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Air Campaign 33: Bloody April 1917 - The Birth of Modern Air Power

Product code:  53059AVI
Researched from original-language primary sources, this is a uniquely well-informed and multi-faceted history of the World War I air campaign of Bloody April. Researched from original German-, French-, and English-language sources, and written by an authority on both air and ground military operations, author, Dr James S Corum examines how Bloody April caused Allied forces to reassess their approach to the use of airpower. Considering well-known problems such as technology and training doctrine,...

Nachtjagd Eastern Front and Mediterranean Combat Archive

Product code:  92851AVI
Red Kite are proud to announce the launch of an extra part to the hugely popular Nachtjagd Combat Archive series which covers the German night fighter operations on both the Eastern and Mediterranean fronts. This is one of the first ever books to cover this subject in detail and applies the same standards of research as the rest of the series over a huge 144 pages. The Nachtjagd Combat Archive series itself is possibly the largest WWII aviation project ever published running to over 1.3 million...

Hitler's Air Bridges: The Luftwaffe's Supply Operations of the Second World War

Product code:  89938AVI
Little attention, has been focused on the Luftwaffe's transport aircraft which played a vital role in supplying German forces in every theatre. In early May 1940, the battle of Norway was nearing its climax, but General Eduard Dietl's 3rd Jger division was blocked by the Allies in the Narvik area. Only the Luftwaffe could provide effective assistance to the encircled troops. The special purpose groups KGr.zbV107 and KGr.zbV108 were ordered to supply the division by air. Transports delivered ammu...

Battle of Britain Combat Archive 13: 12-15 September 1940

Product code:  12121AVI
Volume Twelve covers 9-11 September the tipping point of the Battle where the Luftwaffe changed tactics and started bombing London. These combats are illustrated with specially designed maps showing the amount of aircraft involved, the area that the engagement took place and the location of where the casualties came to earth. Each combat and casualty report is illustrated with a photo of the pilot wherever possible.

Flak-Bait: The Only American Aircraft to Survive 200 Bombing Missions During the Second World War

Product code:  63436AVI
Battling flak and enemy fighters over the skies of Europe during World War II, the US Army Air Force Martin B-26 Marauder bomber named Flak-Bait completed a remarkable 201 combat missions, a feat that made it the highest mission scorer of any Allied medium or heavy bomber. For many years the author has held a special interest in the B-26, and especially those of the 387th Bomb Group. It was during his first visit to the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC, over 20 years ago, where Flak...

Legends of Warfare: B-25 Mitchell Vol.2 The G to J, F-10, and PBJ Models in WWII

Product code:  63429AVI
This second of two volumes on the North American B-25 Mitchell covers the late-WWII G through J, F-10, and PBJ variants of the famed US medium bomber. Among the many topics discussed are the Mitchell versions used by the US Navy and Marine Corps, as well as photo-recon and experimental types. B-25s in foreign wartime service are also shown, including those used in Poland, France, England, and Soviet Russia.

Hurricanes in Action Worldwide!

Product code:  88689AVI
The Hawker Hurricane was the RAF's most valuable fighter asset in the Second World War, yet even today is relatively under-appreciated by the general public. Yet from the early months of the war it was the single engine fighter most often encountered by the Luftwaffe and during the Battle of Britain it made 80% of the successful interdictions of enemy formations. As this superbly researched book written by a leading authority on the air war reveals, this was only the start of the Hurricane's war...

Top Drawings 7133 Mitsubishi J2M Raiden

Product code:  94188AVI
Begins with a brief introduction and continues with a plethora of line drawings in various scales as well as colour profiles.

X Planes 17 McDonnell XP-67 - Moonbat

Product code:  53035AVI
Packed with never-before-seen photos, plans and meticulous new digital artwork, this is the first history of the USAAF's futuristic World War II prototype interceptor, the XP-67 "Moonbat". The series of X-planes that sprang from the US Army's Request for Data R40C, focused on high-altitude, high-speed, long-range bomber interceptors. Among these aircraft was the McDonnell Aircraft Company's first ever clean sheet design, the XP67.

Dogfight 5: F6F Hellcat Philippines 1944

Product code:  50560AVI
Using maps, contemporary photographs, and new artwork, this book examines the Hellcat and the naval aviators who flew them. Joining combat in the Pacific in late 1943, the Hellcat squadrons soon demonstrated their ascendency over their Japanese opponents, culminating in the great "Marianas Turkey Shoot" during the Battle of the Philippine Sea in June 1944. The fighter proved to be a dream for pilots to fly, allowing both novice and veteran Naval Aviators alike to prevail in largescale aerial com...

Black Sunday - When Weather Claimed the US Fifth Air Force (Second Edition)

Product code:  46988AVI
Any USAAF pilot who flew the mission to Hollandia on the fateful afternoon of 16 April 1944 in New Guinea would remember it for the rest of their lives. So would anyone else in the theatre, for the weather-related losses that fateful day earned it the eternal epithet Black Sunday. The way home for more than three hundred bombers and fighters was blocked by a towering weather front whose thunderstorms rose well above any altitude they could reach. Over enemy territory and caught between mountains...

Pacific Profiles Vol.9: Allied Fighters - P-38 Series - South & Southwest Pacific 1942-44

Product code:  46971AVI
Volume Nine covers the P-38 and variants including the photo-reconnaissance F-4 and F-5, along with field-modified P-38G night-fighters. The P-38 flew combat in the SWPA and SOPAC theatres until mid-1944, serving a total of nineteen Fifth and Thirteenth Air Force USAAF combat squadrons, one service squadron, Fifth Fighter Command, and finally with the Combat Replacement Training Centre at Nadzab.