with four 20mm internal cannons. Since then, the DIAMONDBACKS were assigned respectively to the following FDNF carriers: USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63), USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), and USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76).

Equipaggiamenti da volo italiani del dopoguerra - Post WWII Flying Equipment in Italian Service

Product code:  11172AVI
A complete guide to the Italian Armed Forces and State Corps flight equipment, from 1946 up today. An unpublished and in-depth work that deals for the first time with an often disregarded subject, and that will be for of interest to all enthusiasts and collectors. This book provides a very in-depth overview on the flying equipment used by the Italian air arms and State corps from the post-WWII era up to the present day. Most of the information included is published for the first time, and concer...

Combat Aircraft 137: B/EB-66 Destroyer Units in Combat

Product code:  45078AVI
Studies of air combat in the Vietnam War inevitably focus on the MiG-killing fighter engagements, B-52 onslaughts or tactical strikes on the Hanoi region. However, underlying all these was the secretive electron war in which highly-skilled electronic warfare officers duelled with Soviet and North Vietnamese radar operators in the attempt to enable US strike forces to reach their targets with minimal losses. Orbiting at the edge of heavily-defended territory, the vulnerable EB-66s identified and ...

Combat Aircraft 135: A-7 Corsair II Units 1975-91

Product code:  40639AVI
At the A-7 Corsair II peak in the mid-1980s, some 30 US Navy squadrons flew various versions of the aircraft, including six Naval Air Reserve units, and these many of these units saw action across the Middle East. By the time the jet saw combat in Operation Desert Storm 1991, there remained only two fleet squadrons - many fleet squadrons having either disestablished or transitioned to the F/A 18 Hornet - but both of these units VA-46 and VA-72 played a major role in the campaign to free Kuwait. ...

Modellers Datafile 37 The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

Product code:  45814AVI
An in-depth detailed and photographic look at this aircraft. Including modelling, painting, photos and technical diagrams.

Middle East@War 28: 75 Years of the Israeli Air Force Vol.1 The First Quarter of a Century 1948-73

Product code:  36349AVI2
In May 2023, Israel will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of its founding as a state, and also the 75th anniversary of the establishment of its air force. The maturation of what was once the Israel Defence Force - Air Force and since 2005 is the Israeli Air-Space Force, is a fascinating study of a military force working to meet shifting obligations under multiple impediments while being repeatedly tested in combat. Many factors over the seven and a half decades shaped its air fighting capabil...

Africa@War 52: For God and the CIA - Cuban Exile Forces in the Congo and Beyond

Product code:  36240AVI
As United Nations armed forces found themselves struggling to quell a series of armed rebellions, towards the end of 1962 the United States increased its military role in the Congo Crisis by providing the Congolese government with a small air force. Unarmed, and used firstly as a show of strength, this air force grew rapidly in size and power and provided air cover to government forces in operations against anti-government forces up to 1967. Recognising that a threat existed in the east of the C...