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Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 Part 2 16 Mar to 11 May

Product code:  92615AVI
The Nachtjagd Combat Archive is possibly the largest WWII aviation project ever published running to over 1.3 million words with over 1200 original photos, a remarkable 70% of which are previously unpublished. In simple terms, the NCA is a comprehensive record of over 6000 Luftwaffe Night Fighter Claims and over 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...

Warpaint 124 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17

Product code:  WP124AVI
Detailed history of this aircraft which includes history and development, camouflage schemes, line drawings, in detail and a list of available kits.

Hawker - The Yugoslav Story, Operational Record 1931-1941

Product code:  62506AVI2
This book describes the history of the Hawker Fury and Hurricane in Yugolsav service. It contains accounts by participants from all sides that took part in 1941 April war. It also contains a completely unknown interview with the engineer who participated in the modification of the Hurricane to a Daimler Benz DB601 A engine (LVT-1 Project), describing the entire job in smallest details. Illustrated throughout with carefully selected photographs and 50 color profiles and views prepared by Aerosp...

Squadrons! 39: The Douglas Boston & Havoc - The Intruders

Product code:  90622AVI
The Douglas Boston or Havoc is one major aircraft of WW2. Designed as a light bomber, it proved to be very versatile and was used with success in various roles over all theatres of operations. In the RAF it served as a night fighter for defensive role (see SQUADRONS! 24), but in the same time the RAF found the type perfectly suited for offensive operations by night to harass the Germans airfields when the Fighter Command went to the offensive in the spring of 1941. This book tells how the Boston...

Legends of Warfare: P-51 Mustang Vol.2 The D,H&K Models in World War II and Korea

Product code:  59385AVI
Even today, almost eighty years after its first flight, the North American P-51 Mustang remains one of the most famous and recognizable aircraft in the world. Nimble and fast, qualities that lead the Mustang to be used even today in air races, the aircraft was forged in battle. This, the second of two volumes on this iconic aircraft, explores the “bubbletop” versions that helped bring the war to the German and Japanese homelands. These Mustangs were widely used escorting Allied bombers deep into...

Legends of Warfare: TBF/TBM Avenger: Grumman's First Torpedo Bomber in World War II

Product code:  59392AVI
The Grumman-designed TBF Avenger was unquestionably the most successful torpedo bomber in the US fleet during WWII. Developed just prior to the US entry in WWII, the type made its combat debut at the Battle of Midway. Demand for the large carrier-borne aircraft, which could drop conventional bombs and depth charges in addition to torpedoes, soon outstripped Grumman’s capacity. To supply the needed aircraft to the US Navy, the US Marines, and the Royal Navy, the Eastern Aircraft Division of Gener...

Vampire et Mistral Francais - Tome 01

Product code:  80262AVI
During the war, France had stayed away from the technological revolution that constituted propulsion by reaction. A considerable industrial and financial effort would make it possible to catch up in a few years and to see the emergence of Dassault's products. But before the program came to fruition, the Air Force had to learn all about this new mode of propulsion and its consequences for pilotage, maintenance, and combat procedures. It is a product of the British industry, the de Havilland DH.1...

Mersu Messerschmitt Bf 109 G in the Finnish Air Force

Product code:  91882AVI
FINNISH LANGUAGE BOOK. The book looks at the service of the Messerschmitt aircraft in the Finnish Air Force from 1942 on. In the summer of 1944, Mersu had a decisive role in combating a major offensive. This book looks at the technology, operational use and a 11 year career within the Finish Air Force.New to this book, updated machine specification, individual aircraft history and original battle reports. Photos, tables and illustrations throughout.

Pacific Adversaries Vol.2: Imperial Japanese Navy vs the Allies New Guinea & the Solomons 1942-1944

Product code:  65908AVI
This second volume focuses exclusively on confrontations with the Japanese Navy Air Force (JNAF) in New Guinea and the Solomons, known to the Japanese as the “South Seas”. The JNAF first appeared in the South Pacific in December 1941 and was at the vanguard of offensive efforts during the course of 1942. Following the bloody Guadalcanal campaign, the JNAF fought a largely defensive war in New Guinea and the Solomons against increasingly powerful Allied forces. Perhaps surprisingly, right throug...

Dornier Do 17: The Flying pencil in Luftwaffe Service, A Combat and Photographic Record 1936-45

Product code:  37555AVI
Designed both as a military and civil aircraft, the Dornier Do 17 ‘Flying Pencil’, so called because of its slender fuselage, was one of three twin-engine medium bombers in service with the Luftwaffe at the start of WWII. Its service with the Legion Condor during the Spanish Civil War, mainly in the reconnaissance role, so impressed the Luftwaffe that high priority was allocated to the aircraft as both a bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. The Do 17 was loved by its crews. It served over Poland...

We Together 451 and 453 Squadrons at War

Product code:  58351AVI
The story of the RAAF squadrons 451 and 453, formed in 1941, 451 flew Hurricanes in North Africa with 453 fly Brewster Buffalos against the Japanese based in Singapore.

Scramble: Memories of the RAF in the Second World War

Product code:  37620AVI
The role of the RAF in the Second World War has been one of the most discussed elements of the war. This collection of anecdotes, poems, songs, memories and stories, diary extracts and cartoons has been drawn together from the airmen, and touches on almost all aspects the of air forces' experience, from Bomber Command to the Battle of Britain.