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DogFight 4: F-86A Sabre Korea 1950-51

Product code:  50355AVI
Strap in alongside the Sabre pilots as they experienced the world's first large-scale jet-vs-jet combats. Brought to life with innovative tactical artwork and dramatic first-hand accounts from the pilots themselves. The F-86A Sabre had entered USAF service in 1949, and in December 1950 three squadrons were sent to South Korea.

Monograph 3088 Lavochkin La-7

Product code:  94058AVI
Detailed articles, colour photographs and profile drawings include of this iconic aircraft.

Top Drawings 7131 Fiat G.55 Centauro

Product code:  94065AVI
Begins with a brief introduction and continues with a plethora of line drawings in various scales as well as colour profiles.

Top Drawings 7130 Bristol Blenheim Mk I, Mk IF, Finnish Variant, Mk IV,IV/IVF

Product code:  94041AVI
Begins with a brief introduction and continues with a plethora of line drawings in various scales as well as colour profiles.

Polish Wings 34: Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 and Licence Build Versions

Product code:  49920AVI
The famous jest fighter Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 and its variants in the Polish Air Force are described in unparalleled detail. Includes many unpublished photos from the private collections. The colour schemes and markings are described and illustrated in a series of specially commissioned colour profiles.

The Fighting Colours of Richard J. Caruana No.3 EE/BAC Lightning

Product code:  49906AVI
Retired from service close to a quarter century ago the English Electric (BAC) Lightning has become a cult subject with aviation enthusiasts, especially those who, like the author, remember seeing this mighty interceptor take to the air. As its Avons roared, it rotated on take-off, snaped in the main undercarriage like a flash, and then sat on its tail to go into a vertical climb disappearing to in the deep blue above, all within a few seconds. On its introduction into service, Royal Air Force ...

Mitsubishi Babs Vol.1 The world's first high speed strategic reconnaissance aircraft

Product code:  49739AVI
This book has been written to tell the true story behind the development and operational deployment of the world’s first high-speed strategic reconnaissance aircraft, which began 6,000 miles further east and four years prior to WWII in Europe, under the guidance of the Imperial Japanese Army and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Co Ltd. The Mitsubishi Ki-15, code-named Babs by the Allies, was developed during a brief golden aeronautical period between the mid 1930s and early 1940s, when the Japanese a...

Bell XFM/YFM Airacuda Bomber Destroyer

Product code:  72684AVI
The Bell XFM-1/YFM-1 Airacuda was the first airplane designed and built by Larry Bell’s new Bell Aircraft Corp. (founded in July 1935). This was to be a futuristic and innovative Allison V-1710 powered twin pusher bomber destroyer armed with 37mm canons mounted in the forward engine nacelles. The aircraft carried a crew of five and had both .30cal and .50cal defensive armament. It was also the first fighter to have an Auxillary Power Unit (APU). Fourteen aircraft were built: one XFM-1, nine YFM-...

Air War 1942 Holding the Line - Part One Jan to Apr 1942

Product code:  87601AVI
Veteran aviation historian and author John Foreman continues his blow-by-blow history of the air war over Europe. Joined by German historian Winfried Bock, John follows his mammoth 1,450 page, 4-volume, account of 1941 by detailing the actions of January to April 1942. The hour-by-hour operations of every day and night are recorded with loss tables for RAF Fighter, Bomber and Coastal Commands, Fleet Air Arm, and the Luftwaffe in the west.

Pacific Profiles Vol.8: IJN Floatplanes in the South Pacific 1942-1944

Product code:  46940AVI
Volume Eight of the Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate profiles and histories to date of Imperial Japanese Navy floatplanes which served in the South Pacific theatre, throughout New Guinea and the Solomons. The markings of the six floatplane types deployed in the theatre are covered: the A6M2-N Rufe, E8N2 Dave, E13A1 Jake, F1M2 Pete, E9W Slim and E7K Alf. Floatplane operations commenced in January 1942 with the invasion of Rabaul.

Air Campaign 28: D-Day 1944 The deadly Failure of Allied Heavy Bombing on 6 June

Product code:  47232AVI
An illustrated study of the little-known history of the failed Allied bombing campaign designed to shatter German defences on D-Day. D-Day is one of the most written-about events in military history. One aspect of the invasion, however, continues to be ignored: the massive pre-assault bombardment by the Allied Expeditionary Air Force (AEAF), reinforced by RAF Bomber Command and the US Eighth Air Force on June 6 which sought to neutralize the German defences along the Atlantic Wall.

DogFight 3: Bf109D/E Blitzkrieg 1939-40

Product code:  50317AVI
Using first-hand accounts and brand-new artwork, this book brings to life the realities of flying the Bf 109 in combat during the very first battles of World War II. The Bf 109 was one of the principal fighter aircraft types in the Luftwaffe's inventory during the opening months of World War II and it was central to many of Germany's early victories, before coming up against the unbeatable RAF during the Battle of Britain. This book presents first-hand experiences of the pilots who flew the Bf 1...