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Africa@War 52: For God and the CIA - Cuban Exile Forces in the Congo and Beyond

Product code:  36240AVI
As United Nations armed forces found themselves struggling to quell a series of armed rebellions, towards the end of 1962 the United States increased its military role in the Congo Crisis by providing the Congolese government with a small air force. Unarmed, and used firstly as a show of strength, this air force grew rapidly in size and power and provided air cover to government forces in operations against anti-government forces up to 1967. Recognising that a threat existed in the east of the C...

Latin America@War 21: Go Find Him and Bring Me Back His Hat: The Royal Navy's Anti-Submarine Campaign in the Falklands - Malvinas War

Product code:  36394AVI
When the Task Force of the Royal Navy started its southbound voyage, as the second major act during the Falklands War of 1982, its commanders assessed the Argentine submarines as the biggest threat. Even if limited in total size and scope, this threat was so conditioning that the conclusion was that it had to be neutralised at the earliest possible moment in time, otherwise no victory would have been possible. The British believed that the Argentines would wait for them in the waters of the war ...

Asia@War 16: Target Saigon 1973-75 Vol.2 The Fall of South Vietnam

Product code:  12929MIL
A year after the Paris peace accord had been signed, on 17 January 1973, peace had not been settled in Vietnam. During that period, the North Vietnamese continued their attacks now that the United States had pulled out their forces, with the definitive conquest of South Vietnam as the goal. The South Vietnamese forces erosion on the field increased in face of a series of concerted North Vietnamese offensives at Corps level. The drastic American aid reduction began to impact heavily on the South...

Warpaint 128 Bristol Scout

Product code:  WP128AVI
Detailed history of this aircraft which includes history and development, photos, camouflage schemes, line drawings in detail.

Helicopters and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles of Russia

Product code:  RUS108AVI
RUSSIAN/ENGLISH LANGUAGE BOOK. This book looks at helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles. Throughout the book you will find photos, illustrations, documentation and tables.

Antonov's Heavy Transports: From the An-22 to An-225 - 1965 to the Present

Product code:  60718AVI
This book charts the development and service history of the Antonov design bureau heavy transport aircraft. In the late 1950s, the Antonov design bureau began developing the An-22 heavy military transport, intended to carry 50 tons. Powered by four 15,000 hp turboprops, it was the worlds heaviest transport when it first flew in February 1965. The four-turbofan An-124 was again the worlds most capable airlifter when it emerged in 1982, with a payload of 120 tons. It proved its worth in military a...

The Essential Guide to Airsoft Gear

Product code:  46396MIL
The Essential Guide to Airsoft Gear provides the perfect introduction to assembling some of the most sought-after gear you need to look the part on the skirmish field. Featuring iconic loadouts from units such as 22 SAS at the time of Bravo Two Zero, US Army Rangers and Delta at the Battle of Mogadishu, through to the modern-day Russian Special Forces of the Alpha Group, it covers in detail how to recreate the uniforms and equipment worn by each troop type and explains how to source the differen...

German Army Uniforms of World War II: A Photographic Guide to Clothing, Insignia and Kit

Product code:  38063MIL
In the years after World War I, the defeated and much-reduced German Army developed new clothing and personal equipment that drew upon the lessons learned in the trenches. In place of the wide variety of uniforms and insignia that had been worn by the Imperial German Army, a standardized approach was followed, culminating in the uniform items introduced in the 1930s as the Nazi Party came to shape every aspect of German national life. The outbreak of war in 1939 prompted further adaptations and ...

Yamato: Flagship of the Japanese Imperial Navy

Product code:  58140NAV
The Yamato and her sister ship the Musashi represented the ultimate development in the battleship. Together, the two ships were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed. Named after the Yamato Province, Yamato was designed to counter the numerically superior fleet of the US Navy. Built amongst a shroud of secrecy and deception and commissioned shortly after the outbreak of the war in the Pacific she was present at a number of engagements including the Battle of Midway ...

Haynes Manual: Scorpion CVR(T) Scorpion FV101 Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) in British Service 1972-2020

Product code:  11959MIL
The CVRT (Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance Tracked) family of reconnaissance vehicles has been highly successful since its introduction by the British Army in 1972 and it has seen extensive combat from the Falklands War to Afghanistan. Its variants include the lead vehicle, Scorpion, armed with a 76mm gun and the 30mm-armed Scimitar that were both employed in the reconnaissance role with Spartan as an armoured personnel carrier. The combat history of CVRT is one of the most powerful aspects of the ...

Gunship Ace: The Wars of Neall Ellis, Helicopter Pilot and Mercenary

Product code:  09438AVI
The days of Congo and Angola when you had the image of mercenaries as drunken guys going around shooting up the place has gone - the people you find now, are well-trained, professional soldiers, special forces trained. Neall Ellis Praise for Al J. Venter. A disturbing insight into the ever growing world of unconventional private armies. Like it or not, Venter tells it to us the way it is. A former South African Air Force pilot who saw action throughout the region from the 1970s, Neall Ellis is ...