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Navigating the C-124 Globemaster: In the Cockpit of America's First Strategic Heavy-Lift Aircraft

Product code:  77637AVI
The C-124 Globemaster-a U.S. military heavy-lift transport in service 1950 through 1974-barreling down a runway was an awesome sight. The aircraft's four 3800 hp piston engines (the largest ever mass-produced), mounted on its 174-foot wingspan, could carry a 69,000-pound payload of tanks, artillery or other cargo, or 200 fully equipped troops, at more than 300 mph.

Polish Wings 27: French Flying Boats 1918-39

Product code:  58501AVI
This new book in the popular Polish Wings series tells the story of French flying boats in the service of the Polish Navy Air Force from the end of the First World War to the outbreak of the Second World War. During this period, the Polish naval air force used a number of French flying boats, mainly Schreck FBA 17 (a 1920s training flying boat), Liore et Olivier LeO H-13 and its variant H-135 (a 1920s biplane twin-engined flying boat reconnaissance-bomber) and Latham 43 (a flying boat bomber). A...

Middle East @ War 25: Unef - The Yugoslav Contingent - Yugoslav Army Contingent in the Sinai Peninsula 1956-67

Product code:  66410AVI
Pursuing a policy of social revolution, national liberation, and non-alignment, Yugoslavia under Josip Broz Tito became involved in the Middle East in the mid-1950s. Combined with some initial interest in economic and military assistance, this involvement found a positive reception among several Arab states, foremost Egypt under Gamal Abdel Nasser. Close personal ties between Tito and Nasser significantly contributed to the deployment of a contingent from the Yugoslav Popular Army (JNA) within t...

Champions of Flight: Clayton Knight and William Heaslip Artists Who Chronicled Aviation from the Great War to Victory in WWII

Product code:  07793AVI2
Champions of Flight celebrates the work of Clayton Joseph Knight (1891-1969) and William John Heaslip (1898-1970), the two preeminent American aviation artists of their time, who chronicled the golden age of aviation - from Charles Lindbergh's epochal transatlantic flight through the most devastating war in world history (1927-1945). Knight and Heaslip were experienced military men and formally trained artists who, combining an authenticity of experience and an artistic mastery of illustration, ...

Cold War Interceptor: The RAF's F.155T/O.R. 329 Fighter Projects

Product code:  58030AVI
The story of Britian's top aircraft manufacturers race to develop supersonic jets to combat the threat from the Soviet Union in the post war years.

Spitfires Over Berlin: Desperation and Devastation During WW2 Final Months

Product code:  58047AVI
Spitfires Over Berlin tells the story of the desperate battles that took place over the western front from January 1 to May 8 1945.

A History of the Battle of Britain Fighter Association Commemorating the Few

Product code:  65192AVI
In 1945 it was announced that Allied airmen who had taken part in the Battle of Britain in 1940 would be entitled to the immediate award of the 1939-1945 Star, with Battle of Britain Clasp. This was the only Clasp awarded with the 1939-1945 Star. In the following years holders of the Clasp held informal get-togethers. In 1958 the Battle of Britain Fighter Association (BBFA) was formed, with full membership only available to holders of the Battle of Britain Clasp. Lord Dowding was the first Pres...

Kagero Top Drawings 7083: The Sukhoi Su-27/Su-33

Product code:  48543AVI
Begins with a brief introduction and continues with a plethora of line drawings in various scales as well as colour profiles.

Nieuport 1-27 French Fighters Family

Product code:  48611AVI
The aerial combat during the Great War1 gave life to numerous legends about flying machines and the men who flew them. It was a result of passion for flying. For to fly into the sky had been the man’s dream for ages. Also to the domain of dreams belonged the time when the knight was the live example of all virtues and nobility, courage and devotion in defense of the weaker and the abused. Most of us will remember the Excalibur – King Arthur’s legendary sword – or Don Quixote, the knight-errant o...

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 Part 1 1 Jan to 15 March

Product code:  92608AVI
In simple terms, the NCA is a comprehensive record of over 6000 Luftwaffe Night Fighter Claims and over 2100 Flak claims which have been painstakingly matched to RAF Bomber Command losses resulting in over 95% of them now being identified. This means that for the first time ever, the fate of the vast majority of RAF Bomber Command losses can be clearly understood with exact locations, times and identities of the pilots or Flak units responsible for bringing them down. This wealth of information ...

Legends of Warfare: Avro Lancaster: RAF Bomber Command's Heavy Bomber in World War II

Product code:  58456AVI
The Avro Lancaster was the Royal Air Force's main four-engine bomber in World War II. Its superb design, overall performance, and load-carrying capacity proved key factors in successfully prosecuting the nocturnal bombing offensive against Hitler's industrial and military base. With its ability to carry up to 16,000 pounds in explosives and incendiaries, specialist Lancasters could also deliver the 12,000-pound "Tallboy" and 22,000-pound "Grand Slam" bombs that took out key targets.

Legends of Warfare: SBD Dauntless Douglas's US Navy and Marine Corps Dive-Bomber in World War II

Product code:  58463AVI
The Douglas Dauntless was the US Navy's frontline dive-bomber in the early days of WWII. Even after the larger and more powerful Helldiver joined the fleet in the later stages of the war, the Dauntless remained in the fray, flying from the decks of escort carriers, which were too small to permit the operation of the later aircraft, as well as continuing to serve from the decks of fleet carriers. The Dauntless took part in many of the most notable battles of the war in the Pacific, including Cora...