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Gotha Aircraft: From the London Bomber to the Flying Wing Jet Fighter

Product code:  57068AVI
The Gothaer Waggonfabrik, originally a German rail vehicle manufacturer, entered the aircraft industry in 1913. The driving force behind this major change in production in this small Thuringian duchy in central Germany was a member of the British royal family. Gotha aircraft managed to make a name for themselves internationally. As with Fokker regarding fighter aircraft, the name Gotha is synonymous with German bomber aircraft of the Great War. Even successful seaplanes and the world's first asy...

X Planes 16 Douglas XB-19 America's Giant World War II Intercontinental Bomber

Product code:  47195AVI
In 1935 the USAAC wanted to build a potential intercontinental bomber, a Guardian of the Hemisphere, and granted Donald Douglas a contract to build the world's largest bomber. The groundwork for the intercontinental bomber had been laid in the previous two decades by the courageous military and civilian pilots who risked their lives to set new distance and endurance records. After World War I the future Axis and Allied nations built larger aircraft and finally during World War II Germany and Jap...

Air Campaign 24 The Ruhr 1943: The RAF's Brutal Fight for Germany's Industrial Heartland

Product code:  46563AVI
This illustrated study explores, in detail, the RAF first concentrated air campaign of World War II against one of the hardest and most important targets in Germany - the industrial heartland of the Ruhr that kept Hitlers war machine running. Between March and July 1943, RAF Bomber Command undertook its first concentrated bombing campaign, the Battle of the Ruhr, whose aim was nothing less than the complete destruction of the industry that powered the German war machine. Often overshadowed by th...

The Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club: Naval Aviation in the Vietnam War

Product code:  45955AVI
The Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club was the tongue-in-cheek nickname of the US Seventh Fleet that was stationed off the coast of Vietnam and this book tells the full story of the US Naval air campaign in the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1975. On August 2, 1964, the USS Maddox became embroiled in the infamous Gulf of Tonkin incident that led directly to America's increased involvement in the Vietnam War. Supporting the Maddox that day were four F-8E Crusaders from the USS Ticonderoga, and this was the very st...

Pacific Carrier War: Carrier Combat from Pearl Harbor to Okinawa

Product code:  26336AVI
A detailed and comprehensive study of the carrier formations of the Pacific War, including their origins, development and key battles from the Coral Sea, through Midway and Guadalcanal to the battle of the Philippine Sea. The defining feature of the Pacific Theatre of World War II was the clash of carriers that ultimately decided the fate of nations. The names of these battles have become legendary as some of the most epic encounters in the history of naval warfare.

Goldfish Caterpillars & Guinea Pigs: Accounts of Pilots and Air Crews from World War II

Product code:  58577AVI
The RAF and Commonwealth air crews were bound by regulations and discipline during WWII. Survival was by no means a certainty, with casualties becoming a part of everyday life. The evolution of non-established clubs was recognised and regarded as an important area within RAF history that boosted moral.

Available To PRE-ORDER: Graf Zeppelin’s Eagles: An Operational History of the Messerschmitt Bf 109T

Product code:  16532AVI
Expected delivery, end October, early November, Limited Print Run. The history of the Bf 109T forms a small but important part of the most famous Messerschmitt design. Seventy were built in 1941, initially as the planned fighter complement of the Graf Zeppelin. As the aircraft carrier was cancelled, the Bf 109Ts were handed over to the Luftwaffe which put them into service in Norway. However, renewed plans to complete the Graf Zeppelin saw the Bf 109Ts withdrawn from Norway and converted back to...

Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces Volume 6, ETO Area - January 1945 - March 1945

Product code:  68560AVI
Long awaited 6th volume in this series which covers the period from 1st January through to 31st March 1945.

Barbarossa Campaign in 1941 Hungarian Perspective

Product code:  73670AVI
In this book, I would like to introduce to our readers the first major campaign of the Royal Hungarian Army fought against the Red Army in Ukraine from July until November of 1941. The Barbarossa campaign started 80 years ago, on 22 June 1941, pitting the forces of the Soviet Union against those of the Third Reich and its allies. Hungary was among the less willing allies who participated on the side of the Germans. On strategically level the Hungarian involvement during the first phase of the wa...

Dornier - The Yugoslav Saga 1926-2007

Product code:  73618AVI
Following World War I, the need arose to renew the aging air force of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes which consisted mostly of obsolete war relics. The Kingdom approached the Dornier factory having recognized its reputation for quality instead of going exclusively to its traditional ally, France. Of course, wartime reparation payments played a role in this decision, however this is not to detract from the fact that at the time airplanes which the Kingdom expressed interest in and even...

Soviet Heavy Fighters 1929-1949

Product code:  73663AVI
This book Soviet Heavy Fighters 1926 - 1949 was written mainly to showcase some of the lesser known, often forgotten, aircraft types, as well as a group of young and prolific aircraft designers who never had a chance to flourish under difficult wartime conditions and limitations inherent to the Soviet aviation industry of the time. Many of the aircraft designs discussed in the book never went into full-scale productions, others didn't progress beyond the prototype stage and some were complete fa...

Top Drawings 7117 Messerschmitt Me163 Komet

Product code:  73571AVI
Begins with a brief introduction and continues with a plethora of line drawings in various scales as well as colour profiles.