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Hueys over Khe Sanh Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781636244457
Pub Date: 14 Jul 2024
Illustrations: ~60 color photographs
Description:
During Vietnam, the basic role of the USMC gunship squadrons was to protect the transport helicopters during medevac missions, troop insertions and extractions, resupply missions, and supporting the Marines on the ground during operations and patrols. Basically, whenever the Marines or South Vietnam friendlies got in trouble the gunships were dispatched to assist them.As a gunner, and later crew chief, Pete Greene flew hundreds of missions on Huey gunships – flying practically every day with different pilots and gunners.
Never a Dull Moment Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781636240060
Pub Date: 14 Jul 2024
Illustrations: 30 photos
Description:
Most modern books and films glamorize World War II airborne soldiers as troopers leaping into the night to descend by parachute into combat. Much less often considered is the role of glider forces. Glider troops lacked the panache and special distinctions of paratroopers, despite their critical role in airborne warfare.
Visual Friendlies, Tally Target: How Close Air Support in the War on Terror Changed the Way America Made War Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781636244228
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Description:
With a new century and a new enemy came a new kind of war: low intensity and civilian-dominated, blending austere rural and dense urban environments alike. Into this new kind of war, the American military launched two invasions against terrorist networks and military rivals, relying on airpower—close air support (CAS)—at a scale never before seen in combat.The Global War on Terror was the “CAS war.
Modern Russian Air Power, Volume 1 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781950394166
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Series: Modern Russian Air Power
Description:
This volume launches a new series of three books from Harpia Publishing about Russian air power. The first two volumes present all types of military aircraft currently operated by Russia, their purpose, features and characteristics. The third volume will be devoted to the Russian air arms, their evolution after 1991, use in armed conflicts, structure and assets, as well as the Russian aviation industry.
Admiral VAT Smith Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780645700480
Pub Date: 01 May 2024
Imprint: Avonmore Books
Illustrations: fully illustrated;colour
Description:
Admiral Sir Victor Alfred Trumper “VAT” Smith AC KBE CB DSC MiD RAN is a towering figure in Australian naval circles;his extraordinary career spanning almost 50 years. As the first graduate of the Royal Australian Naval College to be promoted full admiral he was the founding father of the Australian Fleet Air Arm.Joining the navy in 1927 aged thirteen;Smith specialised in aviation.
Main Force to Mosquito Master Bomber Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781838068745
Pub Date: 01 May 2024
Illustrations: approx 45 black and white illustrations
Description:
Wing Commander Eric Benjamin was no stranger to danger or excitement. In an action-packed career as part of the RAF Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR), he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross twice for his bravery under fire. He flew Fairey Battles with No.
Pacific Profiles Volume 15 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9780645700497
Pub Date: 01 May 2024
Imprint: Avonmore Books
Illustrations: fully illustrated;colour
Description:
The Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate WWII profiles of Allied and Japanese aircraft which served throughout the Australia;New Guinea and Solomons theatres. This Volume 15 covers the B-26 and US Navy JM Marauder series which served in these theatres from their first delivery to Australia in April 1942 until the war’s end. Marauders served with a total of six USAAF bomber squadrons;including the reformed 19th BS Silver Fleet;whilst US Navy JM-1 and JM-2 variants were operated by utility squadrons from March 1944 onwards.
Polish Wings No. 44 Curtiss Hawk H-75 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 52
ISBN: 9788367227612
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: Polish Wings
Illustrations: B&W photos, colour photos, colour profiles
Description:
This book focuses on the role played by the Curtiss Hawk H-75. Explore a treasure trove of black and white period photos that bring this significant era to life. Additionally, marvel at the collection of colour profiles that showcase the distinct liveries of the Curtiss Hawk H-75 in Polish Air Force service.
PZL Combat Fighters Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9788367227322
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Imprint: MMP Books
Illustrations: 80 colour profiles
Description:
This book features 50+ color profiles showcasing the PZL combat fighters, including specially commissioned profiles with a high level of detail.Versrions shown: PZL P.7, PZL P.
Through Blue Skies to Hell Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781636244624
Pub Date: 10 Apr 2024
Illustrations: 16 pages b/w photos
Description:
This book provides a comprehensive look at air war over Europe during the climactic year of World War II, combining firsthand experience with expert analysis. The centerpiece is a mission-by-mission diary of 1st Lieutenant Richard R. Ayesh, bombardier on a B-17 Flying Fortress, who flew with the 100th Bombardment Group, 13th Combat Wing of the 8th Air Force—the legendary “Bloody 100th.
No. 4 Corpo Aero Italiano. Battle of Britain & Russian Front Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 60
ISBN: 9788367227490
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2024
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: The Fighting Colours of Richard Caruana 50th Anniversary Collection
Illustrations: B&W photos, colour profiles
Description:
Aviation Artist Richard J. Caruana commemorates the Centanary of the Aeronautica Militare Italiana (Italian Air Force) with a theme that he has been his speciality since his very earliest published works, over 50 years ago: the Regia Aeronautica. The Italian campaigns against Great Britain and Russia are probably the least chronacled of all of the Regia Aeronautica’s history of World War II.
Bookazine Collection 2 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 60
ISBN: 9788367227568
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2024
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: The Fighting Colours of Richard Caruana 50th Anniversary Collection
Illustrations: B&W photos, colour photos, colour profiles
Description:
Working on this series has become a trip down memory lane, reviewing my own work from five, ten and even as far back as twenty years ago or more. It has also been necessary at times to revamp such work as new and more detailed information has become available since it was created. This gives added value to what is presented here as it is definitely not a cut-and paste job, even though that is what it originally was intended to be.
Pacific Profiles Volume 13 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9780645700466
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2024
Imprint: Avonmore Books
Illustrations: fully illustrated;colour
Description:
Pacific Profiles Volume 13 presents the most accurate wartime profiles and histories to date of Imperial Japanese Navy bombers;transports;flying boats and miscellaneous types which served in the South Pacific.This volume depicts the markings of two dozen mainstream and rare air groups (kokutai);many of which have never been illustrated before. Aircraft types include Betty and Nell bombers (and transports);Val and Judy dive-bombers;Emily and Mavis flying boats;Irving night fighters;Claude fighters;and Babs reconnaissance aircraft.
Pacific Profiles Volume 14 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780645700473
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2024
Imprint: Avonmore Books
Illustrations: fully illustrated;colour
Description:
The Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate WWII profiles of Allied and Japanese aircraft which served throughout Australia;New Guinea the South Pacific. This Volume 14 covers those B-25;PBJ & F-10 Mitchell models which served in these theatres from March 1942 until the end of the war. Mitchells served a total of 21 USAAF bomber and reconnaissance squadrons;plus others were operated by the USMC;RAAF and NEIAF.
Pacific Profiles Volume 12 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9780645700442
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Imprint: Avonmore Books
Illustrations: fully illustrated; colour
Description:
The Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate WWII profiles of Allied and Japanese aircraft which served throughout the South and Southwest Pacific theatres. This Volume 12 covers the P-51 and F-6 Mustang series which served in New Guinea, the Philippines and then the Japanese islands, serving with a total of ten USAAF Fifth Air Force fighter and reconnaissance squadrons, and also with New Guinea’s Combat Replacement Training Centre. The book includes a final chapter of post-war transition markings for the three years until 1948.
Solomons Air War Volume 2 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780645700459
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Imprint: Avonmore Books
Illustrations: fully illustrated; colour
Description:
This second volume of Solomons Air War chronicles aerial warfare in the Solomon Islands theatre during the critical month of October 1942. It can be read alone or as part of the ongoing Solomons Air War series. October 1942 saw an explosion of air activity in the Solomons.