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Canadian Silver Stars the CL-30 T-Bird in Canadian and Overseas Service

Product code:  87973AVI
Author Pat Martin from Canada wrote a fantastic book about the CL-30 Silver Star, the Canadair license built version of the T-33A Shooting Star, in Canadian and international (Bolivia, Turkey, France, Portugal and Greece) services. Lots of great images, especially from the early years of CL-30 service and a plethora of background information make this book a must have for the enthusiast interested in the Canadian Air Force.

F4U Corsair 1940-64 du Prototype au F4U-7

Product code:  84752AVI
With more than 12 000 built in six main versions and used by some air forces until the 1970s, the emblematic aircraft of above all the Pacific war, and a television star, the Chance Vought F4U Corsair was undoubtedly one of the most famous aircraft in aviation history. After difficult beginnings, the Corsair – immediately recognisable by its cranked wings imposed by the large diameter propeller – was one of the factors of the USN’s air arm’s successes during the World War Two, earning itself the...

Mitchell Masterpieces Volume 2

Product code:  62376AVI
Both during and after the Second World War, many countries have had B-25s in their armed forces’ inventories. This Volume 2 describes the history of the North American B-25 Mitchell in service of the armed forces outside the U.S.A. It is a never before published overview of the various units and paint schemes of the B-25s which have flown in many different countries all over the world. During the war, especially the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union were the major users of the B-25. During and...

Warpaint Aviation 1 - Fall of Iron: Light and Medium Bomber Aircraft of WWII

Product code:  WPA01AVI
Detailed history of this aircraft which includes history and development, camouflage schemes, line drawings, in detail and a list of available kits.

Warpaint 123 De Havilland (Canada) DHC-1 Chipmunk

Product code:  WP123AVI
Detailed history of this aircraft which includes history and development, camouflage schemes, line drawings, in detail and a list of available kits.

Caudron CR.714 C1 Cyclone: The Ultimate Story

Product code:  21269AVI
This book describes in previously untold detail the story of the development and service of the Caudron Cyclone in the French and Finnish Air Forces during World War II. While the concept of lightweightA" fighters was examined in many countries before and during World War II, the little Caudron was one of the very few to see production and service. On operations, the plane's limitations were cruelly exposed but that did not stop its pilots (French, Polish and Finnish) from doing their very best ...

German Aircraft Instrument Panels Vol.2

Product code:  78807AVI
Detailed colour illustrations of the instrument panels from German aircraft in very great detail. Additionally, every single instrument is shown in a separate large-scale drawing. The book illustrates and documents the instrument panels of the following World War II aircraft: Messerschmitt Bf 109 E; Messerschmitt Me 262A; Junkers Ju 87 A; Heinkel He 111; Henschel Hs 126; Dornier Do 17.

Legends of Warfare: Messerschmitt Bf109E - Germany's Premier Early World War II Fighter

Product code:  58609AVI
The Bf 109 E "Emil" entered service in 1938. The aircraft's DB 601 engine transformed its performance, making the Messerschmitt fighter one of the most capable anywhere in the world at the time. After seeing action late in the Spanish Civil War, the Emil was Germany's premier fighter aircraft during the early years of World War II, seeing action over Poland, France and the Low Countries, Great Britain, the Balkans, and North Africa.

Legends of Warfare: P-38 Lightning Vol 2 - Lockheed's P-38J to P-38M in World War II

Product code:  58227AVI
This second of two volumes continues the P-38 story by focusing on the later, mass-produced models of this historic fighteraP-38J through P-38M. Each type is examined through carefully researched archival photos, as well as photographs of currently preserved examples. Known to the enemy during World War II as the "Fork-tailed devil," the pilots of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning were charged with the responsibility of escorting American bombers deep over heavily defended Europe during the early year...

Early U.S. Navy Carrier Raids, February-April 1942: Five Operations That Tested A New Dimension of American Air Power

Product code:  78467AVI
After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, America's fast carrier task forces, with their aircraft squadrons and powerful support warships, went on the offensive. Under orders from the Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, the newly appointed Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, as the Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet, took the fight to the Japanese, using island raids to slow their advance in the Pacific. Beginning in February 1942, a series of task force raids led by the carriers USS Enterprise, USS Yor...

Images of War: Air War Over North Africa - USAAF Ascendant - Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

Product code:  81792AVI
The year 1942 began badly for the Allies. German U-boats were indiscriminately sinking merchant shipping off America's east coast and in the Caribbean. Allied fortunes were no better in the Far East under the relentless Japanese advance. America was struggling to hold the Philippines, while the Soviet Union was fighting a series of bitter winter battles against Hitler's Wehrmacht at the gates of Moscow. General Erwin Rommel's surprise offensive in North Africa brought a renewed threat to the Mid...

Air Campaign 12: Ploesti 1943 The Great Raid on Hitler's Romanian Oil Refineries

Product code:  31804AVI
Operation Tidal Wave was one of the boldest and most controversial air raids by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). At the time, the Romanian Ploesti oil fields produced about a third of all Axis oil, and was Germany's single most important fuel source. In the summer of 1943, the USAAF decided to stage a major raid on Ploesti from air bases in Libya. The resulting Operation Tidal Wave raid on 1 August 1943 was one of the costliest to date, losing 53 aircraft, about a third of the starting...